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.
Enrolments are open
In the 2022–23 State Budget, the school shared in $527.233 million allocated for new schools.
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
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.
Reviewed 30 August 2023