Manual Arts Transformation

The Project The BFX Furniture team worked with Burnside State High School to completely transform their outdated and worn manual arts room with brand new wood working and metal working benches. The project included the fit-out of two wood working rooms and two metal working rooms with industrial grade benches made from heavy-duty and durable materials. BFX Furniture’s range of custom-made wood working and metal working benches are essential for creating state-of-the-art manual arts labs. We specialise in supplying high-quality …

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Prahran High School – A Vision For Learning

An Innovative, Purpose-built, Co-educational School with a Vertical Campus Prahran High School is a uniquely designed contemporary school part of a thriving education district that includes Melbourne Polytechnic and the National Institute of Circus Arts. The vision was to design a leading, co-educational school for Years 7-12 with a full range of state of the art facilities and technologies. BFX completed the furniture fit-out for Prahran High School, which is one of the first vertical schools to be delivered by the Victorian …

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Create Engaging Classrooms for Special Needs Students

Supporting All Students Everywhere This comprehensive guide provides a solid foundation with helpful information to design engaging classrooms for special needs students. When space planning for special education centres, there are a number of things to take into consideration including; acoustics and colour, textures and fabrics, sensory play areas, safety and sustainability, flexible and comfortable student seating as well as adjustable height student tables. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2009, 80.2% of children with disability attended special …

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5 Mind-Blowing Science Activities For The Classroom

Activities By Teachers For Teachers All these Science Activities were featured on some fantastic teacher blogs who are passionate about creating fun, easy and educational activities for your next science class. Year 7-8 Chemistry Activity – Periodic Table BattleshipYear 6-8 Chemistry Activity – Grow Your Own Borax CrystalsYear 10 Biology Activity – Make Your Own Brain HatYear 11-12 Biology Activity – Create 3D Animal or Plant Cell ModelsYear 6-7 Physics Activity – Steady Hand Game Want All These Resources On The Go? Download Now Activity …

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20 More Tips For A Green Office in 2019

Last time we spoke about how to implement a green office program, we barely scratched the surface with our 4 Tips for a Green Office. This time we are here to step it up a notch with 20 more tips. Think of this post as your ultimate green guide. Your one-stop reference for green office design ideas or a place to find inspiration for some eco-friendly supplies. We guarantee you’re sure to leave here with at least a few ideas …

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Shared Vision For Growth

One School’s Journey to  Flexible Learning Environments The School St Nicholas Catholic Primary School was established in 1876 in Tamworth, New South Wales. The Catholic parish school hosts over 500 students and is committed to fostering an educational environment built on a love of learning, personal development, community and shared faith. The Project The project involved furnishing classrooms across years 1-6, as well as 3 common areas that can be utilised as teaching and learning spaces. The layout features flexible open …

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Ring The Bell

A New Era Is Dawning The industrial model that has been the driver of education in Australia since 1793 is obsolete and we now have the opportunity to recontextualise the New-New learning environments of the future. New-New learning environments need to be based on inquiry-based pedagogies that foster the development of skills and capabilities required for the future focused workforce such as: critical thinking, communication, connectivity, collaboration, culture and creativity. The environment and furniture should be adaptive and flexible, catering …

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The Continental Shift

From Traditional Classrooms of old to Future Focused Learning® Spaces A future-focused vision for education recognises that today’s and tomorrow’s learner will face a very different future from generations past. A Vision for the Future The transition from the 20th to the 21st century ignited a significant shift in the world of education. The long-held notion that education can only occur in a bounded space with a clearly identified front, where all students are seated in desks and facing the blackboard …

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Behind The Scenes: Stella Maris Catholic Primary School

Read the Full Interview Below BFX went behind the scenes at Stella Maris Catholic Primary School.  Grade 5 teachers Andrew Fellows, Larissa Livermore, Cassandra Scott, Courtney Morgan and Anthony Graham to document the process they and their students went through to design their own classrooms, with a little help from our BFX 3D Room Planner. What Kind of Activities Did the Students Do? “We got them first of all sort of looking at what the floorplan was like in here …

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Stella Maris Catholic Primary School

What Teachers & Students At Stella Maris Love About Their New Future Focused Classrooms “The furniture here from BFX has been awesome. I’m finding the furniture really helpful for my teaching pedagogy. It allows all the different students to be engaging in different tasks and different types and styles of tasks at different times.”  “The furniture here from BFX has been awesome it’s been really beneficial to the way that we’re learning here and it was really good that the …

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