At Pittwater House, we have developed our Masterplan to sustain the needs of our 21st Century learners.
After two years of planning, and in partnership with leading architects, the Board of Governors, traffic management specialists and stakeholders, the objectives of the Masterplan are to:
- Provide a seamless and safe drop-off/pick-up experience for School families
- Extend the amenity and accessibility of the Senior School buildings
- Increase the number and facilities of classroom spaces across the School
- Develop a dedicated Library and Resource Centre for Junior and Senior School students
- Provide a single Reception/Admissions Office for new and current families.
Being numerous, they will be completed in a staged approach.
This video offers a birds eye view of our vision for the renewed campus.
Drop-off and Pick-up Zone
A feature of the Masterplan is a new driveway on South Creek Road which has recently been completed as Phase 1 of the project.
The Drop-off and Pick-up Zone allows cars to enter the campus for a brief period in the morning and again at pick up time. This solution has been designed in conjunction with a traffic management firm to arrive at the best possible scenario to manage school and local traffic.
Outside of these brief drop-off and pick-up times, the gate to this driveway is locked, when the area becomes a large play space for our students.
Our new Drop-off and Pick-up Zone in action
Senior School Upgrades
The second phase of the project will consist of broad new covered outdoor corridors, multi-purpose areas and an elevator, which will be added to the Senior School buildings. These features will improve student flow and accessibility and will provide additional locations for students to gather and work outside of the classroom.
Concept image of the Senior School outdoor corridors
Library and Resource Centre
This new two-level building will be located adjacent to the Junior School and will include:
- A Junior Library and a Secondary Library
- Individual study and reading spaces
- Group study areas and meeting hubs
- A Makerspace (where students can come together to develop creative projects)
- A meeting and learning space to house 80-100 students.
Concept images of the Library and Resource Centre
Reception and Admissions Office
On the ground floor, a combined Reception and Admissions office will provide a single access point and meeting spaces to current and visiting families for school matters, which is easily visible and accessible from the South Creek Road carpark.
Upgrades to furnishings, fittings and technology will occur to ensure all our classrooms are of a high standard.
Part of the classroom focus was the creation of our Kindergarten – Year 2 Discovery Hub, with upgrades completed over the 2019/2020 Summer Recess. The Discovery Hub provides our youngest members the opportunity to work and play in a more fluid fashion, to allow vertical socialisation and integration across the years. To achieve this, it utilises the outdoors in fun and creative ways and provides a learning environment that caters appropriately to individual student needs.
Drop-off and Pick-up Zone
A feature of the Masterplan is the inclusion of a new driveway further along South Creek Road which will allow cars to enter the campus for a brief period in the morning and again at pick up time. This solution has been designed in conjunction with a traffic management firm to arrive at the best possible scenario to manage school and local traffic.
Outside of these brief drop-off and pick-up times, the gate to this driveway will be locked, when the area will become play space for our students.
- Augment existing facilities with more modern facilities that reflect new ways of learning;
- Provide high quality, multi-purpose learning and meeting spaces for school students and visitors;
- Remediate existing buildings to make them bright new learning spaces;
- Improve accessibility and safety for students and staff on campus.
Our School will continue to operate on-site as normal, so the construction program will be managed to minimise dust and noise. Careful design and supervision of building works allows for our students to continue to engage in all the activities that comprise each day with minimal adverse impact.
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