Tour E1 - Elim Christian College Junior Campus

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Tour Departs at 1.15pm

Elim Christian College Junior Campus

92 Golfland Drive, Howick

Venue Overview

The dynamic new Elim Christian College Junior Campus, welcomed its first intake of Year 1-7 pupils when classes began in February 2012 and has been well recieved by students and staff alike. Situated on Golfland Drive, separate from the senior campus in Botany, the new junior school caters for about 400 young students. The College's Principal Murray Burton says, "We asked architects Jasmax to reflect the school's special character in the design... In the Bible, Elim is an oasis and place of refreshment. We want students and visitors to get the nature of the school as soon as they see it".

This culminated in a vibrant scheme that encompassed over 30 classrooms, a full - size rugby field, playgrounds and sophisticated learning technology. Construction of the project was completed in two phases. The first stage included the construction of 14 classrooms and the second the addition of another 18 classrooms and a technology block.

Desert-coloured brick in three different tones adorns the school's exterior facade, while walls within the campus are painted vivid primary colours. Between the brightly coloured classrooms is a courtyard dotted with palm trees and an adventure playground laid with blue and orange artificial turf.

Adjoining classrooms can be opened up or closed off to one another creating flexible learning spaces, and all of the furniture is on wheels so classrooms can be reconfigured to suit the teachers and students needs. Technology has also been a focus and full use will be made of IT communications, such as wi-fi, so students stay "mobile but connected". Quotes and scriptures from the Bible are etched into the building fabric, embodying the school's spirit in the architecture

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