The foundation principal has been appointed to lead the new Merrifield West Primary School (interim name), which is set to open in 2021 and provide more student places for local families.

Member for Yuroke, Ros Spence MP, today announced Cassandra Hoggins will lead Merrifield West Primary School (interim name) as it prepares to open its doors to its first students in 2021.

Cassandra Hoggins is a passionate and driven leader who seeks excellence from herself and others. She was a foundation staff member at Mount Ridley P-12 College, and most recently was assistant principal at Lalor Gardens Primary School.

A Meet the Principal event will be held later this year, giving local families an opportunity to meet the principal. Over the coming months, new principals will work with the local community, students and parents to build a school for the area that embodies excellence and opportunity for learners.

To establish the school with strong foundations, new principals will appoint talented and committed staff and build relationships with families and the community. They will also work closely with the architects and builders to provide the right environment for students to achieve their best.

Merrifield West Primary School (interim name) is among 14 new schools to open in 2021. When complete, Merrifield West Primary School (interim name) will include two learning neighbourhoods, an administration building, outdoor play courts, a performing arts and physical education building, and a sports field.

Under the Labor Government’s school building boom, a total of 100 new schools will open by 2026, ensuring every child can access a great local school where students can achieve their best.

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

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“Merrifield West Primary School will provide families in rapidly growing Mickleham with access to a terrific new school right at their doorstep.”

“I have no doubt that this new school will be in good hands with the appointment of Cassandra Hoggins, an experienced educator with a strong understanding of growth communities.”

“I congratulate Ms Hoggins on this new exciting opportunity, and wish her all the very best as Merrifield West Primary takes shape.”