Building the Education Revolution
In 2009- 2010 Sydney Girls High received funding from the Australian Commonwealth government for a school based project. It was decided to use the funding to upgrade the existing multipurpose hall facility. In 2009 the hall sound system was upgraded and in 2010 an outdoor covered area adjoining the hall was constructed. The original concept design for the ampitheatre and shade structure came from an architect and former parent of the school. The design was adapted to fit the conditions of the location and to provide an area for passive recreation and outdoor lessons, meetings and performances.
Marie Bashir Centre
The school community is working together to raise funds for a building project, the Marie Bashir Centre. Professor Marie Bashir AC, the first female governor, is an old girl of Sydney Girls High and has agreed to her name being used. The school community sees the centre as a fitting legacy to her outstanding achievements and contribution. The concept for the building has developed from providing an alternative examination centre and learning space to also providing an additional presentation and performance space with tiered seating.
Substantial contributions have been raised from the school community and the project is well on the way to be funded. It is anticipated that the Department of Education and Training will contribute funding in addition to the school raised funds.