Environment and learning spaces

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All Wadhurst learning spaces are intentionally designed to support the developmental needs of Year 7 and 8 boys. We aim to create an environment where students are challenged in their learning and supported to take on these challenges.

To achieve this, we begin with purposeful building design. These design decisions take in all aspects of the campus, from the colour of our classroom walls to the use of building materials. We build excellent facilities and uphold high maintenance standards.

Further, we recognise that spaces for play and friendly interactions are needed. Our leafy grounds include a sports oval - with cricket nets and facilities for other sports such as basketball and table tennis, together with areas for gentle respite..

Our key learning spaces 

Our well equipped Wadhurst campus houses outstanding learning spaces including;

  • Well-equipped classrooms: Specialist spaces include - Design and Technology Centre, IT facilities, Science Laboratories, Drama room and Art Studio.

  • Wadhurst Music School: Instrumental tutorial rooms, a music classroom, rehearsal room, percussion room and offices for music staff.

  • Sporting facilities: The Wadhurst Oval and a dedicated gymnasium.

  • Central play and assembly areas: The Wadhurst Hall and Amphitheatre, used for both formal gatherings and social activities before and after school.

Wadhurst students also share access to these facilities with Senior School students:

  • The Nigel Peck Centre for Leadership and Learning: Our centralised resource centre housing the Parncutt Library, which offers a collection of more than 50,000 books and electronic resources for both Wadhurst and Senior School. The Centre also houses the 220-seat Higgins Theatrette, an IT hub, multimedia centre and a gallery and exhibition space.

  • Strickland Physical Education Centre: Houses a gymnasium with facilities for volleyball, basketball, badminton and table tennis; four tennis courts; a weight training room and an indoor heated swimming pool.

Edwin Flack Park is available to all Melbourne Grammar School students. This Port Melbourne sports ground including a full-sized AFL football/cricket ground; a multi-purpose field suitable for soccer, rugby, cricket or AFL football; and a synthetic hockey pitch with space for nine tennis courts during summer.

Off-campus learning areas

Wadhurst students are within minutes of major Melbourne landmarks including the Melbourne Aquarium, the MCG, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the CBD itself. Our CBD-based learning unit encourages students to explore the inner city, becoming confident in navigating the urban environment.