Brinbeal Secondary College

2 Connaught Rd Tarneit 3029

New School

  • Start

    Q2 2022
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q1 2024

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new secondary school in Tarneit. It opened in 2024, helping the growing local population get a great education close to home. In its first year of operation, Brinbeal Secondary College opened to Year 7 students only, and will progress by year level thereafter. 

Simon Haber was appointed as the first principal of the new school.

The school was known by its interim name, Riverdale Secondary School, during planning and design. Brinbeal Secondary College was chosen as this new school’s name following a 2-week community consultation. Brinbeal (pronounced brin-bill) is a Bunurong word meaning rainbow.

Brinbeal Secondary College is a supported inclusion school, which is a mainstream school with additional professional capabilities and facilities designed to cater for a higher than usual proportion of students with disability. Students with disability will receive enhanced support and high-quality, evidence-based educational provision alongside mainstream students to the greatest extent possible in a safe, accessible and supportive environment.


The school has the following facilities: 

  • an administration and library building
  • a learning neighbourhood
  • a science and technology building
  • a carpark.

We are also building a performing arts building, a community hub and hardcourts.

Students have great modern learning areas with air conditioning and heating. Outside, they have shade sails for sun protection. We have designed the school to be environmentally sustainable and easy to manage. You can learn more about the school through their website


In the 2022–23 State Budget, the school shared in $527.233 million allocated for new schools. In 2023–24, the school was allocated an additional share in $180.295 million.

Funding type

  • New School

Riverdale Secondary School (interim name) – indicative site plan

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