Windback Wednesday - Burnside Primary School gates

Did you know that the gates at Burnside Primary School are local heritage listed? These entrance gates were built in 1926 as a memorial to the scholars who fell in the First World War.

The school opened in 1869 as Burnside School 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).

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