Newly Appointed Principal of Dharra Specialist School

Newly Appointed Principal of Dharra Specialist School

Meet Lizzy Tout, the newly appointed principal of Dharra School here at Woodlea, opening day one of Term 1, 2024!


Lizzy Tout

We’re thrilled to introduce Lizzy Tout as the newly appointed principal of the new specialist school, now officially named Dharra School!

Lizzie brings 19 years of education experience to her role, with 12 years at Point Cook P–9 College and serving more recently as the principal of Hamilton North Primary School. Her primary focus lies in creating a supportive and responsive learning environment that will greatly benefit our students.

“My top priorities are ensuring that we recruit to a high standard, we have supportive high level processes in place for enrolment and that our families feel welcomed from the moment they meet us.” – Lizzie Tout

About Dharra School

Dharra School is being delivered by the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) and is scheduled to open for term one in 2024. The school will provide educational programs tailored to students with mild to profound intellectual disabilities. 

‘Dharra School’ was recently chosen as the new school’s name following consultation with the community. The name ‘Dharra’ originates from the Woi-wurrung word of the Wurundjeri people, meaning white hawk.

The school’s infrastructure will include a library and community centre, two learning neighbourhoods and a hard court – opening up a wealth of opportunity for our students. 

“In a specialist setting, we have the resources to respond to the needs of each pupil by working with the student, their families, and support team to individualise their education program.”


– Lizzie Tout

Enrolments now open

We’re excited to see this school come to life at Woodlea. Discover more about enrolments and updates below.