150 years: Panmure Primary School

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

Key information

8759 Princes Highway, Panmure, 3265
7 February 1870
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Other names:
Panmure Common School, Panmure State School

The history of Panmure Primary School

  • 1870s

    Panmure opened as a common school in 1870. Classes were held in the Presbyterian Church. 

    The school building was made from bluestone that was quarried on the school site. It opened in 1872. 

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

  • 1910

    A house for the head teacher was built in 1910. 

  • 1916

    Classes were held in the Panmure Public Hall while the school building was repaired. 

  • 1930

    A school plantation was planted near Emu Creek Bridge. 

  • 1970s

    The school was renamed Panmure Primary School in 1970. 

  • 1993

    Laang Primary School became an annex of Panmure Primary School. 

  • 1997

    Laang Primary School was officially closed and the school building was moved to Panmure. 

  • 2011

    The school was extended and updated in 2011. 

  • 2020

    The school commemorated its 150th anniversary in 2020.

  • 2022

    Panmure Primary School is still in operation.

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