The $100 million Adelaide Botanic High School has today opened its doors for a glimpse of what will be on offer to students when it officially opens in Term 1 next year.
The school’s world-class design boasts a brand new six storey building with a rooftop and basement, with a glass atrium linking the new building with the refurbished UniSA Reid building.
Premier Steven Marshall said that the school’s unique location next to the Australian Space Agency headquarters and broader innovation precinct at Lot Fourteen will open unprecedented opportunities for students.
“Last week’s announcement that the National Space Agency will be headquartered here in Adelaide is a huge boost for Adelaide Botanic High students and students across the state,” said Premier Marshall.
“When the doors open for Term 1 next year students will step into a unique location, which I hope inspires them to become the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.
“The space industry is growing at an unprecedented rate across the nation, and the State Liberal Government is putting a strong focus on encouraging students to pursue careers in this sector.
“With a strong focus on education in STEM, students will be well prepared to enter the workforce of the future with strong skill sets that will prepare them to be part of the fastest growing industries globally.”
Other key design features of the school include external learning and recreation spaces on the upper levels and around the parklands, a music and drama theatre with typographical projector, modern laboratories featuring investigative science equipment and food technology kitchens.
Education Minister John Gardner said the school’s unique design will maximise student learning and teacher collaboration.
“Adelaide Botanic High School has been built to showcase best practice 21st century learning, and its students will have every opportunity to succeed,” said Minister Gardner.
“Parents and students, along with the SA Liberal Party, have been advocating the need for this facility for more than a decade, and it is very exciting to be at the stage where the school is ready to open its doors.
“The Marshall Liberal Government is committed to investing in public education, so South Australian families can be assured their children receive the best learning possible as we strive to deliver the best education system in the country.