Thousands more students and their families can now see what their future school will look like, with concept designs revealed for nine new school upgrades across South Australia.
The Marshall Liberal Government’s $1.3 billion capital works program is expected to support thousands of jobs across the state, and forms part of the biggest investment into education by any state government in South Australia’s history.
Concept images revealed today showcase the modern, state-of-the-art facilities that students and staff will soon be able to access at Golden Grove High School, Craigmore High School, Seaton High School, Seaview High School, Woodville High School, Kapunda High School, Glossop High School, Ceduna Area School and Victor Harbor R-7 School – and represent about $100 million in value out of the $1.3 billion total investment to come.
The capital works detailed in the latest revealed concept plans include:
- A new two-storey contemporary learning centre, new two-storey performing arts and Year 12 study centre, landscaped courtyards and outdoor spaces at Golden Grove High School.
- A new building providing combined horticulture, home economics and VET spaces at Woodville High School, in addition to new PE learning spaces and refurbished science and art classrooms.
- The construction of a new two-level multi-purpose creative design building at Seaview High School, as well as a new performing arts facility and associated performance spaces including rehearsal workshops, amenities and outdoor spaces.
- The consolidation of Glossop High School as a unified campus in Berri, creating a Year 7 to 12 secondary school for 800 students by refurbishing and expanding existing buildings, as well as creating an expanded performing arts studio.
Education Minister John Gardner said communities across the state will be excited to get a first glimpse at their new school.
“We are delighted that even more communities now have the opportunity to see what their future school will look like,” said Minister Gardner.
“The plans being released today reflect a range of local priorities, including additional learning spaces, science facilities, creative and performing arts spaces and physical education facilities.
“The Marshall Liberal Government’s $1.3 billion capital works program is a massive investment in the future of our children that will provide a boost to the state’s economy and create thousands of jobs statewide.
“The capital works program will deliver modern, flexible, state-of-the-art learning spaces for schools, help transition Year 7 into high school, as well as enabling public high schools to deliver great educational outcomes for what is shaping to be a rapidly growing student cohort, even before adding the Year 7s.”
Michael Lambert, Director of Brown Falconer, said the design at Golden Grove High School caters for all learning styles in both indoor and outdoor settings.
“This is an exciting moment for the school as they prepare for the arrival of year 7 students and they have the opportunity to provide dedicated middle school learning spaces tailored specifically for the learning needs of year 7 and 8 students as they transition to high school,” said Mr Lambert.
“Through a diverse range of indoor and outdoor learning settings, the design caters for all learning styles and preferences which provides for the personalised needs of every student.
“The redevelopment will reinforce golden grove high schools position as a leader in the performing arts in the state, with bespoke multi-purpose learning spaces for dance and drama.”
The nine concept plans being released come in addition to 13 concept designs for major school upgrades revealed last month.
Information on all 22 schools that have completed concept plans can be found on the Department for Education website.