St Pius X High School
Adamstown, NSW (2011)
‘The capacity of learning environments to accommodate groups of varying sizes at any one time, to enable ready access to and use of diverse resources, to blend active and passive learning opportunities, to stimulate creativity and inquiry, and to provide specialist learning opportunity are all key considerations of functional design.’ — Quote from Pedagogy and Space: Transforming Learning Environments through Innovation, State Government of Victoria, Dept. of Education
The design of school environments should reflect current educational philosophies and technology.
New student centred learning approaches require spaces that offer variety and flexibility.
Improved access to resources allows teachers to employ a greater variety of learning strategies.
From one-on-one explicit learning to inquiry based learning, the new school environment needs to reflect the technological and cultural changes in education.
Winner: Extensions, Renovations & Refurbishments Over $5 Million, 2012 Excellence in Building Awards, Newcastle