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ACTIVE PROJECTS

NATURAL SPACES COORDINATION PLAN

The following projects are a part of the natural spaces coordination plan under development for the THS Community by the THS Community Environment Support Group (ESG).

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LANDSCAPING SEATING & PLANTING

N016, N010, N020. In Progress

Included in the natural spaces master plan.

Skills; Landscaping Design, Construction

Supplies: Sleepers, Soil, Plants

SEATING & GARDEN IN FRONT OF UNIFORM SHOP

N017, To be started

Sleeper walled garden and seating

Skills; Landscaping Design & Construction

Supplies; Sleepers, soil, mulch, plants

BEHIND THE CANTEEN SPACE

N003. To be started

Student study and canteen eating space.

Included in the natural spaces master plan.

Skills; Design, Construction

Supplies: Furniture, Landscaping, Planting

BUILT SPACES COORDINATION PLAN

The following projects are a part of the built spaces coordination plan under development for the THS Community by the THS Community Environment Support Group (ESG).

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LEARNING FACILITATOR (TEACHER)

SPACES REFRESH

E016, To be started

Refresh staff rooms

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Skills; Interior Design, Fit-out

Supplies; Office Furniture etc

COMMON SPACE FURNITURE

REFRESH

E029, In Progress

Refresh furniture in the common room

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Skills; Furniture Assembly

Supplies; Office Furniture etc

Location; G7

"LIBRARY AS A PLACE TO COLLABORATE"

B004, In Progress

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Use the recently vacated IT space to create a THS Community Group Collaboration Space

Skills; Interior Design, Fit-out

Supplies; Office Furniture etc

Location; H9

GENERAL

WASTE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

E022, To be started

Permanent dedicated bins for general and recyclable waste and associated waste management plan.

Bins example

THS Community Sustainability Framework

CANTEEN RECYCLING BIN

E028, To be started

Storage for canteen paper etc before recycling, between the uprights and and 750mm high.

THS Community Sustainability Framework

Skills; Construction

Supplies; Steel framing and panels, painting

Location; K13

CHESS PIECE BOX

B020, To be started

Build a box in the inside out area to house the chess pieces.

Skills; Construction

Supplies; Materials

REPLACE BASKETBALL BACKBOARDS

E012, In grogress, SLG.

Replace basketball backboards

Skills; Filling

Supplies; Basketball backboard

EXTERIOR BRICKWORK CLEANING

N009. To be started

Clean blackened/dirty bricks.

Skills; High pressure washing service

RECENTLY COMPLETED OR ONGOING PROJECTS

Previous projects summary

BIG HILL RUNNING TRACK

B001, Completed

Create a running track behind the MPC for user by the Big Hill group

LASER CUTTER

Completed

Industrial arts laser cutter

More details about it on the information sessions page

IN FRONT OF THE MPC

N004. Completed

Better flow and presentation.

Skills; Design

Supplies: Furniture, Landscaping, Planting

WORKING BEE SHED & EQUIPMENT

B019, E013. Completed

Garden shed for working bee tools and general storage.

Skills; Concreting, Shed erection

Supplies: Shed & Gardening Equipment

IN FRONT OF A-BLOCK (RECEPTION)

Gardens and cleanup.

Skills; Design & Landscaping

Supplies: Landscaping, Planting

GRASS MOWING

N007. Ongoing.

Periodic maintaining lawns and trimming.

Skills; Professional garden maintenance/lawn mowing.

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REMOVE CHAINS & POLES

N005. Completed

Remove all chains and poles

Skills; Angle grinder

MPC KITCHEN REFRESH

E010. Completed

Social events lead refresh of the MPC kitchen.

Skills; Design, Construction

Supplies: Interior cupboards

COLLABORATIVE OUTDOOR LEARNING SPACE

N018. Completed

("Science Space")

Teacher/student lead creation of a outdoor learning and relaxation space.

Skills; Design

Supplies: Furniture, Landscaping, Planting, Painting

COVERING THE QUAD ("COLA")

B003. Completed

Being managed by the DEC.

Parents (via P&C) contributed 55% of the funds.

MPC CURTAIN UPGRADE

E021. Completed

More liable stage curtains.

Skills; Fitting

Supplies: Curtains

SPORTS MOVEABLE GOAL POSTS

E019. Completed

Better & safer goal posts.

Supplies: Goal posts

STORAGE CONTAINER

B021. Completed

Replace old carport with container for storage of grounds maintenance equipment & old computer equipment - freeing up other spaces near the canteen for more productive use.

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Skills; Concreting, shed installation

MPC AV UPDGRADE

E003, E015. Just Completed

Enclose the existing sound desk and upgrade the equipment.

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Skills; Construction & AV

Supplies; Construction materials, AV equipment


CANTEEN SLIDING WINDOWS

B024. Completed

Upgrade fixed windows to sliding windows..

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Skills; Sliding windows installation

REFRESH RECEPTION FURNITURE

E027, Completed

Update furniture at reception, including tables.

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Skills; Interior Design

Supplies; Tables & chairs

Location; F5

HOW WE RUN PROJECTS

We use a standard project management process from start to finish to run the project - it works hand-in-hand with how we design changes to the THS environment.

We use similar philosophies of the original school construction, using divide-and-conquer and in-parallel tasks.

Generally we ...

1. Engage with project leaders

2. Do the conceptual design with students, uni students, teachers, parents, community, school leadership group

3. Break up the project into digestible chunks

4. Start on the base layer (the boring bit)

5. Project leaders start on detailed design while the base is being prepared

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

Once we have defined (designed) the project and all key stakeholders have approved it we move into the implementation phase.

We break this phase into two key parts; the "foundation/closed layer" that requires expert services due the risks/skills involved and the "open layer" that can be done by the community.

eg for a large landscaping project we use experts to do the drainage, base preparation and then as a community we an focus on everything that goes on top of the prepared base.

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