Gawler and District College

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Gawler and District College
Gawler High School (emblem).jpg
Evanston, South Australia
Coordinates 34°37′10″S 138°44′17″E / 34.6195°S 138.7380°E / -34.6195; 138.7380Coordinates: 34°37′10″S 138°44′17″E / 34.6195°S 138.7380°E / -34.6195; 138.7380
Type Public secondary school
Motto A history of achievement. A future of potential.
  • 1907 (Gawler High School)
  • 1952 (Evanston Primary School)
  • 2013 (Gawler and District College)
Principal Andrew Dickinson
Enrolment 1145 (2014)[1]

Gawler and District College offers education from birth to year 12. It is located in the suburb of Evanston on the southern side of Gawler, 45km north of Adelaide in South Australia.


Gawler and District College was created in 2013 through combining the Gawler High School, Evanston Primary School and Evanston Preschool into one site, the site formerly occupied by the high school.

Gawler High School was a secondary public school located in Evanston, South Australia. The school was founded in 1907 as the Gawler School of Mines. It moved to a site on Lyndoch Road in Gawler East in 1915, and moved to theEvanston site in the 1960s.[2] (with the motto, Vade ad Formicam), making it the oldest school in the area. The last principal of Gawler High School was Mr. Greg Harvey[3] who succeeded Sandra Lowery, who left the school at the end of the 2007 school year, ending her 15 years as headmistress.[citation needed] Gawler High School had some 800 pupils as of 2009, ranging from educational year groups eight to twelve.[3]

Evanston Primary School was founded in the 1950s as the suburb of Evanston was growing. It was located facing Para Road behind the Gawler High School.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Andrew Dickinson. "Annual Report 2014" (PDF). Gawler & District College B-12. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "History". Gawler High School. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Gawler High School 2009 Annual Report" (PDF). Gawler High School. 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Male, Andrew (1997). Other Times: The Life and Work of Max Fatchen. Wakefield Press. p. 39. ISBN 1-86254-383-6. 

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