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Construction of a new birth to year 12 (B-12) school in Angle Vale is underway. The school can accommodate up to 1500 students, 100 inclusive places for students with a disability and a 75 place preschool and early learning and care by 2026.
The new school is located along Riverbanks Road in Angle Vale and is being delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project. View the location on a map.
Following a comprehensive procurement process, TESA Education comprising of Tetris Capital, Dutch Infrastructure Fund, Sarah Construction and ISS Services was awarded the contract to construct and maintain the new school.
The new Angle Vale school was named 'Riverbanks College B-12' in 2020.
The name was selected following consultation with the local community. The community was asked to vote for their favourite shortlisted name or suggest other school names via a survey as part of this exciting step towards the opening of the new school. We would like to thank the community for contributing to the naming process.
The new Riverbanks College B-12 logo represents the connection to community, finding one’s own path and growth reflected by the river, riverbank and market gardens.
As a whole, the circle aims to signify strength, growth and community. Within this, the deep green, light green, ochre and blue colours are inspired by the school’s natural environment.
Key stakeholders involved in the branding process included students, principals and staff in local primary schools, community members, and members of the local education office.
The department consulted with school staff and the public about Riverbanks College B-12’s zones, as well as changes to the zones of nearby existing schools.
The preschool local catchment area, primary campus school zone and secondary campus school zone were approved in 2020. The primary campus school zone will have a single shared zone with Angle Vale Primary School.
The preschool local catchment and school zones, including the shared zone, will come in to effect for applications for enrolment for those students starting at the school in 2022.
Following the start of the 2022 school year, applications from students living in the shared primary school campus zone who want to transfer from Angle Vale Primary School to Riverbanks College B-12 primary campus, will only be considered in special circumstances and by agreement between the principals of the schools.
Riverbanks College B-12 will work closely with Angle Vale Primary School in their local partnership to ensure a coordinated education service is delivered to families living in their shared zone.
View the school’s preschool local catchment area and zones.
Riverbanks College B-12 will open with progressive enrolments from 2022, starting with preschool to year 8. This means:
- 2022 – preschool to year 8
- 2023 – preschool to year 9
- 2024 – preschool to year 10
- 2025 – preschool to year 11
- 2026 – preschool to year 12
In 2022 the school will open with a full cohort of students from reception to year 2, and in year 7 and 8. There will be a reduced cohort of students from year 3 to 6.
It is anticipated around 600 students will attend the school on day one, with the expectation that it will grow to 1675 students by 2026.
By progressively introducing year levels, the school can focus on making sure they are operating smoothly while building towards operating at capacity in a few years’ time.
Riverbanks College B-12 must open with sustainable enrolments that align with its capacity management plan (CMP).
Although any family can apply to attend the new school, the school is likely to be under enrolment pressure initially, so they will only consider enrolments based on the approved enrolment criteria detailed in their CMP. This will limit the number of students able to gain entry who live outside of the preschool local catchment and school zones.
Preschool to year 6
Registrations of interest for 2022 have now closed. Families will receive enrolment offers in term 3, 2021.
Our 'registration of interest' process for 2022 enrolments closed at the end of term 2, 2021.
You can still register your child's interest in preschool to year 6 if you live within our preschool catchment area or primary zone. You will need to register as soon as possible as part of our 'late application' process.
For further information on this process, contact Kylie Braddock, Enrolment Officer at email@example.com.
Year 7 and 8
The department's statewide transition process for students starting secondary school (year 7 and 8) in 2022 opened in week 1, term 2.
During this time all public primary school students will have the following provided to them by their primary school:
- transition information
- online registration of interest form (return completed forms by 21 May 2021).
Parents whose children are attending non-public schools will be able to download a registration form (visit school enrolment) or collect transition information from their school or local education office.
Find out more at register your child's interest for starting high school.
Riverbanks College B-12 will be an addition to the existing schools in the area when it opens in 2022, not a replacement.
No local government schools will close when the new school opens. The new school is intended to cater for the projected enrolment demand coming from strong population growth in the area.
Placement in the inclusive preschool program and special options is determined through the department’s statewide panel process for placement in an inclusive education option.
For more information, refer to disability support at school.
Architect: Swanbury Penglase and Perumai Pedovali
Builder: Sarah Constructions
The new school design combines world-class education and community inclusion, with many school spaces available for community use outside of school hours.
Key features of the design include:
- a modern and contemporary learning environment with strong connections between internal and external learning spaces
- a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies to educate students for jobs of the future
- integration and connection, providing unique learning and teaching environments for children, students and staff from birth all the way up to year 12
- design to allow community use, creating an inclusive and accessible hub
- expansive outdoor facilities designed for community use outside of school hours, including courts, an open gymnasium and sporting fields that can be used by the community
- a 300-seat performing arts centre and an entrepreneurial hub, also designed for community use
- Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) principles that meet a 5-green star rating.
Construction started in early 2020 and the school is scheduled to open in term 1, 2022.
Joe Priolo, former principal of Salisbury East High School, has been appointed to lead Riverbanks College B-12. Joe’s passion for building a culture of excellence and equity in education, as well as community connection, will put the new Angle Vale school in great hands.
Riverbanks College B-12
Phone: 0428 865 874
Email: dl.1913.info [at] schools.sa.edu.au