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08 Aug 2019
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New Catholic school for Two Wells

South Australia’s newest Catholic School will open in Two Wells in 2021. The school will be a campus of Xavier College, and will cater for students from Reception to Year 12. The school will open in 2021 with students from Reception to Year 6 and will then progressively grow to cater for all year levels.

Construction will start next year to meet the needs of the growing population. The broader Two Wells township is expected to swell to a population of more than 10,000 people over the next 20 years.

The project is generating strong community attention with many families expressing an interest in joining the school.

The school will be the 111th Catholic school campus in South Australia, and will open just twelve months after Catholic Education SA opens McAuley Community School in the southern suburbs.

“We are delighted to be expanding our provision of quality Catholic education to local families,” says Dr Neil McGoran, Director, Catholic Education South Australia.

“Xavier College has been developing students who are capable, confident and community-minded young leaders for 25 years,” says Xavier College Principal, Mr Lynn Martin.

“We are proud of the confidence our local community has in Xavier to educate their children and the new campus will allow us to expand our education offering to cater for primary-aged students, and then enable us to continue to provide secondary education to the growing Two Wells community.”

The school already has a solid reputation in the local community with close to 1,000 students at the Gawler campus. Like Xavier College in Gawler, the new campus will follow the Salesian tradition.

The new Two Wells school will be part of a development by the Hickinbotham Group that will create over 3,000 residential allotments. The 400ha Liberty development is in the north-western corner of Two Wells, 45km north of Adelaide, and is located with its sister estate, Eden.

The school is expected to expand in the years ahead to eventually cater for 1000-1200 students.

“The school will complement the community, retail, sporting and lifestyle objectives embedded in Hickinbotham Group’s design and development of this project over the next 20 years.” says Michael Hickinbotham, Hickinbotham Group Managing Director.

Catholic Education South Australia has taken over the project from Lutheran Education who had planned to build a school in Hickinbotham Group’s Liberty Estate but recently decided not to proceed.

“We are working with Lutheran Education and will be contacting the hundreds of families who have expressed an interest in the school,” says Mr Martin. 

Read more in the media release.

Go to the Xavier College Website.

Register your interest to find out more about the school.

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