150 years: Moonlight Flat Common School

Learn about the history of Moonlight Flat Common School, one of Victoria’s oldest public schools.

Key information

Colles Road, Moonlight Flat, 3450
1 January 1858
31 December 1874
School type:
School number:
Other names:
Moonlight Flat School

The history of Moonlight Flat Common School

  • 1858

    Moonlight Flat was opened by the Primitive Methodists.

    The wooden school building was built just west of Colles Road on Wesley Hill.

    The first head teacher was Ebenezer A. Gilruth.

  • 1860s

    The school closed for a period before opening again in 1861.

    It became a common school in 1863.

  • 1872

    Due to the condition of the school building, plans for a new school were developed.

    No. 442 closed when the new school, Moonlight Flat State School (No 1486), opened.

Can you help us find records for this school?

The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) doesn't have any historical records for this closed school. If you have any, or if you know of any, please let us know by emailing 150years@education.vic.gov.au