​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PROJECT UPDATE​

We’re replanting – 8,623 new trees, plants and shrubs to be exact!

This includes 518 new trees, exceeding our commitment to provide ‘2 for 1’ replacement of any trees we had to remove for construction. This is part of a replanting schedule and landscape plan developed in partnership with local conservation groups and the Bayside City Council.

​​Landscape ​​P​lan​​​​​

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To keep the community informed, we also publish weekly construction impact updates​, and you can visit our publications page for VSBA responses to community recommendations.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

The new college will provide a much needed state-of-the-art school for 650 Years 7 to 12 students.

It will have first-class sporting facilities built in partnership with the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC). These will be shared by the club, the college and the wider community.

The project will revitalise a rundown site to create facilities and an outdoor environment that can be enjoyed by everyone for generations to come.

The school will open its doors to Year 7 students in Term 1, 2018.

A New School Planning Group – made up of a cross section of government, parents, educational providers and the community – meets regularly to oversee progress and advise the VSBA.

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Videos

Take a virtual tour of the new Beaumaris Secondary College.  

See below – ClarkeHopkinsClarke architect Wayne Stephens and MCC CEO Stephen Gough discuss the project and its unique benefits.

See below for a video of the old Sandringham College Beaumaris Campus being demolished to make way for the Beaumaris Secondary College. ​

FACILITIES

The partnership with the MCC will maximise the use of school facilities and provide significant education, economic and broader community benefits.

The development will comprise the following new sporting facilities:

  • Indoor competition-grade netball/basketball court
  • Outdoor courts
  • Senior Oval (160m x 145m)
  • Community Oval (140m x 115m)
  • Multi-Purpose Pitch (110m x 75m)
  • Pavilion
  • Environmental features are embedded in the school design. This includes developing a wetland to provide educational opportunities and environmental benefits.

ARCHITECT

The architect for this project is ClarkeHopkinsClarke.

BUILDER

The builder for this project is Ireland Brown Constructions.

PRINCIPAL APPOINTMENT

Debby Chaves has been appointed as principal.

ENROLMENT

The initial enrolment will be for Year 7 only.

Applications opened in term 1, 2017 through communication with local primary schools. Primary schools are responsible for ensuring each Year 6 student has a place in a secondary school for Year 7.

The new principal will work with the Department of Education and Training's South East Victoria Regional Office to develop future enrolment plans.

For any enquiries about enrolment for Year 7 in 2018, please contact:

Debby Chaves
Principal
Phone: 0499 916 311
Email: chaves.debby.m@edumail.vic.gov.au

Further details are also explained in the School Admissions document below.

ENROLMENT POLICIES

Policies on enrolment , placement, and admission are available on the Department of Education and Training website​.

PROJECT TIMELINE
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  • AR​​​​​​​​CHITECTS
    ​APPO​​INTED

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    PRO​JE​CT ​
    INCEPT​ION /  ​
    PRE-PLANNING

  • DES​​IGNS FINALISED AND RELEASED

    ​Q3, 2016

  • SITE PRE​​PARATION

    Q3, 2016

  • CONSTRUCTION TEN​D​E​RS IS​​SUED

    Q4, 2016

  • BUILDER APPOINTED

    Q1, 2017

  • PRINCIPAL APPOINTED

    Q1, 2017

  • CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES

    Q1, 2017

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    ENROLMENTS OPEN

    Q2/3, 2017​​

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    CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED

    Phase 1: ​​Q1, 2018

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    SCHOOL FIT OUT

    ​January, 2​​018

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    SCHOOL OPENS

    January, 2​​018

The above dates are forecasted only and subject to change.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Contact us

33 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne
VIC 3002

Email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1800 896 950