Thursday, 27 August 2020
COLOURFUL columns, wide open study spaces and an abundance of greenery have been revealed in new photos of the new state-of-the-art Armidale Secondary College development, as contractors charge ahead with the final internal fit out of the $121 million high school.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said in the space of six months the grounds at Armidale Secondary College had transformed from a busy construction site to a state-of-the-art education precinct.
“Where entering the old Armidale High School was like taking a step back in time, now our region has the future of innovative, flexible learning at its fingertips,” Mr Marshall said.
“I’m pleased to say construction on the main classrooms is complete, with the internal fit-out of all buildings, including lights and electrical fittings, floor coverings, blinds and technologies is now well underway.
“The classrooms, learning spaces and teacher areas are also starting to fill up, with furniture for 1,500 students in the process of being trucked in and installed.
“In particular, the grounds have really started to take shape with concreting for the footpaths and garden brickwork all finished and work underway to plant and mulch around the new trees, shrubs and ground cover.
“The wet weather has provided a perfect opportunity to start restoring the grass areas which were affected during the construction phase with new turf being laid at sites, including the northern sports oval.
“With only five months to go before students start their studies in Term 1, 2021 this ground breaking project is well on track to be finished on time.”
Mr Marshall added work is expected to begin next month on the school’s agricultural ‘smart-farm’.
“Education and agriculture are both pillars of our local community, which is why I am so pleased students will have the ability to gain hands on experience in both fields at this terrific new learning environment,” he said.
“The technologically advanced ‘smart farm’ will allow students to learn from the latest agricultural technologies and methods in a purpose-designed indoor and outdoor learning area.”