The Victorian Government made a commitment to deliver 100 new schools between 2019 and 2026. This includes the new Deanside Primary School, which will open in 2022.
Stuart Telford has been appointed principal of the school. See the drop-down below for more information.
Deanside Primary School was previously known by its interim name, Grasslands (Deanside) Primary School, during the planning phase.
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The school will open for enrolments from Prep to Grade 6. More information about enrolments can be found on the school’s official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
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.
Stuart Telford has been appointed principal of the school following a thorough Department of Education and Training process, selecting one of Victoria's best and brightest educators to lead the school.
Stuart has spent the majority of his career in education within the City of Melton, as well as recent leadership roles in the Macedon Ranges and Brimbank networks. His knowledge, skills and expertise help align schools with evidence-based practices and increased student learning opportunities.
Stuart is excited to work alongside the Deanside community to develop a high-performing primary school that has a clear focus on the academic, social and emotional needs of young people, underpinned by a culture of high expectations for all.
Deanside Primary School was chosen as the school name following community consultation and discussions with Geographic Names Victoria, taking into account factors including public interest, relevance to the local area, and local Indigenous languages.
The school is named after the suburb it is located in.
We consulted with the community on Deanside Primary School's name from 11 June to 25 June 2021.
In 2018, we consulted with local communities gaining new schools next year in Melbourne's fastest growing outer suburbs – including your new primary school. We captured each local area's broad aspirations and used this feedback in our concept designs.
During January and February 2020, a second round of engagement invited locals to share their ideas, local knowledge and the things that mattered most about how their school would look, feel and function.
The Deanside Primary School community was among a number of areas that sought bright, colourful and inviting classrooms well equipped for future learning needs. Modern and innovative classrooms will provide flexible learning environments to suit a range of learning approaches for this developing community.
Playgrounds that feature natural landscaping and Australian native plants will be highly valued for Grasslands families as they move into this growing urban-fringe area.
Our consultation received strong and consistent feedback on many of their design needs and goals. Our architects used your feedback to help shape your school's interior and its landscape design. We have produced a report (PDF Word) that summarises your community's feedback and the shared thoughts of similar communities with schools opening in 2022.
We are building a two-room interim kindergarten at the school. This will also open in Term 1, 2022, ready for the statewide
rollout of five hours of funded kinder for three-year-olds. There will be places for both three and four-year-olds, ensuring a smoother transition between kindergarten and school.
We are delivering the interim kindergarten in partnership with the City of Melton. It will be in place until the council's permanent kinder is built on their site next door.
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