The Department of Transport and Public Works recently completed a new Philippi High School for the Western Cape Education Department, the Western Cape Government has revealed.
The school was designed and built by the Department of Transport and Public Works.
The building project started in March 2018 and was completed in November 2019.
The design of the school features high level security for learners and teachers, provision for community engagement and rainwater harvesting facilities to supply water to ablution facilities and the school’s gardens from a sustainable source.
The hall which is also available for use by the community is situated on the periphery of the site and there is access from the outside to the hall, but no direct access from the hall to the private, secure, inner part of the school.
Access to the school is gained via a secure entrance with tall galvanised gates and is controlled at the gatekeeper’s house.
The school will provide classes for junior learners, senior learners and specialist learners.
The six specialist classrooms are: the information technology (IT) centre, multi-media centre, biology laboratory, chemistry laboratory, natural science centre, and consumer studies room.
The project spent a total of around R16.42m on goods and services sourced from local community businesses.