Two of Victoria’s newest schools have chosen their new names.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Bannockburn Primary School’s new name is Bannockburn P-12 College, while Torquay North Primary School will become Torquay Coast Primary School.
Bannockburn Primary School will expand next year to include secondary schooling and is relocating to a new site. It will begin enrolling year seven and eight students in 2018 and expand to a full P-12 school soon after.
Torquay Coast Primary School is being built to accommodate up to 400 students. It was designed with the local community in mind, creating a gathering place for local families and residents to enjoy community, arts, sports and recreation programs.
The new names were selected after wide community consultation led by the new schools’ principals – Rob Nelson for Bannockburn P-12 College and Darren Roskosch for Torquay Coast Primary School.
The Andrews Labor Government has invested an unprecedented $2.5 billion in school infrastructure over the past three Budgets to cater for the estimated 90,000 students who are expected to enter the school system over the next five years.
This school building boom has delivered more than 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.
Lines attributable to Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria
“The naming of these schools heralds a new era for education in the Surf Coast and Golden Plains regions as more students will be able to access a high quality local education with first-rate facilities.”
“We are delivering on our promises and building 56 new schools and completing more than 1,000 school upgrades across Victoria.”