Parents of a Melbourne primary school have been left worried after asbestos fibres were found in the soil of the oval.

Parktone Principal Genevieve Casonato has said, however, that there is no risk to children and she is now working with Department of Education on a solution.

Concerned parents say there have been two previous discoveries of the cancer-causing fibres at the Robert St school.

Casonato told the Leader “Air quality testing has shown the area to be safe and temporary fencing has been placed around the area and the boundary oval fence.”

The school undertook a huge project in 2018 which saw a specialist centre, canteen, bleachers, and performing arts room being built, with soil moved underneath the building during construction.