Secondary School Update

Our new secondary school will open day one of Term 1 in 2024 and help the growing local population get a great education close to home.

15 May 2023

Riverdale Secondary School (interim name) will be able to enrol up to 1,300 including approximately 100 places for young people with specialist needs, when the first stage of the school is complete.

In its first year of operation, Riverdale Secondary School (interim name) will open to Year 7 students only, and progress by year level thereafter. The 2024 school zones are available at

Riverdale Secondary School (interim name) is a supported inclusion school, which is a mainstream school with additional professional capabilities and facilities designed to cater for a higher than usual proportion of students with disability. Students with disability will receive enhanced support and high-quality, evidence-based educational provision alongside mainstream students to the greatest extent possible in a safe, accessible and supportive environment.

When the school opens in Term 1, 2024, it will include:

  • an administration and library building
  • a learning neighbourhood
  • a science and technology building
  • hard courts
  • a carpark.

Students will have great modern learning areas with air conditioning and heating. Outside, they will have shade sails for sun protection. We have designed the school to be environmentally sustainable and easy to manage.

Simon Haber has been appointed as principal of the new school. Simon has been an educator in metro and regional schools for over 20 years. Most recently he was the principal at Tarneit Senior College. He is passionate about creating safe and inclusive schools that support all students to learn and achieve. As the foundation principal of Riverdale Secondary School (interim name), Simon will focus on student learning, wellbeing and agency.

For all enrolment queries please email You can find out more information on the year 6-7 placement process.


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