Junior students at Central Coast Grammar School at Erina Heights started the school year in a new Kindergarten-Year 6 facility.
The complex includes spacious and flexible bright rooms, new playgrounds and a newly landscaped garden.
Headmaster, Bill Low, said he is excited to have the facility open.
“The new Junior School is the latest stage in a long-term strategy to continually invest in teaching and learning infrastructure that provides optimum learning environments coupled with very high-quality teachers,” Low said.
“The new facility builds on an ambitious capital works program over the last 10 years and sharpens our focus on innovation and cutting-edge teaching and learning.”
A blank sheet allowed the optimum design for teachers to collaborate in teams within flexible learning spaces that can quickly adapt to the moment’s learning needs.
Integrated learning technology is instantly at hand.
Student and staff wellbeing were key design principles, alongside energy conservation and environmental awareness.
Each year group has its own area and facilities, with teachers and students connected across light-filled learning and neighbourhood spaces.
Three buildings, one for each stage (Kindergarten to Year 2, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6) are linked around a central courtyard.
Additional works undertaken include a covered grandstand with amenities for Kindergarten-Year 12 use, overlooking the ovals.
The grandstand will double as an outdoor assembly area.
The new Junior School is said to open up education opportunities both for local families and those relocating from Sydney and beyond.
Media release, Jan 28
Central Coast Grammar School