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Westminster School’s new Inquiry and Innovation Hub set to open in October

Westminster School Innovation Hub

The state-of-the-art Inquiry and Innovation Hub is the first stage of the school’s Campus Masterplan and is due to be fully operational later this year, ready for the School’s 60th anniversary in 2021.

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Westminster School is on course to open its new, state-of-the-art Inquiry and Innovation Hub in October 2020, reaffirming its position as a leading educator in South Australia.

The new Hub forms the first major project of the School’s Campus Masterplan and provides the contemporary new home for the sciences, CAD engineering, fashion, IT, materials, food design and technology within the School’s large STEAM Precinct. The Hub becomes operational from Term 4 and will be in full swing for the School’s 60th anniversary in 2021. 

Westminster School Innovation Hub

Not only is the new three-storey Hub impressive in its size, but it features creative and flexible learning spaces, including wet and dry labs, with huge floor-to-ceiling windows throughout.

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“From a construction perspective, the Hub is more or less complete and the spaces are absolutely showing their real potential,” said Westminster School’s Principal, Simon Shepherd. 

“Our academic staff have plans for an outstanding curriculum delivery in the new Hub, which will benefit every student, particularly those in upper primary through to Year 12.”

Year 7 students Ryan and Lucia

Under the Campus Masterplan, other areas of the School have been identified for significant transformation. The next project, also opening in Term 4, is the Sports Pavilion, with its striking design and location that command spectacular views of the School’s extensive playing ovals and fields.

Additionally, a new solar energy system has been installed across five of the School’s buildings, including the new Inquiry and Innovation Hub, Senior School, Preparatory School, Boys’ Boarding House, and Sports and Swimming Centre.

The system will provide total generation capacity of over 400kW and is one of the largest solar PV systems to be installed on a school in South Australia, contributing to over 25 per cent of Westminster’s current energy needs.

“In line with our plans to expand and enhance our School facilities, we are also mindful and conscious of integrating sustainable practices that reduce our carbon footprint,” said Principal Simon Shepherd. 

Westminster is a leading coeducational school for day and boarding students, offering an exceptional education from Early Learning to Year 12. With its very active community about to share in the celebrations of the School’s 60th anniversary, Westminster incorporates values of being kind, inclusive, courageous, mindful and curious into everyday school life.

Take a sneak peek inside the new Inquiry and Innovation Hub here.

You can find Westminster School in Alison Ave, Marion.

Find out more at http://westminster.sa.edu.au/.

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