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150 years: Greendale State School

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

Key information

Greendale, 3341
1 August 1869
7 May 1954
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Other names:
Greendale Common School

The history of Greendale State School

  • 1869

    Greendale opened as a common school in 1869.

    The first head teacher was Robert Joseph Sutton.

  • 1870s

    Mark Cassidy replaced Robert Joseph Sutton as head teacher in 1870 and he stayed for 5 years.

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

  • 1954

    Greendale State School was closed in 1954.

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