Site visit to Magill R-7

Published: Monday 4 November 2013

On 30th October 2014 more than 30 people including a significant number of younger members came to Magill to see the restructured and refurbished site.

The school was first established in 1853. As enrolments grew, it became two schools on one site, including a highly regarded demonstration school used in conjunction with the teachers' training centre in the 70's and 80's. Following demographic changes the school council was consulted and it was decided to amalgamate the two schools. Subsequently there was an opportunity to restructure and refurbish to meet the needs of the consolidated school, the curriculum and pedagogy.

State "Education Works" funding and Federal BER funds enabled a comprehensive master plan with a number of initiatives to be developed. Updated learning areas, a new administration area, a relocated library resource centre, and generous covered outdoor areas were included. The use of bright colours, modern furniture and innovative use of building materials make this school vibrant and engaging.

Discussion with parents revealed that they find the school inviting, welcoming and interesting, and they are very happy with the refurbishment

Congratulations to Brown Falconer Architects including Mario Dreosti,Tracey Roughana and Deb Auckland.

Ann Gorey