Why hubs matter for schools

Why hubs matter for schools

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Singapore Theatre, Glyn Davis Building

Masson Road

University of Melbourne

Parkville, VIC 3052


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Hear from our expert panel on the community building power of hubs for our schools

About this event

Chair: Professor Janet Clinton, Building Connections Lead, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, the University of Melbourne.


Lachlan Yeates (Principal, Cranbourne Primary School)

Justine Mackie (Formerly Principal, Ivanhoe East Primary; currently principal in residence at the Academy of Teaching and Leadership and Interim Co-Director for the Teaching Excellence Division)

Debra Gibson (Principal, Doveton College)

June McLoughlin (Executive Director, Our Place)

Why design matters for schools as community hubs is the third of three panel discussions associated with the Sharing Schools, Building Communities exhibition open this July and August 2022.

Frontline experts will discuss the impacts of schools as community hubs on teaching and learning experiences and outcomes, as well as on school-community relationships, and how these effects can be measured.

The Melbourne School of Design is proud to launch our latest Dulux Gallery exhibition which explores and celebrates the value of schools as community hubs.

Discover the latest evidence and expert advice about designing, developing and sustaining schools as community hubs to enhance education, health and social connection. Sharing Schools, Building Communities presents the continuum of school-community connections and celebrates success stories to inspire and inform those just starting their hub journey.

ARC Project Partners

Australian Research Council

Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

Government of South Australia Department of Education

RMIT University

Brand Architects

Clarke Hopkins Clarke

Exhibition supporters

Modern Teaching Aids


Hear and Learn

​​​​​​​Total Tech Productions

Dulux Gallery opening hours

Monday - Friday

10.00am - 4.00pm

The Sharing Schools, Building Communities exhibition will be open on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July 2022, for Open House Melbourne

The exhibition will also be open on Sunday 21 August 2022 for the University of Melbourne's Open Day.

The Dulux Gallery and Glyn Davis Building is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions about your visit don't hesitate to email us at msd-exhibitions@unimelb.edu.au.

All visitors to University of Melbourne campuses, including galleries, must be fully vaccinated (or have a valid exemption). Find out more.

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