Art is the expression of new ideas, so it's fitting as Riverside High School undergoes a redevelopment that its art rooms are the first set of rooms to be opened.
The art rooms are the first rooms to be completed as the school undergoes a $12 million facelift.
Redevelopment of the school will be ongoing until the end of the year and construction is on target.
Riverside High School principal Natalie Odgers said the redevelopment was the first major one the school has undertaken in its 50-year history.
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"It will change the orientation of the school and the traffic flow through the school," she said.
Ms Odgers said the buildings would bring together new general learning areas, along with an entirely new building for administration.
The school's public and student entrances will also be changed once the renovations are complete.
"The redevelopment has a focus on general learning areas," Ms Odgers said.
She said the design had been worked through with the architects and builders to ensure it supported Riverside High School's strong grade structure but brought the school community together.
Riverside High School has 750 students enrolled across grades 7 to 10.
Ms Odgers said enrolments had been increasing.
"We have a larger cohort of grade 7s this year than we've had before and we expect that to grow," she said.
In addition, the bus turning circle, bus shelter and parking will all be moved to a new location.
The new double-storey building under construction will house administration on the lower floor but will also be the upper-grade classrooms.
As part of this building alone, there will be 15 new classrooms built as well as infrastructure for central student services such as IT and first aid.
Ms Odgers said the school's students had been considerate while the work had been going on.
"They are all very excited, everyone has pride in the school, even our grade 10s from last year."
The redevelopment has received funding from the state government and is expected to be completed ahead of the 2020 school year.
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