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150 years: Lal Lal Primary School

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

Key information

12 Vaughan Street, Lal Lal, 3352
1 July 1866
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Other names:
Lal Lal Common School, Lal Lal State School

The history of Lal Lal Primary School

  • 1866

    Lal Lal opened as a common school in 1866. The first head teacher was Dugald McRae. There was a school that opened in February of that year but it was considered too small. A new school building was built instead of using this building. 

  • 1870s

    The school became a state school at some stage between 1873 and 1875.

    A new brick school building opened in 1875 and could accommodate 72 students. 

  • 1970

     The school was renamed Lal Lal Primary School in 1970.

  • 1991

    The creek that ran across the school yard was filled in 1991 and replaced with an oval. 

  • 1992

    Two classrooms were added in 1992 alongside a sports storage area and a cleaner's storeroom. 

  • 2022

    Lal Lal Primary School is still in operation.

Find more interesting facts about this school

The Public Records Office (PROV) is the archive of Victoria's State and local government. They look after some of our oldest school records, and we can use these records to help us understand what school life used to be like.

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