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Kurrun Primary School

Location
22 Allsburg Av Officer 3809

New School

  1. Start

    Q2 2021

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2023

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new primary school in the Shire of Cardinia. 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.

Gavan Hughes has been appointed as the new principal of this school.

Funding

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

Funding type
New School
  • Kurrun Primary School was chosen as the new school name following community consultation. Kurrun (pronounced kur-run) is a Bunurong word meaning wattle.

    We used Officer Rix Road Primary School as an interim name while the school was being built and established.

  • Gavan Hughes has been appointed as the new principal of this school.

    Gavan has been an educator for over 19 years, working in formal school leadership positions and as part of the School Improvement Division for the South Eastern Victoria Region. Gavan is passionate about improving learning and wellbeing outcomes. He looks forward to working with the students, staff and the broader Kurrun Primary School community to develop a high-performing, inclusive school with a strong sense of school connectedness and belonging.

  • The school includes:

    • an administration building with a library, staff offices and amenities as well as specialist teaching areas for science and food technology
    • 2 learning neighbourhood buildings, incorporating general purpose classrooms, flexible and collaborative teaching spaces
    • a community hub building with a competition-grade gymnasium, canteen, music and drama space
    • 2 outdoor hardcourts
    • a sports field
  • School zones are available at findmyschool.vic.gov.auExternal Link .

    For all enrolment enquiries please email kurrun.ps@education.vic.gov.au.

  • 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 Cardinia Shire Council to build Konewark Integrated Children’s Centre (formerly known as Officer South/Rix Road Integrated Children's and Family Centre).

    This centre delivers 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten, maternal and child health services, family services, supported playgroups, counselling services and community meeting spaces. It was completed in 2022.

Officer Rix Road Primary School (interim name) - site plan

Officer Rix Road Primary School (interim name) - site plan

This image shows a top view plan of the new school bordered by Rix Road, Allsburg Avenue, Flanagan Avenue and Campanella Avenue. The following areas are marked up:

Learning Neighbourhood (classrooms) x 2

Community Hub, incorporating Performing Arts, Gymnasium

Administration, Library and Specialist Building

Hardcourts

Sports field

Download Officer Rix Road Primary School (interim name) - site plan

Reviewed 07 February 2023

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