Morialta Secondary College has been revealed as the name of the new school set to open in the north eastern suburbs in 2023.
The name was chosen with input from a panel of local educators and more than 200 members of the public who made suggestions.
The Marshall Liberal Government will invest $84.4 million to build the new public high school on the soon-to-be vacated Norwood Morialta High School middle campus to meet the growing demand for government schooling in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide.
Modelling by the Education Department shows that without the new facility, secondary schools in the eastern suburbs would reach 105% capacity by 2023, climbing to 132% capacity in 2036.
Premier Steven Marshall said the naming of the school is an exciting milestone for the community as the school begins to build its identity.
“The $84.4 million Morialta Secondary College will be ready to offer world-class learning opportunities to families in the area in 2023 and relieve enrolment pressure in surrounding schools,” said Premier Marshall.
“Not only will the new school be a fantastic facility for local families, this investment will also support around 130 full time jobs over the three-year construction period.”
Morialta Secondary College will be ready to accept year 7 enrolments in 2023, with a wider intake scheduled from 2024.
Architects Thomson Rossi in collaboration with Brown Falconer won the tender to design the new school which will see the old buildings on the site demolished to make way for new learning infrastructure. The existing oval and soccer pitch will be retained.
Minister for Education John Gardner said he’s looking forward to seeing Morialta Secondary College come to life.
“The creation of a new public high school is fantastic news for local families and I want to thank the hundreds of local residents who suggested names,” said Minister Gardner.
“The Marshall Liberal Government is building what matters with our record $1.4 billion school infrastructure investment and delivering better educational opportunities for all South Australian school students.
“The new Morialta Secondary College is in addition to four new South Australian public schools opening next year at Aldinga, Angle Vale, Goolwa and Whyalla.”
Member for Hartley Vincent Tarzia said the new school will ensure more students have enhanced access to world-class facilities closer to home.
“Morialta Secondary College is essential to meet growing enrolment demand in the area and will relieve pressure on some surrounding schools that are currently forced to impose strict capacity management plans,” said Mr Tarzia.
“When complete this new year 7 to 12 school will cater to 1200 students in what will be a welcome addition for local families.”
From next year Norwood Morialta High School will go by a new name in recognition of the significant transformation of the school and its unification on the Parade campus in Magill.
Norwood International High School was the clear favourite amongst the school community following a poll to determine the name.
Norwood International High School’s new name pays tribute to their growing international credentials, which include their newly-acquired International Baccalaureate program and Council of International Schools Accreditation. This sits alongside their strong language programs, international sister-schools arrangement, and international student program.