Students wearing back packs.

We've built 11 new schools across Victoria and now it's time for them to open their doors to students!

Among the schools coming to life is South Melbourne Primary, our first vertical school, as well as early learning centres across the state.


Follow us here as we join in on the first days at school across the state!

Feb 1

We’ve done the hard yards to build Richmond High School on an iconic site in the suburb’s heart. We’ve also seen its staff and community put in tireless hours to create the best possible learning environment within it. Now, Richmond High welcomes its first students. We hope you are all as excited as we are to celebrate this history-making day. ☺️ #VICBacktoSchool2018

Move over Jack Riewoldt, Richmond has a new #1. This Jack was the first student through the door at Richmond High School. Take a look as he shows us around. #VICBacktoSchool2018.

What an atmosphere! We had a fantastic time at the opening of Beaumaris Secondary College today. Enjoy your first day, all! #VICBacktoSchool2018

First day at Beaumaris Secondary College

What an atmosphere! We had a fantastic time at the opening of Beaumaris Secondary College today.😀🎉 More photos soon to come. Enjoy your first day, all! #VICBacktoSchool2018

Posted by Victorian School Building Authority on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jan 31

The countdown was over at Bridgewood in Officer today when it opened its doors for the first time! Bridgewood not only houses primary school students, it also has an integrated early learning centre for babies and toddlers too! We loved meeting these kids as they took the first step on what we are sure will be an amazing adventure. #VICBacktoSchool2018

Jan 30

History was made today as Victoria’s first vertical school opened its doors. At around 8.30am, South Melbourne Primary School's first students flocked into the sparkly new entrance foyer. Laughter (and a few tears!) filled the space as classes got underway, and we knew it was time to hand this building over to the kids. We hope you all enjoy the place and we can’t wait to see what you do with it. 😊 #VICBacktoSchool2018

Jan 29


Explore through words, images and video below.

Armstrong Creek School Bannockburn P12 College Beaumaris Secondary College Bridgewood Primary School Edgars Creek Secondary School Hamlyn Views School Richmond High School South Melbourne Primary School Springside West Secondary School Tarneit Rise Primary School Torquay Coast Primary School


Click or tap below to learn more.

Bass Valley Childrens Centre Bridgewood Integrated Children and Family Centre Bonshaw Learning Centre Chiltern Early Years Education Hub Little Tommies Early Learning Centre St Anthonys Early Learning Centre


The start of school year can be an exciting and challenging period for parents and children. We've put together some handy guides to help make your first day a little bit easier.


Here's some bite-sized advice to get your first day at school off to a good start.

10 tips for starting prep (PDF)
10 tips for starting prep - Accessible (Word)
10 tips for starting secondary school (PDF)
10 tips for starting secondary school - Accessible (Word)

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