About This File
This BAT is loosely based on a real school in Bourke Street Surry Hills and acts a combined older style elementary and high school with an expanded school coverage radius.
During the middle of the 19th Century, the NSW government embarked on a massive school building program in order to relieve the pressures of substandard and over-crowded schools; the problem being particularly chronic in inner city Sydney.
This building, completed in 1884, was designed as a model school to replace the previous temporary buildings which had housed students since the early 1800s.
It is modelled (a la mode) in the Italianate Palace Style and construction costs were unparalleled.
Designed as both a junior and senior school, 19thCentury sensibilities abound: high narrow windows to allow abundant light and airflow, but high enough to stop indolent daydreaming; a small bell tower to announce class times with a single peal and separate entrances for boys and girls in the front senior wing.
The larger junior wing (Kindergarten to Year 6) has a single cupola dome to mark the entrance for all students. The time and weather-worn motto of the school is carved in sandstone on each of the front Gable projections: “VERITATE VERITUTE”
This school still stands and has served the children of Surry Hills, Strawberry Hill, Redfern, Moore Park and Waterloo for over 120 years.
Lot Details and Information
|4 x 4 tiles|
|Menu position:||Building: Civic,Building: School,Building: SchoolsK6,Building: Strikable Education,BTE : Education|
|Jobs:||Jobs $ : 6,Jobs $$ : 8,Jobs $$$ : 2,R-$ : 6,R-$$ : 8,R-$$$ : 2|
|Plop cost :||§ 300|
|Bulldoze cost:||§ 30|