Beaumaris Secondary College

Partnerships unlock mutual benefits to school and community

Location: Bunurong Country, 117-136 Reserve Road, Beaumaris VIC
Status: Complete

The new Beaumaris Secondary College was developed on the site of the old Sandringham College Beaumaris Campus, via a unique partnership between the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) and Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC). Our objective was to provide a dynamic 21st Century learning environment that redefines and celebrates the essence of education on the site and provides integral connections to the local context and community.

The students love navigating the different spaces, and allowing themselves to figure out the best way to use the spaces for their learning. Sometimes they sit in nooks, on stools, stand, sit on the floor, however they are comfortable. It gives our students such a great ability to choose how they physically learn best, and the learning spaces wholeheartedly support this.
Creative Arts Teacher

Designed to provide a welcoming civic presence and to promote community involvement and engagement, the school has become a focal point for the local community to gather and connect.

Here’s a way to combine what the organised, amateur sporting community needs on weekends with what the school needs during the week. It beautifully brings them together… Perfect!
Steve Gough
CEO, Melbourne Cricket Club

The multi-level Learning Hub, provides a welcoming entry to the school, incorporating a double height administration and resource centre, specialist facilities and general learning spaces that feature vertical connections and activation, supporting the development of a strong community of learners.

Designed for shared school and community use, Activity Centre comprises a Games Hall, Canteen, Performance Centre with tiered seating and outdoor stage, and Food Technology learning space and servery.

Extensive state-of-the-art recreational facilities include two specialist high performance ovals for cricket, AFL and AFLW, a multi-purpose pitch incorporating a FIFA Grade 1 soccer pitch, and a Sports Pavilion with change rooms and gathering spaces, designed to be utilised by the school during school hours and local community sporting groups after hours and on weekends.