A new Pakenham state primary school has appointed its founding principal.
Previously referred to as Pakenham South West Primary School, the new Henry Road Primary School is due to open its doors in time for the 2017 school year, with scope for a future secondary school adjacent to the site.
The school’s inaugural principal Tanya Roberts has been the principal of Pakenham Consolidated School for over the past eight years and has worked as a primary school teacher for more than 18 years, having begun her teaching career at Brentwood Park Primary School in Berwick.
She is also the network chair for the Cardinia Principals Network.
“I am thrilled to be part of the delivery of this priority new school in the Pakenham community,” Ms Roberts said.
“I can’t wait to start working with local families to ensure that their children are getting the best opportunity to succeed.
“I look forward to meeting with you and sharing information about our amazing new school.”
Henry Road Primary School is one of 15 new schools being delivered through a $291 million Public Private Partnership Project.
Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino said the new PPP schools would incorporate “state-of-the-art facilities and designs”, and will feature a range of “exciting community spaces” for local families and residents.
The Henry Road Primary School will have an early learning centre, a multi-purpose space, an expanded gymnasium, embedded environmental sustainability education and meeting rooms for community use.
Ms Roberts will hold an information evening for parents on Wednesday 25 May at Officer Secondary College at 6.30pm to discuss enrolments and the school’s design and its features.
She said parents interested in enrolling their child may contact her on 0477 310 270 or 5942 4000.
Originally published at Pakenham Officer News.