If you think North Lakes State College’s new $18 million (including GST) Endeavour Building is exciting from the the street, then prepare to be wowed when you hear what’s inside.
The building is the first in a new era of vertical education facilities designed with future Queensland students in mind.
Across 6 floors the Endeavour Building features 10 general learning classrooms, 6 multimedia rooms, special education facilities, a double music room, and a 48-vehicle car park.
Each of the interior rooms is appropriately sized and well-lit by large windows. They also all contain easily moveable furniture, an abundance of storage and the newest in technology to support the collaborative learning experience of the modern student.
The flexible internal and external open spaces are also impressive, creating different nooks and places for students to study independently, socialise and unwind whilst on campus.
The comfortable, informal learning spaces, open foyer spaces and roof-top terrace are perfect areas for students to connect with each other or recharge between and after classes.
North Lakes State College Principal Samantha Knowles said the Endeavour Building was a glimpse into the future of high school education in Queensland.
“Our school is proud to be at the forefront of innovative education, and to be offering our students the best in school facilities to develop the skills they need for the future,” Ms Knowles said.
“Our staff in particular have embraced the new building, taking the opportunity to create classes that respond to the flexible functionality that this magnificent building has to offer.”
The building is particularly special for Year 12 students, with a dedicated ground-floor oasis created with a virtual reality space and common room.
Students are also able to get a feel for a learning style that they may encounter in the future with an impressive, university-style auditorium.
The Endeavour Building was delivered as part of the Queensland Government’s 2020 Ready program, which is providing the infrastructure needed to manage the increased student population in our high schools, following the introduction of Prep in 2007.