Pakenham Primary School Welcomes Students For The First Time

Pakenham Primary School Welcomes Students For The First Time

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino

New Pakenham School Opens Doors

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government has delivered a new, state-of-the-art education facility for Pakenham families, with Pakenham Primary School opening its doors for the first time.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale joined staff and students to celebrate the opening of the $23.7 Million school, which features modern classrooms, performing arts facilities and a gym.

“We promised a new primary school for Pakenham and now we’ve delivered that in time for start of the school year.” Minister for Education James Merlino said.

Pakenham Primary School was built to meet the growing enrolment demand for primary education in the area and can accommodate 475 students from Prep to Year 6.

Pakenham Primary School is 1 of 9 new 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 State Government’s school building program.

“Local families in Pakenham will now be the first to experience this brand-new school.” Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale said.

Andrews Government has already invested more than $3.8 Billion to deliver new schools and more than 1,300 school upgrades, 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 which will open in 2020.