Upgrade and Modernisation
About the project
We refurbished the main building at the school. The upgrade provides fit-for-purpose, accessible spaces with defined junior and senior learning zones.
This school is part of the . It aims to give the local community access to high-quality, seamless education while fostering positive health, wellbeing and the capacity to succeed. The plan connects 4 local schools across primary, secondary and specialist education, supporting them to share their individual expertise and resources.
About the design
There were 3 key factors to the design:
- activation and connectivity
- adaptable and flexible learning spaces
- a connection to nature.
We combined new window placements with internal planters to bring nature inside. We modified skylights and wall openings to bring in more sunlight, and we used natural materials such as timber and limewash finishes.
- a new staff hub
- a refurbished main entry and reception area
- a new art room
- a specialist library space
- dedicated breakout spaces
- a variety of teaching areas
- wet areas for junior learning
- a refurbished senior area with meeting room and kitchen
- flexible walls that allow space for sensory withdrawal, or areas for individual or group work
We also replaced the ceiling, added new windows and a cleaner’s closet. We added open storage and library nooks to the corridors.
From the 2020–21 Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration fund, the school was allocated $430,000 in planning funding.
In the 2020–21 State Budget, the school received $3.87 million.
Ascot Vale Heights School - indicative level one floor plan
This image shows the indicative level one floor plan for Ascot Vale Heights School.
The plan shows indicative level one floor plan and marked up modernisations and upgrades in green include;
- two senior learning zones
- a kitchen
- meeting space
- senior breakout area
- a staff office
- specialist library
- an art room
- and 2 boy's bathrooms
At the bottom of the image, it says Ascot Vale Heights School indicative level one floor plan
Ascot Vale Heights School - indicative ground floor plan
This image shows the indicative ground floor plan for Ascot Vale Heights School.
The plan shows indicative ground floor plan and marked up modernisations and upgrades in green include;
- main entry and reception area
- a female and separate male staff bathroom
- 8 senior learning zones
- 2 boy's bathrooms
- a learning street
- circulation space
- a cleaners room
- and a DDA (Disability Discrimination Act compliant) toilet
At the bottom of the image, it says Ascot Vale Heights School indicative ground floor plan
Planned Maintenance Program
About the project
We installed 2 lifts, several ramps and refurbished stairs and bathrooms.
In the 2018–19 Planned Maintenance Funding announcement, the school received $1.025 million
Reviewed 22 June 2023