Bridgewood Primary School
Integrated educational model supporting learning from birth
Developed in collaboration with the Victorian School Building Authority, Cardinia Shire Council and the Officer community, this new primary school precinct has been designed with learners and learning in mind to promote diversity, wellbeing and community engagement.
Located in an area of urban growth, to the south of Officer Town Centre, the Bridgewood Primary School has been conceived as the vibrant heart of this growing community. Designed to accommodate a long term student enrolment of 470 students, the new masterplan provides close integration with the adjacent public reserve. It takes a strong community focus, providing an integrated maternal child health centre and early learning facility for 109 pre-school children as part of a fully integrated educational model that supports learning from birth.
Public, privileged and private spaces within the school precinct have been considered together with the location and potential for the community to utilise the school facilities after school hours.
115 Bridge Rd, Officer VIC 3809
Armstrong Creek School
Located on a greenfield site adjacent to a future secondary school, the Armstrong Creek School is an integrated education precinct featuring a Primary School, Special School, and Community Hub.
Officer Specialist School
Simon is part of an expert research panel, led by The University of Melbourne’s Dr. Ben Cleveland, for the research project which explores the idea of schools being used as community hubs and utilising them beyond the hours of 9.00am to 3.30pm.
Simon LeNepveu, Partner at ClarkeHopkinsClarke (CHC) talks to Architecture & Design about how school design has changed over the years, the movement towards ‘inclusive schools’ and what CHC is doing in this area.