About the project
We’re building a new secondary school in Aintree. 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 550 students when the first stage of the school is complete.
In its first year of operation, Aintree Secondary School (interim name) will open to Year 7 students only, and progress by year level thereafter.
The new school principal is expected to be appointed by Term 2, 2023.
Across late 2021 and during early–mid 2022, we consulted with local Traditional Owners, represented by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage 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
In the 2022–23 State Budget, the school shared in $527.233 million allocated for new schools.
Reviewed 09 January 2023