Sunbury and Macedon Ranges schools update

Kyneton Primary School 2017 Captains Ivy and Max. Photo: Marco De Luca

Several Sunbury and Macedon Ranges schools are undergoing changes in the 2018 school year.

Kyneton Primary School pupils and staff are eagerly preparing to relocate to a new home in mid-March.

Construction on the school’s new $11.5 million campus alongside Kyneton Secondary College is due to be finished later this month. The switch will mean students studying in Kyneton will be able to start and finish their entire school education at the one precinct.

Construction is also nearing completion at Braemar College’s Woodend campus.

Principal Russell Deer said students in years 5 to 8 would begin studying at the site from the start of term two.

Meanwhile, another option for secondary schooling has become available in Sunbury this year.

Red Rock Christian College welcomed its first ever cohort of year 7 and 8 students when school commenced last week.

Prior to this year, the school taught only primary school pupils.

But principal Karen McCoy said the school now had the capacity to further its teaching and guidance into the early secondary years.

Three new classrooms, an art room and science room are being built to facilitate more students in the future. The new facilities are expected to be ready for use by term two.