The first of two building milestones has been reached at Westminster, with the school’s state-of-the-art Inquiry and Innovation hub open to students.
The impressive new three-storey building, the first stage of the school’s Campus Masterplan, offers a range of specialised learning opportunities, including engineering, food science, fashion design, and a wide range of arts, maths and science subjects, further elevating Westminster’s curriculum offering through the use of innovative technology and hands-on experiences.
Facilities within the Hub are designed to offer students real-world skills, with specialised technology, robotics and engineering equipment and include:
- 10 dedicated science labs
- 183 sqm full commercial kitchen
- Seven design labs (fitted with computers and a 3D printer)
- Specialised fashion design space complete with industrial sewing machines.
Additionally, the Inquiry and Innovation Hub holds 21 classrooms, all equipped to offer personalised learning solutions that suit the needs of individual students and the methodology of different teachers, as well as several breakout and collaboration spaces.
With space to design, build, create and collaborate, the Westminster Inquiry and Innovation Hub incorporates flexible learning spaces, breakout areas and world-class facilities to give students the tools they need to achieve more than they thought possible.
The new Inquiry and Innovation Hub is the first stage of an overall transformation of the Westminster School campus, set to be completed in 2021 in line with the schools 60th anniversary.
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The campus transformation at Westminster will also unveil a brand new Sports Pavilion in 2020, to be officially opened at a community day on Sunday 18 October, and will sit in the heart of the sports precinct at the school, adjacent to the existing Sports and Swimming Centre.
The Sports Pavilion will feature a versatile, multi-purpose, light-filled learning space, that will double as a community function space and a Westminster School sporting hall of fame, as well as a new purpose-built home for the Golden Keys Training Centre, four large change rooms and rooms for officials. Two tiered-seating stands will allow teammates, staff, families and the school community to look out onto the playing fields and support their team.
Westminster School currently has three football ovals, four soccer pitches, two softball diamonds, 10 tennis courts, 12 netball courts, four turf cricket pitches and four volleyball courts.
The new Sports Pavilion will complement these and form an important part of the incredible sporting programs on offer.
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