About the project
We built a new primary school in Werribee. The school will help ease enrolment pressures for surrounding schools, and meet demand from a growing population.
The school will include a performing arts and physical education building, and administration areas.
We are building a kinder on site that is scheduled to open in 2021. It will help local children make a smooth transition from pre-school and reduce the number of drop-offs for some parents with kinder and school-aged children.
Supported inclusion school
Riverwalk Primary School is a . This means the school has been designed to support a higher number of students with a disability than a typical mainstream school. Included across the school are facilities that provide additional support, so that all students have access to the same learning and play.
The school was originally known by the interim name of Wyndham South (Riverwalk) Primary School while it was being planned and built.
The school is located in the 'Riverwalk Estate'. Its new name reflects this location and pays tribute to the nearby Werribee River.
The Department of Education chose this name after consulting with local communities on the names for all schools opening in 2020. To reach a final decision, the Department considered this community feedback along with the guiding principles for naming a new school.
Possible names for all the new schools were initially shortlisted by school advisory groups, who considered factors such as public interest, relevance to the local area, and local First Nations languages. The names were also chosen to help reflect each school's unique identity, inspire local pride and make them easily locatable.
The 2017–18 State Budget allocated funding to buy land in Wyndham for a new school.
The school received an additional $23.7 million in the 2018–19 State Budget for construction. In the 2018–19 State Budget $3 million was allocated to the early learning facility.
In the 2019–20 State Budget, the school shared in $624.8 million allocated for new schools.
Reviewed 08 September 2023