Trinity Grammar School, Kew
The Richard and Elizabeth Tudor Centre for Contemporary Learning is placed in the centre of the campus and defines the campus' main central plaza space to its north and is flanked by the campus sport field to the south. The building entry flows onto the plaza.
The centrepiece of the building is a large open 2 level space containing a series of interlinked, usually open, platforms & spaces connected by a continuous spiral ramp. Inside this ramp is an oval shaped display platform over an enclosed oval shaped closed seminar space at the bottom level. This is flanked to the outside by reference resource spaces, a dual height breakout space complete with large screen and a tiered A/V instructional space called 'the Steps'. The Centre's administrative spaces and workshops are also on this bottom level. Proceeding up the spiral ramp, there is a series of varied informal learning environments, from more secluded private study & recreational nooks to a more open café space ‘Libresso’ ideal for casual collaboration. Architect, Peter McIntyre and his team provided Trinity with a facility which excites and energises with light, space, line and colour, but one which is, in its own right, a piece of art. The building sets a new benchmark in School architecture and is recognised by the wider educational world.
Overall, the Richard and Elizabeth Tudor Centre for Contemporary Learning at Trinity Grammar School in Kew demonstrates an interesting approach to creating a casual and contemporary learning environment.
Ruyton Girls' School
Founded in 1878, Ruyton Girls’ School is an independent, forward thinking K-12 girls' school committed to preparing girls for a lifetime of learning, leadership and engagement in our global community. Powerful learning is central to the Ruyton culture, building on our strong academic reputation. We focus on advancing the learning of every girl through the engagement of intellectual curiosity, building knowledge and skills about how to learn and supporting them to achieve their personal best and be exemplary citizens. We believe in real world learning beyond the classroom, collaborating with the wider community to promote growth, discovery and sustainability.
Our unique Co-ordinate Education Programme with Trinity Grammar School provides co- educational learning opportunities for Years 11 and 12. The Programme has run successfully for over 25 years. Co-educational classes are held at both Ruyton and Trinity campuses in all learning areas. The Co-ordinate Education Programme expands the learning experience for our girls and Trinity boys at a time when they are emotionally, physically and socially mature; sharing the expertise of teaching staff and excellent facilities across two Schools.During this tour you will have the opportunity to hear about our learning programmes at Ruyton, including the Co-ordinate Education programme, as well as visit the award winning Margaret McRae Centre comprising Science, our Year 7 and 8 Centre, Drama and Events, and our recently redeveloped Junior School.