New Catholic school for Adelaide’s north

South Australia’s newest Catholic school will open in Riverlea Park in 2027.

The new school will be the 120th Catholic school campus delivered in South Australia and will cater for students from early years all the way through to Year 12.

The new school will meet the needs of the growing population in Walker Corporation’s Riverlea development and the surrounding regions with construction of the school expected to start in 2025.

Located just 25 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, the new Catholic school will be the first school for the masterplanned community, which will eventually be home to over 40,000 residents.

The state-of-the-art Catholic school will include:

  • Innovative multi-storey design
  • Contemporary classrooms and facilities designed to support the school’s extensive curriculum and facilitate quality learning experiences
  • An ELC for children from 6 months – 5 years, plus an OSHC available to enrolled students.


The school will open at the start of the 2027 school year for students from Reception to Year 6 and will progressively grow to cater for all year levels. Stage 1 of the build is expected to cost in excess of $60 million, with around 1,300 people expected to work on construction of the school.

Dr Neil McGoran, Executive Director, Catholic Education South Australia said, “We are pleased to be expanding our provision of quality Catholic education to families in the northern suburbs. The school will be the 120th Catholic school campus in South Australia. This follows the successful development of new campuses at Two Wells, Davoren Park and Renmark in recent years. In May, we also announced plans to open a new school in Strathalbyn in 2029.”

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