The Victorian Government made a commitment to deliver 100 new schools between 2019 and 2026. A new primary school for Kalkallo to open in 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.
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The names put forward for consideration are:
Gilgai Plains Primary School:Gilgai (pronounced gihl-guy) is a Woi wurrung word of the Wurundjeri people meaning small waterhole.
Kalkallo Primary School:The school is located in Kalkallo.
River Red Gum Primary School:Red River gums are native flora located along Kalkallo Creek.
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.
The school will have the following facilities:
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.
Kalkallo Common Primary School families would like to see a big courtyard area with native plants in their new school. The community values areas that could be used by students and parents before and after school to help them build social connections.
Kalkallo families valued creative design that encouraged self-learning and collaboration. They sought spaces where creativity, art, music and outdoor play were integrated into the school to create a warm and inviting second home.
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.
The school will open for enrolments from Prep to Grade 6. Details on how to enrol at the school will be provided once the principal is appointed.
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.
We helped expand the kinder next to Kalkallo Common Primary School. This may 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.
33 St Andrews Place
1800 896 950
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and pay respect to the ongoing living cultures of First Peoples.