Torquay North Principal Announced

The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Torquay North Primary School.

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

Opening in 2018, Torquay North Primary has capacity for 400 students. The school has been designed with the local community in mind and will include an early learning centre run by the YMCA.

Mr Roskosch is currently the principal of Barwon Heads Primary School and has been in that role for the past seven years.  He has previously served as the Assistant Principal and Principal of Echuca Primary School.

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

Torquay North Primary 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

“Families in the region couldn’t have asked for a better inaugural principal than Darren Roskosch.”

“Mr Roskosch has served as a principal at Barwon Heads Primary School for the past seven years and his experience will ensure Torquay North Primary gets off to a great start in 2018.”

Quote attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney

“Appointing Torquay North Primary’s principal nine months prior gives local families the certainty they need about their new school, and allows the school to start forming relationships with the community.”

Quotes attributable to Torquay North Primary Principal Darren Roskosch

“This is an amazing opportunity and an enormous privilege to be entrusted with a new school.  I’m looking forward to commencing this exciting journey.”

“Our aim will be to develop children as communicators, problem solvers, and life-long learners, who are responsible and connected community members.”