- 4 Apollo Street, Mansfield, 3722
- 1 October 1872
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- Mansfield Common School. Mansfield State School
The history of Mansfield Primary School
Mansfield opened as a common school in 1872. It replaced No. 429. The first head teacher was John Elvins.
The school became a state school at some stage between 1873 and 1878.
The Department of Education decided to open an Agricultural School based lobbying from locals.
A building for the Agricultural School was built on Mansfield's site for this secondary school.
The School Committee complained about the amount of space the Agricultural School took up on the site. A meeting was held and it was decided to combine both schools as a higher elementary school that included the secondary classes.
The school became a higher elementary school in 1924.
1930s to 1940s
The school continued as a higher elementary school apart from during World War Two, when it was classified as a central school. More classrooms were required and the buildings from closing local schools were added to the site.
Classroom extensions were added between 1954 to 1958.
Mansfield High School opened in 1963 and the secondary classes moved to the new school. Mansfield returned to being a primary school.
The school was renamed Mansfield Primary School in 1970.
Mansfield Primary School is still in operation.
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