Pakenham North West Primary School (interim name)

Kenneth Road Pakenham 3810

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New School

  • Start

    Q2 2023
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q1 2025

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We’re building a new primary school in Pakenham. A confirmed address will be provided by local council in the coming months. It will open day one of Term 1 in 2025 and help the growing local population get great education close to home. 

The school will open for enrolments for students in Prep to Grade 6. It will be able to enrol up to 525 students when the first stage of the school is complete. You can find out if you're in the school enrolment zone by entering your address at

For enrolment queries, please email

Have a say on your new school’s name

We are consulting on a name for Pakenham North West Primary School (interim name).

In our commitment to school names in Aboriginal languages, the Bunurong 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 survey on the Engage Victoria website.

Principal appointment

Zania Cope has been appointed principal of Pakenham North West Primary School (interim name). She has worked in several leadership and principal roles spanning 33 years. Zania looks forward to bringing her passion for collaboration and inclusion to a new school setting. She hopes to create a vibrant education community that cultivates lifelong learners. 


When open in Term 1, 2025 the school will include:

  • an administration building
  • a learning neighbourhood
  • hardcourts
  • a carpark
  • a sports field.

We are also building a community hub.


In the 2023–24 State Budget the school received a share of $573.178 million

Funding type

  • New School

Pakenham North West Primary School (interim name) – indicative site plan

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