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Entrepreneurial schools announced

19 November 2018

Banksia Park International High School, Seaton High School, Heathfield High School, Murray Bridge High School and Mount Gambier High School will be the state’s first specialist entrepreneurial schools, delivering learning programs that will promote and encourage entrepreneurial mindsets in students.

The program will attract funding of more than $6.3 million over four years for the schools to develop dedicated entrepreneurial spaces and resources, hire specialist staff and support engagement with business and industry.

Opportunities will be created for students to take up specific entrepreneurial experiences, while the specialist schools will also identify pathways for young people and support effective career counselling processes.

Programs and resources at the schools will help students to pilot social and business ventures, and form mentoring relationships with successful entrepreneurs and businesses.

The schools will also lead South Australia’s inaugural Entrepreneurial Learning Strategy, helping all schools across the state to embed entrepreneurial learning within the school curriculum and culture.

Each of the five specialist schools will receive support to develop learning resources, facilities and professional development opportunities, which will be shared with other schools.