Yarrabing Secondary College

40 Recreation Rd Aintree 3335

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 secondary school in Aintree. It opened in 2024, helping the growing local population get a great education close to home. In its first year of operation, Yarrabing Secondary College opened to Year 7 students only. It will progress by year level thereafter.

Dharra School is located next to the school.

John Mitsinikos was appointed as principal of the new school.

The school was known by its interim name, Aintree Secondary School, during planning and design. Yarrabing Secondary College was chosen as this new school’s name following a 2-week community consultation. Yarrabing (pronounced yarra-bing) is a Woi-wurrung word of the Wurundjeri people meaning white gum.


The school has the following facilities: 

  • a design, arts, technology and science (DATS) building
  • a learning neighbourhood
  • hard courts
  • a carpark.

We are also building a community hub. 

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.


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

Aintree Secondary School (interim name) – indicative site plan

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