During Minister Whetstone’s Regional Budget Address in Whyalla, a number of issues were raised for follow-up after the event.
What are the next steps and what public consultation will be undertaken for the new $100 million Whyalla public high school?
The Government of South Australia will fund a new $100 million secondary school in Whyalla that will accommodate 1,500 students in Years 7 to 12 and will be located on Nicolson Avenue in the Whyalla Norrie district. The facility will replace Whyalla’s existing three ageing high school campuses, two of which offer years 8-10 and one of which provides years 11-12. The new school is expected to be complete with the first students commencing in 2022.
The school’s location between the Whyalla UniSA and TAFE campuses will provide students with a strong link to further study options and will attract students from outside Whyalla to the school.
The Education Department has undertaken significant community consultation to inform the plans for the school and we know the community shares the Government of South Australia’s ambition to improve education outcomes in the region. The new school will be designed to reflect modern educational environments and will focus heavily on supporting future skills needs that lead to jobs. Whyalla has been advocating for this new school for several years, and the Government of South Australia is pleased to deliver what the region needs.
Pictured: The Hon Tim Whetstone, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development