Articles & Case Studies

How architects, designers and schools work with VE Furniture.

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Dandenong High School

Established in 1919, Dandenong High School is one of the oldest, largest and most culturally diverse Secondary Schools in Victoria. The need for extra space and new facilities saw Dandenong High School expand in early 2019.

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Exam Tips

There is a real difference between good stress and bad stress, one can help keep you focused, the other can cause anxiety. These tips will help you cope with stress during exam time.

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Echuca Twin Primary School

The project saw the merger of Echuca South Primary School, Echuca West Primary School and Echuca Special School onto a new site. The project was completed in two stages to make sure there was minimal disruption to students.

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Innovation For Change

To be truly innovative we not only need to be new and different - we need to change lives – innovation is after all, about the outcome!

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Drouin Secondary College

Drouin Secondary College's core values encompass Achievement, Respect, Commitment and Community and this was more than evident during their 2019 new building project.

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Edgars Creek Secondary College

Edgars Creek Secondary College is a new secondary school located in Wollert. The School is an integral component of a broader vision of educational provision in the rapidly expanding City of Whittlesea.

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Maker Movement

The STEAM philosophy of hands on learning has been around for several years now, moving students away from Googling and starting to think for themselves.

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Flexible Furniture

The latest movement in progressive learning is flexible, reconfigurable classroom furniture that supports agile learning.

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Kingswood College

Kingswood College is an independent school in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs. Founded in 1890, it has a proud history of providing holistic and innovative education for students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

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School Reception

School reception is the gateway to your educational facility. The first area prospective parents, new teaching and faculty staff, nervous students, students waiting to be collected by parents, and other visitors see when they engage with your school making it a vital space to create the right first impression.

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Melba College

Melba College is the amalgamation of Maroondah and Croydon Secondary Colleges which merged in 2012. Facilities and buildings were outdated and a re-build was required. Y2 Architects designed the new, award winning, multi story building, to house 1100 students with stage one being completed in 2018.

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Sit Stand Desk

After 20 years of sitting at a desk I was intrigued, okay mortified, to read that sitting kills you, it certainly had killed my neck and shoulders, but was my risk of heart attack really the same as that of a smoker and had I really increased my metabolic risk of diabetes and heart disease? Really?

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Maximize Staff Engagement

You have time to spare between meetings; do you spend it in the staff room? No? Chances are if you don’t want to be there, your staff won’t either!

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Melbourne Girl's College

Melbourne Girls’ College was established in 1994 on the banks of the Yarra River in Richmond and has fast become a leader in innovative girls’ education.

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Your Guide to the Collaborative Classroom

We know students benefit from peer to peer interaction in collaborative classrooms that promote group work to enhance their learning, the question is, how do you set them up?

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Vocational Education: Preparing students for work

With the world changing so quickly, what secondary schools teach needs to match what the job market requires and reflect modern workplaces to ensure schools are setting students up for success.

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What are Future Schools?

Whilst the school curriculum is still very much about the 3 R’s – reading, writing and arithmetic and these core competencies will remain in future schools, problem solving, critical thinking and innovation are making an in road via Project Based Learning

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Flexible Seating

Flexible seating is about offering students’ choice, giving them control over their environment and allowing them to determine where they learn best to maximise engagement.

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Library Refurbishment Trends

Redesigning the school library? Give a thought to these latest trends for a healthier space that maximises student wellbeing:

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5 Tips to Improve Classrooms

Good teaching is about knowing which skills to apply where, to get the best out of your students.

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Classroom Furniture Design

In 21st Century classrooms, furniture needs to be designed and arranged to fit the curriculum and the curriculum is calling for collaborative learning with a student led approach.

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Flexible Seating

Flexible seating is about offering students’ choice, giving them control over their environment and allowing them to determine where they learn best to maximise engagement.

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Can you afford not to have School Lockers?

Students bring a lot of things to school; textbooks and resources, electronic devices such as phones and laptops, food and water, sports gear and clothing, and with many short lessons making up the day, carrying backpacks from place to place is back breaking work.

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Engaging Students

How do you engage students to improve learning outcomes?