150 years: Bonn State School No. 1080

Learn about the history of 150 years: Bonn State School No. 1080, one of Victoria's oldest public schools.

Key information

Bonn, 3561
1 July 1871
28 July 1879
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Other names:
Bonn School, Rural School No.81

The history of Bonn State School

  • 1871

    Bonn School (No.1080) opened as a rural school in 1871.

    The first head teacher was George Leslie.

    Classes were held in a bark building that was built by the local community.

  • 1874

    Bonn school became a state school in 1874.

    Classes were moved to a rented weatherboard building with a shingle roof.

  • 1878

    There were 32 students enrolled at the school in 1878.

  • 1879

    Bonn State School (No. 1080) closed along with Bonn State School (No. 1297).

    The students from both schools moved to a new school called Bonn State School (No. 2191).

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