The NSW Treasurer has announced in the budget that a brand new, purpose-built high school will be constructed on the Armidale High School site within the next three years, at a cost of $65 million.
The school will be unlike any other in regional NSW, having state-of-the-art learning spaces, facilities and resources, including specialist subject facilities for science and technology, recording and performance facilities and sporting facilities, all which will rival anything in any school in NSW and possibly across Australia.
Students, staff and parents will be engaged in planning the new school. This planning will be based on research that describes how children and young people of today learn most effectively. Together, we'll design the school from the inside out, with learning and teaching as the drivers.
The creation of the new school will not be done to us or for us, but rather, by us. It is a very exciting time to be in public education in Armidale.