​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A new Prep to Year 6 primary school is being built on Ferrars Street, South Melbourne Primary School (interim name). 

The school will be the first vertical government school in Victoria ​and will accommodate ove​r 500 students. 

The project's architects have focused on creating space that the community can use so that the school is fully embedded in neighbourhood life. 

The school has been awarded the Future Pro​ject of the Year​ at the ​2016 World​ Architecture Festival Awards​ held in Berlin. It is one of 11 projects selected in the Education – Future ​Projects category. 

​PROJECT UPDATE

Ferrars St Project Update.pdf

Ferrars St Project Update.docx


ima​ges​

VIDEOS

See below for a video of construction.

ARCHITECT

The architects for the project are Hayball Pty Ltd. 

BUILDER

The builders for the project are ADCO Construction.

​FACILITIES 

The school will be the first vertical government school in Victoria and is designed to incorporate community, sport and recreational facilities, and an array of innovative public spaces. Schooling, early learning and community spaces and services will be provided.

The constrained nature of the site offered the architects a unique opportunity to design an integrated, co-located and vertical schools design. They have focused on creating space that the community can use so that the school is fully embedded in neighbourhood life.   


PRINCIPAL APPOINTMENT

A principal will be appointed in early 2017. 


ENROLMENT

An enrolment plan will be determined when the principal is appointed. 

Enrolments will open in Term 3, 2017.​​


ENROLMENT POLI​CIES


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

 

PARTNERSHIPS

The design and delivery of the school, and integrated early learning facilities, is led by the Authority in collaboration with the City of Port Phillip.

During June and July 2016, the Government sought feedback on the Ferrars Street Education and Community Precinct plans. For details, see: Ferrars Street Education and Community Precinct​ cons​ultation.

The City of Port Phillip have also carried out consultation on the Montague Community Park. For more information, see: City of Port Phillip Have Your Say.​


How can I stay up to date?

​Join the mail list to be provided with regular updates. For more information, see: Get the latest news on the new stand-alone South Melbourne Ferrars Street updates​.​​

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PROJECT TIMELINE

  •  

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

  • ARCHITECTS APPO​INTED

  •  

    Planning study finalised

  •  

    Designs finalised and released​

  •  site preparation
  •  

    construction commences​​​

  • ENROLM​ENTS OPEN

    Q2/Q3, 2017

  • PRINCIPAL APPOINTED

    Q1, 2017​​

  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED

    Q4, 2017

  • SCHOOL FIT OUT

    January 2018​

  •  

    School opens​

    January 2018​​​​​​

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