Catholic Education South Australia will open its first purpose-built, stand-alone campus in Adelaide’s west to cater exclusively for year 11 and 12 students. Source: The Southern Cross.
The Kidman Park campus of Nazareth Catholic College is expected to cost about $50 million and is scheduled to open in 2023. The reception to year 12 college, which already has campuses at Findon and Flinders Park, is SA’s largest Catholic school, with 2045 enrolments.
The new campus site will initially cater for 500 senior students and is expected to expand to cater for up to 800 students.
“We are pleased to be strengthening our provision of Catholic schooling in the western suburbs,” said Denis Ralph, chair, South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools.
“The expansion will continue to support the unprecedented enrolment demand for a Catholic education. We are also mindful of the high demand for primary school places in the western suburbs, and at Nazareth in particular, and work is currently underway to address this situation,” Professor Ralph said.
Enrolments in Catholic schools across South Australia grew by 1,605 students (3.5 per cent) this year, with more students expected to join Catholic schools in July as part of the midyear intake of reception students.
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