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150 years: Gheringhap State School

Learn about the history of Gheringhap State School, one of Victoria’s oldest public schools.

Key information

Geelong , 3220
1 January 1858
1 January 1906
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Other names:
Gheringhap National School, Gheringap Common School

The history of Gheringhap State School

  • 1858

    Gheringhap opened as a national school in 1858.

    The first head teacher was McLennan and the average attendance was 35 students. 

  • 1860s

    The school became a common school in the 1860s.

  • 1870s

    The school building was extended and repaired and built a teacher's house in the 1870s.

  • 1906

    The school closed due to declining enrolments in 1906.

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The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) only hold correspondence building records for this closed school. If you have any, or if you know of any, please let us know by emailing