The Gymnasium and Canteen Hub is an adaptable, multipurpose space catering for very large groups of students, teachers, parents and community. The Canteen Unit provides food services for students and staff.
Important note on gymnasiums
Whilst the primary purpose of the gymnasium in a high school is to provide an indoor sports facility, the gymnasium is often also used for whole of school events such as assemblies, performances and HSC exams. This is an important consideration for the design and location of the gymnasium.
The gymnasium is also often utilised by the wider community outside of school hours for sports and other events. It is important that secure access is provided to ensure the safety of users and the asset after hours.
The Gymnasium is a supervised, enclosed, hard-surfaced multipurpose games, assembly and performance hall used for a mix of learning, recreational and communal activities. It accommodates markings for a variety of overlapping sports courts.
The Stage is a large raised platform used for presentations and performances. Lighting bars and removable steps should be provided. An optional lift can be provided.
The Sports Store Room is dedicated storage space for sporting equipment.
The Large Equipment Store Room is dedicated storage space for large equipment used within the Movement Complex.
The Outdoor Equipment Store Room is dedicated storage space for outdoor equipment.
The Chair Store Room is dedicated to the storage of stackable chairs for use in the Gymnasium. This space should have level access.
The Control Room is used to house audio/visual equipment. Internal glazing allows for a clear line of sight into the Gymnasium and Movement Studio. This room accommodates a table and chair for an individual. It should also include bench space for audio/visual equipment.
The First Aid room should provide fixtures and facilities for initial first aid treatment.
The Shower is a support space with individual cubicles for students to wash. A toilet cubicle and wash trough should also be provided.
The Change Room should provide space for students to change and accommodates fixed seating.
The Staff Shower is a support space accommodating an individual cubicle for staff, including a shower cubicle, mirror and sink basin.
The toilets are designated for the amenity of students and include facilities for girls.
The toilets are designated for the amenity of students and include facilities for boys.
The Access Shower/Toilet is designated for the amenity of staff and/or controlled access for students.
The Canteen is designated for the preparation and serving of largely pre-prepared/ packaged simple food items.
The Office/Store Room is a secure space which has a small work desk and provides bulk dry goods storage for Canteen items.
The Canteen Servery Covered Area is a covered outdoor space in front of the Canteen servery doors.
The Garden Store Room is for the secure storage of school maintenance equipment.
This space is found in the Storage Unit. The Cleaning Distributed Store Rooms should be on each floor positioned strategically to minimise the travel distance for cleaners.
Services includes rooms and storage for utilities, goods and school equipment.
The Building Communications Room is a dedicated room that contains the buildings network, security and telephony equipment.