The Victorian Government committed to opening 100 new schools between 2019 and 2026, ensuring every child can attend a great local school. Opening a new secondary school for Fishermans Bend by 2022 was part of this commitment.
We are engaging with the community on the school name. See the drop-down below to have your say.
The state-of-the-art school will have an enrolment capacity of 1,100 students. It will showcase environmentally-sustainable design and feature high-tech amenities, including a fabrication lab and robotics workshop. The school will also have a strong focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths). There will also be an array of arts, food technology, sports and Learning Resource Centre spaces that can be shared with the community.
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Fishermans Bend Secondary College:The school is located in the Fishermans Bend precinct.
Port Melbourne Secondary College:The school is located in Port Melbourne.
Sandridge Secondary College:Sandridge was the name of the area at the head of Hobsons Bay now known as Port Melbourne.
To vote on a name, or offer an alternative suggestion, please visit the Engage Victoria website. The survey closes at 5pm on Friday 25 June.
Following consultation, the final decision on school naming will be made by the Government.
In its first year of operation the school will open to students in Year 7 and progress by year level thereafter.
If your child is attending a local government primary school then you should submit their Year 7 application form to their current school. If they are attending a non-government primary school you can submit their application form direct to the South-Eastern regional office - "Attention: Youth Pathways and Transitions" at email@example.com If you require further information about enrolment at Fishermans Bend Secondary School (interim name) before a principal is appointed, please contact the South-east Victoria regional office on 1300 338 738.
findmyschool.vic.gov.au has been updated to show school zones for 2022. This includes the zone for this school.
Policies on enrolment, placement, and admission are available on the Department of Education and Training website.
During July and August 2018, we consulted with the community, education experts and key stakeholders to gain input to help shape the school’s design.
The architects considered your ideas and feedback from teacher workshops, community drop-ins and the online survey in their design.
For more information, download the Fishermans Bend Secondary School Community Engagement Report in Word or PDF.
Fishermans Bend Secondary School’s unique identity honours the area’s maritime history, industrial past and proximity to the ocean and the Spirit of Tasmania ferry.The designs will support modern approaches to learning, enhance inclusion and support environmental sustainability. Facilities will include the following:
For more information, download the Fishermans Bend Secondary School Project and Design Background in Word or PDF..
The new school principal is anticipated to be appointed in Term 3, 2021. The principal will focus on recruiting staff and setting the future direction of the school.
33 St Andrews Place
1800 896 950
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