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New Whyalla School

A new $100 million state-of-the-art secondary school will be built in Whyalla to accommodate 1500 students in years 7 to 12. This includes 48 inclusive places for students with disability.

The new school will be located on Nicolson Avenue in Whyalla Norrie in between the UniSA and TAFE campuses, forming an education precinct to provide students with strong links to further study options.

The school will replace Whyalla’s 3 existing high school campuses - Edward John Eyre High, Whyalla High and Stuart High.

Significant stakeholder consultation was undertaken by the department to inform plans for the school. The new school has been designed to reflect contemporary education environments and will focus on supporting future skills needs that lead to jobs.

Community information stall

On Thursday 6 August from 12pm to 4pm an information stall will be located in the Westland Shopping Centre food court to answer questions and hear feedback from the community on the new Whyalla secondary school.

Newly appointed principal of the school, Tricia Richman will be joined by representatives of the Department for Education, Sarah Constructions, Cox Architecture and Thomson Rossi Architects and Turner & Townsend.

Come and have a chat! We really value community feedback and ideas and can’t wait to share our excitement for the new school with you.


  • Thursday 6 August
  • 12pm to 4pm
  • Westland Shopping Centre, Whyalla

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Key features

Key features of the design include:

  • 3 storey build with a STEM focused design
  • contemporary learning spaces, multi-level outdoor learning and social spaces
  • plaza at ground level with landscaping
  • a double court gymnasium, expansive sporting fields and courts that can be utilised by the community
  • performing arts theatre.

Cox Architecture, in collaboration with Thomson Rossi, designed the school so that it would integrate the history and traditions of the existing high schools while creating its own sense of identity and belonging that will embrace the whole community. 

Construction started in early 2020 and the school is scheduled to open in term 1, 2022.


New Schools Project Team

Phone: 8226 1037
Email: Education.NewSchools [at] sa.gov.au