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St Peters Lutheran College Springfield is now in its twelfth year of operation and continues to grow steadily. In May 2019 enrolments are at 565 students in Prep to Year 12 with a further 24 students in St Peters Lutheran Kindergarten. Enrolments are expected to exceed 600 in 2020.

Continued growth has required further onsite development with Stage 3A, a new Junior High precinct, breaking ground during the 2019 Easter holiday period. Flexibility has always been a key principle of design at Springfield to ensure changing needs can be effectively and efficiently met and this continues to be the case.  

This development has a ground level undercroft, slightly above the level of the existing kindergarten, for future development into classrooms and amenities.  

Level one (on the same level as level one of the existing Curnow House) contains three general classrooms which can be expanded to make larger spaces. These classrooms open onto external courtyards and a large internal space. These spaces are designed to be used as break-out spaces for individual or collaborative learning at small group, class or cohort scales. The large internal flexible learning area can also be used for assemblies, chapels and celebrations of learning. An iSTEAM (innovation, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) laboratory, staffroom, staff offices, student lockers, kitchen and gallery area complete level one.  

Level two has a further three general classrooms and a large project-based learning space with several break-out spaces and additional student lockers.

The building’s faceted design has been developed with the notion of a ‘camp fire’ or community gathering in mind. A rich and authentic sense of community is a defining quality of the St Peters Springfield experience which has directly inspired the building design.

The design of these agile learning spaces will support our commitment to best practice and contemporary, future-focussed pedagogies to ensure the highest quality learning for our students to equip them for life in a rapidly changing world.

We are delighted by the excitement with which this project has been met by staff, students and both current and future St Peters families. We are grateful to God for his continued blessing.

This project is expected to be completed during Term 2, 2020.