Catholic-Anglican school set for $21m upgrade

St Columba College is planning a $21m upgrade at Andrews Farm (Swanbury/Penglase)

A $21 million upgrade at a joint Catholic and Anglican college in Adelaide will cater for the enrolment growth brought by development across the city’s north. Source: The Advertiser.

St Columba College in Andrews Farm is planning a new building with classrooms for years 8 and 9 students, a middle school student services area and learning space for year 6-12 students with additional needs.

St Columba’s existing middle school building will be refurbished to make way for a new performing arts theatre for drama and music, along with drama and language classrooms.

The development also includes new covered sports courts and carparking upgrades.

Principal Leanne Carr said the project would cater for growing enrolments, with student numbers having already increased by almost 10 per cent over the past four years, to 1465 children. The school’s capacity will stretch to 1675 once the work is complete.

Site preparation works have already begun for the first part of the work, which includes redeveloping a lecture theatre to host performing arts, along with building the new courts.

Ms Carr hoped the upgrade’s first stage would be complete later this year, and the new building would open in the middle of 2023.

St Columba is a joint Anglican and Catholic college, established in 1997, in response to Hickinbotham’s housing development plans.

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$21m upgrade planned for St Columba College, featuring new middle school building, performing arts area and sports courts (By Michelle Etheridge, The Advertiser)

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