South Melbourne Primary School is a new state-of-the-art Prep to Year 6 primary school located on Ferrars Street. The school opened in 2018.
It is the first vertical government school in Victoria, and will accommodate more than 525 students.
Architects have created space and facilities that the community can share so that the school is fully embedded in neighbourhood life.
Having previously won ‘Future Project of the Year’ at the 2016 World Architecture Festival Awards held in Berlin, the school went on to pick up the Minsterial Commendation for the Best Example of Inclusive Design at the 2018 Victorian School Design Awards.
We’ve designed the school to support modern teaching and learning practice for a wide range of group sizes.
Key features include indoor and outdoor learning spaces; a vertical piazza; ‘learning neighbourhood areas’ such as shared kitchens, studios and reading lounges; an external play area on level 5; video and conference rooms; a food hub; indoor and outdoor sports courts; a library/interactive learning centre and gym.
The Victorian Government is working with the City of Port Phillip to ensure the school delivers new community facilities. These include a long day care kindergarten, maternal and child health consulting rooms, and sharing multi-purpose rooms and the indoor and outdoor sports courts.
For more information or to register your interest in a place at the kindergarten, please visit the City of Port Philip website or call the City of Port Phillip Children’s Services Waiting List on (03) 9209 6360.
For more information on community facilities in the school building, streetscapes surrounding the school and the new adjacent Montague Community Park, please visit the City of Port Phillip website.
For further updates about tram upgrades nearby the school, click here.
Visit www.fishermansbend.vic.gov.au/ferrarsprecinct for more information about this precinct.
Noel Creece has been appointed principal of South Melbourne Primary School.
For questions about enrolements, please contact the Business Manager, Sarah Burns, on the school phone number listed above.
State-wide school maps are available at findmyschool.vic.gov.au
Policies on enrolment , placement, and admission are available on the Department of Education and Training website .
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33 St Andrews Place
1800 896 950
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