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MOUNT RIDLEY COLLEGE P-12

MOUNT RIDLEY COLLEGE P-12, CRAIGIEBURN

MASTER PLAN

Following our commission in late May 2007, we commenced master planning for the new P-12 College in conjunction with a local strategic planning group [DoEECD Region, educators, parents], the community developer [Stocklands] and the City of Hume. Two sites were selected on remnant farmland and formed part of a greater precinct of the Highland Estate development of community activity and open space areas. A community focus was critical for the greater precinct as well as for the development of the College.

Extensive discussions took place in relation to current pedagogical philosophy and the structure of the college and surrounds quickly formed into a Birth to Adult learning precinct and this was created in four distinct communities over two separate sites.

On one site a Birth to Year 4 Community [includes City of Hume’s ELC, Maternal & Child Heath and occasional Care]. On a separate site a Year 5 to Year 8 Community, a standalone Year 9 Community and a Year 10 to Year 12 Community. Adult and further education facilities are created within DoEECD'€™s entitlement of areas and are open to University of the Third Age. The original Master Plan for the site included the integration of a Special Needs program incorporated into or adjacent to the college of both sites.

The College operates sub-school principles operating within their communities based on the stages of learning. Design planning has commenced on the final fifth stage of the Master Plan.

Finalist - 2009 DoEECD School Design Awards – Best Primary School

Finalist - 2010 DoEECD School Design Awards – Best Secondary School.