St Johns Catholic Primary School, Campbelltown
St John’s is a three-stream primary school situated in one of Sydney’s fastest growing regions. The school operates within an area of extensive cultural diversity, with the students enrolled reflecting a combination of 25 different cultural backgrounds.
JDH Architects was introduced to this project with the goal of understanding how to transform the open plan teaching areas into useable, flexible and collaborative learning spaces.
JDH Architects worked closely with the school community to examine the dynamics between contemporary pedagogy and the learning environment, resulting in innovative and exciting designs for the teaching and learning space. Introduced as part of joint research project with the Wollongong Diocese, the thinking behind the design of these spaces led to the creation of a design guide to promote quality in learning environments and learning across all schools.
The main design focus was to promote modern teaching pedagogy in a way that could be easily understood and implemented by both teachers and students. These new and refurbished learning spaces enable, promote and celebrate the innovative teaching and learning practices of the school. The agile spaces encourage innovative teaching practice and for learning to flow harmoniously across multiple pedagogies.
Master planning, Architecture