Xavier College recently opened their latest stage of development in front of a whole-school assembly and seventy invited guests.
Local Gawler parish priest, Father Germano Baiguini, blessed the new facilities at the Gawler Belt College and Federal Minister of Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham officially opened the Saint Mary Mackillop Centre and Plaza.
Senator Birmingham, who attended nearby Gawler High School as a student, commented on the college’s “incredible new facilities” and the ethos created by Xavier in its short history.
The Sir Douglas Nicholls Gymnasium was opened by Aunty Pam Pedersen, daughter of the late pastor, sportsman and former Governor of South Australia.
Principal Mr Lynn Martin said the tradition of naming buildings on the school site after people who have had a significant impact on the history of SA results in a walk around Xavier College being a South Australian history lesson.
Built by Badge Constructions, ahead of schedule and on budget, the facilities will play an important part in ensuring the College is ready to accommodate Year 7 students in 2019.
Xavier now moves onto the third stage of its redevelopment project which will include the refurbishment of its former gym into an auditorium, the former library into a staff centre and the creation of a music facility.
Source: Xavier College