Located in the Liberty Estate at Two Wells, the school will be a campus of Xavier College and will initially cater for students from Reception to Year 6. It will grow to become a R-12 college catering for more than 1000 students, and will be the 111th Catholic school campus in South Australia.
Xavier College principal Mark Flaherty said a team was working closely with Edge Architects and Mossop Construction to develop Stage One of the project. This will include the construction of seven classrooms, a resource hub, administration offices, Maker Space and outside play areas.
“We have been strategic with keeping connectedness between classrooms so that they are able to be opened up for group work and fluidity, but also have the ability to close them and remain as single rooms when needed,” Mr Flaherty said of the design.
“All classrooms are also connected to a central space in the middle of the school. This will be an area where students are able to work in small groups in specially designed zones.”
Mr Flaherty said the school would offer a green screen/media area as well as a purpose built sensory room.
“A large hub will be available for gatherings and we look forward to using this space for celebrating Liturgy, holding assemblies, hosting guest speakers and performers, and utilising the kitchenette space while holding gatherings for families.
“The Maker Space area will be large and vibrant with durable flooring and a fully operable wall which allows it to easily become double in size; one part housing kitchen and cooking amenities and the other for technology, science and art.”
The external areas of the school have been designed to include active play and nature play spaces. Students will have access to hard courts, lawn and play equipment. There will also be the opportunity for students to garden in small plots and ride a bike around the bike track.
“Xavier College is excited at the possibilities that the Two Wells Campus presents to expand the Catholic offering in the north, and looks forward to continuing our association with members of the Two Wells community and forming strong relationships with our new families and the wider community,” Mr Flaherty said.
“We are committed to building a college campus that we can be extremely proud of, and one that becomes an important and integral part of the life and fabric of Two Wells.”Jump to next article