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Wayi School

1200 Aitken Blvd Craigieburn 3064

New School

  1. Start

    Q2 2021

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q4 2022

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.

The school has space for 144 students.

Leanne Sinnadurai was appointed as the new principal of this school.


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

Funding type
New School
  • Wayi School was chosen as the new school name following community consultation. Wayi (pronounced wah-yee) is a Woi-wurrung word of the Wurundjeri people meaning ‘us’.

    We used Mount Ridley Special School as an interim name while the school was being built and established.

  • Leanne Sinnadurai was appointed as the new principal of this school.

    Leanne has been a committed leader within specialist school settings for over twenty years. She draws on her first-hand experience to improve school and community outcomes. She has also led School Improvement Teams within the Hume Moreland Network to improve student outcomes at a system level. Leanne welcomes the opportunity to lead the Wayi School community to develop a culture of excellence and inclusion.

  • A full enrolment policy that provides detailed entry eligibility criteria is now available through the school.

    For enrolment queries, please contact

  • 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.

Mount Ridley Special School (interim name) - site plan

Mount Ridley Special School (interim name) - site plan

This image is a site plan of the new school bordered by Aitkin Boulevard and Grand Boulevard. Marked up are:

  • Administration and Library
  • Junior Learning Neighbourhood
  • Senior Learning Neighbourhood
  • Community Hub incorporating: Performing Arts, Canteen and Gymnasium
  • Hardcourts
  • Sports Field
  • Bike Shed and Bus Shelter

The map indicates the new school will sit beside the existing Mount Ridley P–12 College.

Download Mount Ridley Special School (interim name) - site plan

Reviewed 29 May 2023

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