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Greater Shepparton Secondary College – school design

The only audio on this video is backing music. 

This video stitches together illustrated and animated designs of the school. Notations appear on screen for different aspects of the design. 

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The Victorian Government is building a brand new state-of-the-art high school in Shepparton

Aerial view of the new site
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Shepparton Education Plan Project
Tocumwal Train Line
Hawdon Street
Thames Street
Feshti Street
Glenn Street
Enterprise and Innovation Hub
Ford Reserve Soccer Pitch and Playing Fields
Small Houses and Learning Neighbourhoods

Entrance to school
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Assembly Area
Senior Staff Area
Outdoor Student Gathering Space
Main Entry
Robotics and Technology 
Public Reception

Moving through learning areas
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Student Gallery
Food Technology and Display

Moving through outdoor space
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Student Gathering Area
Assembly Area
Outdoor Classrooms and Performance Spaces
Outdoor Study, Recreation Spaces

Moving to the Neighbourhood building
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Neighbourhood Entry
Neighbourhood Theatrette
Student Collaboration Spaces
Media Arts Studios
Movement and Activity Studios
View to Outdoor Space

Moving into the House
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Small House Entry
Science and Theory Spaces
Rooftop Garden

Aerial view 
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Ford Reserve Soccer Pitch and Playing Fields
Arts Court
AFL Pitch and Playing Fields
Sensory Gardens and Breakout Spaces

Enterprise and Innovation Centre
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Enterprise and Innovation Centre
Specialist learning for senior students
Leading technology for arts, food tech and science
Broader range of subjects
Choice of career pathways
Academic achievement and vocational education
Main Entrance
Ground Floor
- Administration 
- Conference room
- Food tech and commercial kitchen
Level 1
- Art: ceramics, digital media, photography
- Theatre and stage
Level 2
- Science: biology, chemistry, physics
Ground Floor
- High-tech and hands-on: robotics, electronics, woodwork, metalwork
Level 1
- Performing arts: music, dance, drama

Diagram of Neighbourhood building
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Neighbourhood with three houses
Three neighbourhoods across school
300 students, 50 per year level
Younger students learn within house
25 in each class
Home base for student’s school life
Long-term bonds between teachers, students and families
House 1
House 2
House 3
Specialist learning and library
Tiered seating/stairs

Exterior view of neighbourhoods
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Three learning ‘neighbourhoods’
Small school support, big school facilities
Older students join ‘neighbourhoods’ for specialist subject
Science, design & technology, food tech, VCAL
Visual, media and performing arts
Learning areas for large/small groups and one-to-one
Outdoor learning spaces
VCE study space
Wellbeing hubs: student support and careers advice
Neighbourhood wellbeing hubs

View of courtyard
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The central courtyard
Two thirds of school is open space
Generous spaces for recreation, education and socialising
Native plants
Landscaping reflecting local indigenous history

View of amphitheater seating
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Tiered seating/stairs
Tiered seating area in each neighbourhood for gathering
Gallery walls to display student art and projects

View of learning space
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Quiet study area
Variety of learning environments in each house
Choice to suit individual learning styles
Small and large groups, individual study, one-on-one teaching, quiet withdrawal
Inclusive design supporting health and wellbeing
Acoustic ceilings for optimal learning

View of courtyard
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Rooftop terrace
Shared outdoor space for each neighbourhood
Quiet relaxation
Sensory learning
Environmental and STEM education opportunities
Views to central courtyard

View of gymnasium
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Competition basketball/netball courts
Fitness and weights room
Flexible dance and yoga spaces
Adjoins outdoor hardcourts
Kitchenette and change facilities
Can be shared with community 

The video ends with the Victorian School Building Authority logo and website URL ( 

Reviewed 07 December 2021