Lanyon-High-School upgrade workers

Lanyon High School is one of 61 ACT Public Schools to receive upgrades through the fast-track program.

10 June 2020

Lanyon High School will receive upgrades to their administration and student wellbeing areas.

The improvements are part of the ACT Government’s $25 million investment program to fast-track a range of infrastructure and maintenance works across public facilities. This in turn will support local businesses and keep Canberrans employed.

Lanyon High School Principal, Barbara Monsma said the work will improve accessibility between the areas for students and staff and provide discreet access for students using the wellbeing services.

“We’ve created a space that is purpose-built to provide privacy for students when they’re accessing services like the psychologist, the youth worker or the school youth nurse. Part of it is allowing the discreet access to the services that we offer at the school,” Barbara said.

The upgrades will also assist in making the wellbeing space more open, welcoming and modern.

“What was there previously was a lot of retrofitted offices with limited natural light and it was really cramped. The new area will be fresh and new and have really comfortable spaces. The ceiling height has also been adjusted so we’ll be able to add artwork to make the space look more inviting,” Barbara said.

The administration area upgrades also include additional meeting places for staff and students to meet together comfortably.

The government has also committed to future upgrades to the school including the supply and installation of double-glazed automatic doors to improve thermal comfort for staff and students.

To learn more about the ACT Government’s economic stimulus program, visit


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