Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

Melbourne Water moving to Docklands
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Chamber update Image

Chamber update

COVID-19 and the Chamber’s response
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

Empowering women locally and abroad
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Conflicting speeds
Read more >>

Chinese

零工经济的灰色区域
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Five strategies to get through coronavirus (COVID-19)
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Bring on the lasers
Read more >>

Business Image

Business

New offerings at The District Docklands Market Lane
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Social distancing in apartment blocks is hard to do, but necessary right now
Read more >>

Maritime

Maritime matters
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Adorable therapy
Read more >>

Precinct Perspectives

A new perspective from Batman’s Hill
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

A chair’s perspective of vertical living in COVID-19 times
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
Read more >>

Sustainability

Sustainability in a pandemic world
Read more >>

The District

Eat your way through our most delicious hot spots
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

We need a clear cladding policy – now!
Read more >>

Abby's Angle  Image

Abby's Angle

Slow down. The panic is coursing through all our veins
Read more >>

Docklands Primary adds a kindergarten

30 Jul 2019

Docklands Primary adds a kindergarten Image

A $10 million kindergarten addition to Docklands Primary School was announced on July 22 as part of the state government’s pledge to ditch “double drop-offs”.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) CEO Chris Keating made the announcement at the Docklands Primary construction site on July 22. Mr Merlino said the upgrade would cater for 66 three- and four-year-old kindergarten students.

“This means children living in Docklands will not only get the best start to life at kinder, they’ll also get the most out of their primary education at a great new local school,” Mr Merlino said.

“Families are flocking to Docklands.”

The $10 million is in addition to $48 million already allocated towards the primary school, making it one of the most expensive of the government’s planned new schools.

The Andrews government went to the last election with a promise that every primary school being built from 2021 would feature a kindergarten on-site or next door “to ensure children can get continuity of education”.

The three-storey vertical school will also cater for 525 primary students when it opens in 2021.

The kindergarten will be on the second level of the building and include two kindergarten rooms, administration areas and an outdoor learning terrace.

Mr Merlino said the challenge to tackle the increasing need for schools in the inner-city meant they needed to be built vertically.

 

Share on Facebook

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.