Mirripoa Primary School

80 Unity Dr Mount Duneed 3217

New School

  • Start

    Q2 2016
  • 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 Mount Duneed. The school will help ease enrolment pressures for surrounding schools as well as meeting the needs of a growing population.

The school was originally known by the interim name of Armstrong Creek West Primary School while it was being planned and built. In August 2019, the name of the Armstrong Creek West (interim name) Primary School was announced as Baanip Primary School, however subsequent community feedback found the name for the new primary school should convey a sense of place and the local environment. Mirripoa Primary School was chosen as the new school name in October following consultation with the local Wadawurrung community and the interim school council. Mirripoa means sunny plains and reflects that the school and community are situated on a volcanic plain with golden grass. The Department of Education worked with the traditional owners and interim school council on alternative Indigenous names that better reflected the area's surroundings. 

We are pleased to announce that Darryl Diment has been appointed as the first principal of the school. This appointment follows a thorough Department of Education expression of interest process. 

We held information events in September and October 2019. We held a picnic and school experience for Years 1-6 students and their families on Thursday 12 December.

This school, designed by Architectus and K2LD as part of the Growth Areas Schools Project, was a winner of the 'Minister's Award for Excellence' in the 2019 Victorian School Design Awards. ​​​Take a virtual tour and experience this school through the eyes of its students.

Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre is located near the school, helping local children make a smooth transition from pre-school.

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


The 2016–17 State Budget allocated funding to buy land in this area for a new school.

The school received an additional $20.2 million in the 2018–19 State Budget for construction.

Funding type

  • New School