Laa Yulta Primary School

10 Elementary Rd Mambourin 3024

Find out more about the kindergarten at Laa Yulta Primary School. 

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 primary school in Mambourin. It opened in 2024, helping the growing local population get a great education close to home. The school is open for enrolments from Prep to Grade 6.

Mark Zahra was appointed as the first principal of the school. 

The school was known by its interim name, Black Forest East Primary School, during planning and design. Laa Yulta Primary School was chosen as this new school’s name following a 2-week community consultation. Laa Yulta (pronounced la yule-ta) are Wadawurrung words meaning many stones.


The school has the following facilities:

  • an administration and library building
  • 3 learning neighbourhoods
  • a community hub with indoor multi-use court, canteen and arts/music spaces
  • hard courts
  • a sports field
  • a carpark
  • a kindergarten.

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.


We built Laa Yulta Primary School Kindergarten at the school. Having the kindergarten and school together may help local children make a smooth transition into primary school and can also make drop-off time simpler for some families. 


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

Black Forest East Primary School (interim name) - indicative site plan

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