Since our Chapel was opened in 2001, it has become a focal point for our school community – students, staff and parents – in helping to build faith and understanding of the traditions of the Church.
Built in a prominent, but unobtrusive, location our Chapel forms part of the daily life of our students. It is central to the celebration of the Eucharist four times each week and in recognising other important dates and celebrations on the Catholic calendar. The Chapel has also become a place of reflection and peaceful solitude for many within our community.
Both the rammed earth building and its surrounds have been designed to reflect aspects of the College and its patron Saint, the local Rockingham community, Australia’s flora and fauna and the links of the College with Japan. Internally, this has been incorporated in the sanctuary furnishings, the vestments and a mosaic in the foyer floor. Externally, the themes are picked up in pavers sculpted by students, grass trees and a Japanese Garden, which symbolically depicts the life of Saint Maximilian Kolbe.
The Chapel is an integral part of our College culture and in celebrating and embracing the Catholic ethos.
HIRE OF THE CHAPEL
Catholic weddings are to be celebrated by a Catholic priest. Weddings other than Catholic weddings require approval from the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Perth. Please consult your Parish Priest if you wish to use the Chapel. Only former Kolbe students are eligible to apply.