Principal Appointed for New Primary School

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17 June 2021


Families in the Strathtulloh area of Melton are one step closer to getting a great new local school in Term 1, 2022 with the appointment of Kris White as principal of Bridge Road (Melton) Primary School (interim name) in Strathtulloh.

Kris White has been appointed principal of Bridge Road (Melton) Primary School (interim name) following a thorough Department of Education and Training process to select one of Victoria’s best and brightest educators to lead the school.
Kris is an experienced educator with a background in leading diverse school communities. Kris has taught every primary school year level, as well as many specialist classes. Kris has spent the past eight years as the principal of Glengala Primary School in Sunshine West.

Kris White will focus on promoting relationships and collaboration as the basis for strong student growth and successful learning outcomes at Bridge Road (Melton) Primary School (interim name).
Bridge Road (Melton) Primary School (interim name) will cater to the diverse needs of all students and will support the needs of the growing population so students can attend a local primary school.
The state-of-the-art school is being built to accommodate 525 students from Prep to Year 6. The school will include space for students to be active, natural outdoor areas that reflect the surrounding environment and modern learning facilities that support diverse curriculums.

The school will feature a library and learning neighbourhoods, as well as dedicated areas for art, food and science, performing arts and physical education.
To help students stay active, students will also have access to two outdoor hardcourts, playgrounds, a bike shed and a sports field.
Locals will have an opportunity to indicate their preference for the new school’s name via the Engage Victoria website when consultation opens this month. Following consultation, the final decision on school naming will be made by the Victorian Government.

In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.
It is ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022.

Quotes attributable to Member for Melton, Steve McGhie
“I’m very excited to announce that Kris White will lead the new primary school in Strathtulloh, ensuring every child in the area can access a fantastic local school and a great education.”
“We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.”