St. Lawrence Catholic Primary School Masterplan

Opened in 2010, the first stage of a 4 stage primary school masterplan was developed within the western growth corridor of Derrimut by Smith+Tracey. 

Completing the masterplan delivery in 2016, the design team challenged the School with 3 themes of exploration: aspirational wants; functional needs; and contextual response. The connectedness and flowing interrelationships of outdoor and internal spaces activate all parts of the buildings, creating flexible learning settings from small group rooms through to learning streets, supported by reconfigurable mobile furniture modules.

“The educational brief given to the architects created the design of learning spaces (incorporating the general learning areas, learning street and small group rooms) that allows for visible connection between all users and therefore enhances inclusivity and participation. We are so pleased with the outcome that we have hosted a number of visits from other school leaders looking at the facility for inspiration for their own school building programs.”

Julie Corsaletti, Principal