The new Greater Shepparton Secondary College building is well on track for completion in late 2021 and a grand opening for the commencement of the 2022 school year. Works are progressing well on-site with builder Hansen Yuncken making significant progress with the concrete structure and installation of pre-cast panels in recent weeks.
GSSC comprises five new buildings – all of which are now under construction – with the original Shepparton schoolhouse on the Hawdon St site retained. All three Neighbourhood buildings, where students will spend the majority of their school day, are well advanced. Each building features three houses, providing more intimate and inclusive “schools within a school” settings for students.
In-ground services are complete for the Enterprise and Innovation Centre with the ground floor walls being progressively put in place. In-ground services are also complete for the last of the new buildings, the gymnasium.
“It has been amazing to see how fast our new school is taking shape and we can now start to visualise its contemporary spaces for specialist arts, science, hospitality, physical education, health and wellbeing,” Executive Principal Genevieve Simson said.
“The Neighbourhood buildings will each have a learning resource centre, canteen, atrium with tiered seating and rooftop garden area – creating a real sense of community."
“The Enterprise and Innovation Centre, which is the latest building to rise from the ground, will provide a central heart for the school and a welcome centre for the broader community."
“We have been sharing updates and photos with our staff and students during the major development that took place over Term 3 and with the students now returning to on-site schooling, we’re seeing a real sense of excitement and anticipation as they look forward to next year.”
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