Building a ‘learning community’

Hickinbotham School Forecourt

New Lutheran school will answer a growing need

A proposed Lutheran Birth-to-Year-12 (B-12) school at Two Wells is one step closer with the Hickinbotham development proceeding.

Lutheran Schools Association of SA, NT & WA executive director, John Proeve, said the approval of council’s Two Wells Development Plan Amendment was a significant step towards realising a vision for a Lutheran B-12 school in Two Wells.

“The Lutheran Schools Association is pleased to report we are in advanced discussions with the project’s developer, the Hickinbotham Group, to bring a Lutheran school to Two Wells to meet the needs of the growing community and district,” he said. Mr Proeve said the proposed school would provide quality education and choice for local people and the region.

“The community identified the need for a junior and senior school early in the planning process,” he said.

“Lutheran schools are passionate about lifelong learning and we work hard to build a ‘learning community’ in and around our schools.

“The school will be integral to community life and a catalyst for an education hub. It will be a place where people can come and go and contribute at every stage of their life.”

The site will be west of the new entry road into Two Wells, which will be an extension of the Old Port Wakefield Road. The site will be the central focal point of the town’s expansion.

“It’s a great site,” Mr Proeve said. “It’s close to the main street, local shops, recreation areas and homes. It’s also big enough for children to have room to grow and play.

“The proposed school will connect with local business, community and sporting groups. The school’s playing fields will be a shared community asset.

“The school will be close to wetlands, providing scope for learning opportunities in ecological sustainability and agricultural education.”

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