Building Farewell for Learning Area 4

It has always been our intention to hold a ‘tribute’ farewell for LA 4 but I have not been able to publicise this event due to the ever changing timeline regarding the completion of our new building. Up front, I must state that the decision to demolish LA4 was not a school or Governing Council decision-it rests solely with DfE and is based on the requirement that if we modified any aspect of the building, to make it a more suitable learning space, every aspect of the building would need to meet the 2021 building code. The establishment of a brand new building was seen as a fabulous alternative that is designed to meet the learning needs of our 21st century students.

We will be holding a farewell tour/celebration on Thursday the 24th of June from 4.00pm until 5.30pm. We will need to follow all details listed below or the event can not go ahead. I have employed an official photographer to photograph the building over the next few weeks and also attend on the night. We want to ensure we have an excellent photographic record of this building before it is demolished. We will capture drone footage on the night and before the demolition.

We ask  that ex students/teachers who are coming to the farewell, to bring any labelled memorabilia that they are willing to share/give to us. We will curate all that is presented and for some, we will place in a dedicated Time Capsule that has been installed in the new building. Please make yourself known to staff on the night. We will also be salvaging bricks to sell as a fundraiser- if the interest is sufficient. We will recycle parts of  the old building in the demolition space  with students currently undertaking a STEM based learning project to come up with a ideal design. This will be shared with our community next term.

Please keep in mind, due to COVID restrictions and SA Health Guidelines, registering for this event is mandatory for attendance.  Our attendee numbers are capped at a maximum of 200.  Please click here to register.

Before entry you will be asked to sign our attendance sheet generated from our bookings, as well as check in via SA Health’s QR code, or manually on forms available.

Similar to shops and restaurants, each classroom will have a maximum capacity of adults able to enter a room at one time based on 3 adults per 4 square metres.  We ask that you abide by these numbers.

We will be offering a sausage sizzle to attendees, and ask that all practice physical distancing when lining up.

Ian

 

3 thoughts on “Building Farewell for Learning Area 4

  1. Such a South Australian thing to demolish rather than repurpose “based on the requirement that if we modified any aspect of the building, to make it a more suitable learning space, every aspect of the building would need to meet the 2021 building code”…….. If you wipe away history, you forget where you have come from.

    Modern is one thing…..history is another

    1. Your quote re meeting 2021 building code is correct Kerrie and the decision to demolish was made by DfE not the school. To repurpose was not an option.
      Ian

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