Edgars Creek Secondary College is a new 7-12 school in Wollert. The School is an integral component of a broader vision of educational provision in the rapidly expanding City of Whittlesea.
The school is working in partnership with the community to provide authentic learning opportunities and best academic and personal outcomes for all students. It forms part of a wider Education and Community precinct at the heart of Aurora, and provides a civic presence at the corner of Edgars Road and Macedon Parade.
The first of two stages consisted of the Administration and Resource Centre, a STEM building with specialist facilities in Science and Technology, as well as passive and active recreation areas and a full-size synthetic AFL / cricket oval.
The spaces have been specifically designed to cater for contemporary teaching and learning approaches with a focus on interdisciplinary project-based learning in the areas of design, technology and the sciences.
Stage two consisted of three buildings containing the Performing and Visual Arts Centre, Learning Neighbourhoods as well as a competition size Sports Hall, all set within landscaped grounds and outdoor hardcourts with connections to the surrounding community.
The architecture enables students to be passionate, innovative and creative by promoting a dialogue between staff and students, fostering a sense of ownership through flexible and varied learning environments. Each building enables learners to adjust and rearrange learning areas to suit the learning task.
The school features a number of sustainable design principles. Passive design principles are employed to maximise thermal comfort and minimise energy use, while high level automated louvres provide ventilation and night purge by drawing hot air from internal spaces. 99kW of PV panels generate a large percentage of the school’s electricity needs on most days.