​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PROJECT UPDATE​

Construction is underway and on track for the school to open for the 2018 school year. Enrolments are open now (see below).

You can download a factsheet on the project her​e.​​​​

Join the mail list here​, or ‘like’ the school’s Facebook page run by principal Noel Creece for further project updates.



South Melbourne Primary School (interim name) is a new state-of-the-art Prep to Year 6 primary school being built on Ferrars Street.

It will be the first vertical government school in Victoria, and will accommodate more than 500 students.

Architects have created space and facilities that the community can share so that the school is fully embedded in neighbourhood life.

The school won ‘Future Project of the Year’ at the 2016 World Architecture Festival Awards held in Berlin.


The future Montague Community Park.


Take a virtual tour through the award-winning South Melbourne Primary School - Ferrars St.



We’ve designed the school to support modern teaching and learning practice for a wide range of group sizes.

Key features include indoor and outdoor learning spaces; a vertical piazza; ‘learning neighbourhood areas’ such as shared kitchens, studios and reading lounges; an external play area on level 5; video and conference rooms; a food hub; indoor and outdoor sports courts; a library/interactive learning centre and gym.

The Victorian Government is working with the City of Port Phillip to ensure the school delivers new community facilities. These include a long day care kindergarten, maternal and child health consulting rooms, and sharing multi-purpose rooms and the indoor and outdoor sports courts.

For more information or to register your interest in a place at the kindergarten, please visit www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ferrars-st-kindergarten.htm​ or call the City of Port Phillip Children’s Services Waiting List on (03) 9209 6360.

For more information on community facilities in the school building, streetscapes surrounding the school and the new adjacent Montague Community Park, please visit the City of Port Phillip website www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/ferrars-st.htm.

For further updates about tram upgrades and road works nearby the school, please visit: www.fishermansbend.vic.gov.au


The architects for the project are Hayball Pty Ltd. 


The builders for the project are ADCO Construction.


Noel Creece has been appointed the new principal of South Melbourne Primary School.


The Department of Education and Training have developed an enrolment plan and Designated Neighbourhood Boundary. Enrolments are open from Prep to Grade 6 students.

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

To find out if your child is eligible to attend South Melbourne (Ferrars Street) Primary School (interim name), please view our Fact Sheet and the Designated Neighbourhood Boundary for 2018 below.​

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ENROLMENT information 

Enrolments are open now for all year levels, in preparation for the first students beginning in term 1, 2018.

For more information contact the new Principal, Noel Creece
Phone: 8695 9040
Mobile: 0499 089 173
Email: creece.noel.s@edumail.vic.gov.au
Address: Albert Park College, 40 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, 3207

Join the South Melbourne, Ferrars St Facebook community​​ and get to know the school.


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



    PRO​JE​CT ​


  • Planning study finalised

  • Designs finalised and released​

  •  site preparation
  • construction commences​​​


    Q1, 2017​​



    Q2, 2017


    Q4, 2017


    January 2018​


    School opens​

    January 2018​​​​​​

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

For interpretation services, please ring the Victorian School Building Authority language line on 03 9280 0712

Contact us

33 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne
VIC 3002

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