In February of 2018, Ivanhoe state Labor MP Anthony Carbines announced a $6 million plan to rebuild Olympic Village Primary School in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Heidelberg West.
The local community – which has a rich history as the location of the athletes’ village for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games – has become highly disadvantaged – something that has been reflected in the school’s enrolment figures which currently stand at 86. With 45% of students coming from non-English speaking backgrounds, 20% of students being Koorie and 10% eligible for additional funding through the Program for Students with Disabilities, social justice was a central theme for this project. It was a strong motivation of Olympic Village Primary School to ensure that those who are the most disadvantaged at home, are not disadvantaged at school.
As part of this transition, Vision One were selected to deliver audio visual technology fit-outs of each of the new building’s 6x classrooms. We installed 6x Epson EB-695Wi Finger-Touch Interactive Projectors in each room. Designed for today’s BYOD classroom, the Epson EB-600 series takes classroom collaboration further. Offering 3x Higher Colour Brightness than competitive models, Epson® 3LCD projectors and displays ensure bright, vivid images. Teachers can use their fingers to annotate directly onto the whiteboard surface, while the supplied interactive pens allow both teachers and students to work simultaneously using different attributes.
3000mmm x 1200mm Low Gloss Whiteboards were installed in each room while 30w Redback C0927 Powered Speakers were spread across the span of each board, delivering a clear and even spread of sound.
Our JED T440 Wall Controllers featured in each classroom. The custom-branded Vision One controllers were used to turn each system ON/OFF, adjust volume and switch between sources on the projector.
The new Olympic Village Primary School is to become a place that encourages students to strive academically and socially. A place where all, no matter their differences, come together to collaborate and learn. Much like the ethos of the Olympics, people coming together and striving to be better. Vision One is proud to have been apart of a project that aids in communal development and social justice.