North Sydney boys enjoy the benefits of specialised learning facilities including many that have been newly built or renovated. Since 2001 the school community, state and federal governments have made a significant investment in new facilities to meet the ever changing needs of our students and teachers.
Recent projects include the refurbishment of six science laboratories, construction of a three storey creative, performing and industrial arts teaching facility and the refurbishment of the heritage listed assembly hall including the addition of a mezzanine and porte cochere, new timber ceiling and an upgrade of the stage and lighting.
Our next major projects are the extensive renovation and extension of our current library and development of an outdoor recreation precinct.
Some years ago we identified the need to improve our library and recreation spaces for the boys. In 2011 the formal planning process for the new library and outdoor recreation precinct began with the aim to begin construction of the library in 2012, the year of our centenary; the development of an outdoor recreation precinct will commence on completion of the library. It will be a wonderful way to mark our 100 years and create a legacy for our current and future students.
The library renovation is a significant project. The size of the library will be doubled and infrastructure and resources put in place to meet teaching and learning needs well into the future. The project is anticipated to cost over $2 million.
With ongoing parent support through our building fund and our Centenary Capital Appeal we aim to raise the necessary funds to undertake both the library and outdoor recreation precinct projects.
North Sydney Boys offers five computer laboratories. These computers are equipped with CAD, multimedia digital editing, programming, music editing, geographic information systems, robotic engineering command software as well as a range of science and language resources.
From Year 9 every student is provided with a wireless enabled laptop, which students keep beyond their days at North Sydney Boys. The school's teaching spaces all have wireless capabilities.
We also offer connected classrooms featuring smart boards and associated technology enhancing the learning experience in the classroom.
Our intranet is used as an effective communication vehicle to assist with delivery of curriculum resources and information to our students and the greater school community.