A new $100 million secondary school in Whyalla, which will accommodate 1,500 students, has been announced.
The school will be located on Nicolson Avenue in the Whyalla Norrie district.
The brand new 7-12 facility will replace Whyalla’s existing three ageing high school campuses. Two of the current campuses offer years 8-10, with one providing years 11-12.
The build will be managed by the State Government as a Capital Works project through a competitive tender process.
The new school is expected to be complete with the first students commencing in 2022.
The location between the Whyalla UniSA and TAFE campuses will provide students with a strong link to further study options and will attract students from outside Whyalla to the school.
The new school will be designed to reflect modern educational environments and will focus heavily on supporting future skills needs that lead to jobs.
The Education Department has undertaken significant community consultation to inform the plans for the school.