Morialta Secondary College to open in Term one
The new Morialta Secondary College will welcome its first students in Term one as works at the north-eastern suburbs school nears completion.
Stage one has experienced a minor delay caused by the impact of persistent wet weather – resulting in 22 days being lost to abnormal increased wet weather last year – material shortages and supply chain issues.
This has meant students will temporarily attend classes off-campus at UniSA’s Magill campus while facilities are finished and made safe.
The temporary arrangement is expected to be in place for three weeks.
Costs incurred due to the move will be covered by builder Sarah Constructions – who brought on significant extra resources to continue work over the festive period to minimise disruption.
Parents have been notified of the alternative location to start in Term one and will receive regular updates ahead of the transition to the Morialta Secondary College site.
The year 7-12 school is being built on the former Norwood Morialta High School middle campus site, at Rostrevor, to meet growing enrolment demand in the area, with space to accommodate 1200 students once completed.
A total of 168 students enrolled in Year 7 will start in 2023, with an additional year level introduced each year until 2028 as the school builds towards full capacity.
Morialta Secondary College includes new classrooms, learning spaces, performing arts centre, gymnasium, sports oval and courts, library, gallery and café.
The second stage of the project is due to be completed by the end of the year.