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Riverbanks College B-12 staff ready for 2022 open

7 December 2021

Excitement is building among families in Adelaide’s north with construction of Riverbanks College B-12 in Angle Vale now complete.

The brand-new Riverbanks College B-12 is one of four new public schools that will open its doors in term one next year as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s record $1.4 billion education build.

Today, more than 70 of the school’s newest staff members participated in workshops and familiarised themselves with their new contemporary teaching spaces in preparation to welcome their first cohort of students at the start of next year.

The school will open with progressive enrolments from 2022, starting with preschool to year 8. Around 500 students will attend the school on day one, with 1675 students expected to attend by 2026.

Six of Riverbanks College B-12’s new secondary years teachers are in the group of 167 teachers from stand-alone primary schools who secured a high school teaching role in a South Australian public school for 2022 as part of the move of year 7 into high school.

The move has also seen more than 500 temporary teachers appointed into permanent secondary roles across the state for 2022.

Riverbanks College B-12 Principal Joe Priolo said the team have come from public and independent schools across the state and between them have a wealth of experience in the delivery of quality learning and a shared passion for successful learning and life outcomes for all our students.

“We have recruited highly skilled and highly experienced members of our leadership, teaching and paraprofessional teams, all of whom are passionate about realising our moral purpose of meeting the needs of every child, every day.

“We look forward to working in close partnership with our families, and wider community to ensure the growth and success of our children and young people.”

The expansive build provides dedicated areas for high quality learning in the early years, primary, and senior school and offers strong connections between internal and external spaces.

Framed by 684.5 tonnes of steel and 4,900 square metres ofglass, the impressive structure required more than 669,000 hours worked onsite by a total of 2,450 personnel.

Community inclusion is a key feature of the new build, with many school spaces available for community use outside of school hours such as the expansive sporting facilities and gymnasium and 300 seat performing arts centre.

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