150 years: Langwornor State School

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

Key information

Heathcote, 3523
1 November 1872
31 December 1956
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Other names:
 Langwornor Common School

The history Langwornor State School

  • 1872

    Langwornor opened as a common school 1872. The first head teacher was Sinclair Rogers.

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

    A house was built for the head teacher in 1874. 

  • 1885

    A portable schoolroom from Shepherd's Creek State School (No. 2447) was moved to the school.

  • 1893

    There were only 9 students at the school in 1893.

  • 1899

    Because student numbers were low, the school operated part time.

    Langwornor shared a teacher with Langwornor South State School (No. 2385).

    The teacher split their time between both schools until both schools closed in 1899.

  • 1902

    Langwornor reopened in 1902.

  • 1904

    The teacher's house had become very run down and it was destroyed by fire in 1904.

  • 1956

    Langwornor State School closed in 1956.

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