Garrang Wilam Primary School

2 Canvas St Truganina 3029

Find out more about the kindergarten next to Garrang Wilam Primary School.

New School

  • Start

  • 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 Truganina. It opened in 2021 and helps the growing local population get great education close to home.

Natalie Nelson 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. 

kinder is being planned 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

Garrang Wilam Primary School (pronounced ga-rung wil-em) was originally known by the interim name of Truganina South East Primary School while it was being planned and built.

Garrang Wilam Primary School 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.

Garrang Wilam is from the Woi-wurrung language, as spoken by the Wurundjeri people, and means ‘eucalyptus home’.

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


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

Funding type

  • New School