New Building Project Announced
As part of the commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the Junior School, a new building project has been announced to consolidate teaching and learning initiatives in this area. A Year 6 building with a STEM focus will be built between the Year 6 courtyard and the Del Mellefont Oval.
This will be an modern facility specially designed for the education of young women and with an emphasis on STEM-related activities. Five learning areas will be created, comprising four classrooms and one flexible learning area for the use of students in Years 4 to 6. Construction will begin at the end of 2016 for use at the end of Term 4 in 2017.
Stage 2 of the project involves renovation of Bourne and Fittock buildings. The three classrooms on the upper and lower floors of these buildings will be combined to create two classrooms on the upper and two on the lower floors, offering rooms with a floor space of between 95 and 100sqm. Bourne will house Year 3 and Fittock Year 4 students. Year 5 will move to the current Year 6 building. This stage of development will begin at the end of 2017, ready for the 2018 school year.
“This focus on the Junior School solidifies our commitment to continued support for the excellent programs offered, growth in numbers and a showcase for the excellence in education at this school,” said Head of Junior School Mrs Lisa Cleverly.