World-class teaching and learning facilities are coming to a country school near you.
From Ceduna on the Eyre Peninsula to Mount Gambier on the Limestone Coast, the government’s major capital works program is delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure to the regions, which will also support year 7 moving into high school in 2022.
A total of almost $224m in upgrades are happening at 30 regional schools.
A major project is Glossop High School's $17.2m works which will consolidate the 2 existing campuses onto one campus in Berri, creating a year 7 to 12 secondary school for 800 students.
Construction is well underway on the Greenway Architects-designed facility, with Sitzler Pty Ltd doing the build. The upgrades will deliver:
- refurbishment and expansion of existing buildings, upgrading the administration facilities and creating an expanded performing arts studio
- construction of 2 new hub buildings for flexible learning, including home economics, technology and outdoor learning areas
- demolition of ageing infrastructure.
Principal Emily Griggs says the school community is very excited about the opportunities the project will provide to students.
"The state of the art facilities will further strengthen our vision that pride, innovation and excellence will lead to learning, independence and success for all of our students."
"We’re really excited to welcome year 7s next year and consolidating the campuses will mean we will be able to accommodate all high school year levels on the one site, making it a seamless journey from year 7 through to year 12."
"A unified campus will mean all students and staff can enjoy the upgraded teaching and learning facilities."
Following community consultation the school will be called Berri Regional Secondary College from 2022.
A full list of school upgrades is available on the Major school upgrades webpage.