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FAME boosted by building project


Construction has started in Adelaide’s south on a new $7.75 million development project to provide a permanent home for the the FAME Flexible Learning Centre (FLC).

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EREA Flexible Schools Ltd announced that the new facility will be located on McKinna Road in Christie Downs. FAME FLC is one of the 22 Special Assistance Schools in Edmund Rice Education Australia, which also includes 35 mainstream schools and colleges.

As one of the first Special Assistance Schools registered in South Australia, FAME FLC supports young people who have been unable be successful in a mainstream school setting. Currently, FAME has 120 secondary school-aged students enrolled and operates in two leased facilities.

FAME principal Gerard Keating, along with FAME staff and young people, collaborated with Studio 9 Architects to design the new facility. It will include six flexible learning areas, a music and recording area, a commercial training kitchen and community hub, STEAM and manual arts areas, as well as staff and wellbeing areas.

“We have been dreaming about creating a permanent home for the last six years,” Mr Keating said.

“I am so pleased that we will finally have our first EREA purpose-built flexi school facility in South Australia. Our young people deserve this warm and welcoming place where our staff will be able to provide them with greater learning, engagement and wellbeing opportunities as well as pathways to a positive and hope-filled future.”

The construction contract has been awarded to Horizon Construction Services and the facility is expected to open to students in Term 2 next year.



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