ABOUT THE PROJECT
Richmond High School (interim name) will cater for 650 Year 7-12 students. Stage One will open in Term 1, 2018 for the first cohort of Year 7 Foundation students.
We are opening the school in two stages.
Term 1, 2018
For the first year, the school will only be accepting Year 7 Foundation students.
They will be taught at the Multi-Purpose Facility; and will be transitioned to the Academic Precinct for Term 1, 2019.
Term 1, 2019:
The Academic Precinct will open for the second cohort of Year 7 students and current students who will be enrolled in Year 8.
The school will be built over two sites. Griffiths Street will be the home for a striking new Academic Precinct that puts the student learning experience at its core.
The Multi-Purpose Facility on Gleadell Street will comprise of four competition grade netball courts, general purpose teaching spaces and community facilities.
Being located in the heart of Richmond, the school will have great transport options and is close to existing community infrastructure and services.
The Victorian School Building Authority is working closely with other precinct stakeholders including the City of Yarra, Lynall Hall Community School, Richmond Multicultural Children’s Centre, Leo Berry’s Boxing Gym, Gleadell Street Market Traders and the Richmond Union Bowls Club. To ensure that their needs are considered throughout the construction process.
The school will make a significant new contribution to Richmond’s educational and community life.
Richmond High School’s construction has officially begun and we are very excited to release this animated tour of the innovative new school, due to to open in January 2018.
ENROLMENT INFORMATION AND DESIGNATED BOUNDARY AREAS
The Department of Education and Training have developed an enrolment plan and Designated Boundary Area for enrolments at Richmond High School for 2018 and 2019. The initial enrolment will be for Year 7 students only. To find out if your child is eligible to attend Richmond High School, please view our Fact Sheet and the Designated Boundary Areas for 2018 and 2019 below.
If you have any questions about enrolments for Richmond High School please contact the DET North-Western Regional office on (03) 9488 9488.
Following a competitive tender process, Hayball have been selected as the project’s architects.
Since appointed they have conducted a detailed feasibility study. This includes a review of the existing infrastructure and locality, environmental characteristics like sunlight and wind, traffic considerations such as parking and pedestrian walkways, among other factors. Hayball has delivered the Masterplan, finalised the Schematic Design and are now in the design development stage.
McCorkell Constructions has been appointed as the builder for the Multi-Purpose Facility.
The Academic Precinct will be built over four levels and have state of the art learning facilities. Spaces will be flexible to promote a range of activities and experiences to suit the varying needs of staff and students. The Academic Precinct will function as the heart of the campus with outdoor spaces for learning, gathering and play.
The Multi-Purpose Facility will include general purpose teaching spaces and four new competition-standard netball courts (one indoor). Sporting users will have access to new facilities including showers and toilets, a canteen and administration area. All outdoor courts will be floodlit.
Colin Simpson has been appointed as the Principal of Richmond High School.
You can also get in touch by following the Richmond High School Facebook page.
The principal will work with the school council to develop an enrolment plan. The initial enrolment will be for Year 7 only.
Primary schools are responsible for ensuring each Year 6 student has a place in a secondary school for Year 7. The transition process through the primary schools will begin in May 2017. The Department of Education and Training’s North West Victoria Regional Office helps schools with the transition process.
When will construction begin and what will be built in the first stage?
Site preparation will commence in November 2016. Construction is expected to commence early 2017. The Authority will work closely with the New School Planning Group, key stakeholders and pedagogy experts to plan development on the site.
What will the enrolment process be?
The principal, once appointed, will work with the school council to develop an enrolment plan. The initial enrolment will be for Year 7 only. Primary schools are responsible for ensuring each Year 6 student has a place in a secondary school for Year 7. The transition process through the primary schools will begin in May 2017. The Department of Education and Training’s North West Victoria Regional Office helps schools with the transition process.
Will community members have the chance to be involved with the school council?
All Victorian government school councils are constituted under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. Once the council has been formed, consideration will be given to community members being co-opted to bring additional skills and perspectives to the group.
Academic Precinct: 280 Highett Street (corner Highett/Griffiths street) Multi-Purpose Facility: 16 Gleadell Street Richmond 3121
In the 2016-17 State Budget, $42 million has been allocated to this project. This funding is in addition to the $1 million already committed. The total funding for this project is $43 million.
SCHOOL FIT OUT
Note: The above dates are forecasted only and subject to change.
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