Built in the 1950s, Reece High School has undergone a number of changes over the last 70 Years with the most recent and significant being 2002 when the school underwent a near full rebuild due to a fire that destroyed 90% of the facility. Our current facility, designed by Glenn Smith and Associates Architects, was a world renowned, innovative learning space at the time of construction which still holds up in today's educational environment.
Our amazing 21st century learning facility enables us to maximise the use of classroom spaces, work flexibly and collaboratively and provide a range of learning opportunities.
The Junior School (Grade 7 and 8) is comprised of three Principal Learning Areas (PLAs). Each PLA has four modern classrooms which can be opened up to create a larger, flexible learning space, a central "breakout" space and staff offices. The Junior School area has a large external courtyard with outside seating and play equipment- this area is accessible to our junior school students only. Specialised science labs have been added with recent building programs.
The Senior School (Grade 9 and 10) is a two level building, with each space made up of six classroom which can be opened up to create larger, flexible learning spaces and staff offices. 3 Science labs are located on the top floor for the senior school.
We have a range of Health and Physical Education options within our school curriculum, utilising a wide variety of facilities. We have a large gymnasium, fitness and weights area and extensive outdoor grounds comprising of a football and soccer fields, tennis and netball courts and two brand new futsal courts.
Our Outdoor Education program makes the most of our physical location by accessing local waterways, bush tracks and environments and beaches where we are able to use our kayaks, mountain bikes and surfboards.
Realising Potential (option) Areas
Our Art, Music, Cooking, Dance, Drama and MDT spaces enable students to maximise their learning in modern, well equipped classrooms. With such resources as a recording studio, commercial kitchen and welding bays our students are provided with a range of experiences and opportunities.
Many of these spaces comprise our building 7 area, which is a multi-purpose and flexible learning space that opens up to facilitate for school assemblies and presentations. Building 7 can also be hired out for conferences and community use with full catering facilities.
Technology is used to support learning programs and assist students with developing their skills using digital pedagogies. We have an “Anywhere/Anytime” policy where we provide 1:1 access of a digital device. Students in the Junior School have access to their personal iPad and Senior School students have access to a laptop. Our IRC (Information Resource Centre – library) also has high powered desktops and other new technologies such as 3D printers so students can engage in virtual reality tasks, programming and STEM tasks. All learning spaces within the school have modern audio-visual equipment to enhance learning experiences.
Our canteen is operated four days a week serving at lunch time. This is managed by the school Hospitality leader and students play a major role in the planning, preparation and serving aspects of the canteen. We have a Bronze accreditation standard under the Tasmanian School Canteen Association program. The canteen area is a common area and meeting place for students with various seating options and two large screen TVs which enable us to highlight major events in the world or provide entertainment during break times.