Computer and Film & TV Labs
At SOTE, we understand the importance of technology in the present and future lives of our students. However, we also believe overexposure can lead to potential reliance and inhibition of other creative, intellectual and physical skills. To balance the two, SOTE has established computer labs to enable structured learning in a digital environment. We also offer a film & TV lab which features the latest technologies for students to explore filming and editing.
The school library hosts a wonderful selection of resources, both physical and digital. It’s also a great place for students to enjoy some quiet, to enquire about their interests, to study and to relax.
Year 9 Discovery Centre
The Year 9 Discovery program is hosted in a space separate to the main school campus. This helps to build a unique environment and a feeling that the Discovery Year is different and special. To facilitate this, the building features everything from a classroom and art space to break out areas and a kitchen.
Seating over 300 people, the Vijayadev Yogendra Auditorium features a large modern stage, dressing rooms, a sound and lighting booth and video booth. This facility provides for daily physical education classes, music and drama performances, combined parent meetings and school functions such as graduation.
School Kitchen & Dining Room
The School Kitchen and Dining Rooms are housed in the former Goondiwindi Post Office, a historic timber building purchased by the school and moved to its current location in 1991. The space is now a modern commercial kitchen and dining room capable of seating up to 75 students at a time.
The design for each of the central buildings is quite unique, each housing three hexagonally shaped classrooms which allow light to enter from at least three sides — bringing “the outside in” and providing visual contact between groups within the same building. There are buildings for early childhood, middle school, junior secondary, senior secondary, science and art, IT & film TV and new media.
Named after a much-loved former science teacher, the Roy Fox Science Centre comprises two modern laboratories and a storage and preparation room. This space provides students the opportunity to explore a range of science experiments and develop a deeper understanding of scientific learnings.