This coeducational, non–denominational day school follows a bilingual approach to education, introducing students to a second language in preschool and continuing this through high school. The school facilities are housed in an adaptively re-used warehouse and a purpose-built school building, forming a u-shaped courtyard. The solution addresses the problem of building a multi–level school on a relatively small site in the inner city.
The design of the building is colourful and deliberately diverse and reads clearly as a contemporary layer in the urban context. A ceramic entry mural by Lloyd Kellerman responds to the remnants of painted signs on the retained wool-store building. The design aims to give physical expression to the school’s educational and social objectives and to the vibrant and enthusiastic spirit of which it is proud.