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John Pirie Secondary School

John Pirie Secondary School has undergone 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 completed

Architect appointed

Builder appointed

Construction commenced

Construction completed


Capital Works Project Delivery Team

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

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.