The State Government will build a new high school for Whyalla, delivering state of the art facilities for a town with a bright future.
The investment reflects the town’s newfound confidence since the future of the Whyalla Steelworks was assured, following its sale to GFG Alliance earlier this year.
The new site with new purpose-built facilities will allow the community’s three existing secondary schools – Edward John Eyre, Stuart and Whyalla High Schools – to come together, combining their traditions and heritage to create the best possible learning environment for Whyalla students.
The construction of the high school between the UniSA and TAFE SA campuses will facilitate the development of an innovative education hub attracting students from beyond Whyalla.
The new high school will benefit from potential shared use of facilities with UniSA and TAFE SA and will encourage tertiary pathways for Whyalla secondary students.
The new site will be situated on Nicolson Avenue, Whyalla Norrie, between the UniSA and TAFE SA facilities.
In 2015 the Department for Education and Child Development undertook a feasibility study to explore possible futures for secondary education in Whyalla.
A range of local stakeholders were involved with the process, which included extensive community consultation.
The new school will be built using a PPP (public, private partnership) process.