PRINCIPALS have been appointed to the three schools being built in Mernda and Epping under the Public Private Partnership Project.
Mandy O’Mara will lead Mernda Central P-12, Mary Ryan will head up Mernda South Primary School and Anthony Simone has been appointed to Epping North Primary School.
Yan Yean state Labor MP Danielle Green said it was an exciting milestone “with the announcement of our new principals and the release of the masterplans to the local community”.
The principals have already commenced work on school establishment processes, including accepting enrolments and planning staff recruitment.
“I am thrilled to be part of the delivery of this priority new school in the Mernda community,” Ms O’Mara said.
“I can’t wait to start working with local families to ensure that their children are getting the best opportunities,” Ms Ryan said.
In a post on the Epping North Primary School Facebook page Mr Simone said: “What a wonderful opportunity for the Epping North Community to have a state-of-the-art school built in the area for all members of the community to utilize and benefit from”.
Community information sessions will be held soon for prospective parents and students to meet the principals, discuss enrolments and learn about the new schools’ design and features.
All three schools include spaces that will be available for community use.
A performing arts theatre, music room and rehearsal space, a commercial kitchen for hospitality and VET programs and a 20m pool have also been included at Mernda Central.
The schools will open in 2017.