Design concepts released for Nuriootpa Primary School upgrade

Initial concept plans for the 13 public schools being upgraded as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $1.3 billion investment in capital works have been released to the public today.

Among the schools to benefit from this massive investment to improve facilities, support sustainable enrolment growth and help transitions Year 7 into high school is Nuriootpa Primary School.

“This is an exciting and well overdue set of works for Nuriootpa Primary,” Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll said.

“The school has been crying out for upgrades and the proposed works will create flexibility for teachers and students, as well as improving essential areas such as the administration building.

“Issues with the aging straw ceiling will be resolved by way of replacement, and a new covered outdoor learning area is an exciting new asset which will no doubt be a popular learning and play space.”

Among the upgrades being considered for Nuriootpa Primary School are:

• Bringing all 12 learning areas into the main building to allow flexibility for students to better engage in their learning

• New covered outdoor learning area encouraging flexibility for outdoor play and learning

• Expanding and refurbishing the administration centre and staff facilities

• Improving the entrance

• Replacing the expansive aged roof and ceiling.

Education Minister John Gardner said the concept designs reflect the local priorities of each school and will ensure that they are prepared for the future.

“We are delighted that these schools and their communities can start to see the new vision of their school come to life,” Minister Gardner said.

“These concept plans reflect local priorities in a meaningful way and provide a glimpse of the modern, flexible, state-of-the-art learning spaces we are building.

“The Marshall Liberal Government is investing $1.3 billion into capital works across the state to improve school facilities, support sustainable enrolment growth and help transition Year 7 into high school, bringing our education system in line with the rest of the country.

"This is a significant investment in the future of our children and a boost to the economy of our state, with the works creating thousands of jobs statewide.”