Students at Leanyer will be celebrating new classrooms as they join thousands across the Territory in returning to school today.
A brand new building that includes four general learning areas and a teachers’ space is now complete.
The $2 million facility was designed by Ashford Architects and constructed by C&R Constructions, both Territory companies.
The classrooms have improved acoustics, along with larger teaching and preparation spaces that will enhance learning and opportunity for early childhood students at the school.
The modern spaces also include innovative hearing augmentation features, which support children with hearing aids to fully participate and engage in education.
Calming colours, textures and natural furniture features have been used throughout the classrooms, and the age appropriate furniture configuration allow individual students and groups to choose how they wish to work, either seated or standing.
There is also a new adjoining outdoor wet area, so children can move from indoor to outdoor learning with fluidity.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Lauren Moss:
“These new classrooms at Leanyer School are part of the Territory Labor Government’s plan for high quality learning spaces across the NT.
“We want our students to be focused on education and we know that well designed contemporary learning spaces facilitate productive learning.
“Quality learning spaces lead to more motivated students with improved educational outcomes and these new classrooms will be an asset to the school.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Wanguri Nicole Manison:
“Our kids deserve a great education and to do this, they need good infrastructure to support them in their learning.
“This modern classroom block replaces old demountables and is a fantastic addition to Leanyer School.
“The Leanyer School community has put in a big effort over the last few years to deliver these new classrooms, and they offer the perfect start to another big year ahead for this great school and our local kids.”