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John Pirie Secondary School

John Pirie Secondary School is undergoing a facility upgrade.

Key features of the upgrade include:

  • extension and refurbishment of the Powerhouse Theatre to provide additional flexible performance and music learning spaces, with improved street presence and public entrance for school performances
  • construction of 2 new middle school buildings with flexible general and serviced learning spaces, teacher preparation, withdrawal rooms and storage
  • refurbished learning spaces to provide an improved inclusive education unit location incorporating a new special options class
  • landscaping to new and refurbished areas
  • a new car park with disability access parking
  • demolition of ageing infrastructure.




Totalspace Design Ltd


McMahon Services Australia

Project timeline

Construction commenced

Architect appointed

Builder appointed

Construction commenced

Construction completed

Special education options upgrades


McMahon Services Australia

Upgrade details

John Pirie Secondary School has received a special options upgrade to accommodate new specialised education facilities for students with disability.

The project involved refurbishment of existing infrastructure to accommodate a new special option class providing:

  • teacher preparation
  • kitchen and laundry facility
  • flexible learning space
  • amenities
  • secure sensory landscaping.

This upgrade was completed as part of the school’s Capital Works upgrade.



Capital Works Project Delivery Team

Phone: 8226 1172
Email: education.capitalprograms [at] sa.gov.au