About the project
We’re building a new primary school in Clyde North. It will open 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 school is complete.
Enrolments are open
In the 2022–23 State Budget, the school shared in $527.233 million allocated for new schools.
Topirum Primary School was chosen as this new school’s name following a two-week community consultation. Topirum (pronounced top-pur-um) is a Bunurong word meaning star.
We used Alexander Boulevard Primary School as an interim name while the school was being planned and designed.
Marc de Ley has been appointed as principal of the new school.
Marc has been an educator in government schools for more than 20 years. Most recently he was principal of Courtenay Gardens Primary School. He is thrilled to be the foundation principal of Topirum Primary School. He is looking forward to working with the community to establish a thriving school that serves the young people of the Clyde North area.
Your new school 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.
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
Alexander Boulevard Primary School (interim name) - indicative site plan
This image shows the indicative site plan for Alexander Boulevard 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.
Hardys Road is marked up along the bottom of the plan. The top of the plan shows outdoor play spaces.
At the bottom of the image it says Opening in 2024.
Reviewed 25 August 2023