Grayling Primary School

25 Ferdinand Drive Clyde North 3978

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 in Clyde North.

We held information events in September and October 2019.

The school includes learning spaces, a performing arts and physical education building, and administration areas.

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

School name

Grayling Primary School was originally known by the interim name of Clyde North East Primary School while it was being planned and built.

The new name is a tribute to the Australian Grayling (Prototroctes Maraena), a nationally threatened fish species known to occur locally in the Cardinia Creek that’s close to the school.

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 Nationsindigenous languages. The names were also chosen to help reflect each school’s unique identity, inspire local pride and makes them easily locatable.


Manna Gum Family and Community Centre (previously known as Kilora Family & Community Centre) will be located adjacent to Grayling Primary School and is scheduled to open in 2020. The centre will provide 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 $20.8 million in the 2018-19 State Budget for construction. In the 2019-20 State Budget, the school shared in $624.8 million allocated for new schools.

Funding type

  • New School