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Golden Plains first ever High School open for business

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Families across Bannockburn and Golden Plains finally have access to a local high school with the state-of-the-art Bannockburn P–12 College opening its doors this week.

This school will be Golden Plains’ first secondary school, and includes brand new facilities for Bannockburn Primary School, which has relocated to this new site to become part of the new Prep to Year 12 school.

The school will give local students access to modern purpose-built classrooms, as well as first-rate facilities that will be shared with community to fully embed the school in neighbourhood life.

Bannockburn P–12 was built after a long community campaign for a local secondary school to accommodate the growing number of families moving to the area, and has permanent facilities to accommodate 475 primary students and 720 secondary students.

The school was designed by ClarkeHopkinsClarke architects and built by Watpac builders. Bannockburn P–12 is one of 11 new schools opening across the state this week and one of 21 that have opened over the last two years.

This year an estimated 972,700 students will attend a Victorian school, including 620,400 students attending a government school. An estimated 80,200 preps will start school, including 56,000 in government schools.

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