Upgrade and Modernisation
About the project
We upgraded and expanded this school, allowing it to enrol an extra 200 local students.
We worked closely with the school and project architects to make sure plans aligned with the school's vision and needs.
School upgrade design
The design has three learning hubs separated into groups of four classrooms. The hubs include sharing spaces − such as staff pods, quiet study rooms and presentation areas − arranged around a central space. Large sliding doors separate the classrooms from the central space and can be opened or closed to create an area that suits small or large groups. This gives staff more flexibility in how they teach, and gives students more variety in how they learn.
We designed the interiors to create a calm but engaging environment.
We completed paving, re-surfacing and landscaping to tie it in with the surrounding school facilities.
Who was consulted?
While developing the design, our architects worked closely with the school to ensure the new building would meet the school’s curriculum needs.
From the 2020-21 Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration fund, the school was allocated $1.18 million in planning funding. In the 2020-21 State Budget, the school received at least $9.556 million from a pool of more than $85 million to expand seven schools in high-growth areas.
Ruskin Park Primary School - site plan
The image shows a top view of the existing Block A and BER building, as well as the new Learning and Arts Centre. A construction zone is highlighted around the new building.
Ruskin Park Primary School - ground floor plan
This is an image of the ground floor plan. Marked up are:
- 8 general purpose classrooms
- staff pods
- breakout spaces
- student pods
- wet areas
Ruskin Park Primary School - first floor plan
This is an image of the first floor plan. Marked up are:
- 4 general purpose classrooms
- foot tech space
- science room
- art rooms
- staff and student pods
- breakout spaces
- wet area
Reviewed 18 April 2023