Monday 14th September 2020

The name of the new primary school opening in Cardinia Shire in 2021 has now been chosen, following local community consultation.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today unveiled the official name for the new school as Orchard Park Primary School, which was formerly known by its interim name of Timbertop Primary School

The school is among 14 new schools being built by the Andrews Government and set to open in 2021.

Orchard Park Primary School is currently under construction and is set to open at the beginning of the school year.

The new school will include two learning neighbourhoods, an administration building, outdoor play courts, a performing arts and physical education building, an arts, science and food technology building, and a sports field.

The name was chosen 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.

Under the Andrews Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.

The Andrews Government has invested $7.2 billion to deliver more than 1,460 school upgrades, supporting more than 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

The government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and get a quality education.

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“We are proud to be delivering this new school for students in Cardinia Shire and look forward to Orchard Park Primary School becoming an important part of the community.”


Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“This is an exciting step for Victorian school communities and marks a milestone in establishing an identity for their new school.”

“By new schools in our growth areas we are ensuring that every child is given access to great schools and delivering on our promise to open 100 new schools by 2026.”