Our Facilities

Students playing Australian Rules Football on the school oval.

Students playing Australian Rules Football on the school oval.

Students using one of the school’s four modern computer suites

Students using one of the school’s four modern computer suites

Students with their work in the school’s Art room

Students with their work in the school’s Art room

Students working in the school’s home economics centre.

Students working in the school’s home economics centre.

Originally a large co-educational government high school catering for up to 1,200 students, the school is situated on an attractive, well-maintained site with buildings placed between a large number of mature trees, gardens and lawned areas in the inner western suburbs of Adelaide. There are two main “wings” (east wing and west wing) comprising teaching classrooms, science laboratories, computing suites, teacher preparation offices, admin offices and meeting rooms. Other buildings used by the school are scattered in between the two wings. These house further classrooms, teacher preparation areas, home economics and technology studies teaching areas, a student services centre and an art room.

A large drama room in the east wing has been converted into a multi-purpose room, housing an interactive whiteboard and IT equipment, stage lighting, sound system and conference tables and chairs. A second conference room, recently re-furbished, is attached to the student services centre. A re-furbished air-conditioned gymnasium and canteen facility are located centrally along with the staff-room and resource centre which houses a teacher reference area and book room. To the south is a well-maintained oval located close to the gymnasium. Sheds for the ground maintenance equipment are on the perimeter of the ovals. All classrooms and buildings managed by the school are old (most built in the 1950’s) but well-maintained. All buildings have been recently painted both externally and internally. Refurbishment, cleaning and maintenance work is done on an on-going basis. There are 2 buildings in the centre and western boundary of the campus. The central building, previously a technology (metal work) centre, has been refurbished and now houses the school's well stocked Resource Centre which caters to the needs of staff and students within the school. The building on the western boundary (previously an auto-workshop has been rebuilt as a centre for youth by Multicultural Youth SA (MYSA).

The School of Languages (SOL) shares the site and has use of the main admin offices in the northern end of the west wing dedicated to their use. Language classes are held for students across the Adelaide metropolitan area in the evenings on most nights during the week. The classrooms in the western wing are shared for this purpose. The Ethnic Schools Board also uses some office space in this building. Three community schools (Vietnamese, Somali and Kannada) have an agreement to use classrooms for community schooling during the weekends.

Student and staff toilets are in both the east and west wings, with further staff toilet facilities in the staffroom. The School of Languages and MYSA have their own toilet facilities. All are cleaned regularly and are well maintained.

In the last 5 years there have been considerable changes to the school’s facilities. This has included the refurbishment of the art rooms, home economics, the drama room (now referred to as the multi purpose room) and gymnasium. Work on the school grounds has included the development of the quadrangle to provide more shade and seating for students, the establishment of the Peace Garden and the Kitchen Garden. Additional trees for shade and native trees and shrubs have also been planted around the school.

There is ample staff and visitor car-parking along the western and eastern boundaries of the school.