New vertical High School to open in Melbourne's inner south - Education Matters Magazine

New vertical High School to open in Melbourne’s inner south

One of Victoria’s first government vertical Schools, located in Prahran, is on track to open its doors for term 1 of 2019, according to the Andrews Labor Government.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino toured the construction site on 5 June 2018 to see the School’s building progress firsthand.

“We’re building new schools here in Prahran and right across the state because no matter where you live, you deserve access to a great local school,” said Premier Daniel Andrews. “This is about giving kids in the inner south the world-class school and learning environment they need to thrive.”

Prahran High School is being built to accommodate 650 local students from Year 7-12. It will welcome its first cohort of Year 7 students on the first day of term 1, 2019.

Minister for Education, James Merlino, added that this is one of 70 new schools currently being rolled out across the state by the Andrews Labor Government.

The school will become part of the existing educational precinct, which includes Melbourne Polytechnic and the National Institute of Circus Arts.

Prahran High School has been designed by Gray Puksand Architects, and is being built by Kane Constructions. It will be constructed over five levels – all featuring direct access to outdoor learning terraces.

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