Roma Mitchell College
Roma Mitchell Secondary College is a completely new student campus containing cutting edge facilities and environments that explore the idea of “schools within schools” to reinforce identity and individuality for students. A unique feature of the campus is the integration of four specific ‘schools’ on the one site: a co-educational Middle and Senior School, a Girls Only School, Early Years and a 100 student Special School.
Thomson Rossi & Associates
Briens Road, Gepps Cross SA 5094
Thomson Rossi & Associates
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Roma Mitchell Secondary College is an innovative $70 million facility incorporating 1,330 students in Early Years, Special Education, Co-Educational and Girls Only Middle and Senior Years. The project was delivered under a Public Private Partnership through Education Works SA in the South Australian Department for Education and Child Development (DECD). Roma Mitchell Secondary College is a completely new campus containing cutting edge facilities and environments that explore the idea of “schools within schools”, which essentially creates a campus of ‘sub-schools’ to reinforce identity and individuality for students. These new learning environments allow middle and senior year students to develop and articulate goals for their future learning and employment pathways. A unique feature of the campus is the integration of four specific ‘schools’ on the one site: a co-educational Middle and Senior School, a Girls Only School, Early Years and a 100 student Special School, allowing students with disabilities to participate in a broad, balanced curriculum. In this unique, shared environment, all students become the centre of a range of complimentary, integrated and coordinated services that are also supported by staff, family/carers, advocates and specialised support agencies. In addition to their own dedicated facilities, Special School students will have access to the adjoining standard schools for further educational options within special classes designed to meet their diagnosed sensory and mental health issues. The scope of the project was complex and extensive, including highly interactive learning spaces, learning commons and Da Vinci Studios supported by Learning Studios for Health Food Technology, Performance, Music Practice, Drama & Dance, Specialist Science, Visual Arts & Ceramics, Health Food Technology, Health Human Performance and Music Practice. In addition to a strong focus on excellence is sport, Roma Mitchell College also provides pathway opportunities through a series of vocational facilities that offer trade skills training in Health Food Technology (specifically VET Food Technology and Hospitality Certificate III), Construction Workshops to support teaching and learning in VET trades skills, production systems and OHS&W, plus studios for the use of ICT/CAD CAM in metal, wood, plastics production.