New School - Additional Stage
About the project
We built the final stage of the school.
This stage includes:
- 2 additional learning communities
- performing arts and physical education building
- another 2 outdoor play courts
- a car park.
Once this stage is complete, the school will have places for up to 1,100 mainstream and 100 specialist students.
In the 2021–22 State Budget, the school received $15.21 million.
About the project
We built a new secondary college in Cranbourne West. It opened in 2021 and helps the growing local population get great education close to home.
Rob Duncan was appointed as the first principal.
The first stage of the new school included:
- the visual arts building
- a learning community
- the science, technology, engineering and maths building
- an administration building
- a sports oval
- 2 outdoor play courts.
Enrolments opened for Year 7 in 2021, increasing by year level in each consecutive year.
Supported inclusion school
This school is a . This means the school has been designed to support a higher number of students with a disability than a typical mainstream school. Included in the school design are facilities that provide additional support, so that all students have access to the same learning and play spaces.
These additional facilities include:
- wider corridors
- additional spaces throughout the school that could be used as consultation rooms
- an enhanced accessible toilet (where a hoist could be installed if needed)
- a project/kitchen space where kids with special eating requirements can be accommodated
- an additional fitness room for therapeutic use
- pressure poles.
Cranbourne West Secondary College was chosen as the school name following community consultation and discussions with Geographic Names Victoria, with consideration given to factors including public interest, relevance to the local area, and the consideration of local Indigenous languages.
The school is named after the suburb it is located in. This is the first new secondary college to be built in Cranbourne West.
We consulted with local communities for 3 weeks from Wednesday 24 June to Wednesday 15 July 2020. Thank you for your input.
In the 2018–19 State Budget, $271.7 million was allocated to schools across the state for land acquisition. This includes funding for this school.
In the 2019–20 State Budget, the school shared in $624.8 million allocated for new schools.
Reviewed 07 November 2022