Dandenong South Primary School Junior Centre

Department of Education

Hayball Architects

This significant refurbishment project comprised conversion of the school’s former gymnasium into an innovative and contemporary stimulating learning environment with capacity for up to 125 students.

The design allows for a personalised and collaborative approach to learning, with a mix of group spaces, intimate and quite study areas, tiered presentation spaces and ample connection to outdoor learning decks, supporting a play-based teaching pedagogy which the school adopts.

Wider community engagement and junior school activities are assisted with the inclusion of an integrated kitchen
facility and dining space for cooking classes and evening events such as parent teacher nights.