Catholic Education SA’s newest school has opened at Two Wells.
“The school is the 111th Catholic school campus in South Australia,” Dr Neil McGoran, Director, Catholic Education South Australia, said.
“Despite all the obstacles that COVID-19 put in our way, everyone has worked tirelessly to ensure the school has opened on schedule.
“It is hard to believe this amazing school was little more than a paddock twelve months ago.
“It is wonderful to see this new community of learners thriving in their new school environment.
“We know that many great opportunities lie ahead for these students, both in their academic endeavours and the strong commitments to wellbeing and belonging.”
Dr McGoran said the success of the project is due to the collaboration and hard work of all involved.
“We are pleased to have worked in partnership with Land Australia, Mossop Constructions and Edge Architects.
“Xavier College has an incredibly strong reputation in the local community and this new school will enable us to work in partnership with families from Two Wells and the surrounding areas to provide their children with an excellent Catholic education.”
Dr McGoran paid tribute to former principal, Lynn Martin, who passed away in May last year.
“Lynn leaves a rich legacy – I know he would be so proud of all that has been achieved.”
The multi-million project is one of a number of expansions across the State.
Catholic Education SA is investing strongly in regional areas as part of its commitment to expanding opportunities for students to access Catholic schooling in their local region.
The Riverland’s first Catholic Secondary college will open in 2022.
St Francis of Assisi College, located in Renmark, will welcome its first cohort of students from across the Riverland region at the start of next year.
Catholic Schools in Wallaroo, Clare, Peterborough and Murray Bridge also have building projects underway as they prepare to expand beyond primary schooling to cater for students in Years 8 and 9.