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Karwan Primary School

455 Bethany Rd Tarneit 3029

New School

  1. Start

    Q2 2021

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q4 2022

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new primary school in the City of Wyndham. It opened in 2023, helping the growing local population get great education close to home.

The school will have space for 525 local students and is open for enrolments for students in Prep to Grade 6.

Ashley Craig was appointed as the new principal of this school.


In the 2021–22 State Budget, this school shared in the $491.565 million for new schools construction.

Funding type
New School
  • Karwan Primary School was chosen as the new school name following community consultation. ‘Karwan’ (pronounced kar-wan) is a Bunurong word referring to the nankeen kestrel.

    We used Riverdale East Primary School as an interim name while the school was being built and established. In August 2022, the name of Riverdale East Primary School (interim name) was announced as Tarneit Primary School.

    Throughout the school naming process, the department consulted with local traditional owner groups to identify indigenous names that better reflected the local area and surroundings. The name ‘Karwan’ ensures the school has a clear and distinct identity from the other schools in Tarneit and acknowledges the importance of Aboriginal histories and cultures.

  • Ashley Craig was appointed as the new principal of this school.

    Ashley has taught at Broadmeadows Primary School and Altona Primary School. Before moving to Karwan Primary School, he was principal at Seaholme Primary School. Ashley is proud to be the foundation principal of this school and is excited to establish a community-centred school built to help students to grow into global citizens.

  • School zones are available at

    For enrolment queries, please email

  • The school includes:

    • an administration building with a library, staff offices and amenities
    • 2 learning neighbourhood buildings with general purpose classrooms, and flexible and collaborative teaching spaces
    • a specialist learning neighbourhood for subjects such as food technology and science
    • a community hub with a competition-grade gymnasium, canteen, music and drama space
    • 2 outdoor hardcourts
    • a sports field
    • a bike shed.
  • Every new Victorian primary school will have a kindergarten on-site or next door. Co-locating kindergartens at primary schools provides many benefits for Victorian families, including making:

    • kindergarten programs easier to access
    • drop-off time simpler and more convenient
    • the transition from kindergarten to school smoother for children.

    As such, we partnered with Wyndham City Council to build Dianella Community Centre, a 3 room kindergarten that can offer up to 99 kindergarten places for local families. It also includes maternal and child health consulting rooms, community rooms for supported playground and community services, and outdoor activity spaces including a kindergarten playground and community facilities.

    The kindergarten opened in 2022.

  • We held an information session on Monday 10 October 2022.

Riverdale East Primary School (interim name) - site plan

Riverdale East Primary School (interim name) - site plan

This image shows a top view plan of the new school bordered by Bethany Road, Congo Drive and Rivella Circuit. The following areas are marked up:

Learning Neighbourhood (classrooms) x 2

Specialist Learning Neighbourhood (classrooms)

Community Hub, incorporating Performing Arts, Gymnasium, Canteen

Administration and Library


Sports field

Bike shed

Download Riverdale East Primary School (interim name) - site plan

Reviewed 23 March 2023

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