Nuriootpa High SchoolNuriootpa High School

School History - New Facilities - Stadium and Little Theatre

In 1987 the school made a proposal for a new multi-purpose hall. This hall would be used to benifit students in both physical education and performing arts. The hall would be used for basketball, volleyball and netball as well as somewhere to go while it was raining during PE. The stage would provide a place for drama and music perfomances.

Stadium Floor Plan Stadium Sketch

In 1988 fundraising for the new hall started. The goal was to raise $220,000 in 12 months. Many events were held to fundraise the money including a fun and games night and 2 quiz nights. One of the most effective method of fundraising was an appeal brochure that was sent to local businesses, industries, clubs, parents, friends and old scholars. The appeal invited people to buy a $5000 gold brick, a $1000 silver brick or a $250 bronze brick or make any other donation, for the new hall. This appeal raised over $52,000. The fundraising in 1988 allowed the buliding of the Stadium and Memorial hall to commence.

Stadium Fundraising Stadium Fundraising Stadium Fundraising
Stadium Building Stadium Building Stadium Building

On the 3rd of November 1989 the Coulthard Hall (Stadium) was officaly opened. The offical opening was performed by the Honourable Sir Condor Laucke, KCMG, Lieutenant-Governor of South Australia and an scholar of Nuriootpa High School.

Stadium Complete Stadium Opening