Students in Armstrong Creek and surrounding areas south of Geelong will soon have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities following the completion of a new campus for Oberon High School.
Minister for Education James Merlino today (17 Dec 2020) visited the site of the new campus in Armstrong Creek with Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens, ahead of the new school’s opening for students in term 1 of 2021.
The new Oberon High School will help alleviate enrolment pressures for surrounding schools and ensure that there are sufficient high-quality secondary school places to cater for local population growth.
Oberon High will be located next to the Armstrong Creek School, a combined primary and specialist school, ensuring quality education for Prep through to Year 12 all in the one precinct.
Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Area will eventually accommodate 22,000 homes for 60,000 residents over 2,600 hectares. The growth area is one element of the G21 Urban Growth Areas Priority Project. G21 has advocated for facilities and such as schools, fire services and community facilities for the area.
Students and staff will relocate from the school’s Belmont campus for term 1 2021, bringing with it the school’s proud name, history and culture to continue at the new site. The new campus has places for up to 1100 students, allowing the school to grow into the future.
Students and staff will be able to share in new learning communities, a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) building, an administration building and library, food technology building, a gymnasium with two competition-grade courts, performing arts space, sports field and four outdoor play courts as part of the works.
Students who are enrolled at the current Oberon High School in 2020 will be able to continue to access the free School Bus Program, or access free public transport to the new campus, in 2021 as part of the government Conveyance Allowance.
Families requiring travel assistance through either program in 2021 can apply directly through the Oberon High School.
The campus at 155-175 Batten Road, Armstrong Creek, is part of the new Armstrong Creek Education Precinct and designed to cater for growing demand for education in the southern Geelong region.
Source: A state government media release