A future vision for the Kew campus and beyond.


Guided by our purpose as an aspirational learning community, we now have an opportunity to further enrich and enhance the future educational learning experience of our young people.

At Trinity, we have always strived to create an environment where students can be their best selves and contribute positively to society in and beyond school.

In alignment with our priorities set out in the Trinity 2030 Strategic Plan, I am pleased to now share with you the Trinity Grammar School, Kew Masterplan, which has been endorsed by School Council.

Guided by our purpose as an aspirational learning community, we now have an opportunity to further enrich and enhance the future educational learning experience of our young people.

I look forward to sharing further updates with you as we evolve and realise this vision.

Adrian Farrer

About the Masterplan

The Masterplan for the Kew campus, which has been adopted by School Council, is a key priority of the Trinity 2030 Strategic Plan.

This plan, which was developed following a significant stakeholder consultation and engagement process, outlines what the future vision for the campus holds.

McIldowie Partners was appointed as the Masterplan Architects after a competitive design competition was conducted. The team at McIldowie, led by Craig Brown and Tom Crocker, have guided the school through the masterplanning process, supported by a number of expert design consultants and by Dr Ben Cleveland from the University of Melbourne.

The Masterplan is a future vision of the macro design of the campus that has identified a number of key projects to be considered by School Council for staging and development.

The plan itself and the various projects will be subject to town planning approvals by Boroondara City Council and the Department of Transport and Planning.

A philanthropic strategy will also be established to support this vision as the school looks to manage responsibly the capital investment required.

Planning with purpose

A key component of the Masterplan process was to establish an Educational Planning & Design Brief.

Dr Ben Cleveland of Engaging Spaces and the University of Melbourne, together with McIldowie Partners, prepared this key strategic document following the stakeholder consultation phase and workshops held with staff, students and parents.

This Brief defined 20 key strategic principles for the Masterplan to be built upon, which was then articulated through four strategic concepts. 

These concepts are expanded under the crosses below:

Social Organisation / Age and Stage Communities

Matching student agency with development

Noting the geography of the campus, the Masterplan prioritises matching mobility and agency with student development and their respective journey across the campus each day. Such an approach addresses density pressures while enabling age and stage-based responses and enhancing a sense of belonging within cohorts. 

Personalised Learning Environments

Providing facilities that empower students and staff to innovate

Our priority for personalised learning and wellbeing is reflected in the design of spaces that empower students and staff to innovate and develop agency. Responding to the diverse needs of the staff and student community, the Masterplan ensures that our learning and wellbeing spaces are integrated, distributed and appropriate for each age and stage community. 

Connectivity and Student Safety

Physically connecting the campus for the school community

Through design, we want to ensure that the physical connection throughout the campus is safe, comfortable and can respond to active and passive activities. The need to ensure safe passage across the precincts and roadways is paramount, as is enriching a range of experiences through social, play and informal learning based on age and stage.

Trinity Identity and Community Relationships

Creating a place to belong

Our school value of “Community” has been a primary driver in the planning and central to the vision’s design. Included in this is the enhancement of the arrival experience for all students, including those from Ruyton Girls’ School, in addition to staff and visitors. Enhancing our Anglican identity and providing relational spaces for celebration, professional learning and wellbeing programs are also important considerations.

Communities for every age and stage

The Kew site of Trinity Grammar School presents both opportunities and challenges in optimising the student experience.

Establishing defined Junior Years (ELC – Year 4), Middle Years (Years 5-8) and Senior Years (Years 10-12) Precincts, supported by a Year 9 Village, a Recital Hall, and a dedicated Sports and Community Centre on Cotham Road, reflects our desire to enhance a sense of belonging and place for our young people.

The reimagined built environment is a combination of adaptive re-use, refurbishments and bespoke new builds, with hubs dedicated to prototypes for learning.

Centralising age groups in this way will address the density pressure on the existing campus, reduce travel between corners of the school and importantly, match mobility and agency with student development.

Each precinct considers integrated specialist and support facilities, and accommodates pedestrian and car activity, parking, drop-off and pick-up zones.

The following segments articulate the future vision for each of the precincts in more detail.


Junior Years Precinct

The Junior Years Precinct will be comprised of a new Early Learning Centre, Prep building and Years 1-4 precinct utilising the historic Wellington Street properties and the area south of the Peter Crawley Centre for the Arts…


Middle Years Precinct

Upon the establishment of the new Junior School Precinct, the Middle Years cohorts can be brought together in reimagined spaces on the existing Junior School site…

YEAR 10 – YEAR 12

Senior Years Precinct

With the relocation of Years 7, 8 and 9 students, the Senior Years Precinct will create a VCE area conducive to their learning and wellbeing needs…


South Precinct (The Village)

Within the South Precinct, The Village will be a new home for the Year 9 cohort that provides an environment suited to this age situated in what was commonly known as “frogs hollow”…


Community Precinct

The Peter Crawley Centre for the Arts (CFA) and the Cotham Road site are included in the Community Precinct…

The following renders imagine some of these projects at this early stage.


Proposed Year 9 Village

Proposed Recital Hall

Proposed Sports and Community Centre


Proposed Trinity Marles Playing Fields, Bulleen
Just Pavilion

The construction of the North-East Link Tunnel and the occupation of the western aspect of our sports fields has resulted in a number of sporting capital projects being completed at the Marles Playing Fields in Bulleen.

New tennis courts, archery range, cricket practice nets and additional carparking has all formed part of this government funded works package that will help realise a reimagined Bulleen as depicted in the artist’s impression below.

The final project is the construction of a new Pavilion to replace the existing Just Pavilion and Cohen Room that sits between the Daley and Hudson Ovals.

This new facility will house new changerooms, gym, first aid facilities, amenities, social gathering space, kitchen, offices and meeting rooms. Catering for all ages of students and OTGs, in addition to Ruyton students and external uses, the facility will be the jewel in the crown that we call Bulleen.

School Council will be working alongside Adrian and his team to bring the Masterplan to life, underpinned by a philanthropic strategy that will be essential to the realisation of these projects

Ashley Butler – Chair of Council

Progress updates will be communicated via this page as planning for these projects unfolds.

For enquires relating to the Masterplan, contact

Trinity 2030

Learn more about our Strategic Plan