The uniforms showcase their individual brand and color combinations, with Aldinga Payinthi College paying homage to their Indigenous name through a unique design telling the story of the role community connectivity plays in the learning journey.
Designed by Ngarrindjeri artist Jordan Lovegrove, the work features a large meeting place representing the college where the school community meets with smaller meeting places representing the smaller groups inside. The wide path that leads through the work of art symbolizes the learning journey we have made together.
Education Minister John Gardner said the new uniforms are an important step ahead of schools opening next year.
âAs part of the Liberal Marshall government’s record $ 1.4 billion investment in educational infrastructure, we are providing families with five new schools with state-of-the-art learning facilities, four of which will be ready. to be open to families early in Quarter 1 2022, âsaid Minister Gardner.
âThese school uniforms will play an important role in creating a sense of identity, belonging and pride among students and their community.
âSchool communities have been eagerly awaiting the big uniform reveal, and I’m sure they won’t be disappointed with the selection.
âThese world class schools will be such welcome additions for the families of Aldinga, Angle Vale, Goolwa and Whyalla and I know many have watched the construction progress with great interest.
âHaving these uniforms ready to go is an exciting reminder that we are so close to opening these new schools and seeing them come to life with their first batch of students.
âMarshall’s Liberal government is building what matters and our pipeline of education capital projects is creating thousands of jobs and leaving a legacy of improved educational services for children and youth.
The new uniforms feature a choice of items available in school colors, ranging from rugby sweaters and jackets, polo shirts, to chinos and pants. Whyalla Secondary College will provide uniforms for school athletic football, basketball, soccer and netball competitions.
The design and concept of the school uniforms was determined locally, in consultation with their community.
Future families will receive details on how to purchase the uniforms once registered.
In 2022, Aldinga Payinthi College and Riverbanks College B-12 will open to K-8 students, Goolwa Secondary College will open to Grades 7 and 8, and Whyalla Secondary College will open to students in grades 7 to 12.