Protecting ancient First Nations culture and knowledge-sharing is imbued in the design. Connection to Country and natural rock shelters along the Lane Cove River inspired the Wingaru building design and landscaping.
Learning spaces are grouped around a gathering space. A central ‘pod’ hovers in the atrium, enabling students to learn, socialise and reflect.
Elders and First Nations students have been instrumental in the discernment process to name this building Wingaru — “to think.” The name reflects our deep connection to Indigenous traditions, Jesuit values, and education. Wingaru allows us to live out our values within a new space, inspired by connection to Country.
First Nations Co-ordinator