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New possibilities for Whyalla secondary students

9 December 2021

Community members are getting a grand tour of the now complete $100 million state-of-the-art Whyalla Secondary College ahead of opening to 1,500 students in years 7 to 12 next year.

Strategically placed between the local TAFE SA and University of South Australia campuses, Whyalla Secondary College will form part of an education precinct supporting the school’s focus on future skills and providing students with strong links to further study options.

Built by Sarah Constructions and designed by Cox Architects in collaboration with Thomson Rossi, the school will replace Whyalla’s three existing high school campuses offering students a seamless transition through their senior years.

Several transition days have been held for the incoming students, so they familiarise themselves with their new surroundings, meet new peers and staff, and build some excitement about beginning at their new school in 2022.

The unique contemporary design offers students endless learning opportunities within its three-storey building and multi-level outdoor learning spaces.

A double court gymnasium located at the back of the school looks over the expansive sporting field and courts that can be used by the Whyalla community, who will also benefit from the performing arts theatre.

With approximately 1,100 tonne of processed steel and 5,815 metre squared of glass that went into the build, the structure took more than 47,000 days worked onsite by a total of 1,296 personnel.

More information on Whyalla Secondary College.