About the project
We’re building a new primary school in Mickleham. It will open day one of Term 1 in 2024 and help the growing local population get a great education close to home. It will be able to enrol up to 650 students when the first stage of the school is complete.
The school will open for enrolments for students in Prep to Grade 6. The 2024 school zones are available at . For all enrolment queries, please email Maree.Moyle@education.vic.gov.au or call 0497 423 163.
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In the 2022–23 State Budget, the school shared in $527.233 million allocated for new schools.
We are consulting on a name for Merrifield South Primary School (interim name).
In our commitment to school names in Aboriginal languages, the Wurundjeri Traditional Owner group has been consulted and has provided a shortlist of names for this new school.
The Department of Education will use your preferences to decide on this school’s name.
Have your say by taking the on the Engage Victoria website.
Maree Moyle has been appointed as principal of the new school.
Maree has been a principal for 10 years, and is excited to be the foundation principal at Merrifield South Primary School (interim name). She passionate about school culture and excellence in teaching and learning. Maree looks forward to developing strong community connections to create an innovative and supportive learning environment for all students.
When the school opens in Term 1, 2024, it will include:
- an administration and library building
- 2 learning neighbourhoods
- a community hub with indoor multi-use court, canteen and arts/music spaces
- hard courts
- a sports field
- a carpark.
Students will have great modern learning areas with air conditioning and heating. Outside, they will have shade sails for sun protection. We have designed the school to be environmentally sustainable and easy to manage.
We have planned for future growth of this school. Those plans include an additional learning neighbourhood and more learning resource spaces.
Across late 2021 and during early–mid 2022, we consulted with local Traditional Owners, represented by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation to endorse the design of this new school.
We sought feedback and advice on:
- local Indigenous plantings
- cultural stories and histories
- translations of Indigenous words
- design elements that could enhance cultural education and understanding
Merrifield South Primary School (interim name) - indicative site plan
This image shows the indicative site plan for Merrifield South Primary School (interim name).
The plan shows buildings and facilities marked up in blue. They include:
- a community hub
- administration and library building
- 2 learning neighbourhoods (classrooms)
- outdoor hard courts
- a carpark.
There is a sports field at the top left of the plan. Scanida Drive is labelled at the top of the plan, and Elscott Boulevard is at the bottom.
There are two buildings that are marked up as a future stage subject to further funding. They are:
- a learning neighbourhood (classrooms)
- a learning resource building.
At the bottom of the image it says Opening Term 1 2024.
Reviewed 09 June 2023