150 years: Scarsdale Primary School

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

Key information

Scarsdale, 3351
31 January 1871
17 July 1994
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Other names:
Scarsdale Common School, Scarsdale State School

The history of Scarsdale Primary School

  • 1871

    Scarsdale School opened as a common school in 1871.

    The first head teacher was John Lamont.

    The school was built between the two townships of Scarsdale and Newtown.

    It was big enough for 500 students.

  • 1870s

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

  • 1970

    The school was renamed Scarsdale Primary School in 1970.  

  • 1994

    Scarsdale Primary School was closed in 1994 when it combined with other schools to form Woady Yaloak Primary School (No. 5440).

    The schools that combined were:

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