My sister moved to Pakenham 5 years ago, and sent her 3 children to the newest of the primary schools, just starting up that year. She felt this one would have the best facilities and resources.
As a new school, the community was fabulous - she got involved as a very active parent helper, fundraiser etc. She found the principal and teachers to be enthusiastic and supportive. But. As a overall, she has since (2 years ago) moved x2 of her children away to a primary school much further that feeds into her chosen high school as she was not happy with what she observed of the local high school. Only 1 child remains now in this further primary school, as the other 2 are both in high school. It was not the teachers or the facilities that drove her to send her children elsewhere, it was the kids.
Bullying - cyber and upfront, theft, deteriorating language, skipping school - my nieces and nephews have fallen victim and been perpertrating. Each child has benefitted from the change of schools.
The area is lovely, the shops are improving as more are introduced (although seriously, everything shuts at 4pm, and there is no variety, I am always shocked when I come up from Sydney lol) and the houses are great value considering the distance from the Melbourne CBD.
We have considered moving to Pakky many times. Hope this has helped