Point Cook families are one-step closer to accessing the education they deserve with the appointment of Michael Fawcett to lead Point Cook South Senior Secondary School, which is set to open in 2020 thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Michael Fawcett comes to the role of Foundation Principal at Point Cook South Senior Secondary School with past experience in building new schools, having been the inaugural Principal at the Lakeview Senior Campus of Caroline Springs College (now Lakeview Senior College) and Tarneit Senior College.

Michael Fawcett was appointed following a thorough Department of Education process to select one of Victoria’s best and brightest educators to lead the school.

New schools will open next year in Ballarat, Casey, Greater Dandenong, Greater Geelong, Hume, Mitchell and Wyndham. Principals have now been appointed to all new schools, which are currently known by their interim names, include:

  • Armstrong Creek West Primary School
  • Botanic Ridge Primary School
  • Casey Fields (Five Ways) Primary School
  • Clyde North East Primary School
  • Craigieburn South Secondary School
  • Davis Creek Primary School
  • Keysborough South Primary School
  • Lucas Primary School
  • Point Cook South Senior Secondary School
  • Wyndham South (Riverwalk) Primary School


A new school campus for Beveridge Primary School is also under construction and will open next year with the current principal to oversee both campuses.

The new schools opening in 2020 are part of the Labor Government’s school building boom that will see 100 new government schools open by 2026.

The Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion in improving, upgrading and building schools to ensure that every community can access a great local school where students can achieve their best.

Quotes attributable to Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy

“This is the next step for Point Cook South Senior Secondary School and means families in Point Cook are a step closer to getting a great new school and a great education.”

“Every student deserves access to the best facilities and the best teachers close to home and the brand new Point Cook South Senior Secondary School will deliver exactly that.”