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Wimba Primary School

Location
11 Tuition Dr Tarneit 3029

New school

  1. Start

    Q2 2022

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2024

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We’re building a new primary school in Tarneit. 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.

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Enrolments are open

The school will open for enrolments for students in Prep to Grade 6. The 2024 school zones are available at findmyschool.vic.gov.auExternal Link . For all enrolment queries, please email wimba.ps@education.vic.gov.au.

Funding

In the 2022–23 State Budget, the school shared in $527.233 million allocated for new schools.

Funding type
New School
  • Wimba Primary School was chosen as this new school’s name following a two-week community consultation. Wimba (pronounced wim-bah) is a Bunurong word meaning white wallaby.

    We used Tarneit North Primary School as an interim name while the school was being planned and designed.

  • Paul Schwartz has been appointed as principal of the new school.

    Paul has been teaching for 20 years in a variety of schools in the western suburbs. Over the past 8 years, he's been the principal of Wedge Park Primary School. Paul has a passion for seeing every child achieve success every day and wants to ensure that all children have the literacy and numeracy skills to achieve anything they want in the future.

  • 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
    • a kindergarten.

    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 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
  • We're building Wimba 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.

Tarneit North Primary School (interim name) - indicative site plan

An indicative site plan of new school Tarneit North Primary School (interim name)
Tarneit North Primary School (interim name) - indicative site plan

This image shows the indicative site plan for Tarneit North Primary School (interim name).

The plan shows school 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 to the left of the plan.

The plan also shows buildings and facilities marked up in pink. They include:

  • Tarneit North Primary School Kindergarten (interim name)
  • a carpark for the kindergarten.

There are two buildings that are marked up as a future stage subject to further funding. They are:

  • a learning neighbourhood (classrooms)
  • a learning resource building.

There are three roads surrounding the site plan. At the bottom is Voyager Boulevard, to the right is Tuition Drive and at the top is Odyssey Boulevard.

At the bottom of the image it says Opening Term 1 2024.

Download Tarneit North Primary School (interim name) - indicative site plan

Reviewed 30 August 2023

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