Armstrong Creek Education Precinct Principal Announced

16 March 2017

The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Armstrong Creek Education Precinct in the booming area south of Geelong.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney have announced that Evan Savage will be the first principal of the brand new school.

Opening in 2018, Armstrong Creek Education Precinct will comprise a Prep to Year six mainstream primary school and a Prep to Year 12 special education school on the one site. The Government is also relocating Oberon High School, which will serve Years 7-12, to the site.

Mr Savage has extensive experience and is now recruiting staff and setting the future direction of the school. He has served as principal of Melton Specialist School and made major contributions to the review of the Program for Students with Disabilities.

He also has experience in mainstream primary and secondary education and overseeing large capital works projects.

Mr Savage is working with the community to begin forming a school council. He is also developing an enrolment strategy and looking at how the impressive facilities at this new school can meet the needs of all students.

Armstrong Creek Education Precinct is one of 42 new government schools in the construction pipeline following a record $1.8 billion investment by the Andrews Labor Government in new schools and school upgrades around the state.

Enrolments will open later this year, ahead of the school opening in January 2018.

Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Evan Savage has an outstanding record working with students with special needs and instilling a culture of excellence. His vast experience will ensure Armstrong Creek Education Precinct gets off to a great start in 2018.”

Quote attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney

“Appointing Armstrong Creek Education Precinct’s principal a year early gives local families the certainty they need about their new school, and allows the school to start forming relationships with the community.”

Quote attributable to Armstrong Creek Education Precinct Principal Evan Savage

“I’m over the moon with the opportunity to lead such an exciting new school. Getting the school up and running will be a big challenge, but it’s a challenge I relish and I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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