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Clyde Creek Primary School

Location
40 Eliston Av Clyde 3978

New Specialist Campus

  1. Start

    Q4 2020

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2023

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We are building Clyde Creek Primary School – Specialist campus. This new purpose-built campus will provide 50 places for primary-aged students with intellectual disabilities.

A full enrolment policy that provides detailed entry eligibility criteria is now available through the school.

The Clyde Creek Primary School principal, Jodie Bray, will also lead this campus.

Funding

In the 2020–21 State Budget, the school shared in the $122.4 million allocated for new schools.

Funding type
New Specialist School Campus

New School

  1. Start

    Q2 2018

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2022

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new primary school in Clyde. It opened in 2022 and helps the growing local population get great education close to home.

Jodie Bray is the principal of this school. See the drop-down below for more information.

Clyde Creek Primary School was previously known by its interim name, Clyde North Station Primary School, during the planning phase.

Funding

In the 2018–19 State Budget, $271.7 million was allocated to schools across the state for land acquisition. This includes funding for Clyde Creek Primary School.

In 2020, the school shared in $438.6 million of funding for new schools.

Funding type
New School
  • Jodie Bray has been appointed as the new principal of this school.

    Jodie has been an educator for over 19 years, most recently as principal at Hillsmeade Primary School in Narre Warren South for the last five years.

    She has a passion for literacy and numeracy, health and wellbeing, and extra-curricular engagement opportunities.

    As principal, Jodie aims to develop positive relationships across the community, working with students as they grow, supporting staff to reach their greatest potential, and fostering a strong partnership between school and home to support a positive school culture.

  • Clyde Creek Primary School was chosen as the school name following community consultation and discussions with Geographic Names Victoria, taking into account factors including public interest, relevance to the local area, and local Indigenous languages.

    The school is named after Clyde Creek, which is close to the school site.

    We consulted with the community on Clyde Creek Primary School's name from 11 June to 25 June 2021.

  • The school has the following facilities:

    • an administration and resource intensive learning building
    • 2 learning neighbourhood buildings
    • a Performing Arts and Physical Education (PAPE) building, including an indoor multi-court
    • 2 hardcourts
    • sports field
    • bike shelter
    • playgrounds
  • The Clyde Creek Primary School – Meet the Team online information session was held on Thursday 7 October.

    Families were provided an opportunity to meet the principal and team and find out more about the school’s facilities, enrolments and student experience.

  • In 2018, we consulted with local communities gaining new schools in Melbourne's fastest growing outer suburbs – including your new primary school. We captured each local area's broad aspirations and used this feedback in our concept designs.

    During January and February 2020, a second round of engagement invited locals to share their ideas, local knowledge and the things that mattered most about how their school would look, feel and function.

    The Clyde Creek Primary School community told us that it loves the local wetlands and wanted this reflected in the design of their school. Families wanted an appealing outdoor space with enough playground area for student numbers to grow as the population expanded.

    Clyde North Station families gave priority to a broad array of sports and activities. They wanted their school to offer appropriate sports equipment that was suitable for all weather conditions, encouraged active lifestyles and helped to bring their community together.

    Our consultation received strong and consistent feedback on many of their design needs and goals. Our architects used your feedback to help shape your school's interior and its landscape design.

  • We are helping build a kinder next to Clyde Creek Primary School. This may 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.

2022 new schools design consultation - what we heard

  • In 2018, the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) consulted with local communities during the land acquisition and planning stages for these new schools of 2022. We captured each local area’s broad aspirations and used this feedback in our concept designs.

    During January and February 2020, a second round of engagement invited locals to share their ideas, their local knowledge and the things that matter most to them in the design of a school. Feedback was gathered through an Engage Victoria survey and responses were received in a number of ways.

    Engagement snapshot

    • 57,279 people reached through social media
    • 259 online survey responses
    • 78% of survey participants are parents of future students are the school
  • Our eight school communities told us they wanted:

    Large playgrounds

    We heard that communities wanted their schools to have room for students to be active and offer playground equipment to suit all ages. Protection from sun and rain is a high priority as these spaces will be used throughout the year.

    “A large outdoor area where students can be active before, during and after school.”

    Sports facilities

    Sports facilities are important to schools. Communities want their schools to develop and maintain their own sports programs and offer resources that encompass a broad array of sports and activities. They hope these features will encourage active lifestyles and will include appropriate equipment suitable for all weather conditions.

    “Sports provide an amazing outlet for health, teamwork and socialisation. A great way to build a school community and identity.”

    Natural outdoor areas

    These growing communities want school designs that reflect the surrounding natural environment. They are eager for designs that use natural colours and materials and plantings of native flora.

    We heard there was a strong preference for the designs to be eco-friendly and sustainable. Outdoor, weather-protected seating areas were considered very important.

    “Use native planting and lots of it, colours that fit in with the surrounding countryside and flora.”

  • During the engagement we asked a range of questions to learn more about the local area and understand where people enjoyed spending time.

    Our goal was to ensure each new school reflected its area’s identity and had a great community feel. These were some of the things you told us you wanted most.

    Modern learning facilities

    Our school communities told us they valued modern and innovative classrooms that provided flexible learning environments for the broad range of learning approaches delivered as part of a 21st century education.

    A diverse curriculum is high priority. Our new school communities will benefit from purpose-built spaces that provide facilities and resources to support broad learning areas, including visual arts and technology spaces.

    Local history and cultural insights

    We received strong community acknowledgment of the importance of multiculturalism, including events and cultural practices, and an awareness of the many different cultures relocating to new school areas.

    School communities were eager to demonstrate a connection to indigenous culture, through art works and the introduction of history and language into teaching and learning.

    Improved education outcomes

    Your communities indicated high confidence (72% confident) that a new school would contribute to better educational outcomes for their students.

    They saw many benefits for education and lifestyle including shorter travel times, modern facilities and amenities, reduced overcrowding, attracting high-quality teaching staff and the opportunity to create stronger community connections.

    Transport considerations

    Transport options to and from schools are critical elements of design. Communities want closer facilities to reduce travelling times and distances. They called for safer paths and crossings, reduced traffic congestion and adequate parking.

    Schools in walking distance of homes are highly desired, but your communities told us you also valued accessible public transport options for carers seeking to get to their next destination and traffic and parking conditions that made it possible to drive children to school when necessary.

  • The architects we appointed to design each new school considered all community feedback and the key themes of responses from the consultation.

    You can view the renders for the 2022 new schools below. These are artist impressions, and elements of the designs may have changed slightly.

    The designs offer a diverse range of specialised learning environments to suit the needs of young learners. This includes enclosed, semi-enclosed and open classrooms that aim to maximise flexibility and support a more inclusive and modern approach to learning.

    The concepts seek to maximise each school’s connection to nature and respond to community requests for outdoor play opportunities, natural landscaping, weather protection and shade.

    School communities told us they placed a high priority on developing and maintaining their own sports programs onsite and wanted to offer their families a broad array of sporting opportunities and activities.

    • 3,477 people reached through social media
    • 20 online survey responses
    • 85% of survey participants live in postcode 3978 and 3977
    • 85% of survey participants are parents of future students are the school

    The Clyde North Station Primary School community told us that it loves the local wetlands and wanted this reflected in the design of their school. Families wanted an appealing outdoor space with enough playground area for student numbers to grow as the population expanded.

    Clyde North Station families gave priority to a broad array of sports and activities. They wanted their school to offer appropriate sports equipment that was suitable for all weather conditions, encouraged active lifestyles and helped to bring their community together.

Clyde Creek Primary School - site plan

Clyde Creek Primary School - site plan
Clyde Creek Primary School - site plan

This image shows a site plan of the new school. The following areas are marked up:

  • Learning Neighbourhoods
  • Administration
  • Performing Arts and Physical Education Building
  • Sports courts
  • Sports field
  • Clyde Creek Primary School – Specialist School Campus (opening 2023)
Download Clyde Creek Primary School - site plan

Reviewed 31 October 2022

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