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A Precinct School

August 6th, 2015 · 4 Comments · General

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  • Andy

    Sounds like an interesting idea. Not sure when this would be actually rolling out. I guess UniSA will probably need to spend a fortune relocating its teaching faculties of Magill to city campus first before anything can really happen. With a lot of spending needed for other major projects i.e. reviving its city campus, not sure how much the university will have left to actually develop such a precinct. it sounds rather like a long term plan which won’t in next few years. Agree?

  • largerama

    Thanks for your comments Andy. Of course, there is always a fear that this will not come to fruition and from the outside looking in, I can only hope I guess. However, from my perspective, I think UniSA has delivered on most of its plans in recent times, so that would be an indicator that this would be similar.

  • largerama

    Andy,
    I have just been at UniSA with some of my students today and there seemed to be a positivity towards it all going ahead as planned.

  • Sophia

    As more details about the MEP become more evident, the biggest concerns is the Child Safety aspect.

    Currently 3500 students attend the UniSA site in some way. The concept plans currently available in the Executive Summary, do not discuss how the Child Saftey issue will be handled. As much it would be great to have all schools on one site, have they considered:
    *impact on the residence in the area;
    *car parking
    *transport
    *fences at schools are built to keep strangers out, not students in!
    *Will every student attending the Uni require a *Working With Children checks
    *the concept plans don’t have any fencing!!!
    *How will 1500 from NMHS fit in the space provided, the new buildings potentially will have to be up to 3 storeys high – is the area zoned for this.
    *How are up to 6000 people expected to share one oval and a 25 metre pool.
    *Will the schools involved lose their identity;

    These are only some of the questions that come to mind instantly. I am sure those involved have lots more to think about.

    What about the Premier investing in NMHS and other schools now – instead of ‘outsourcing’ to UNISA.

    All the schools in the area have been crying out for infrastructure for many years, but these cries have fallen on deaf ears.

    There is current consultation with communities, but if you research MEP, it sounds like a done deal!!!

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