Located in Denman Prospect, the school will provide the community with a state-of-the-art education facility focusing on 21st century education philosophies and offer both indoor and outdoor learning areas.
The school will include integrated learning environments for all students, a cafeteria/canteen, a general purpose double gymnasium with seating for 300 people, a sporting oval and hardcourts, a library/resource centre, out of school hours facilities, great outdoor learning and play areas, and secure bicycle parking and storage.
This new modern school facility will cater for 88 preschool and 600 primary school students when it opens for Term 1 2021, providing capacity for quality public education in this high-growth region. Stage 2 of the construction will provide high school accommodation for an additional 600 year 7-10 students, ready for the start of the 2023 school year. The high school will integrate with the primary school to form a preschool to Year 10 learning facility.
For school and community use, a sporting oval suitable for soccer, rugby league and rugby union and featuring two cricket nets will be completed during stage 1. Additionally, the general-purpose double gymnasium will be suitable for roller derby training and competitions and include two full sized courts with line markings for basketball, futsal or indoor soccer, netball, volleyball and badminton. It will be a significant community and sporting facility which will allow spectators to watch indoor sports and events throughout the year. The school will have meeting rooms for a range of activities and gatherings. All these facilities will be available for community use by arrangement outside of school hours.
Like all ACT public schools, the new school will deliver the Australian Curriculum, with specific facilities to enrich learning in the arts, music, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) to ensure we are equipping students for the best possible future.
Evelyn Scott School is Canberra’s 89th public school and second zero emissions school. Like the first zero-emissions school, Margaret Hendry School at Taylor, the new school in Molonglo’s design has a focus on sustainability.