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Our Journey

A brief history of SASY and key moments we'd like to share.

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  • SASY was founded by Maria La Pietra, Nic Pellegrini and Rosie Stavrou.
  • The school was established at 30 Chesser Street across three storeys.
  • SASY was officially opened by Hon. Martin Haese on 6 May 2016.
  • 16 students enrolled in our first year.
  • 16 staff were employed.
  • 106 students enrolled.
  • 16 staff employed.
  • First cohort of SACE graduates.
  • 134 students enrolled.
  • 22 staff employed.
  • First SASY senior formal.
  • 145 students enrolled.
  • 22 staff employed.
  • Refurbishment of our 1st building, 30 Chesser Street.
  • Lease and refurbishment of our 2nd building, 27 Chesser Street.
  • 123 students enrolled.
  • 30 staff employed.
  • Appointment of Chief Executive.
  • Lease and refurbishment of our 3rd building, 25 Chesser Street.
  • Lease of our 4th building, 29 Chesser Street.
  • 160 students enrolled.
  • 37 staff employed.
  • Refurbishment of our 4th building, 29 Chesser Street.
  • Introduction of four student Hubs: Connect, Ignite, Inspire & Empower.
  • 200 student places projected for 2022.
  • 40+ staff employed.
  • Four fully-functioning sites on Chesser Street.

SASY was founded in 2016 by Maria La Pietra, Nic Pellegrini and Rosie Stavrou. All three founders still work at SASY today and we have them to thank for this amazing space. We also acknowledge everyone who has joined them at the school since then to help build it into what it is today - it takes a village!