First Principal Appointed For Bannockburn P-12

27 April 2017

The inaugural principal has been appointed to the soon to be opened Bannockburn P-12.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced Rob Nelson as the principal of the brand new school.

Opening in 2018, Bannockburn P-12 will accommodate 475 prep to Year six students and 720 Year seven to 12 students.

Mr Nelson, who is the current principal of Bannockburn Primary School, will transition the primary students to the new school. He is more than ready for the challenge having worked for almost 12 years as principal of Bannockburn Primary.

Mr Nelson will work with staff and the community to ensure Bannockburn that the impressive facilities at this new school can meet the needs of both primary and secondary students.

A community information session will be held in the first half of 2017 for local residents to meet Mr Nelson, discuss enrolments and learn about the new school’s design and features.

Bannockburn P-12 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.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Rob Nelson has an outstanding record working with students and instilling a culture of excellence. His vast experience will ensure Bannockburn P-12 gets off to a great start in 2018.”

“Mr Nelson has been involved since late 2014 contributing to the development of the school and ensuring that the local community’s values are reflected in the new school.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney

Our community has worked incredibly hard to get a new school for Bannockburn. They deserve the best facilities for local kids."

Quotes attributable to Bannockburn P-12 Principal Rob Nelson

“We have been working hard to get to this point for some time and I am excited at the opportunity to provide a great local school for the area.”

“Hundreds of secondary students currently travel quite a distance into Geelong to go to school and I’m looking forward to welcoming them to Bannockburn P-12.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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