150 years: Belmont Primary School

Learn about the history of Belmont Primary School, one of Victoria's oldest public schools.

Key information

51 Mt Pleasant Road, Belmont, 3216
1 December 1856
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Other names:
Belmont School, Belmont Common School, Belmont State School

The history of Belmont Primary School

  • 1856

    Belmont opened in 1856. The first head teacher was Ryder. There were 26 students enrolled when the school opened (10 boys and 16 girls).

  • 1863

    The school became a common school in 1863. The head teacher was John Quinton. The number of students enrolled up until 1863 was between 18 and 34.

  • 1872

    The school became a state school sometime after 1872.

  • 1970

    The school was renamed Belmont Primary School in 1970.

  • 2022

    Belmont Primary School is still in operation.

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