Construction of the Riverbanks College B-12 in South Australia’s Angle Vale is now complete.
The expansive build provides areas devoted for high quality learning throughout all school grades.
It also offers strong connections between internal and external spaces.
The building is framed by 684.5 tonnes of steel and 4,900 square metres of glass, which needed over 669,000 hours worked onsite by a total of 2,450 personnel.
Community inclusion is a key feature of the new build, with many school spaces available for community use outside of school hours.
These community spaces include an expansive sporting facilities and gymnasium as well as a performing arts centre seating 300 people.
As part of the opening, over 70 of the school’s newest staff members participated in workshops and familiarised themselves with their new teaching spaces.
The aim of the workshops was to prepare the teachers to welcome their first cohort of students at the start of next year.
Six of the college’s new secondary years teachers are among 167 teachers from stand-alone primary schools who secured a high school teaching role in a South Australian public school for 2022.
The group is part of the transition of Year 7s into high school.
500 temporary teachers have also been appointed into permanent secondary roles throughout South Australia for 2022.
Riverbanks College B-12 Principal Joe Priolo said the teachers have a wealth of experience in the delivery high-quality learning and a shared passion for all students’ achievement.
“We have recruited highly skilled and highly experienced members of our leadership, teaching and paraprofessional teams, all of whom are passionate about realising our moral purpose of meeting the needs of every child, every day,” Priolo said.
“We look forward to working in close partnership with our families, and wider community to ensure the growth and success of our children and young people.”
From 2022, the school will begin with progressive enrolments, initially offering to students from preschool to year 8.
On the first day, around 500 students will attend the school, whilst 1675 students are anticipated to attend by 2026.
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