The dual-site Studio School, located in the remote outback of the Kimberley and Wesley College Glen Waverley in Melbourne, responds to and travels across Australia according to the season.
A school that responds to country
The concept for the dual-site Studio School was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s school of architecture, Taliesin, which moves from Wisconsin to Arizona according to the seasons.
Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School students move from one environment and community to another, spending Terms 2 and 3 at the Yiramalay site in the Kimberly and Terms 1 and 4 at Wesley College in Melbourne.
This approach helps students connect and adapt to both locations and gives their education physical context.
At the Kimberley and Melbourne sites, students reside on campus and are supported by staff in purpose-built accommodation. The residential nature of the school allows students and staff to be fully immersed in the local cultures and communities of both locations.