Students and Parents asked questions about the building and the learning environment.

The Questions and answers are here


The Building is designed as a modern learning environment (MLE).  The design is future-focused and is aimed to meet the needs of students and teachers in education. A Modern Learning Environment has three key features:

Access to resources
Mark Osbourne provides some research information on WHY MLE and the INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
The new design will support our vision of Building Leaders and Learners at Browns Bay School through our key drivers:
Responsive and Holistic Teaching and Learning            “We each do our best
Collaboration                      “We go further together”   
Inclusion                              “We are One”Vision.jpg
Learner Agency                   “We own our learning”
Flexibility of spaces:
The design has capacity for six classes on each floor with the Maker Space and large Break Out areas splitting the large teaching space into two areas.

The design allows for

Teaching Spaces  of varying sizes
Arts and Technology Area – Maker Space
Calm focus areas for sensory students and one on one teaching
Small Break out rooms for small groups or 1:1
Large break out rooms for class size groups
Shared collaborative working space
Presentation space to take 1 classroom

Special Features:

In our new design we will also have
Acoustic ceiling, carpets and wall coverings
Natural ventilation through the double doors and high windows
Heat Pumps in all rooms.
Modern ICT infrastructure
Shade covered outdoor learning areas
High Dependency Unit (HDU) on Level 1
Large windows for natural light and to see our amazing local landscape
Inbuilt furniture - storage
Relaxed colours and soothing patterns
Conservation – water reticulation, power saving
Amenities at each end or at one end (staff) of the building to limit traffic through classes with connection from outside