New Schools 2021 – Cranbourne West Secondary College

Cranbourne West Secondary College for Year 7–12 students has an inclusion hub that is designed to support a higher number of students with developmental or physical requirements than a typical mainstream school. The school buildings and its grounds have been imagined as a community heart that is inviting and engaging, with emphasis on nature-inspired learning.

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This secondary school master plan is organised as a home base, community, and neighbourhood model. Three learning neighbourhood buildings accommodate up to 24 home bases, which can be arranged into two learning communities. The learning communities provide a collaborative environment that enables students to know their peers and to create a sense of belonging.

Intensive learning spaces are provided in the visual arts, and science and technology buildings with zones for practical activities and theory, and a range of collaborative spaces to enable cross-disciplinary connections and the curated display of student work and resources.

The community hub has learning spaces for food technology and the performing arts, each with strong connections to the outdoors, including a performance area and productive gardens. These spaces, along with a generous gallery foyer and the sports hall provide the school with a venue for large gatherings and performances.

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From master planning through to detailed learning settings, we worked with VSBA’s New Schools team to design facilities that meet the needs of contemporary learners, teachers and pedagogies.

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From master planning through to detailed learning settings, we worked with VSBA’s New Schools team to design facilities that meet the needs of contemporary learners, teachers and pedagogies.

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Cranbourne West Secondary College will accommodate 1,100 students long term enrolment and 1,200 students peak enrolment. It is one of seven new schools that we delivered in collaboration with Brand Architects in the space of two years (from brief to delivery) to meet the deadlines for the VSBA New Schools 2021 program:

  • Aintree Primary School
  • Cranbourne West Secondary College
  • Edenbrook Secondary College
  • Gaayip-Yagila Primary School
  • Garrang Wilam Primary School
  • Ramlegh Park Primary School
  • Riverbend Primary School

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Christon Batey-Smith

DirectorMelbourne

Christon Batey-Smith

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Rohan Wilson

DirectorMelbourne

Rohan Wilson

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Richard Stafford

Managing DirectorAdelaide

Richard Stafford

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Adrian Doohan

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Adrian Doohan

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Doug McCusker

Senior AssociateAdelaide

Doug McCusker

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Cameron Smith

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Cameron Smith

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Jane Sayers

PrincipalMelbourne

Jane Sayers

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Maria Mueller

AssociatePerth

Maria Mueller

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Amy Merritt

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Amy Merritt

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Michelle Harris

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Michelle Harris

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Matthew Todd

PrincipalSydney

Matthew Todd

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Steven Holmes

PrincipalSydney

Steven Holmes

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Sonya Montgomerie

Senior AssociateAdelaide

Sonya Montgomerie

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Freya Martin

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Freya Martin

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Shalini Shah

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Shalini Shah

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Ee Ther Wee

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Ee Ther Wee

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Gavin Dixon

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Gavin Dixon

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Michael Willis

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Michael Willis

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