150 years: Learmonth Primary School

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

Key information

324 High Street, Learmonth, 3352
8 February 1859
14 July 2013
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Other names:
Learmonth School, Learmonth Common School, Learmonth State School

The history of Learmonth Primary School

  • 1859

    Learmonth School opened in 1859.

    The first head teacher was Jonas Horsfall.

  • 1860

    Classes were held in the local church.

  • 1862

    The school became a common school in 1862.

    A new school building opened. It had stone foundations, brick walls and a shingle roof.

  • 1863

    The head teacher in 1863 was Simon Morrison and his wife was Sewing Mistress.

  • 1873

    The school became a state school in 1873.

  • 1970

    The school was renamed Learmonth Primary School in 1970.

  • 2013

    Learmonth Primary School closed in 2013.

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