Students share their views on new Whyalla school design

More than 40 students from Years 6 to 12 have taken part in a series of workshops run by newly appointed architects Cox Architecture and Thomson Rossi to share their views on the new Whyalla secondary school’s design.

Primary school students from Whyalla Town Primary School, Whyalla Stuart Campus R-7, Fisk Street Primary School, Hincks Avenue Primary School, Nicolson Avenue Primary School, Long Street Primary School and Memorial Oval Primary School gathered today at Whyalla Town Primary School’s new STEM facility to share their views.

Students from the existing three high schools at Stuart High School, Whyalla High School and Edward John Eyre High School have also participated and shared their thoughts.

Teachers are also taking part in a dedicated session to provide their input into the new school’s teaching spaces, which will deliver quality learning in a dynamic and adaptable environment.

In February, South Australian-based architects Cox Architecture and Thomson Rossi won the tender to design the new $100 million secondary school in Whyalla, which will accommodate 1500 students in Years 7 to 12.

The build will provide contemporary learning environments for students by combining the existing three government high school campuses in the region – Edward John Eyre, Stuart and Whyalla high schools.

“We have been very interested in feedback from local students who will be attending the new school in the coming years, as well as existing high school students who can provide valuable insight into the design,” said Minister Gardner.

“We have confidence in the future of Whyalla and we are supporting the region’s young people with the best possible education facility.

“The new Whyalla secondary school will be an iconic landmark for the community and we hope its design will set the agenda for what learning in a regional school can look like in the future.

“The Whyalla school community has a unique opportunity to influence and contribute to the school’s design and we look forward to seeing the impact of their views on the final concept.”

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