Navigator College welcomes Senior School expansion

Navigator College has celebrated the completion of its newly expanded senior school facilities, which were officially opened on June 30.

The school's 'Senior School Stage Two' project includes two science labs, two art spaces, expanded drama facilities, flexible study spaces for senior students and a student cafe providing a place for students to gather.

The expansion was made possible thanks to $930,000 in federal government funding as part of the Block Grant Authority.

Lutheran Education SA, NT and WA representatives were on hand for the opening and Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey officially opened the new facilities.

Principal Stephen Jude said the school was happy to see the latest expansion of its facilities and the students have been making the most of them this term.

"The students have been utilising it this term and we've already seen them flourishing with the new learning spaces and communal spaces where they can gather as a community," he said.

"As a school having only one science lab and one art room, it's been hard to deliver subjects.

"Access to curriculum and access to pedigogy has been increased due to these resources."

This is the latest expansion of facilities, with the last couple years the school seeing upgrades of its music and PE facilities.

Mr Jude said there were many people who made the project possible.

"Big thanks to Stotty's Building, who produced a wonderful product, to Tim Geue from Built Design Architects who created much more than drawings, we are grateful for his expertise."

Mr Jude said the school was going through its process of strategic planning and master planning to determine future needs, but had plans to create a nature play space for its junior school, to be in place later this year.

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