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New Goolwa school

A new high school will open in Goolwa in 2022, accommodating approximately 400 local students, with capacity to increase in line with anticipated growth in the area.

The new school will be located at the former Investigator College site on the corner of Cadell Street and Glendale Grove in Goolwa.

Up to $10 million will be invested to refurbish and upgrade the site, to improve the school’s facilities in readiness to welcome its first students at the beginning of 2022.

The new school will form part of an educational hub for the town, located near Goolwa Primary School and Children’s Centre, delivering a community asset that will support the area as it grows in the coming years.

School naming process

A shortlist of potential names for the new Goolwa high school was developed, in consultation with an advisory committee.

The shortlisted names were:

  • Goolwa Secondary College

  • Goolwa Yarluwar College

  • Goolwa Secondary School

  • Goolwa High School.

Yarluwar is a Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal word that means ‘sea’ or ‘ocean’.

These names were endorsed by the Department for Education and each one meets the guidelines of the school naming process.

The school community was asked to vote for their favourite name or suggest other school names via a survey as part of this exciting step towards the opening of the new school.

Community consultation for the name for the new Goolwa high school has closed. We would like to thank the community for contributing to the naming of the new school.

Final approval of the name will be given by the Minister for Education and the Surveyor-General.

The chosen name for the new Goolwa high school will be announced in the coming months.

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Architect and builder

Architect: Greenway Architects Pty Ltd

Builder: Schiavello Construction (SA) Pty Ltd

Key features

Key features of the design include:

  • refurbishment of all existing facilities to provide contemporary teaching and learning environments, administration, support services and amenities
  • demolition of an existing aged facility
  • site works including access improvements, security infrastructure and works to secure existing site dams.

Principal appointed

Rebecca Moore, most recently a principal consultant for primary and secondary schools in the south of Adelaide, has been appointed to lead the new school.

Rebecca’s energy and passion for education along with her outstanding experience will be truly valuable in creating a new school with its own individual personality, and community.


Capital Works Project Delivery Team

Phone: 8226 1172
Email: education.capitalprograms [at] sa.gov.au