Gaayip-Yagila Primary School

Location
115 Blackmore Rd Mickleham 3064

New School - Expansion

  • Start

    Q2 2022
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q4 2024

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We are expanding the school. We will build a new 2-storey building, which will accommodate 300 students. The building includes classrooms, and 2 specialist learning spaces within the library. These spaces will enable cross-curricular collaboration. The design will maximise outdoor spaces.

Funding

In the 2022–23 State Budget, this school received at least $11.201 million.

Funding type

  • New School

New School

  • Start

    Q2 2018
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q1 2021

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new primary school in Mickleham. It opened in 2021 and helps the growing local population get great education close to home.

Cassandra Hoggins was appointed as the first principal. Enrolments are now open for Prep to Year 6.

Your new school includes the following facilities:

  • 2 learning neighbourhoods
  • administration building
  • outdoor play courts
  • performing arts and physical education building
  • sports field.

We supported the building of a kinder next to the school. This may help local children make a smooth transition from preschool and reduce the number of drop-offs for some parents with kinder and school-aged children. 

Further information on the school, including enrolment, can be found on its official Facebook page.

School name

Gaayip-Yagila Primary School (pronounced gaa-yip ya-gila) 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.

Gaayip-Yagila is from the Woi-wurrung language, as spoken by the Wurundjeri people, and means 'coming together to learn'.  

We consulted with local communities for 3 weeks from Wednesday 24 June to Wednesday 15 July 2020. Thank you for your input.

Funding

In the 2018–19 State Budget, $271.7 million was allocated to schools across the state for land acquisition. This included funding for the school.

In the 2019–20 State Budget, the school shared in $624.8 million allocated for new schools.

Funding type

  • New School

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