One of the newest South Australian schools, Endeavour College opened its doors in 1998 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran School and the following year it moved to a specifically designed campus at Mawson Lakes on two and a half hectares, right next door to University of South Australia.
Endeavour College was founded as the result of a partnership between Lutheran churches who desired to see a Lutheran co educational secondary school established in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. Read about our Connected Schools system here.
In that first trailblazing year, the College started with just twenty students; a number which has now exceeded six hundred and six year levels in twenty years.
The College started in two temporary buildings, which needed a complete fit out. A working bee was called and the founding 20 families turned up to help, developing our close-knit community from the very start. There was one teacher for maths and science subjects and one for the arts and humanities, with the Principal teaching history too.
In its early days, the school was small enough to hold recess when the teachers thought appropriate and a hand bell was used to signal the end of the break. These days, of course, we use an automated, electronic bell. How things have grown!
Over the twenty years, as the school has grown, many stages of buildings, have been built to offer increasing subject choices, more student numbers and specialist facilities. 2008 saw the completion of the gymnasium, basketball court and sporting facilities. A state of the art Materials and Food Technolgy department complete with 3D printers, Laser Cutters and induction cooktops was officially opened in 2014. Our latest building project, the Middle Years Centre was completed in time for our expansion into Year 7 in 2016. The Middle Years Centre project has provided the College with an additional 8 beautifully designed classrooms and many collaborative working environments for students in Year 7-9 as well as a dedicated Student Services area and internal school driveway.