Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Designs unveiled for Truganina education precinct

The Victorian Government has today unveiled designs for the Truganina North Education Precinct in the City of Wyndham local government area.

The designs for Truganina North Secondary School (interim name) and Truganina North Primary School (interim name), along with a new co-located kindergarten were released by Minister for Education, Natalie Hutchins and Minister for Early Childhood and Pre-Prep, Ingrid Stitt.

The Ministers said the plans offer improved accessibility for families across the Truganina North community, with local students able to make a smoother transition from kinder through to secondary school, with all facilities located within the same precinct.

“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,” said Minister Hutchins.

Among 14 new Victorian schools opening in 2024, the schools will offer enrolment for up to 2050 students between them.

Expanded in 2021 to meet the community’s growing needs, Truganina North Primary School 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.

Truganina North Secondary School 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.

“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,” said Minister Stitt.

In the Victorian Budget 2021/22, Truganina North Secondary School shared in $491 million allocated for new schools and received a further $41 million from the Victorian Budget 2022/23 for the next stage of construction.

Truganina North Primary School shared in $527 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.

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