About the project
We’re building a new primary school in Officer. 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 650 students when the school is complete.
Enrolments are open
In the 2022–23 State Budget, the school shared in $527.233 million allocated for new schools.
Kurmile Primary School was chosen as this new school’s name following a two-week community consultation. Kurmile (pronounced kur-mill-ee) is a Bunurong word meaning white cockatoo.
We used Officer Brunt Road Primary School as an interim name while the school was being planned and designed.
Sharon Mitchell has been appointed as principal of the new school.
Sharon began her career in primary schools in South Gippsland. Most recently she was principal of Lang Lang Primary School. Sharon is honoured to be the foundation principal of Kurmile Primary School. She’s excited to collaborate with the school community to create a safe and inclusive learning environment where all children can learn and achieve.
When the school opens in Term 1, 2024, it will include:
- an administration and library building
- 3 learning neighbourhoods
- a community hub with indoor multi-use court, canteen and arts/music spaces
- a hard court
- 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.
Across late 2021 and during early–mid 2022, we consulted with local Traditional Owners, represented by the Bunurong Land Council 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
Officer Brunt Road Primary School (interim name) – site plan
This image shows the indicative site plan for Officer Brunt Road Primary School (interim name).
The plan shows buildings and facilities marked up in blue. They include:
- a community hub and performing arts building
- administration and library building
- 3 learning neighbourhoods (classrooms)
- an outdoor hard court
- an outdoor play area
- a carpark.
Fairweather Parade is marked up along the bottom of the plan and Barbara Avenue is marked up along the right.
At the bottom of the image it says Opening Term 1 2024.
Reviewed 22 August 2023