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Goolwa's New High School Named

goolwa highschool concept images state government

The up-and-coming South Coast highschool has been named.

'Goolwa Secondary College' is what the institution will be dubbed following the $10 million refurbishment at the old Investigator College site.

In December, members of the community were invited to vote on the best of four shortlisted names, Goolwa Secondary College, Goolwa Yarluwar College, Goolwa Secondary School and Goolwa High School.

Now that the decision has been reached, work is underway to shape the Years 7 to 12 school's brand identity, including its logo, motto and uniforms ahead of its 2022 opening.

The new school will accommodate about 400 local students, but that number could increase with anticipated growth in the area.

Builders and architects began work at the site in early 2021, with a predicted completion date set for October.

Education Minister John Gardner said it was an exciting time for the local community.

"The Goolwa community will benefit in a significant way from this secondary school offering world-class education to year 7 to 12 students in the area, without students having to leave their hometown," Mr Gardner said.

As Goolwa is the largest town in South Australia that has not had a public high school, the offering will provide some relief on the capacity pressures at nearby schools in Victor Harbor, Strathalbyn and Mount Compass.

Images at top, concept design for Goolwa's new school, supplied by State Government