The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the first-class local schools that students and families in the growing City of Wyndham deserve, with designs unveiled for the Truganina North Education Precinct.
Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins and Minister for Early Childhood and Pre-Prep Ingrid Stitt today unveiled designs for the new education precinct which include, Truganina North Secondary School (interim name) and Truganina North Primary School (interim name), along with a new co-located kindergarten.
Offering improved accessibility for families across the Truganina North community, the precinct means local students are provided with a smoother transition from kinder all the way through to secondary school, with all facilities located within the same precinct.
Among 14 new Victorian schools opening in 2024, the schools will offer enrolment for up to 2050 students between them, providing the growing community with great educational infrastructure close to home.
Expanded in 2021 to meet the community’s growing needs, Truganina North Primary School (interim name) will be able to enrol up to 650 Prep to Grade 6 students when it opens on day one of Term 1 in 2024.
The school will include an administration and library building, three learning neighbourhoods and a community hub, with a co-located kindergarten offering places for 66 children which will also open from Term 1 in 2024 – saving parents and carers time and money with one easy drop off.
Truganina North Secondary School (interim name) junior campus, located in Everton Road will be able to enrol up to 600 students and will include an administration and library building, two learning neighbourhoods, an arts and technology building, science and technology building and a community hub.
The senior campus in Morris Road will be able to enrol up to 800 senior students and will include an administration building, library, learning neighbourhood, technology and science buildings and a community hub.
The secondary school will open to Year 7 (junior campus) and Year 10 (senior campus) students in its first year, and progress by year level thereafter.
In the Victorian Budget 2021/22, Truganina North Secondary School (interim name) shared in $491.565 million allocated for new schools and received a further $41.178 million from the Victorian Budget 2022/23 for the next stage of construction.
Truganina North Primary School (interim name) shared in $527.233 million allocated for new schools in the Victorian Budget 2022/23, while the kindergarten shared in $371 million provided in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 for Three-Year-Old Kindergarten capital funding, delivered over five years.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins
“A growing area like Wyndham LGA needs investment in educational infrastructure to match, that’s why we’re building more schools there than anywhere else in the state.”
“We’re ensuring students and teachers across the state have the 21st century modern learning facilities they need, just like these much-needed schools and kindergarten in Truganina, enabling them to reach their full potential.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Early Childhood and Pre-Prep Ingrid Stitt
“We’re delivering unprecedented investment in the first years of our children’s education, while making the transition to school that much easier for our little ones, ensuring every Victorian child gets the best start.”
Quote attributable to Member for Laverton Sarah Connolly
“We’re making sure that families living in Truganina North have access to a kindergarten, a primary school and a secondary school all located at the same site, making those morning drop-offs and afternoon pickups that much easier.”
Reviewed 09 April 2023