Wayi School

1200 Aitken Blvd Craigieburn 3064

New School

  • Start

    Q2 2021
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q1 2023

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new specialist school in the City of Hume. It opened in 2023, helping the growing local population get great education close to home.
Leanne Sinnadurai was appointed as the first principal of the school.

The school was previously known by its interim name, Mount Ridley Special School, during the planning phase. We consulted with the community on school's name from 20 June 2022 to 8 July 2022. Wayi (pronounced wah-yee) is a Woi-wurrung word of the Wurundjeri people meaning ‘us’.


The school includes:

  • an administration building with a library, staff offices and amenities
  • junior and senior learning neighbourhoods
  • a community hub with a competition-grade gymnasium, canteen, and performing arts space
  • 2 outdoor hardcourts
  • a sports field
  • a bike shed
  • a bus shelter.


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

Funding type

  • New School