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St Ita’s Primary School

Several new building and refurbishment projects, both BER and BGA funded, in addition to the overall Campus Master Plan have been completed at St Ita’s Primary School including the Catholic Church on the site by predecessor company Hargraves Mooney Kenny circa 1972.

The Master Plan of the campus needed to consider pedestrian/vehicle conflict; improved children/staff circulation through the school; analysis of the usability of existing spaces in a very restricted site; stability of the existing embankment which was being eroded by stormwater discharge and the usability of the aging existing structures and services.

To allow continued uninterrupted operation, it was important to maintain safe access to the Church and School during the building of the New multi-level classrooms fronting Gladstone Road; New Prep classroom building and external playspace; New Library, General Learning and Multi-purpose Learning Areas and covered PE Area; New GLAs and Administration building and the most recent refurbishment of 1970s classrooms to reflect current flexible learning practices.

St Ita’s Primary School

Several new building and refurbishment projects, both BER and BGA funded, in addition to the overall Campus Master Plan have been completed at St Ita’s Primary School including the Catholic Church on the site by predecessor company Hargraves Mooney Kenny circa 1972.

The Master Plan of the campus needed to consider pedestrian/vehicle conflict; improved children/staff circulation through the school; analysis of the usability of existing spaces in a very restricted site; stability of the existing embankment which was being eroded by stormwater discharge and the usability of the aging existing structures and services.

To allow continued uninterrupted operation, it was important to maintain safe access to the Church and School during the building of the New multi-level classrooms fronting Gladstone Road; New Prep classroom building and external playspace; New Library, General Learning and Multi-purpose Learning Areas and covered PE Area; New GLAs and Administration building and the most recent refurbishment of 1970s classrooms to reflect current flexible learning practices.

DESIGN FEATURES

Asset 6

Connectivity and Socialization
Enhance community interaction, provide a variety of options for social engagement.

Asset 9

Flexibility of Space
Learning environment must encourage and facilitate different pedagogical ideals. Collaborative spaces, intimate group work areas, quiet spaces.

Asset 10

Places that Nurture
Public and private spaces both internally and outdoors for group activity or quiet retreat.

Asset 11

Awareness of Environment Care for the environment by implementing visible Environmentally Sustainable Design solutions.

Education is constantly changing and the learning environment must constantly adapt and be flexible enough to meet the demands. Knowledge and research of current directions in pedagogy as well as collaboration with the school and Community shaped the development of spaces where students can learn and grow, and the spaces to support the facilitators of learning.

St Ita’s has a strong connection with the community and a long history with a traditional Parish Group, the incorporation of gathering places and meeting spaces to continue to support those groups was imperative. The design of multi-purpose spaces both internal and outdoors for formal and casual meetings, and collaborative or individual working spaces was considered.

PROJECT TEAM

Structural & Civil Engineers:  Sheehy & Partners
Electrical & Mechanical Services:  Ashburner Francis
Hydraulic Consultant:  MRP Hydraulic and Fire Services Consultants
Building Contractor:  Herron Coorey, Bronlie Constructions, Insite Constructions
Project Photographer:  Scott Burrows Photographer

DESIGN FEATURES

Asset 6

Connectivity and Socialization
Enhance community interaction, provide a variety of options for social engagement.

Asset 9

Flexibility of Space
Learning environment must encourage and facilitate different pedagogical ideals. Collaborative spaces, intimate group work areas, quiet spaces.

Asset 10

Places that Nurture
Public and private spaces both internally and outdoors for group activity or quiet retreat.

Asset 11

Awareness of Environment Care for the environment by implementing visible Environmentally Sustainable Design solutions.

Education is constantly changing and the learning environment must constantly adapt and be flexible enough to meet the demands. Knowledge and research of current directions in pedagogy as well as collaboration with the school and Community shaped the development of spaces where students can learn and grow, and the spaces to support the facilitators of learning.

St Ita’s has a strong connection with the community and a long history with a traditional Parish Group, the incorporation of gathering places and meeting spaces to continue to support those groups was imperative. The design of multi-purpose spaces both internal and outdoors for formal and casual meetings, and collaborative or individual working spaces was considered.

PROJECT TEAM

Structural & Civil Engineers:  Sheehy & Partners
Electrical & Mechanical Services:  Ashburner Francis
Hydraulic Consultant:  MRP Hydraulic and Fire Services Consultants
Building Contractor:  Herron Coorey, Bronlie Constructions, Insite Constructions
Project Photographer:  Scott Burrows Photographer

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