Room to grow with transportable learning spaces

Students walking near classrooms. Transportable learning spaces, like the ones pictured here at Narrabundah College, allow schools to be scaled up and down as demographics within suburbs change.

New high quality, air-conditioned transportable learning spaces are in place at Lyneham High, Telopea Park School and Forrest Primary as students return to school this week.

The additions are part of the government’s $8.5 million investment in transportable learning spaces, delivering an extra 350 student places for ACT public schools.

There are more than 49,000 students and 3,800 educators across our 88 ACT public schools for the start of school in 2020.

Student numbers tend to rise and fall as suburbs go through their life cycle. Schools are built with the ability to be scaled up and later scaled down. Transportable learning spaces allow for flexibility as enrolments fluctuate. The average lifespan of transportable learning spaces is 15 years and they can be moved multiple times within that lifespan.

The transportable learning spaces of today are spacious, comfortable learning environments. They are modern, fully insulated, and designed to meet current energy targets, with all the same comforts and technical infrastructure as a permanent building.

The ACT Government is committed to ensuring that every public school is a great school, that has the infrastructure to support high-quality education.

Every child and family in the ACT has a place at a great local public school.

The ACT Government will continue an extensive program of upgrades and expansions to public schools to ensure that learning environments are accessible, sustainable and meet the needs of this growing city.