Modern up-to-date facilities allow for enhanced learning
Grounds - The school is located on 8 hectares of property within the Smithton town boundary, with the public entry from Nelson Street. We have two large grassed playing areas. One with large areas of artificial turf embedded in it and another has a concrete cricket pitch as well as a large all-weather outdoor surface.
There is also a large area where Sustainability is taught which comprises of class & school vegetable gardens, an orchard, an aviary, a seedling area & landscaping hub. Paddocks are fenced with chooks, sheep & calves often roaming within.
Ruth Gray Complex – is the name given to our multi-purpose gym in honour of our very first principal. Within this complex is a gym with a full size basketball court, a large curtained stage, change rooms & toilets, as well as office area. This complex is used for sports lessons, assemblies, performances and end of year celebrations.
Science Centre – The science centre was built in 2010 and comprises of two laboratories and a learning classroom. This building enables the students to conduct practical investigations which lead to a better understanding of ideas and concepts in the science curriculum. This building is a self-sustaining building which was built in such a way as to have very little environmental impact.
ICT Facilities – NBN – All students have access to computers for their learning 1:1 with the option of BYOD for Years 11 & 12. All general classrooms have access to data-projectors, enabling digital resources to be easily delivered into the classroom.
Circular Head Christian School was the first school connected to the NBN in Tasmania, so this has resourced many digital resources and facilities to be implanted into the school.
These technologies are supported by our full time IT technicians. Edutec is a computer support business that is operated from our IT department which has external clients as well.
Library – The library is centrally located within the school, and has an up-to-date collection of fiction, non-fiction, teacher resources, DVDs and portable AV equipment.
The library has a quiet space with study tables for use by students. Computers are also available as are library staff to provide assistance with research & general queries.
Performing Arts Area – This area consists of a curtained stage & audience area, as well as two learning classrooms. It has small individual practice rooms for students studying music or band and a dance area on the mezzanine floor.
Trade Training Centre – This building consists of two large workshops, 2 learning classrooms as well as a large community foyer. The VET certificates are taught from this area and one workshop is dedicated to our Aquaculture program, where fish are grown & analysed. This is also the base for work on our oyster lease, where students make racks, farm & harvest oysters on the lease in Montagu channel.
Learning Support Centre – This house has been renovated to suit the needs of learning support students. It has a functional kitchen, a laundry, a small gym, a learning classroom and beautiful gardens. There is also a simulated supermarket set up within the centre, so that students are able to handle money transactions & life skills in a safe environment.
Technology and Hospitality Centre – This building consists of a large teaching & commercial kitchen with associated support rooms, a woodwork teaching & finishing area & a textiles classroom – all of which adjoin the trade training centre. The school oval is able to be viewed from the large undercover deck.