Our Environment

​Sophia College has been master planned to be one continuous classroom with learning and teaching occurring both inside and outside. Learning spaces reflect David Thornburg’s three archetypal learning spaces— the campfire, cave, and watering hole.  

Each learning hub contains classrooms which have been master planned to incorporate at least one waterhole, campfire and cave space to cater for different learning styles and flexible pedagogical approaches. 

Building design fosters a sense of community. Language, drama, music and art spaces incorporate space from outdoor to provide performance opportunities. Spaces are available to encourage student performances, of varying sizes in and around the college, especially during lunch breaks 

General, specialist subjects (design subjects, music, art etc) and a resource centre are established within precincts. 

The College’s Eco Science Precinct is being developed to promote hands on learning of ecology and is a space for integrated learning opportunities. ​