BER funding and a school contribution allowed for the construction of a new primary school hall, staff room, learning support rooms on the upper level as well as toilets, a canteen, parents and music and craft rooms below.
The project packs a lot within a limited area and despite being two storey, maintains an intimate, engaging and friendly scale. The sinuous verandah edge almost follows the path a local python took across the building site! It embraces the lower level piazza and provides a community focus activated by the ever popular canteen below The well-equipped stage and acoustically modeled hall support a variety of uses without compromising the wish for a beautiful space.
The school previously staged construction of the kindergarten and classes 1-6. Classrooms follow the contours to provide level access to garden courtyards on one side, with an underneath space for storerooms and toilets on the other. Undulating verandahs denote entries and create bag storage, covered play areas and breezeways.
The school was awarded Warringah Council 1995 urban design award.