World class teaching and learning opportunities 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 teaching and learning 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 in the program 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:
- a refurbishment and expansion of existing buildings including administration and performing arts 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 learning into the future.
"The state of the art facilities will further strengthen the schools vision - our school's pride, innovation and excellence will lead to learning, independence and success for all of our students."
"We’re really excited to welcome year 7’s 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 transition from year 7 through to year 12."
"A unified campus will mean all students and staff can enjoy the upgraded teaching and learning facilities, and the wider school community will benefit from all administration facilities, such as administration, staff facilities and student services will be in one central location."
Following community consultation the school will be called Berri Regional Secondary College from 2022 to signify the consolidation of campuses.
A full list of school upgrades is available on the Major school upgrades webpage.