State-of-the-art Schools for SA

The South Australian education sector is building on its world-class vision, proudly opening 4 new schools in metropolitan Adelaide and the country in 2022, and another brand-new school opening near the heart of the city beginning 2023. We take a look at the state-of-the-art schools on the way for SA.

They’re all part of the state government’s $1.5 billion investment into delivering state-of-the-art learning environments to children and young people. In addition to the new schools, nearly 100 upgrades have been delivered, providing modern and innovative learning spaces to public schools across the state. Along with the move of year 7 into high school this investment will help the state’s education system cater to the growing number of families choosing public schools as their choice of education.

Aldinga Payinthi school
Aldinga Payinthi College

Aldinga Payinthi College will meet a critical need presented by the growing population of young families in the town and surrounding areas, while delivering a modern, state-of-the-art birth to year 12 school for families to access. Payinthi (/’bay-in-di’/) is a Kaurna Aboriginal word that means ‘to seek, look for, examine, be thinking’

Riverbanks College Preschool
Riverbanks School
Riverbanks College Preschool

Riverbanks College B-12 world-class facilities will service generations of families in Angle Vale, one of the state’s key growth areas in the north. Children of the area will soon start their school year in modern innovative learning spaces. The new school designs combine world-class education and community inclusion, with many spaces available for community use outside of school hours.

Both schools will open with progressive enrolments from this year, starting with preschool to year 8. They can accommodate up to 1500 students, 100 inclusive places for students with a disability and a 75 place preschool and early learning and care by 2026.

Further down the coast a school catering to students in years 7 to 12 is about to open in the cittaslow town of Goolwa.

Goolwa secondary college
Goolwa Secondary College
Goolwa Secondary College
Goolwa Secondary College

Goolwa Secondary College will accommodate approximately 400 local students, with capacity to increase in line with anticipated growth in the area.

Up to $10 million was invested to refurbish and upgrade the former Investigator College site to improve the school’s facilities, now offering state-of-the-art contemporary general learning areas and hubs for specialised learning.

The new school forms part of an educational hub for the town, located near Goolwa Primary School and Children’s Centre, delivering a community asset that will support the area as it grows in the coming years.

A new $100 million state-of-the-art secondary school will be opening to 1,500 students in years 7 to 12 this year.

Whyalla Secondary School
Whyalla Secondary School

Whyalla Secondary School will replace the town’s three existing high school campuses offering students a seamless transition through their senior years.

Nestled between the local TAFE and University of South Australia campuses, the new school will offer world class learning environments and will focus on supporting future skills needs that lead to jobs.

Whyalla Secondary College
Whyalla Secondary College

The unique contemporary design offers students endless learning opportunities within its three-storey building and multi-level outdoor learning spaces.

A double court gymnasium located at the back of the school looks over the expansive sporting field and courts that can be used by the Whyalla community, who will also benefit from the performing arts theatre.

The growing number of families living in the north east will soon have access to a new secondary school on the recently vacated Norwood International High School middle campus.

Morialta Secondary College’s $84.4 million build will accommodate 1200 local students in years 7 to 12. Existing ageing buildings on the sites will be completely removed to make way for contemporary learning facilities designed as a community hub that will complement its surroundings.

Adelaide’s vertical school bordering the botanic gardens is also in line for a major expansion. Hundreds more local students will be able to attend Adelaide Botanic High School with $97 million recently committed to expand the site. The new facilities, set to be built on Lot 22 immediately adjacent to the current school site, will accommodate a further 700 students to meet the growing demand in Adelaide’s CBD. The extension will feature a new integrated vertical building, which will complement the current modern learning spaces and allow the high school to accommodate up to 1,950 students.

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