A NEW $13 million state-of-the-art primary school will be opened to 243 pupils at Port Sorell on Tuesday.
The school is made up of 12 flexible learning areas, from early childhood to grade 6, which cater for one-on-one learning and collaboration between classes.
Each classroom is also ready for connection to the National Broadband Network with large touch-screen televisions in each classroom - a world away from clunky projectors used in schools a decade ago.
A green light was given by a parliamentary committee in 2011 to build the school to cater for 350 pupils to service Port Sorell's growing population.
School principal Samantha Abblitt said the school had been designed to include the community, be it providing rooms for public use or through education programs, as well as provide before- and after-school care for its students.
``What I love about this school is that it is opened up as a social hub,'' Mrs Abblitt said.
``It's about community and having us all able to interact together.''
Mrs Abblitt said 85 per cent of the enrolments lived three kilometres away from the school with several opting to arrive at school in riding groups each day.
State parliamentary secretary for education Paul O'Halloran said the school's design catered for a shift by Tasmanian schools to the nationwide curriculum.
``The design is helpful to small group discussions, one-on-one support, larger groups, and a whole range of collaborations between teachers,'' Mr O'Halloran said.
Pupils will not be the only ones with first-day jitters next week with 15 teachers, including three university graduates, required to adapt to the new facility, resources and even disciplines.
``Our focus will be on professional learning and what teachers need to get on with their job,'' Mrs Abblitt said.