About the project
We’re building a new primary school in Kalkallo. It will open day one of Term 1 in 2024 and help the growing local population get a great education close to home.
It will be able to enrol up to 525 students when the first stage of the school is complete.
Enrolments are open
In the 2022–23 State Budget, the school shared in $527.233 million allocated for new schools.
Banum Warrik Primary School was chosen as this new school’s name following a two-week community consultation. Banum Warrik (pronounced bar-num warr-rik) are Woi-wurrung words of the Wurundjeri people meaning grassy plains.
We used Lockerbie Central Primary School as an interim name while the school was being planned and designed.
Anthony Potesta has been appointed as principal of the new school.
Anthony is the foundation principal of Banum Warrik Primary School. Most recently he was the principal at Meadows Primary School. Anthony is committed to building strong relationships with the school community to improve educational and wellbeing outcomes for all learners.
When the school opens in Term 1, 2024, it will include:
- an administration and library building
- 2 learning neighbourhoods
- a community hub with indoor multi-use court, canteen and arts/music spaces
- hard courts
- a sports field
- a carpark.
Students will have great modern learning areas with air conditioning and heating. Outside, they will have shade sails for sun protection. We have designed the school to be environmentally sustainable and easy to manage.
We have planned for future growth of this school. Those plans include an additional learning neighbourhood and more learning resource spaces.
Across late 2021 and during early–mid 2022, we consulted with local Traditional Owners, represented by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation to endorse the design of this new school.
We sought feedback and advice on:
- local Indigenous plantings
- cultural stories and histories
- translations of Indigenous words
- design elements that could enhance cultural education and understanding
Lockerbie Central Primary School (interim name) - indicative site plan
This image shows the indicative site plan for Lockerbie Central Primary School (interim name).
The plan shows buildings and facilities marked up in blue. They include:
- a community hub
- administration and library building
- 2 learning neighbourhoods (classrooms)
- outdoor hard courts
- a carpark.
There is a sports field next to Dwyer Street on the right of the plan. The top of the plan has Koeks Vista labelled, and to the left is Antares Parade.
There are two buildings that are marked up as a future stage subject to further funding. They are:
- a learning neighbourhood (classroom)
- a learning resource building.
At the bottom of the image it says Opening Term 1 2024.
Reviewed 14 September 2023