About the project
We built a new primary school in Wollert. It opened in 2022 and helps the growing local population get great education close to home. The school is open for enrolments from Prep to Grade 6.
Leanne Tingwell was appointed as the first principal of the school.
Wollert Primary School was chosen as the school name. We consulted with the community on the school's name from 11 June to 25 June 2021. The school is named after the suburb it is located in.
Facilities include the following:
- an administration building. Which includes a library, and art, food and science learning spaces
- a performing arts and physical education building
- 2 learning neighbourhoods
- 2 outdoor hardcourts
- a sports field
- a bike shed
Supported inclusion school
In 2018, we engaged local communities in Melbourne about establishing new schools. We gathered valuable insights, which served as the foundation for our concept designs.
Between January and February 2020, we conducted a second round of engagement. We invited residents to share their ideas and knowledge. This helped identify elements that would shape their new school.
We received valuable feedback from the school community about the outdoor areas. We heard they value:
- the surrounding natural environment of nearby Edgars Creek and Lehmann's Farm Park
- natural colours, materials and native flora
- an eco-friendly and sustainable design.
Wollert East families told us they wanted a school that felt like an extension of home and a place that would connect the community. They also hoped their school would be an anchor and a social hub for this growing area.
Our consultation received strong and consistent feedback about the school's design. Our architects used your feedback to help shape your school's interior and its landscape design.
This may help local children make a smooth transition from pre-school. It may also reduce the number of drop-offs for some parents with kinder and school-aged children.
In the 2018–19 State Budget, $271.7 million was allocated to schools across the state for land acquisition. This included funding for the school.
In 2020, the school shared in $438.6 million of funding for new schools.
Reviewed 28 September 2023