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Thornhill Park Primary School

Location
61 Baxterpark Dr Thornhill Park 3335

New School

  1. Start

    Q2 2021

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2023

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new primary school in the City of Melton. It opened in 2023, helping the growing local population get great education close to home.

The school will have space for 525 local students and is open for enrolments for students in Prep to Grade 6.

Darryl Spiteri has been appointed as the new principal of this school.

    Funding

    In the 2021–22 State Budget, this school shared in the $491.565 million for new schools construction.

    Funding type
    New School
    • Thornhill Park Primary School was chosen as the new school name following community consultation. The school is named after the suburb it is located in.

      We used Rockbank Murray Road Primary School as an interim name while the school was being built and established.

    • Darryl Spiteri has been appointed as the new principal of this school.

      Darryl is an experienced educator with a strong background in fostering community and school culture in a growing and changing neighbourhood. He has always worked and lived in Melbourne’s west, both as principal at Rockbank Primary School and assistant principal at The Grange P-12 College. Darryl looks forward to bringing his local knowledge to this new school community to Thornhill Park Primary School.

    • School zones are available at findmyschool.vic.gov.auExternal Link .

      For all enrolment enquiries please email thornhill.park.ps@education.vic.gov.au.

    • The school includes:

      • an administration building with a library, staff offices and amenities
      • 2 learning neighbourhood buildings with general purpose classrooms, and flexible and collaborative teaching spaces
      • a specialist learning neighbourhood building for subjects such as food technology and science
      • a community hub with a competition-grade gymnasium, canteen, music and drama space
      • 2 outdoor hardcourts
      • a sports field
      • a bike shed.
    • Every new Victorian primary school will have a kindergarten on-site or next door. Co-locating kindergartens at primary schools provides many benefits for Victorian families, including making:

      • kindergarten programs easier to access
      • drop-off time simpler and more convenient
      • the transition from kindergarten to school smoother for children.

      As such, we are partnering with Melton City Council to build Thornhill Park Children's and Community Centre, a four-room kindergarten that can offer up to 264 kindergarten places for local families. It also includes maternal child health and allied health services.

      The kindergarten will open in 2023.

    • We held an information session on Thursday 6 October 2022.

    Rockbank Murray Road Primary School (interim name) - site plan

    Rockbank Murray Road Primary School (interim name) - site plan

    This image shows a top view plan of the new school bordered by Tower Road and Baxterpark Drive. The following areas are marked up:

    Learning Neighbourhood (classrooms) x 2

    Community Hub, incorporating Performing Arts, Gymnasium, Canteen

    Administration, Library and Specialist Building

    Hardcourts

    Sports field

    Bike shed

    Download Rockbank Murray Road Primary School (interim name) - site plan

    Reviewed 07 February 2023

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