Introduction

We’re building a new primary school in Doreen. The school will accommodate up to 475 students from Prep to Year 6.

Last year, the State Government provided funding to buy the new school site. This year, the 2017-18 State Budget provided funding for design and construction.

The architect’s designs for the school will be developed in consultation with the local community.

We plan to begin construction in early 2018, and finish by the end of the year.

The new school will open for Term 1, 2019.

What kind of school do you want?

We have heard from you and now we are reviewing comments, feedback, and ideas. We are gathering all feedback to create a report, which we'll release at a later stage.

Your feedback will be provided to the Victorian School Building Authority and the architects who will be designing the school. With your ideas and perspective, we will deliver excellence in education.

Have your say

We were keen to gather a wide range of local input into the new school design, and provided you with three options to have your say - the community workshop, the comment board, or the online survey.

Comment board

How can the local community be reflected in the new school?

2 July, 2017

mmwhitman says:

“For the school to accomodate having the advantage of placing a secondary school next to the site of the primary school. ”

Survey

The online survey was open from 6 June to 2 July, and is now closed.

Thank you to everybody who completed the survey.

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3. Why are you interested in the new school? Choose up to 2 options that best describe why you are interested.
4. Do you speak a language other than English at home?
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6. DESIGN PRINCIPLES

These principles form an important part of the education specification, or educational philosophy, for the school. The following questions are designed to explore how we can achieve the principles through the school design and operation.

6a. Design Principle - Learners and Learning

Aim: Create contemporary environments that facilitate a learning-centred approach where learning is seen as developing the whole person - intellectual, emotional, social, physical, cultural. How can we achieve this aim? Select up to 3 possible solutions.

6b. Design Principle - Diversity

Aim: Honour and celebrate diversity – diversity in learners, cultural and social diversity – within the school and wider community. (Note: The school will be built to universal design principles, allowing all students of all abilities to participate.) How can we achieve this aim? Select up to 3 possible solutions.

6c. Design Principle - Community

Aim: Provide opportunities for meaningful engagement within and between community services, schools, families, and the wider community. How can we achieve this aim? Select up to 3 possible solutions.

6d. Design Principle - Wellbeing

Aim: To support the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of the school community and promote positive social interaction. How can we achieve this aim? Select up to 3 possible solutions.

6e. Design Principle - Sustainability

Aim: Promote sustainability as a core principle in lifelong learning. How can we achieve this aim? Select up to 3 possible solutions.

6f. Design Principle - Technology

Aim: Use technology to enable both students and staff to learn and teach. How can we achieve this aim? Select up to 3 possible solutions.

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9. What's your preferred way to get to school?
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11. How did you hear about the opportunity to provide feedback about the new school?
12. How satisfied are you with the current engagement process on the development of the new school, in terms of opportunities to get involved and provide your views?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.