At a meeting this week involving your school’s building team and the Department, Moriac was successful in having the Schematic Design stage approved, meaning that we can now commence the Development Design stage. Schematic Design is basically the shape of the buildings and exteriors, while Development Design is where the interiors (joinery, fittings, colour schemes etc) are determined. This is wonderful news and means we are now moving more rapidly towards the commencement of a new school.
Now that the basic plan is approved, I am in a position to share some of the sketches with you. Initial plans and elevations for the new school are available below.
Please note they may be subject to some change, depending on things like cost factors, tender and architectural input.
Walking in through the Bus Shelter gate, a visitor will look left to see a native landscaped garden area where the staffroom used to be and look right to see the multi-purpose hall. They continue walking past the office block which combines old school with a new extension, continuing between the amphitheatre and the administration offices (don’t run here as the Principal’s office is just on your right!!). In the space that used to be the junior building, there is a peaceful central courtyard. On either side of that, there are two buildings – a junior and a senior wing. One wing is where the old Library used to be situated and it has the existing external toilet block joined for internal access and it has been refurbished. The other wing is where the Five/Six and Three/Four classrooms were located. Beyond the buildings, the active areas are still there, including the basketball/netball court, ovals running track, exercise stations and the play equipment.