As Melbourne expands, schools in the inner city are heading upwards with the soon to open Prahran High School being the latest to take a vertical format.
Opening in 2019, Prahran High School will cater for 650 students and the new principal, Nathan Chisholm has already been appointed.
“Appointing Prahran High School’s principal early gives local families the certainty they need about their new school, and allows the school to start forming relationships with the community,” Acting Minister for Education Gayle Tierney said.
Chisholm will take up the reins from the start of Term 2, 2018. He joins the school from Buckley Park College where he was Principal for the past five years and has more than 20 years’ experience as a teacher.
The school will feature an open atrium at the centre of the building, teaching areas, a main performance space and outdoor terraces on every level.
The ground floor will contain a library, music and drama facilities, while levels 1, 2 and 3 will house the science, visual arts and food technology spaces along with a gymnasium. There will also be a rooftop garden on level 4, and general classrooms, ICT and break out areas will be incorporated throughout the new building.
The school is being built next to an existing educational precinct that includes Melbourne Polytechnic and the National Institute of Circus Arts.