Ngutu College Opens Senior Building

On Friday 10 May on Kaurna Country in Woodville North, South Australia we celebrated the official opening of the Ngutu College Senior Building attended by our young people, families, investors, and supporters, along with the Member for Hindmarsh, Honourable Mark Butler MP, City of Charles Sturt Mayor Angela Evans and Councillor Quin Tran.

A significant milestone for our community

The ceremony commenced with a Welcome to Country by Uncle Moogy Sumner, followed by an address from both our Head of College, Andrew Plastow and young person, Isabella. The Hon Mark Butler, Member for Hindmarsh officially unveiled our Senior Building by cutting the ribbon with young person, Carlos.

Uncle Moogy then cleansed the new building with a Smoking. Our Ngutu Choir performed two heart-warming songs, one of these they recently performed as part of the Adelaide Festival’s Floods of Fire, Song from the Earth, followed by a very appropriate song for what was a beautiful morning, Cover me in Sunshine.

This monumental milestone was significant for Ngutu College’s belief that our children and young people deserve high quality facilities and multiple learning pathways.

High quality facilities with multiple learning pathways

The Senior Building combines three core classrooms; state-of-the-art Science Lab; a connected space for light experiments and specialist Arts; staff preparation space; literacy and anxiety support space; advanced tech studio where products will be designed, laser etched, 3-D scanned, 3-D printed or vinyl cut, a gallery and break-out space; all-gender toilets; percussion studio; technology workshop with handheld tools, powered machines, laser cutters along with a community lounge and kitchen that opens onto a pavilion and courtyard space.

These wonderful facilities were made possible through support from our Board, our Investors providing us an additional investment towards the build, the Commonwealth Government via the Block Grant Authority grant program, and our incredible supporters like Matthews Architects, Chappell Builders, Interface along with our generous donors.

“We work from a Reggio Emilia principle that the environment is the third educator and these new facilities help our young people to feel valued and be supported to pursue their passions and chosen pathways,” 

Andrew Plastow, Ngutu Head of College.

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