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A new public secondary school is being built to meet growing enrolment demand in Adelaide's north eastern suburbs. Visit the Morialta Secondary College website for more information.

Morialta Secondary College will be built on the former site of the Norwood Morialta High School Middle Campus. When complete, it will cater to 1200 students from year 7 to 12.

The college is being delivered in a 2-stage approach.

Information for the start of term 1

The Department for Education and Morialta Secondary College are excited about our inaugural year 7s starting at Morialta Secondary College. The new school is the culmination of significant work over many years.

Sarah Constructions, the appointed builder, has been working tirelessly to finish the year 7 facilities, including working over the Christmas period.

Despite their hard work including mobilising significant additional resources to site with over 150 people currently working on the build, Sarah Constructions has experienced minor construction delays caused by material shortages, supply issues and 22 days of persistent wet weather throughout 2022.

While the finishing elements are completed on the facilities, Morialta Secondary College will start term 1 close by at the University of South Australia’s Magill campus.

This temporary arrangement won't change Morialta Secondary College’s start to the school year. The fantastic staff are ready to go to give students the best start to high school.

Families will receive a comprehensive welcome pack which includes important information for the start of the school year.

We'll continue to provide updates on construction progress in preparation for the transition to the new Morialta Secondary College.

Ensuring students receive the best and safest education is our number 1 priority.

To discuss the transition or any other matter, contact the college:

Phone: 7320 9555
Email: dl.1920.info@schools.sa.edu.au

School zone

The Morialta Secondary College zone takes in parts of the suburbs of Tranmere, Magill, Woodforde, Teringie, Montacute, and the whole suburbs of Hectorville and Rostrevor. View the school’s interactive zone map.

Community consultation was undertaken during the zone process.


Morialta Secondary College will open with progressive enrolments from 2023, starting with year 7. This means:

  • 2023 – year 7
  • 2024 – year 7 to 8
  • 2025 – year 7 to 9
  • 2026 – year 7 to 10
  • 2027 – year 7 to 11
  • 2028 – year 7 to 12.

By progressively introducing year levels, the school can focus on establishing a strong foundation while building towards operating at capacity by 2028.

Enrolment eligibility

Enrolment to Morialta Secondary College is through the statewide transition process. Applications will be considered in line with the enrolment criteria in the school’s capacity management plan (CMP).

Applications for enrolment at Morialta Secondary College are prioritised from students who meet the enrolment eligibility outlined in our capacity management plan:

  • the child is living in the Morialta Secondary College zone
  • the child identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander through the Enter for Success strategy
  • the child has been granted enrolment due to special or extenuating circumstances, including but not limited to a child in care where there is a custody or guardianship order made under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.

Out of zone enrolment applications are considered through the statewide transition process.

School uniform

The school uniform has been designed in close consultation with local families and students. Families can find out more about uniforms on the Morialta Secondary College website.

Key features

$88.4 million will be invested in Morialta Secondary College to completely remove the site’s ageing buildings and replace them with contemporary learning facilities.

The new school is designed as a community hub that will complement its surroundings.

Key features of the state-of-the-art design include:

  • contemporary learning spaces
  • a village green connecting indoor and outdoor learning spaces
  • performing arts centre
  • gymnasium
  • sports ovals and courts
  • library
  • gallery
  • café.

The existing oval and soccer pitch will be retained.

Concept video

Principal announced

Roley Coulter has been appointed to lead the new school.

Previously Principal of Banksia Park International High School, Roley is highly regarded for his impactful approach to increasing secondary learning outcomes in schools across the north east. He brings experience supporting cross site professional learning, VET, and flexible pathway options to the new school.

School name

The new school will be named Morialta Secondary College.

The name was chosen with input from a panel of local educators and more than 200 members of the public who made suggestions. Thank you to everyone who contributed to naming the new school.

School logo

Morialta Secondary College’s logo has strong links to the local community and environment:

  • The orange, green and blue represents the native flora and flowing water of Morialta.
  • The upwards angle represents the idea of students moving on up and achieving their personal best.
  • The curves of the logo link to M for Morialta and the hilly landscape of the region.

The school’s motto, ‘Ever Forward’, embodies the school’s vision to support all students achieve their own success.

Community consultation was undertaken throughout the logo design process.

Morialta secondary school logo

Architect and builder

Architect: Thomson Rossi and Brown Falconer

Builder: Sarah Constructions

Morialta Secondary College

Phone: 7320 9555
Emaildl.1920.info [at] schools.sa.edu.au
Website: https://morialtasecondarycollege.sa.edu.au