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150 years: Koroit And District Primary School

Learn about the history of Koroit and District Primary School, one of Victoria's oldest public schools.

Key information

91 Commercial Road, Koroit, 3282
21 November 1857
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Other names:
Koroit School, Koroit State School, Koroit Primary School

The history of Koroit And District Primary School

  • 1857

    Koroit opened in 1857. The school was located on what is now the Victoria Park Recreation Reserve. There were 25 students enrolled. 

  • 1878

    The school became a state school in 1878. It moved to a new site on Boundary Road in a new building. The head teacher at the time was A. Abercombie.

  • 1970

    The school was renamed Koroit Primary School in 1970.

  • 1981

    Black and white photograph of the Koroit stone school building.
    Koroit and District Primary School building in 1981. Source: John. T. Collins and the State Library of Victoria
  • 2022

    Koroit and District Primary School is still in operation.

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