A number of South Australian public schools will receive a funding boost as part of a $56 million capital works package to improve school facilities, meet projected enrolment demands and to transition Year 7 into high school.
Roma Mitchell College, Port Augusta Secondary School, Nuriootpa High School, Mark Oliphant College, Eastern Fleurieu R-12 School, Playford International College, Seaview High School, Golden Grove High School, Heathfield High School and Mount Compass Area School will all receive a share of $56 million in funding to support sustainable enrolment growth.
Some of the more significant capacity increases include Roma Mitchell College, which will increase by 500 students, Seaview High School by 420 students and Golden Grove High School by 400 students by 2022.
The capital works package comes in addition to the $18 million already announced for Adelaide High School.
A further $22 million has also been allocated to support priority projects in at Blackwood High School, Craigmore High School, Golden Grove High School, Heathfield High School, Henley High School, Kapunda High School, Mount Compass Area School, Seaview High School and Wirreanda High School.
The Education Department will now work directly with the schools receiving funding to determine the scope of the works and associated costings.
Detailed demographic analysis shows that around 10,000 places will be needed across the state by 2022 to accommodate both the predicted growth in public school students and moving Year 7 into high school.