Prahran To Receive A New High School

Prahran To Receive A New High School

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino

Demolition Works Pave Way For New Prahran High School

Victor P Taffa

Families in Melbourne’s booming inner suburbs will soon have access to a brand new school, thanks to the Andrews Government.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Philip Dalidakis today visited the Prahran High School site to start the demolition of the existing seven storey building.

“Every Victorian family deserves access to a first-rate school and we are getting it done.” Minister for Education James Merlino said.

“This 5 storey vertical school will help turn a site with limited space into a local school the entire community can be proud of.”

Construction of the new school on High Street in Windsor will commence in coming months, with the school expected to open for Term one 2019.

Prahran High School will be among Victoria’s first government vertical schools, giving students access to a firstrate local school in a built-up area with limited space.

Prahran High School will be constructed over 5 levels all featuring direct access to outdoor learning terraces. A large central atrium will run north to south through the building, creating a focal meeting point.

Prahran High-School Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to science, art and food technology spaces and rooftop recreation area there will be a gymnasium on the third level. Large sectional doors will allow the gym to open up to an outdoor recreation space alongside a student-run café and lounge.

Andrews Government acquired the site for the new school from Swinburne University in March 2016, which sits next to an existing educational precinct including Melbourne Polytechnic and the National Institute of Circus Arts.

“Getting demolition works underway is just the first step in delivering a new school for families living in Melbourne’s booming inner-south.” Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Philip Dalidakis said.

“This high school will ensure 650 students get the education they need close to home.”

It is one of 42 new government schools in the construction pipeline including 10 that opened this year following a record $1.8 Billion investment by the State Government in new schools and school upgrades across the state.