Sandringham East Primary School

Reinforcing the village atmosphere and celebrating community

Location: Bunurong Country, 9 Holloway Road, Sandringham VIC
Status: Complete

Victorian School Design Awards 2020 - Best School between $5M - $10M (Finalist)

Learning Environments Australasia (Vic Chapter) Awards 2020 - People's Choice Award

The SEPS Modernisation project was designed to celebrate and enhance the school’s established ‘Learning Village’ character and to nurture this active school community through providing facilities that celebrate the history of the campus and align the learning journey with the school’s aspirations for the future.

Spaces are open but with clearly defined zones that encourage and accommodate purposeful activities and learning modes. Learning spaces are designed to facilitate a seamless flow of activities, with creative activity spaces adjacent to dialogue/enquiry zones, and reading/quiet reflection areas adjacent to collaboration/presentation zones.

The design references the gabled roof shapes of the school’s suburban neighbourhood, using this visual language in the built form and interior spaces to create a sense of comfort and familiarity.