The campus consists of a number of heritage listed buildings situated on seven hectares (approx 17 acres) between Lawson and Hazelbrook on the north-easterly face of Lawson Ridge. People comment that our grounds and gardens are a park as they ramble about the property.
The original historic Circa 1908 buildings are arranged around three courtyards. During the 1980s these were extended, and in 2008 the school renovated and added a number of purpose-built facilities to meet the school’s educational vision and student needs. We continue to maintain, adapt and add to these facilities with modern, sustainable and sympathetic design and materials so that we cater for diversity.
Classrooms & Learning Spaces
Our classrooms are stimulating, comfortable and creative spaces which inspire learning. We are cautious to keep the visual noise of the spaces to a minimum so that only essential wording is displayed. Furniture can be easily set aside to allow for group or floor activities. Specialist spaces accommodate Science, PE, Art, Drama, Music and Technology Mandatory and Multi Media Studies. The Primary classrooms are ablaze with colour and children’s artworks, while the High School classrooms are more neutral spaces, reflecting that much of the student work is processed using technology. However, we are moving toward an increase in Project Based Learning, and projects will then be on display in many learning areas.
The site’s northern aspect looks across the Blue Mountains National Park to Lawson Ridge, Woodford Creek and the Kolonga Labyrinth in the Mount Hay Range.
To the east there is Lyrebird Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Burgess Falls, The Amphitheatre and Hazelbrook Creek and further east the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area.
Korowal school grounds have views across the north and north easterly aspects of the Blue Mountains National Park, stretching to Easterly views of the Sydney Basin. The grounds include a number of grassed areas and gardens that provide a safe and natural environment for students to explore and play.
Bordering the school are native Eucalypt woodlands and wetlands that serve as ecological and fauna corridors, providing access to open forests and waterways abundant with native sedges, grasses and aquatic flora and fauna.
The school grounds are a rich and vibrant resource for the integration of the schools learning practices and a restorative space to play and discover. We have a multipurpose ballcourt, mini oval, play equipment, sandpit, outdoor gym circuit and bush track. We also have outdoor learning spaces.