Westmead Education PrecinctCatholic Education Office
The Westmead Catholic Education Precinct Stage 1 is a multi award winning project located within an existing educational facility and brings together two separate schools in the one building and catering for students from infants to senior high school. The new campus also includes a new administration area, external car parks and new sporting facilities for the existing schools of the precinct.
The building itself is a three level reinforced concrete structure with a brick, fibre cement facade surrounded by screened verandahs and sunshades to protect the building from its west facing aspect.
The use of the building is broken up into the infants school and administration areas on the ground floor consisting of new open plan gross learning areas steering away from the traditional individual classroom system. The upper levels house the senior students with a similar configuration to the lower floor with specialised presentation area for the schools performing arts faculty.