A New Era Dawns
Excting times this September as 838 Abbey students return to school and walk the corridors of the beautiful new extension for the first time.
20 classrooms, six year head offices, three science labs, one engineering room along with a woodwork room and home economics kitchen, and The Pod – an integrated special needs unit – are just some of the facilities provided
by the new extension.
.At it’s heart is a 350-capacity canteen with 180 degree views of the great outdoors. It is perhaps the most impressive element of the extension's design.
Encouraging students to spend their lunch break outside is a cleverly convened amphitheatre, whereby integrated plugs enable students to plug in and play.
Students can plug in their amps for gigs, or use a PA system for arts performances.
Across from the amphitheatre space lies an enclosed garden that forms part of a new special needs unit dubbed ‘The Pod’ Once inside the self enclosed unit, a sensory room, activity room, disabled shower and a utility room with a life skills annex, where students will learn valuable life skills, all work together to provide a safe and didactic ambience.