The warm, welcoming and engaging learning environments at the School have been carefully crafted to help teachers facilitate continuous, connected and collaborative learning experiences for every child.
The gabled roof of the administration and library building creates a welcoming arrival experience for children and their families as they proceed to their Learning Neighbourhoods. Each Learning Neighbourhood houses two separate learning communities, which share centrally located amenities and handwash zone. The learning community environments comprise nine purposefully designed learning settings including; a presentation space; small rooms for meetings and learning support; zones for collaboration; reading nooks; and dedicated spaces for wet and messy activities.
A Performing Arts and Physical Education (PAPE) building; a standalone Specialist Pavilion with facilities for art, science and food preparation; the Library; and children’s amenities can all be separately secured for community use after hours. Critically, during periods of peak enrolment, the Specialist Pavilion also provides equitable access to specialist facilities for children working in relocatable buildings, which do not have integrated specialist facilities.
The Victorian School Design Awards are for state government school projects and celebrate the role architects and designers play in providing innovative, creative and practical schools for Victorian students.
Congratulations to all the team.