A new private primary school has been confirmed for Frasers Property’s new Five Farms community in Clyde North.
St Josephine Bakhita Catholic Primary School is one of 34 school projects across Victoria to share the $70 million under round three of the Victorian Government’s Non-Government Schools Capital Fund.
The school will receive $5 million in funding, which will cover the construction of an administration building, a teaching and learning centre comprising 10 general learning areas, and other associated spaces.
City of Casey chair of administrators Noelene Duff PSM congratulated all parties involved and welcomed the investment into education in the growth area.
“The school will bring many benefits to the community of Clyde North and nearby areas, giving residents additional opportunities amongst a growing and diverse range of possibilities for their children,” she said.
Frasers Property Australia general manager development Victoria Sarah Bloom said the school will be an integral part of the growing community.
“It is a great addition to the area, especially for young families who have chosen to make Five Farms their home,” Ms Bloom said.
“We look forward to delivering this important amenity in the 2024 school year.”
Construction of St Josephine Bakhita Catholic Primary School will start in September 2022 and first term is expected to commence in 2024.
The school will begin enrolments in Term 4, 2023 and will accommodate 700 students at full enrolment.
Catholic Education for the Diocese of Sale director Maria Kirkwood said the school would meet an increasing demand.
“A new Catholic primary school is needed in Clyde North to cater for families in the area seeking high quality and affordable Catholic education,” Ms Kirkwood said.
“Our vision for St Josephine Bakhita Primary School is to provide a welcoming, faith-filled environment that will enable students to achieve their personal best.”
Upon completion, the school will include an art room, sporting oval and multi-use outdoor sports courts.
The new Clyde North community complements Frasers Property’s existing Berwick Waters.
When complete, Five Farms will comprise approximately 1,600 homes, with residents able to enjoy walkable access to schools, childcare, a local town centre, exclusive residents’ club, parklands, and nearby access to public transport including trains and buses.
For more information about Five Farms, visit fivefarms.com.au or phone Frasers Property on 13 38 38.