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Building Better Schools is a $692 million school infrastructure upgrade program that will provide new and upgraded facilities at 91 schools across South Australia. Upgrades at each school will be unique to that school and be a mixture of:

  • additional learning areas and facilities in high schools for the transition of year 7 
  • removing old relocatable or modular classrooms
  • new buildings for schools with growing student numbers
  • refurbishing classrooms and buildings into modern learning areas
  • landscaping and upgrading street frontage to create vibrant entries.

The 91 schools receiving upgrades consist of 62 metropolitan schools, 21 country schools and 8 schools from the Greater Adelaide region. The 91 schools are made up of:

  • 30 primary schools
  • 44 high schools
  • 16 birth to year 12/reception to year 12/area schools
  • 1 Aboriginal school.

Around 67,000 students across the state will benefit with around 1 in 5 schools having their facilities upgraded.

Work is underway

Initial work has started with architects and staff from corporate office visiting schools at the end of 2017. In February 2018 each school had a scoping exercise and artists illustration produced for their proposed upgrade. Following the need to transition year 7 students into high school, projects will now be reviewed to incorporate this where needed.

The program will be completed over 6 years and the start of construction at each school will be staggered across the program.


Building better Schools

Phone: 8226 6560
Email: education.BuildingBetterSchools [at] sa.gov.au