Features of the Integrated Studies Precinct
This precinct has been designed with significant input from the faculties of Science, Mathematics and the faculty of Technology and Creative Design. It will provide an innovative teaching and learning space fit for the demands of 21st Century learning. Through the creation of these dedicated spaces, the School intends to build on current initiatives and underpin the academic success of students within the scientific, technological and artistic disciplines.
The precinct itself is to be considered a teaching tool for students in environmental sustainability as well as innovation, engineering and entrepreneurial skills. Operational elements and structural elements will be exposed and labelled to show students the functions of design, engineering and environmental factors and how they interrelate.
The Master Plan for the campus divided this project into Phase 1A and 1B totalling $12.5 million. Phase 2 includes the construction of the Visual Arts Studios and the refurbishment of the existing Design and Technology/ICT/Visual Arts rooms into more general purpose classrooms and other services. While construction will commence soon, the final scope of the project will depend significantly on the success of a fundraising campaign. Certainly Phase 1A will be built and with the proven past generosity of so many families in the School, it is planned that Phase 1B will be built as part of this project too.
• 5 Science Laboratories including one Senior Science Laboratory
• 1 Science Preparation Room
• 1 Agriculture General Purpose Learning Area (GPLA)
• 4 Design and Technology workshops
• 1 Textile and clean design studio
• 3 Information and Computing Technology GPLAs
• A Design Store and Preparation Area
• A Lecture / Demonstration Space
• Staff Facilities (23 teachers across 3 Faculties with 6 ancillary staff)
• 6 Mathematics GPLAs#
• 3 Visual Arts Studios#
• A Gallery Space#
# these elements will form part of Phase 2 of the building project.
We trust you enjoy these architect impressions of the Integrated Studies Building. Click on each image for a more detailed look.