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Riverside Christian College Distance Education Centre
POSTED 9 MAY 2024

To celebrate Week 3/10 of our new website, we’re reflecting on our project with Riverside Christian College: their Distance Education Centre!

Riverside’s Distance Education facility has been designed to allow the Riverside team to continue to provide excellence in distance education, while supporting the teaching and administrative staff’s collaborative culture.

 

Well before COVID-19 forced many schools to rethink their education delivery and consider online learning models, Riverside has been at the forefront of the Distance Education sector. In 1990 they were the first ever Non-Government school to introduce Distance Education in Queensland.

 

Since then, Riverside has grown its operations and from 2009 has been developing its own Australian-based curriculum (replacing international materials used by other Distance Education schools).

 

The new Distance Education facility has been designed to allow the Riverside team to continue developing their curriculum including producing their own printed materials and resources packs for distribution all around Australia.

 

The facility focuses on the collaborative culture amongst Riverside’s teaching and administrative staff. The large open plan office is clustered into “pods,” and provides several meeting, training, and breakout areas.

 

Uniquely, the building also includes several recording booths for pre-recorded and livestreamed virtual classes, connecting the teachers to their students located throughout Australia, and in some cases, around the world.

 

Riverside Christian College Distance Education is a P-12 home-based learning provider, based in Maryborough Queensland, and has a mission to provide excellence in education and to inspire Christian character.

 

CLIENT: Riverside Christian College

CLIENT TEAM: Dr David Jeffs (Former Principal)

LOCATION: Maryborough, Queensland / Kabi Kabi & Butchulla Country

 

ARCHITECT: Novum

Project Director: Joel Ridings

Project Team: Ben Leighton & Jeffrey Smith

 

CONTRACTOR: Badge Constructions

CIVIL ENGINEER: Calibre Group

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Calibre Group

HYDRAULIC ENGINEER: Cushway Blackford

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Cushway Blackford

MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Cushway Blackford

ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONSULTANT: Cushway Blackford

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Porter Designs

TOWN PLANNER: Angelo Oliaro Town Planning

CERTIFIER: GMA Certification Group

QUANTITY SURVEYOR: CostPlan Group

ACOUSTIC CONSULTANT: SoundBASE Consulting