The judges praised the longevity of the design, describing it as highly functional and elegant. They loved the use of translucent wall cladding on the south side of the building. Coupled with the novel black baton ceiling, it produces a soft, even light across the playing surface that could become a new standard for school gyms. At night the building’s internal lighting shines out the translucent cladding to cast a warm glow along the school’s main street frontage – a perfect welcome for evening school and community events.

Jury Citation, Victorian School Design Awards 2021