Whyalla Secondary College Sets a New Benchmark of Excellence in School Builds

The new $100+ million state-of-the-art secondary college in Whyalla has raised the bar for educational construction. Designed to accommodate 1500 students in years 7 to 12, the new school combines three existing government high schools in the region.

Comprised of five major buildings, four of which are linked via a high-level courtyard and link bridges, the school features contemporary STEM focused learning spaces, multi-level outdoor learning and social spaces, a landscaped plaza at ground level, double court gymnasium, a performing arts theatre and expansive sporting fields and courts available for community use.

This project is an excellent example of Sarah Constructions’ client focus and commitment to delivery. For the Department of Education and the community of Whyalla, Sarah have delivered the “benchmark of excellence” in school builds.

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  • Professional Excellence 2022 AIB in Commercial Construction $60 Million + (SA Chapter)
  • Professional Excellence 2022 AIB in Commercial Construction $60 Million + (National Chapter)

Sarah Constructions have a motto – ‘Building great Relationships’ and from a client’s perspective I can verify that they ‘walk the talk.’ They build a culture of trust with their team and clients. They certainly have a ‘no closed door’ philosophy and all questions, concerns and problem solving / solution findings processes are always worked through collaboratively. This has been a great strength of all this project – everyone heading in the same direction to get best for project outcomes.

They approach each and every build with genuine care. The critical collaborative culture that Sarah Constructions embrace certainly support their belief that ‘achieving the best outcomes for their clients is what they strive for’. They have communicated extremely well with the stakeholders involved in this project and also neighbours of the sites and their processes around this piece of work has been outstanding – including work experience students being on site.

Deb O'Riley, Director, New Schools - Department for Education

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