Do you know that Legana Primary School is Tasmania’s first new government primary school in more than a decade?

As part of its 2018 election commitments, the Tasmanian Government committed to building a new primary school at Legana, providing state-of-the-art learning spaces for 350 students.

This exciting project is now more than halfway through construction, and the school’s foundation principal Liz O’Donahue and DECYP’s Director Operations Learning Services North Region Amanda Buchanan recently toured the site, and loved how the facilities were taking shape.

Construction is on track for completion in early November this year, with school operations commencing in Term 1 2025.

Beside the progress onsite, the process of building the new school’s community is also gathering pace.

Two community café sessions were recently held at Riverside in the State’s north, which were attended by Liz and representatives from Facility Services and Learning Services. These sessions attracted a great turnout, including parents of prospective students.

Attendees to the sessions were able to hear about the progress onsite, the process for enrolments, and actively contribute to the development of the new school’s culture.

With a great passion for pedagogy and partnership education, Liz emphasised the importance of building community connections to lay a foundation for the school’s culture and enhance the students learning experience so that they feel a deep sense of belonging that will help them learn, play, and thrive.

Thanks to the strong collaboration between Learning Services and Facility Services, these sessions were a great success, with additional sessions planned for late in Term 2 2024.

Extensive community consultation throughout the project has not only helped shaped the physical design of Legana Primary School but it is also now setting a strong foundation for the values, vision and operations of the school ready for when the doors open next year.

Keep up to date on the School Facebook page.