In 1980, as part of the restructuring of Catholic Education in the Diocese, the decision was made to make San Clemente co-educational. The first boys were enrolled in 1983 in Year 7.
There was extensive building and renovations to accommodate the growing school population. The music rooms, amenities and laundry were demolished, as well as the stairway up to the attic where the Boarders' dressing rooms were. The attic was closed off from the rest of the school. From 1982 to 1982 Stage I of building saw the completion of Home Science, Science, Technics and general purpose classrooms.
Between 1984 and 1985, four additional general purpose classrooms were completed in Stage II.
On 26 May 1985, there was a Blessing and Opening of Stages I and II by Bishop Leo Clarke.
(The Blessing and Opening of the School Extensions by His Lordship Bishop Leo Clarke, 26th May 1985. 1985.)
A gallery of recently scanned photographs from the 1980s. More information about each will be added soon.
A gallery of recently scanned photographs of the extensions, including photos of the wing that was demolished.