Burnside Primary School - Windback Wednesday

Are you an ex-scholar of Burnside Primary School?

In 2019, Burnside Primary School celebrated 150 years of public education for children in the local area.

The Burnside School opened in 1869 with 42 students and the first licensed headmistress Ruth England. The private home, located on William Street, which served as the first classroom is known today as The Cottage.

Over the past century, purpose-built classrooms have been added as the school expanded. There are now over 800 students and 70 staff members. Alumni include Andy Thomas (Astronaut), Tim May (Australian Cricketer) and Fiona Pike (Australian Golfer).

The maypole is from 1910 and the Year 7 class photograph is from 1931.

Burnside Local History Collection

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