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Wesley at Clunes transforms

The redevelopment project taking shape

As Wesley at Clunes rolls into its 22nd year of operation, perhaps the biggest period of change and development in its history is beginning to take shape. Marked by the development of new educational and student residential facilities, the Clunes Redevelopment Project is due for completion in late May.

This striking development, designed by William Boags Architecture, stays true to the original design of the Clunes campus, while respecting the heritage of Clunes and our Wesley at Clunes program.

As the glass, steel and timber of these new buildings take shape, so too does the creation and adaptation of the Clunes curriculum to make the most of these amazing facilities and support the IB Middle Years Program. Staff from Clunes and across all Wesley campuses have worked collaboratively with internationally renowned educational specialist, Thom Markham, to create and implement Languages, Mathematics and the Community Project into the Wesley at Clunes curriculum.

Included in the development project are purpose-built design, technology and art studios that will allow students to further explore their creativity and practical problem-solving skills. Students will use these facilities throughout the regular curriculum at Clunes while also being able to utilise the equipment and facilities to design, create and implement their Community Projects, a major piece of curriculum design that will see students work in groups to improve communities that they identify with. They will take the central importance of ‘Community’ to the action stage, making and creating real solutions in the state-of-the-art facilities being built.

While the learning opportunities at Clunes continue to grow through the development of the buildings and curriculum, the heart and essence of Clunes remains: giving students the experience of independence and ‘learning to live with’ while immersing themselves in a strong rural community.

We look forward to officially opening and sharing the Clunes redevelopment with you all in the second half of 2022.

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