The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Doreen’s newest primary school.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today announced Keren Barro as the new principal of the new $19 million school.

It has also been confirmed that the school, known as Yarrambat Park Primary School during the planning process, will officially be called Ashley Park Primary School.

Keren Barro has extensive experience as a senior school leader, joining the new school from Apollo Parkways Primary School where she was assistant principal for eight years. She has also worked as a teacher at Mill Park Heights Primary School and as a numeracy coach for a group of more than 30 schools in the Nillumbik area.

The new school is set to open at the start of 2019, catering for 475 students from Prep to Year 6 and boasting state of the art physical education and performing arts facilities.

A ‘Meet the Principal’ event will shortly be advertised to local families.

Over the next six months, Keren will work with the local community, students and parents to build a school that embodies excellence and opportunity for learners in the Doreen area.

She will also appoint talented and committed staff and build relationships with families and the community and work closely with the architects and builders to provide the right environment for students to thrive in.

The project is part of a $3.8 billion investment by the Andrews Labor Government to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools. This school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“Ashley Park Primary is the third brand new school built in three years by the Andrews Labor Government for Doreen and Mernda.”

“Keren Barro is an experienced school leader with a reputation for instilling a culture of excellence. I know we’ll see Ashley Park Primary School get off to a great start in 2019.”