The Victorian Government made a commitment to deliver 100 new schools between 2019 and 2026. This includes the new Gaayip-Yagila Primary School that will open in 2021.
Gaayip-Yagila Primary School (pronounced gaa-yip ya-gila) was originally known by the interim name of Merrifield West Primary School while it was being planned and built.
Cassandra Hoggins has been appointed as the first principal. Enrolments are now open for Prep to Year 6. For more enrolment information, please email Cassandra.Hoggins@education.vic.gov.au .
Further information on the school, including enrolment, can be found on its official Facebook page.
Cassandra Hoggins has
been appointed as the first principal of Gaayip-Yagila Primary School. This appointment follows a
thorough Department of Education recruitment process.
In the video presentation below, Cassandra Hoggins answers all your
questions about enrolment, curriculum, wellbeing programs, facilities, uniform,
culture and more.
You can also read more about Cassandra's plans for the school
in this Frequently Asked Questions document (PDF, Word).
Gaayip-Yagila Primary School (pronounced gaa-yip ya-gila) was chosen as the school name following community consultation and discussions with Geographic Names Victoria, with consideration given to factors including public interest, relevance to the local area, and the consideration of local Indigenous languages.
Gaayip-Yagila is from the Woi-wurrung language, as spoken by the Wurundjeri people, and means 'coming together to learn'.
We consulted with local communities for three weeks from Wednesday 24 June to Wednesday 15 July 2020. Thank you for your input.
Enrolments are now open for Prep to Year 6.
Findmyschool.vic.gov.au has been
updated to show school zones for 2021. This includes the zone for Gaayip-Yagila Primary
Policies on enrolment, placement, and admission are available on the Department of Education and Training website.
Your new school will include the following facilities:
kinder is in
construction next to Gaayip-Yagila Primary School. This will help local children
make a smooth transition from pre-school and reduce the number of
drop-offs for some parents with kinder and school-aged children.
33 St Andrews Place
1800 896 950