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150 years: Sunbury Primary School

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

Key information

41 The Heights , Sunbury, 3429
1 January 1869
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Other names:
Sunbury Common School, Sunbury State School

The history of Sunbury Primary School

  • 1869

    The school opened as a common school in 1869. The first head teacher was Marion Foster and classes were held in the Presbyterian Church. 

  • 1870s

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

  • 1911

    A brick school building was opened in 1911. It replaced as earlier building that had poor ventilation and poor toilet facilities. 

  • 1960s

    The number of students enrolled at the school tripled in the 1960s. The brick school building was extended to 8 classrooms in 1962. A portable was added in 1969. 

  • 1970

    The school was renamed Sunbury Primary School in 1970.

  • 2022

    Sunbury Primary School is still in operation. 

Find more interesting facts about this school

The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the archive of Victoria's State and local government. They look after some of our oldest school records, and we can use these records to help us understand what school life used to be like.

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