Sky’s the limit for new vertical school at Fishermans Bend

Sky’s the limit for new vertical school at Fishermans Bend

A new secondary school at Fishermans Bend reached structural completion last month, with the vertical school topping out at four storeys.

It is one of seven vertical government schools being rolled out in the inner city and designed to cater for up to 1100 students.

The interim name for the school is Fishermans Bend Secondary School and it will be open to students from Docklands when it opens in 2022.

Member for Albert Park Martin Foley said, “The community’s vision for a Fishermans Bend secondary school is now becoming a reality and students will soon get to attend a modern, innovative and important local school.”

Designed in consultation with the local community, the school features an environmentally-sustainable design.

Solar panels and solar batteries, food production gardens, and bicycle facilities for students and staff all feature, as well as a façade design allowing for natural light and thermal comfort.

STEAM will be the curriculum focus of the school, and students will have access to high-tech amenities, including a fabrication lab and robotics workshop, and arts, food technology sports and learning resource centre spaces that can be shared with the community.

Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor said, “Right across inner city Melbourne, we are delivering new schools and upgrading existing schools – so all Victorians can access a great local school.”

The school was funded in the Victorian Budget 2019/2020, which invested more than $6 million to build new schools across the state.

The school, located on Graham St in Port Melbourne, will open next year •

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