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150 years: Sandy Creek State School

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

Key information

1037 Sandy Creek Road, Sandy Creek, 3695
10 August 1863
17 June 1904
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Other names:
Sandy Creek Common School

The history of Sandy Creek State School

  • 1863

    Sandy Creek opened as a common school.

    The first head teacher was William Ingham and his wife was the work mistress.

    The weatherboard school building had a shingle roof and was on the west side of the creek.

    An attached teacher's house had two small rooms.

    The average attendance in the first week was 40.

  • 1864

    District Inspector Budd recommend aid for a teacher salary. This request was granted.

    An extra grant to build the school building and porch followed.

  • 1873

    Enrolment approached 100.

  • 1905

    The school closed when average attendance was around 50.

    It was closed in favour of nearby Welshman's Reef State School (No. 1830).

    District Inspector Bothroyd recommended the school was closed because the building was past repair.

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