A history of Ararat High School 1913 - 1988. Published in 1988 celebrating the 75th anniversary of the school.
SCIENCE AND LANGUAGE CENTRE
The Science and Language Centre provides a fantastic teaching and learning environment. The Centre comprises two 21st century, state of the art Science rooms, two language teaching rooms, an ICT rich virtual classroom/blended learning room complete with video conference facilities, spacious, open areas adjacent to classrooms and multiple storage areas. The centre has proven to be enormously popular with our students who have been enjoying the modern and high-tech facilities and using them to greatly enhance their learning opportunities.
TRADE TRAINING CENTRE
A VET Hospitality / Commercial Cooking Trade Training Centre has just been completed. The facility includes a fully operational, state of the art commercial kitchen, theory classroom and a restaurant area capable of comfortably seating 60 - 70 people. The facility is available to students from Ararat, Stawell and Lake Bolac. The facility is also able to be used for community functions.
SENIOR SCHOOL CENTRE
This complex has a media studies complex, a VCE study area, a careers office and a staffroom. Students and staff have continual access to information technology to help them with their studies. Students in years 7-12 have access to their own laptops and computers. The Senior School Study Centre has large lockers, and tables and chairs for students to work collaboratively.
This large facility provides an undercover space to combat Ararat’s unpredictable weather. Up to three classes can be accommodated for sport and physical Education at any one time. Equipment and space is provided for a variety sports, which include:
Basketball (1 court) Netball (1 court)
Volleyball (3 courts) Badminton (4 courts)
Dance, Martial Arts, Aerobics, and Table Tennis.
This area has been specifically designed to provide a very modern teaching space. Four rooms provide facilities and equipment for students to gain practical experience in wood, metal, plastic, automotive and electronics technology. Central to all of these is a drafting/design room where students will have access to computer terminals to use up-to-date software to develop their models.
TECHNOLOGY SKILLS CENTRE
The Technology Skills Centre is a large space that enables the construction and storage of larger models. The wide range of new tools and machinery ensure that our students have access to the best equipment possible. The skills centre also contains the classroom used by our VCAL students and our VET Building and Construction students.
MULTI PURPOSE ARTS CENTRE
This multi purpose facility consists of three large spaces that can combine to make one large auditorium with a kitchen facility, toilets and seating for 300 people. It includes:
Drama space with stage, lighting and store room
Music space with store rooms,
Two practice rooms and performance area
State of the Art Food Technology Centre
Our library is used extensively by all classes and is a wonderful, large space. Designated activity spaces include DVD viewing room, computers with internet access, quiet reading and also the housing of our written material. Our library is an attractive and pleasant environment for students to learn and study.
OPEN LEARNING CENTRE
This facilcity allows classes to work together in a collaborative manner in a large open space. The centre also incorporates an outdoor classroom.
MULTI SPORTS FACILITY
This state of the art facility was completed in early 2017 and incorporates basketball, netball and tennis courts as well as a 200 metre running track. This facility is available for casual use by the general public outside school hours and can be booked by sporting groups for competitions.