New Vertical Prahran High School Opened By Minister

New Vertical Prahran High School Opened By Minister

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino

Sky’s The Limit For New Prahran High School

Victor P Taffa

Students began exploring one of Victoria’s first vertical government schools today, with the Andrews Government’s school building boom bringing Prahran High School to life.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor today opened the $62 Million inner city campus and met with Year 7 students starting their first day.

“New Prahran High School is a brilliant example of what a contemporary, urban school looks like.” Minister for Education James Merlino said.

“We’re ensuring that every student, no matter where they live, gets a great education and the best start to life.”

Four-storey school caters for 650 students and features an open atrium at the centre of the building, teaching areas, a main performance space and outdoor terraces on every level.

Ground floor includes a learning resource centre and performing arts facilities, while levels one, two and three house the science, visual arts and food technology spaces, and a gym. Level four provides a rooftop garden for students to relax in and play.

“We’ve delivered this school so that students have the facilities and classrooms they need for a bright future.” Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor said.

Prahran High School is 1 of 9 Victorian government schools opening this term and one of the first of 100 new schools to open across the state over the next 8 years under the Andrews Government’s school building program.

“Local families now have a first-rate high school in the heart of Prahran.” Member for Southern Metropolitan Philip Dalidakis said.

State Government has already invested more than $3.8 Billion to deliver more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

That building boom will continue over the coming years, with builders already appointed to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020.