Support learning space

These areas support formal and informal learning and teaching activities, they may include specialised resources to support specific learning, disciplines or teaching approaches. For example, careers services, library or music centre.

Library

Space that is utilised by the whole school for technology, information and learning.

A bright double storey library support space with a central staircase and tiered seating. Furnished with curved bench seating with wraparound bookcases, round tables and soft ottoman seating
Harbord Public School Library – abundance of natural light creates a welcoming environment.
A double storey library space with central staircase and amphitheatre seating. Furnished with curved bench seating and wraparound bookcases. Assorted tables available including individual, small group round and high benches
Harbord Public School Library – wide central staircases create a sense of connection between levels.
Curved light coloured bench seating with wraparound bookshelves. Padded seating along the length of the window. Large grassy domes for additional seating. Breakout rooms with glass panels for visibility
Victoria Avenue Public School library – low line seating and storage creates a sense of openness.
Colourful curved bench seating on wheels with wraparound bookshelves. Round tables with coloured soft ottoman seating
Victoria Avenue Public School library – soft seating creates a welcoming environment for learners to gather or work independently.
Students seated on large curved, tiered amphitheatre soft seating listening to teacher
Oran Park Public School library – tiered, curved seating enables an intimate space for groups to gather.
 Curved bench seating with wraparound bookshelves. Assorted large colourful ottomans
Spring Farm Public School Library – low line seating and storage creates a sense of openness.
Writeable surface on storage cupboard with round tables and colourful stools that store underbench
Banks Public School Library – combining storage with work space makes efficient use of learning space.

Common space

Space within the school that is shared amongst small and large groups and is additional to the general learning space.

Three students writing on a round writable surface atop a large round ottoman
Carlton South Public School multipurpose space – areas that support quick breakout can accommodate small groups for a variety of tasks.
Projected computer onto large wall. Assorted seating including colourful lecture chairs on wheels and colourful soft ottomans in arced audience arrangement
Killarney Heights High School collaborative space – mobile furniture enables transition between multiple learning modes, including explicit learning.
Large space with multiple zones inlcuding technology hub with rectangular table on wheels with large display monitors around perimeter and audience setting with colourful lecture chairs on wheels
Killarney Heights High School collaborative space – furnishing space with a variety of flexible furniture options enables space to be used for multiple purposes.
Lounge seating with soft, lightweight ottomans in a large open space with kitchen facilities
Killarney Heights High School collaborative space – flexible furniture enables informal gathering spaces to support a variety of learning modes.
 Large space with large rectangular tables on wheels around perimeter with large computer display at each group table
Killarney Heights High School collaborative space – shared spaces with access to technology can support collaboration.

Informal space

Space that acts as breakout areas for small groups and individuals accessible to the general learning space.

Bright and colourful breakout zone next to learning space. Green seating domes with small mobile desks sit within pods separated by timber frames. Colourful jenga block are available for extra seating and work space
Harbord Public School breakout zone – large sliding walls allow corridors to become part of the general learning space.
Breakout zone with green seating domes, jenga blocks for mobile seating and workspace, and small mobile desks. Small bookcases with storage line the opposite side of the room
Harbord Public School breakout zone – a variety of flexible furniture pieces can create informal learning areas within a larger space.
Breakout zone with timber framed pods with beanbag seating. Green seating domes line the outside of the spaces with small mobile desks
Harbord Public School breakout zone – nooks can create a sense of privacy for small groups and individuals learning within a larger learning space.

Staff space

Space that is used by staff and community for formal and informal purposes.

 Multiple lounges with armchairs, colourful ottomans and matching scatter cushions
Ermington West Public School staffroom – variety of seating options enable staff space to be used for formal and informal purposes.
Glass table and dining style chairs with colourful rug and student artwork gallery wall
Ermington West Public School shared meeting space – designated space enables staff to select areas for specific purpose.
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