Families across Victoria are a step closer to having access to a great new local school, with principals appointed to start in term one next year to lead the new schools delivered by the Andrews Labor Government.
These new schools – currently under construction – will cater to families living in fast-growing suburbs across Victoria.
The new schools are currently under construction and set to open at the beginning of the 2020 school year in Ballarat, Casey, Greater Dandenong, Greater Geelong, Hume, Mitchell and Wyndham.
New schools will open next year in Ballarat, Casey, Greater Dandenong, Greater Geelong, Hume, Mitchell and Wyndham. Principals have now been appointed to all new schools, which are currently known by their interim names, include:
- Armstrong Creek West Primary School
- Botanic Ridge Primary School
- Casey Fields (Five Ways) Primary School
- Clyde North East Primary School
- Craigieburn South Secondary School
- Davis Creek Primary School
- Keysborough South Primary School
- Lucas Primary School
- Point Cook South Senior Secondary School
- Wyndham South (Riverwalk) Primary School
A new school campus for Beveridge Primary School is also under construction and will open next year with the current principal to oversee both campuses.
Principals were appointed following a thorough Department of Education expression of interest process to select some of Victoria’s best and brightest educators to lead the schools.
The new schools opening in 2020 are part of the Labor Government’s school building boom that will see 100 new government schools open by 2026.
The Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion in improving, upgrading and building schools to ensure that every community can access a great local school where students can achieve their best.
As noted by Minister for Education James Merlino
“We know that Victoria’s population is booming, which is why we’re building and upgrading schools across the state to meet the needs of our growing communities.”
“The appointment of the new principals is another major milestone in the delivery of these exciting new schools.”