150 years: Chute State School

Learn about the history of Chute State School, one of Victoria's oldest public schools.

Key information

Charlton, 3525
1 January 1866
31 December 1938
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Other names:
Charlton Common School, Charlton State School

The history of Chute State School

  • 1866

    The school opened as a common school in 1866. It was called Charlton school at the time.

    The number of children enrolled was 56 and the average attendance was 38.

    The hardwood schoolhouse had a shingle roof.

  • 1870s

    The school became a state school at some stage between 1873 and 1878.

  • 1883

    The name of the school was changed to Chute because it was often confused with Charlton on the Avoca River.

  • 1902

    The school was not fenced and in 1902, the head teacher fenced the school himself with his own wire.

  • 1938

    Chute State School closed in 1938 because there were only 7 students.

    The schoolhouse was moved to Glen Dhu State School (No. 4597).

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