A new $ 50 million school will be built on vacant land at Verney Rd north of Shepparton and will open in 2024.
The Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) will build a low-cost Grade 12 prep school after purchasing the 16-hectare site in Shepparton North. The Verney Rd site is 6 km north of the city center and will be home to the city’s first Anglican school.
CSA CEO Reverend Peter Laurence OAM said Shepparton had been identified as a priority for a new school given its status as a major regional center with strong growth projected.
â€œWe are delighted to make this commitment to the Greater Shepparton community to provide another educational choice for local families,â€ he said.
“Subject to government approvals, the school will offer all grade 7 preparation classes in 2024 and transition to a grade 12 preparation school by 2029.”
Reverend Laurence was asked whether the development of Greater Shepparton Secondary College as a single-campus government secondary school and the public campaign for more choice of schools had been a major factor in the decision.
â€œThe decision to invest in Shepparton was made because it is a growing regional city with a high demand for additional schooling options,â€ he said.
â€œShepparton is one of the few regional centers in Victoria that does not have an Anglican school and a new school will provide additional choice for families looking for education options.
The CSA owns and operates 15 schools in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. There are three ASC schools in the area, including Cobram Anglican Grammar School, Cathedral College Wangaratta, and Trinity Anglican College in Albury-Wodonga.
Reverend Laurence said ASC schools are coeducational, low cost, committed to inclusion and diversity, and welcoming students of all or none of the faiths.
â€œOur schools provide exceptional teaching and learning in a caring Christian environment,â€ he said.
He said the construction of the new school would provide important employment opportunities for the local community, from the planning and construction phase to employing around 150 teachers and support staff when the school was in operation. full capacity.
â€œThe CSA will invest approximately $ 50 million in building our Shepparton school in stages over the next 10 to 15 years,â€ he said.
â€œWe are making a major commitment to the Greater Shepparton community and I look forward to welcoming students, teachers and families to our school very soon.
Tuition fees in 2024 are expected to be between $ 3,000 and $ 4,000 per year in elementary school and between $ 5,000 and $ 5,500 per year in grade seven.