Stay Close to Learning at Aurora
Being part of Melbourne’s north provides outstanding education opportunities for Aurora residents for all stages of life including pre-schools, childcare and two operational primary schools – Harvest Home Primary School and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Primary School. The State Government also recently announced the opening of Edgars Creek Primary School in 2021.
Edgars Creek Secondary College has been operational since July 2018, with funding for Stage 2 construction works also recently announced by the State Government. Works for the community activity centre on Macedon Parade are due to commence in the second half of 2019. The delivery of these facilities as part of the Edgars Creek education and community precinct will provide a wonderful offering for the local community.
University campuses are also located nearby providing a variety of adult learning opportunities. The Whittlesea council and local community centres also offer further learning opportunities for adults.
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Edgars Creek Secondary College
Edgars Creek Secondary College is located in the heart of Aurora and is a big part of the community. The school has been developed by the Victorian government and first opened its doors to over 230 students in 2018. Enrolments have risen to 428 at the beginning of 2020, offering education to year 7, 8 and 9 students.
Funding for the next phase of the school's development was approved in 2019 and is expected to be complete by 2022. This will include a sports hall, performing arts building with music, dance and drama studios, food technology facilities and kitchens, a canteen and a new double story building that will offer more than 30 learning spaces and offices.
Meet Edgars Creek Secondary College Principal Jo Camozzato as she introduces herself in this video.
Edgar’s Creek Primary School (coming soon)
The State Government announced that it is on track to deliver Edgars Creek Primary School (interim name) as one of the 100 new schools they’re building to cater for Melbourne’s booming population.
The architecturally designed school is set to open at the beginning of 2021 and will cater to the diverse needs of local students, providing them with everything they need to thrive and be actively engaged with their education.
Harvest Home Primary School
Harvest Home Primary School is in full swing since opening its doors in Term 1 of 2017 to 306 eager students. Enrolments at the beginning of 2020 now stand at 1120 students.
In addition to the state-of-the-art facilities, it provides a thriving local hub that brings families and community groups together.
Principal Anthony Simone, who was a finalist for the National Principal of the Year Award 2019, shared with us his passion for the school and what it brings to the community.
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Catholic Parish Primary School
The Aurora community is fortunate to have St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Catholic Parish Primary School in such close proximity.
Since 2013, the school has continued to grow, providing outstanding opportunities for students through flexible and adaptive learning techniques. This allows for different types of learning including specialist subject teaching in Japanese, physical education, performing arts and science.
We spoke with Principal, Geraldine Dalton, about the state-of-the-art education facilities available at this thriving school in Epping North.
Art and Education Bringing Community Together
For Harmony Day in 2019 an event was held to unveil some beautiful new art created by students from Al Siraat College and Edgars Creek Secondary College at Adventure Park. The art project was a City of Whittlesea project led by Council’s Youth Services Team Baseline for Young People. We thank the participants from Year 8 at Al Siraat College and Year 7 from Edgars Creek Secondary College for their contributions. This project was proudly supported by Lendlease and CoDesign Studio.