150 years: Sandridge State School

Learn about the history of Sandridge State School, one of Victoria’s oldest public schools.

Key information

Port Melbourne, 3207
1 October 1857
30 June 1874
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Other names:
Sandridge National School, Sandridge Common School

The history of Sandridge State School

  • 1850s

    Sandridge opened at a national school on Bay Street, Port Melbourne in 1857.

    There were 52 students enrolled in 1858.

    Peter Lalor MLA was on the Board of Local Patrons.

    He was the leader of the Eureka Stockade rebellion and later a Member of the Legislative Assembly.

  • 1874

    The school closed in 1874.

Can you help us find records for this school?

The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) only hold historical correspondence 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.