The western wall has been designed to incorporate ‘green wall' potential whilst roof water is harvested in tanks below the classroom level. The siting of the building played an important role in the masterplanning of this project and Biscoe Wilson Architects are currently attempting to link the older section of the school on 'the hill' with the western playing fields.
Spaces between the existing and surrounding buildings will be developed for recreation, storage and for growing food that children either cook at school or take home. The sloping site has enabled a variety of external play areas and decks to be incorporated at varying levels to maximise the relationship between indoor and external areas.Roof water is harvested in a tank farm in the building undercroft; such water is used to flush toilets and to irrigate garden areas which in turn produce edible foods. The School has a strong commitment to ESD and has developed a strong following amongst students, staff and the P&C. The architects were supported and encouraged by the school to pursue a building design that was innovative and actively promoted the school's ESD credentials