Wonthaggi Secondary College

A purpose-built, community focused learning environment that supports contemporary pedagogy

Location: Bunurong Country, McKenzie Street, Wonthaggi VIC
Status: Complete

Victorian School Design Awards 2020 - Best Secondary School (Finalist)

Wonthaggi Secondary College (WSC) Senior Campus was relocated from an ageing, highly traditional facility to a purpose-built, community-focussed learning environment that supports contemporary pedagogy and co-locates sorely-needed community sports, arts and recreational facilities developed in partnership with Council. It is the most significant educational initiative in this region for decades.

The new campus required purpose-built facilities connecting traditional, specialist and informal learning spaces, indoors and out, for up to 675 Year 10-12 students. The design needed to support hands-on learning and create publicly accessible sports, arts and specialist spaces (in partnership with Bass Shire Coast Council) for community use outside school hours.