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Master Planning for Independent Schools 2022180F is a Course

Master Planning for Independent Schools 2022180F

May 24, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

$400 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Tuesday 24 May 2022, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm (followed by an optional networking reception until 6.00 pm)

Delivery mode

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne


This learning event is right for you if you are a Principal or Business Manager, or a member of the Board or the team responsible for implementing the vision and mission of the school in the context of capital development.


This half day workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the importance of having a master plan, and the value of undertaking the process as a team with a goal of providing the best learning and teaching  environments for students and teachers.

This workshop is relevant for schools contemplating a capital development program, whether it be:

  • constructing a new building
  • upgrading or refurbishing older buildings
  • starting a new school or campus
  • building on a greenfield site or renovating an existing site
  • enhancing your understanding of the master planning process.

You will hear from architects experienced in designing educational facilities together with a Principal and Business Manager who have been through the process. In addition, you will hear from professional educators who will draw upon extensive Learning Environments Research to support you to successfully drive the master planning process and navigate the cultural challenges associated with the transformation of physical space to minimise misalignment between required pedagogy and the built environment. 

You will also have hands-on experience in a group activity working through the master planning process where you will discuss, draw and develop ideas from a simulated scenario.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • School Infrastructure – Buildings, facilities and grounds                                                                     
  • School Infrastructure – Educational facilities                                                                                        


Key takeaways               

  • comprehensive understanding of the benefits of the master planning process
  • knowledge allowing you to lead the discussion about master planning with your school leaders and school community
  • strategies and frameworks for undertaking the master planning process.


Presenter information

Sandy Law         

Sandy has passion for developing and designing healthy habitats: Places that encourage a sense of wonder in the natural world and actively develop social capital. She has built a reputation for authentic, insightful and empowering conversations and continues to actively encourage others to question the status quo.

Law Architects was commenced in 2007 by Sandy and has become a thriving award winning internationally recognized medium sized Architectural Practice in Melbourne. The Studio is focused primarily on Educational, Community, and Institutional projects and fosters a strong mentorship program with affiliations with local universities and schools.

A skilled educational space planner with strength in communicating and translating ideas, she has led many   large and small projects over the past 27 years to fruition. Sandy’s work life is sustained by a strong belief that spaces have the power to transform, heal and enable connection to community and environment. 


Wayne Stephens                          

Wayne Stephens is one of Victoria’s leading architects of contemporary educational facilities. Conceiving schools as community hubs, he masterplans and designs inclusive, learner-centred environments that embody a school’s unique pedagogical vision and help diverse learners of all abilities to thrive. As a Partner at ClarkeHopkinsClarke for 16 years, Wayne leads a dedicated team of architects, designers and planners whose work has been recognised with more than 40 industry awards for excellence in education.

Wayne is part of a global movement putting learners and inclusivity at the heart of every school design. He uses masterplanning and design to transform learning environments to ensure every child is in an environment that ‘gets them’. He believes that understanding diverse learners and designing physical environments around their changing needs is more important than focusing purely on aesthetics. His expertise includes new schools, multi-campus redevelopments, expansion and refurbishment projects. His projects are found throughout Melbourne, regional Victoria and New Zealand.


Dr Ben Cleveland

Dr Ben Cleveland is an Associate Professor in Learning Environments in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, where he is Co-Director of the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN). He is currently Lead Chief Investigator for the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project, ‘Building Connections: Schools as Community Hubs’ (2019-2022) and the 'Inclusive Learning Environments in Catholic Schools' (2021-2024) project sponsored by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.



Anne Knock

With more than three decades in the education sector, Anne Knock commenced her working life as a primary school teacher and has since had a successful career in educational leadership and administration. Since 2010, Anne has worked as a consultant and design-guide for educators and architects. She is currently in the final stages of completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne as part of the ILETC project. Anne explored the success and sustainability of workplace change experienced by teachers in teams as they make the transition to ILEs.