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Orchard Park Primary School

Location
291 Pink Hill Blvd Officer 3809

Inclusive Schools Fund – Round 8

  1. Start

    Q4 2022

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q2 2024

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We are building an inclusive playground. It will give children of all abilities new ways to socialise, develop and learn through play.

Funding

In Round 8 of the Inclusive Schools Fund, the project received $190,450.

Funding type
Inclusive Schools Fund

New School

  1. Start

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2021

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new primary school in Officer. It opened in 2021 and helps the growing local population get great education close to home.

Nathan Jagoe was appointed as the first principal. Enrolments are now open for Prep to Year 6.

Your new school includes the following facilities:

  • 2 learning neighbourhoods
  • administration building
  • outdoor play courts
  • performing arts and physical education building
  • arts, science and food technology building
  • sports field.

A kinder is being built next to the school. This will help local children make a smooth transition from preschool and reduce the number of drop-offs for some parents with kinder and school-aged children.

Further information on the school, including enrolment, can be found on its official Facebook PageExternal Link .

School name

Orchard Park Primary School was originally known by the interim name of Timbertop (Officer North West) Primary School while it was being planned and built. Orchard Park Primary School was chosen as the school name following community consultation and discussions with Geographic Names Victoria, with consideration given to factors including public interest, relevance to the local area, and the consideration of local Indigenous languages.

The school is named after an orchard that was developed on the land in 1911.

We consulted with local communities for 3 weeks from Wednesday 24 June to Wednesday 15 July 2020. Thank you for your input.

Funding

Funding was provided in the 2017–18 State Budget to buy land in this area for a new school.

In the 2019–20 State Budget, the school shared in $624.8 million allocated for new schools.

Funding type
New School

Reviewed 31 October 2022

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