New primary school planned for George Town

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“With the major cost implications of the planned new facilities, it is essential that we seek world class advice and get it right. There is no second chance,” — The Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Cayman Islands Minister for Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture

New ideas for old-school school

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INTERNATIONAL school design expert Prakash Nair met with students, staff and key community representatives in Kingston this month to discuss its $30 million new high school. Read more here: New ideas for old-school school

Designing Healthy Schools Our Children Deserve

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A discussion of knee-jerk and constructive responses to anti-social student behaviour, by Jeff Lackney and Christian Long. Read more here: designing healthy schools our children deserve

Building boon

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Jeff Lackney, Prakash Nair and Randy Fielding all mentioned in article on recently-developed and in-planning respectful spaces in Victorian high schools. Read about it here: Building Boon (The Age)

Getting beyond the School as Temple

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A discussion of two community-centric approaches to school design: the ‘Community Learning Center’ and ‘Community as School’ models. Read more here: _Pages from FNI Articles_wcover

Learning by Liberation

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The Hobart Mercury, Australia, 21 July 2006 On Reece High School, the design of which won Prakash Nair the McConnell Award for school planning: ‘The school is now protected by something proving far stronger than razor wire: pride. Since the opening of the rebuilt $10 million school in 2003, there has been very little vandalism.’… Read more »

Learning to the Max

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Prakash Nair’s work referenced in discussion of larger, non-traditional settings in Victorian schools.   Read more here: Learning to the Max (The Age)

Small is Big

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Randall Fielding and Prakash Nair introduce the concept of the Small Learning Community. Read more here.

Learn the fun way

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Prakash Nair applauds Thiruvananthapuram (India) school.   Read more here.