Xavier College’s new private primary school at Two Wells opened last month to around 160 students from reception to year six.
Parents Alex and Sophie Lange, whose children are enrolled at the school, said the building, grounds and general atmosphere are all impressive and their family was looking forward to the school year ahead.
“We are very excited for our children to start their new adventure at Xavier College,” Sophie said.
“Everyone has been very welcoming, making our transition smooth and comforting.
“We are looking forward to what the future holds for our children, the school and the community.”
Stage one of the school will comprise seven interconnected classrooms, breakout learning spaces, a resource hub, varied outside play areas and maker space facilities to extend learning.
For staff at the school it is also an exciting time.
New head of campus for Two Wells, Janet Coomber, said it was a very exciting time for both the school and wider community.
“There is such a buzz here, everyone is so excited,” Ms Coomber said.
“We not only have a beautiful building but we have beautiful people who are key to helping create that rich learning environment we are striving for.
Ms Coomber said the Two Wells campus would embody the teaching pedagogy and ideals of its Gawler Belt sister campus.
“This is very much all the best bits of Xavier that we’ll pull across here,” she said.
“It’s community, it’s teamwork, it’s welcoming, but above all, it’s very high educational standards.
“We know our students so well at Xavier, they’re really well known and well-loved and it will be the same here in Two Wells.”
Xavier College principal Mark Flaherty said the school had been overwhelmed with support from the community.
“We feel at home here in Two Wells,” he said.
Mr Flaherty said initial enrolments at the school had been strong and, looking forward, Xavier College hoped to expand to include a secondary school in the area if the demand was there.