About the schools
The project provides for a pre school and primary school for 600 students and a middle school for 850 students. The co-location of the primary and middle school enables shared sports and performing arts facilities including an oval and gymnasium. The gymnasium will also be a community cyclone shelter. There is provision on the site for a future childcare centre for up to 50 children.
The schools' design has taken into consideration leading practice to meet the learning needs of students at each developmental stage.
The design features are focussed on age appropriate learning spaces bringing primary school infrastructure in the Northern Territory into the 21st century. The Middle School was has been designed on the principles used for the Darwin Middle School with improvement from learnings from that development.
Innovative, flexible, multipurpose learning spaces will allow for the integration of new and evolving technologies. The schools will have leading edge information technologies including wireless computer systems and smart boards throughout the teaching spaces.
Other features include specialist focal points; welcoming entry and displays; home bases, learning communities and neighbourhoods; welcoming student services area and administration hub; indoor and outdoor learning environments; and interesting and stimulating natural and constructed environments.
The Rosebery schools project enables the development of a senior college for Palmerston to enhance delivery of the senior years of education with expanded course offerings.
Internal roads allow for safer movement and access for parents, students and teachers.
This project may include a funding contribution from the Australian Government.