150 years: Garvoc Primary School

Learn about the history of Garvoc Primary School, one of Victoria’s oldest public schools.

Key information

Garvoc, 3265
3 January 1870
31 December 1993
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Other names:
Garvoc Common School, Garvoc State School

The history of Garvoc Primary School

  • 1870

    The Board of Education and a local committee raised funds in 1870 to build Garvoc, a common school.

    The same group built a school at Keilambete. The first head teacher at Garvoc was M Kelly. 

  • 1927

    Around 1927 a new two-room weatherboard school was built on the site. 

  • 1983

    The school was burnt down on Ash Wednesday. It was subsequently rebuilt. 

  • 1993

    The school closed.

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