​​​​​​​​​PROJECT UPDATE...

Construction is on track for the school to open for the 2018 school year.

Places are open now for the first students – see ‘Enrolment’ below for details.

There will be an open day in January (date TBC) before school commences.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Torquay Coast Primary School (formerly Torquay North Primary School) will be a new school opening in Term 1, 2018, built to accommodate 400 students.

We’ve designed the school with the local community in mind and it will be a gathering place for local families and residents to enjoy community, arts, sports and recreation programs.

This is a Public Private Partnership being delivered by the Learning Communities Victoria consortium. Partners include Amber as sponsor, ClarkeHopkinsClarke as architect, Watpac as builder, Spotless as facilities manager and YMCA and CERES as community partners.

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FACILITIES

We’ve designed the school to support contemporary approaches to teaching and learning, and to foster a strong sense of community.

It will have ‘learning communities’ which allow the school to create a variety of spaces and settings to best suit different activities and maximise the learning experience for students.

This environment will encourage students to deeply engage with, and take ownership of, their learning. It includes spaces for informal and quiet reflection, hands-on learning, presentations, formal or direct instruction and outdoor learning.

While students will predominantly work in their grade groupings, there will be a variety of collaborative opportunities for them to engage with other learners.

Other key facilities include:

  • an early learning centre run by the YMCA that will help make students’ transition to primary education easier
  • a multi-purpose space that will be used by the school during the day, and by the YMCA to deliver before and after school care and other community programs. For more information about the services YMCA provide for Torquay Coast Primary School students​ go to surfcoast.ymca.org.au​

  • an expanded gym built to Netball Victoria standards
  • embedded environmental sustainability education via the CERES ResourceSmart Schools program initiative
  • a canteen (although it may not operate in the first year because of the low number of students)

While maximum class size for Prep to Year 2 in Victorian schools is 21 students for each teacher, we anticipate smaller classes in the first year of this school – probably between 15 and 20 students.

Parents will have opportunities to participate in school life and support learning through a parent helpers program.

Architect

Clarke Hopkins Clarke are the architects for the project.

BUILDERS

Watpac are the builders for the project.

PRINCIPAL APPOINTMENT

Darren Roskosch is the principal.

He is overseeing curriculum development and a range of policies (such as ‘bullying’). These will be made available to parents in the coming months.

Darren will also be the key contact for staff recruitment. He will advertise all positions via the Victorian government school jobs ‘Recruitment Online’ portal.

ENROLMENT

Enrolments are now open for Prep to Year 6 in 2018. You can collect application forms from Surf Coast Secondary College or email principal Darren Roskosch on roskosch.darren.c@edumail.vic.gov.au or phone 0417 139 879.

The Department of Education and Training have developed an enrolment plan and Designated Neighbourhood Boundary for enrolments at Torquay Coast Primary School.

To find out if your child is eligible to attend Torquay Coast Primary School, please view our Fact Sheet and the Designated Neighbourhood Boundary for 2018 below.​


ENROLMENT POLI​CIES

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

​​PROJECT TIMELINE
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  • CONSORTIUM APPOINTED

  • ARCHITECT APPOINTED

  • DESIGNS FINALISED AND RELEASED

  • BUILDER APPOINTED

  • CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES

  • PRINCIPAL APPOINTED

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    ENROLMENTS OPEN

    Q2/3, 2017​​

  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED

    Q4, 2017

  • SCHOOL FIT OUT

    January, 2018

  • SCHOOL OPENS

    Term 1, 2018

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


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Contact us

33 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne
VIC 3002

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