The Highlands School

Project Type

Projects from the Heart


The Highlands School, Mittagong

This school caters exclusively for students who are unable to attend mainstream educational settings as a consequence of longstanding and substantial behavioral issues.

This amazing place is run by wonderful staff and feels more like a youth hostel than a school. The rules are simple and there are only three:

  • No drugs;
  • No violence, and:
  • No yabbies in the fish tank!

The Highlands School wanted a playground that they could “DIY.” So we turned our Paper & Crayon Design Workshop into a day out, including a special guest appearance from Costa Georgiadis, to help us to get our hands in the dirt!

With the site for the new playground decided, we married the ideas generated by two separate student workshops, into a playground design that would improve the daily experience of every student, and best of all, they could build it themselves with the help of their practical and talented teachers!

Well the playground has been built and opened at The Highlands School. It may deviate a little from the plan, however in terms of the objective to provide a physically challenging activity, I think the DIY team at THS have hit the mark!

Contact us

New South Wales
1-2/ 14 Loyalty Road
North Rocks NSW 2151
T 02 9958 1988

ABN 32 626 400 833
Lic. # 326557C

102 Grays Road
Doonan QLD 4562
T 07 3117 9905

ABN 32 626 400 833
QLD Lic. # 15294553
QBUILD Reg. 876384

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