Newbury Primary School Officially Opened By Minister

Newbury Primary School Officially Opened By Minister

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino

Principals Of Victoria’s Newest Schools Celebrate Opening

Victor P Taffa

More than 2,700 students will start the 2017 school year in brand new schools thanks to the Andrews Government’s record investment in education.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today joined the principals of Victoria’s 10 new schools to officially open Newbury Primary School.

Newbury Primary School will be headed up by principal Michelle Bromfield, who has more than 17 years of teaching experience. It will initially have 297 students with the capacity to accommodate 475 in total.

“We have invested more than $1.8 Billion in school infrastructure to ensure that all Victorian students have access to a first-rate education.” Minister for Education James Merlino said.

“Ten new schools will be opening their doors this year and it was inspiring listening to the principals’ visions for their new schools.”

Newbury Primary was designed in partnership with local educational leaders and the community. It features several modern environmental initiatives including high efficiency hydronic heating and extensive insulation.

Newbury Primary School has

  • High quality sporting facilities,
  • Video production lab,
  • Student kitchen,
  • Arts, STEM and digital technologies facilities,
  • Adventure playground,
  • Outdoor camping learning area.

Other new schools to open in 2017 are:

  • Harvest Home Primary School,
  • Mernda Park Primary School,
  • Mernda Central P-12 College,
  • Tulliallan Primary School,
  • Wilandra Rise Primary School,
  • Barton Primary School,
  • John Henry Primary School,
  • Featherbrook P-9 College,
  • Morwell Central Primary School.

New schools will be located within Melbourne’s growth areas of

  • Mernda,
  • Point Cook,
  • Cranbourne North,
  • Cranbourne West,
  • Clyde North,
  • Epping North as well as in Pakenham and Morwell.

Andrews Government has delivered unprecedented investment to build and upgrade schools across Victoria to meet surging enrolments as an extra 90,000 students enter the school system over the next five years.

“Craigieburn is booming and enrolments are surging. By building this new school we are providing local families with the facilities they deserve and creating bright futures for our students.” Member for Yuroke Ros Spence said.

There are now 42 new schools in the construction pipeline including the 10 brand new government schools opening in 2017 and more than 1,000 school upgrade projects under way across the state thanks to a $1.8 Billion investment in infrastructure.