Oran Park's newest primary school name approved

An artist's impression of what the new primary school will look like. Picture: Supplied
An artist's impression of what the new primary school will look like. Picture: Supplied

The new primary school being built on O'Keefe Drive, Oran Park finally has a name.

The school will be known as Barramurra Public School, after an Aboriginal word for the swamp mahogany species of Eucalyptus tree found in the Camden and Cumberland areas.

Construction is currently under way at the new school which will cater for up to 1000 students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

The new school will include a support unit of four classes and is expected to be operational in 2021.

Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves said the new name was a welcome announcement.

"I'm excited to see this school come to life," he said.

"The school will serve this vibrant and growing community well into the future and I know we are all looking forward to it."

Education and early childhood learning minister Sarah Mitchell said the name follows extensive consultation with the local community, the Narellan Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and a Dharawal language expert.

"The community was clear in wanting a name that reflected the local community and I am pleased that the chosen name importantly recognises the local Aboriginal community," said Ms Mitchell.

For more information about the Catherine Field school, visit: schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au.

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