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The Italian Bilingual School provides a bilingual and bicultural education incorporating a
European perspective which broadens students’ educational experiences and opens new
horizons. The NSW curriculum is delivered both in English and in Italian. The teaching
methodology, based on the Canadian model “one face-one language”, where one teacher only
teaches in English and one teacher only teaches in Italian, using the languages as vehicles rather
than only subjects, makes IBS a unique school within the Australian educational environment.
The client’s brief was to provide a multi purpose facility accommodating a library with two
zones, one for the school and the other a public resource centre, connecting café with large
area suitable for informal meetings, early childhood learning facility, classrooms for five
hundred students including multi media facilities, administration offices with meeting rooms,
canteen and lunch room and a multi purpose terrace suitable for sport activities.