St Justin primary School

LOCATION          Wheelers Hill 

CLIENT                  Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS)

TIMEFRAME          2023

ARCHITECT          Architecture Matters

At the start of 2023 Black Sheep was commissioned to refurbish an existing school for our client at MACS.  We worked collaboratively with the architect, offering problem solving solutions without compromising the design intent as well as meeting project budget & deadline.


As part of a larger model, works completed were for the benefit of all abled and disabled bodies. The Specialist classroom that provided before and after hours care was inaccessible for people with transit restriction. The access short falls were incorporated into a new undercover learning area and new retractable glazed doors to create a free-flowing learning hubThis area is used for the teaching of horticulture and the raising of animals. The new access points enable all to be involved and inclusive. 

The scope involved us to work in a live environment within the schools’ grounds over 6 satellite projects. The works involved us to restrengthen an existing retaining wall, the refurbishment of 4 classrooms with staged handovers, strengthening works to an existing COLA structure, Substantial Civil works to contain excessive runoff.