New era for Stuart Primary

NEW ERA: Teachers celebrating Book Week at Whyalla Stuart Primary Campus, which will transition to the new name Whyalla Stuart Primary School R-6.
NEW ERA: Teachers celebrating Book Week at Whyalla Stuart Primary Campus, which will transition to the new name Whyalla Stuart Primary School R-6.

Whyalla Stuart Primary Campus R-7 is among 27 schools across South Australia which are being re-named as part of transitioning Year 7 into secondary education.

The school will now be known as Whyalla Stuart Primary School R-6, with Year 7 to be taught at the new $100m Whyalla Secondary College, which will open next year.

Minister for Education John Gardner said it's another big milestone in preparation for Year 7 transitioning into high school next year.

"We are on track for all of our schools to be ready to welcome Year 7s and Year 8s from term one, day one next year," he said.

"As part of the Marshall Liberal Government's record $1.4 billion investment in South Australia's education infrastructure, we're upgrading and building new learning areas to make sure there is plenty of space and that the transition is smooth and successful.

"There's been a huge amount of interest from primary school teachers wanting to make the jump and become a high school teacher and I wish them all the best of luck as the recruitment process continues.

"Today is an exciting day for children and families right around South Australia and I hope communities at these primary schools embrace their new names and have a terrific term 3."

The 27 newly renamed primary schools will now work on updating their logos and signage ready for 2022. Each school has been provided funding to assist with the costs associated with changing their names.