St Francis De Sales College

Design

St Francis de Sales College in Mount Barker has seen the junior school reimagined with a new 80 place ‘Alive’ Catholic Early Care Learning Centre and a series of learning communities for Reception to Year 6 children.

The design responds to the beauty of the School site; celebrating the natural setting, hillside topography and connection to Laratinga wetlands, where water is used as a symbol of connection through the site with a natural landscaped water course that runs from Senior to Junior School and culminates in a Rain garden near the new Gymnasium.

Indoor and outdoor learning spaces embrace the pedagogical principles of Reggio Emilia, with inquiry based, self-directed and interdisciplinary practice where children engage in experiences that provide for the development and expression of their innate spirituality.




Client
Catholic Education South Australia
Location
Mount Barker, South Australia
Project Value
$13m