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Designs released for school upgrades

12 November 2019

Initial concept plans for 13 public schools being upgraded as part of the state government’s $1.3 billion investment in capital works have been revealed.

The investment will improve school facilities across the state, support sustainable enrolment growth in government schools and help transition year 7 into high school.

The images provide a first glimpse of the improved facilities that local students will soon have access to at the following schools: Aberfoyle Park High School, Banksia Park International High School, Gawler & District College, Grant High School, Heathfield High School, Le Fevre High School, Loxton High School, Mount Barker High School, Murray Bridge High School, Nuriootpa Primary School, Parafield Gardens High School, Paralowie School and Salisbury High School.

Among the capital works detailed in the concept plans are:

  • The construction of a new performing arts building to include drama, music and general learning and a new commercial kitchen at Banksia Park International High School, as well as the refurbishment of existing buildings to provide three additional classrooms to accommodate Year 7 students.
  • The construction of a new building including a gymnasium with change rooms and home economics facilities at Parafield Gardens High School.
  • The redevelopment of facilities at Aberfoyle Park High School to create a performing arts centre to provide music teaching and practice spaces for large performances, as well as modern learning spaces and collaborative areas.
  • The construction of a new Agricultural Studies building for Loxton High School, in addition to new modern classrooms to replace ageing infrastructure.
  • A new performing arts studio with learning areas and a significant refurbishment of a number of teaching spaces at Mount Barker High School.