"This school in a small country town has been reinvented in a way that has challenged the community but ultimately has exceeded the expectations of the students, staff and the community alike. An innovative approach to heritage, and the challenges this has posed has contributed to community changes in attitude and approach. There is a good integration of passive and active ESD initiatives, that inform the design and the users. The high level of community consultation before and during the design process have led to clear pride and ownership by the school. While most significantly a new build, the connection and response to the existing site, buildings and context is well done and builds on existing relationships."

Yackandandah Primary School: Jury Comments CEFPI 2011