Carlingford Public School

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Project overview


The department is planning an upgrade of the Carlingford Public School to cater to pressure arising from unprecedented growth in the region.

The proposed project includes the development of 18 new permanent teaching spaces and the removal of 12 demountable teaching spaces.

The project will also deliver:

  • future-focused learning spaces
  • a new hall
  • a redesign of administration areas
  • a Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA).

The project will deliver teachings spaces and core facilities for up to 690 students, with expected completion in December 2020.

How to stay informed

  • Updates and information will be published on this website
  • Information booths will be held at the school and at other locations in the community

In conjunction with community representatives, we have developed the following educational principles for the design of the school:

Principal 1 - Flexible and stimulating spaces that are adaptable for the changing needs of students and learning modes

  • Provide stimulating environments from space to furniture. Flexibility, multi-use spaces, greater connections and interactions with outside learning spaces that allow for different-sized groups to engage in a range of activities. Space, lighting, acoustics, colours, shapes and textures are key design elements
  • Collaborative work, hands on experimentation, rehearsal or performance and allow students to construct, create, research and discuss. These learning processes will require modes of delivery that incorporate individualised, small and large group interactions that occur in multipurpose and adaptable educational settings
  • Provide spaces that encourage interaction and can be adapted to suit differing teaching and learning opportunities including explicit instruction

Principle 2 - Create innovative and sustainable contemporary new learning spaces for a growing community supported by technology

  • Provide the latest ICT resources and ICT connection available at the time of design
  • Provide Wi-Fi inside and out, connected learning, interactive surfaces, and the provision of buildings and services that can adapt to the future
  • Incorporate new technology and infrastructure that responds to the requirements of a growing community
  • Provide wireless ICT across the site
  • Retain the historic nature of school and heritage-listed buildings

Principle 3 - Community focused and holistic learning environment: shared hall, learning spaces and sporting grounds

  • Provide shared school spaces/hall large enough to host K–6 assemblies, presentation days, bi-annual whole school musical/theatre productions and indoor sporting activities
  • Provide school facilities that invite the school community to share and interact with the school to build a strong presence and connection with the community
  • Upgrade outdoor play areas/sporting facilities for growing student population. Providing separation between school facilities available for community use to maintain a secure and safe school environment
  • Shared facilities that could provide potential options to increase the capacity to cater for before and after school care
  • Use the natural topography of the site

Principle 4 - Well-connected indoor and outdoor learning spaces

  • Incorporate design and construction techniques that demonstrate best practice   facilitating easy movement between indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Provide a strong connection between inside and outside the classroom to allow for a seamless learning and teaching space
  • Areas would be stimulating, imaginative and interactive with student safety and supervision being key design factors
  • Develop a landscape approach that provides natural areas on site with native vegetation and open outdoor spaces
  • Landscaping, hard and soft materials, games court, shade and play equipment are key elements of outdoor areas
  • Learning spaces linked to school environmental and sustainability programs

Principle 5 - Project to be environmentally friendly, educational and sustainable

  • Employ passive design principles for the comfort of building users. Minimising energy usage through winter warming and summer cooling through sun, shade, light and ventilation
  • Use of solar energy, water tanks, vegetable gardens and kitchen facilities to expand our sustainability programs
  • Use environmentally responsible design principles and features as teaching tools for our students (sustainability and environmental education).


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