Families in Victoria’s fastest growing areas are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art schools they deserve, with the appointment of new principals at all 14 schools opening in 2021 and commencement of community consultation to name the new schools.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP, today opened consultation for the naming of the new schools, including Merrifield West Primary School (interim name) and Greenvale North West Primary School (interim name).

The Labor Government is seeking the community’s input to help find a name for each school that reflects its unique identity, inspires local pride and that makes the school easily locatable.

The consultation period will run until 15 July. To have their say, community members can visit

The foundation principals have now been appointed for all new schools and will select talented and committed staff and build relationships with local families and the community.

The Labor Government is investing an unprecedented $7.2 billion in Victorian school infrastructure, which is delivering more than 1,460 school upgrades and 100 new schools by 2026.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“Right across the state we’re building new schools so every child has the chance to get a great education, no matter where they live.”

“We’ve now appointed the foundation principals for all new schools opening next year and I’m excited to see how these schools take shape.”

Quote attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“This is a great opportunity for local families to share their ideas and get involved in the delivery of these new schools.”

“We promised to deliver six new schools being delivered across our community, and this is the latest step in delivering on that commitment.”