Botanic Ridge Primary School

10 Echidna Parade Botanic Ridge 3977

New School

  • Start

    Q2 2017
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q1 2020

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new primary school which opened in term one, 2020. The new school is helping to ease enrolment pressures for surrounding schools and meet the needs of a growing population.

To ensure all of our future students had the opportunity to meet their teachers and see what their new school is all about, we held orientation sessions on Monday 2 December and Tuesday 10 December 2019 at the Mayone-Bulluck Family and Community Centre.

Further information on the school can be found on its official Facebook page. ​

School name

Botanic Ridge Primary School is named after the suburb where it is located.

The Department of Education chose this name after consulting with local communities on the names for all schools opening in 2020. To reach a final decision, the Department considered this community feedback along with the guiding principles for naming a new school.

Possible names for all the new schools were initially shortlisted by school advisory groups, who considered factors such as public interest, relevance to the local area, and local First Nations languages. The names were also chosen to help reflect each school's unique identity, inspire local pride and make them easily locatable.


Botanic Ridge Primary School has an integrated family and community centre at the same site. The centre provides room for kinder, maternal and child health services and hireable spaces. 

The kinder will be run by the City of Casey Council. It will help local children make a smooth transition from pre-school and reduce the number of drop-offs for some parents with kinder and school-aged children. 


The 2017-18 State Budget allocated funding to buy land in this area for a new school. The school received an additional $16.5 million in funding for construction. In the 2018-19 State Budget $3 million was allocated for the early learning facility. In the 2019-20 State Budget, the school shared in $624.8 million allocated for new schools.

Funding type

  • New School