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School History

School History

Irymple South Primary School has a long standing history that dates back to as early as 1908. A petition was signed by 22 parents in the community requesting the Education Department open a school in the neighbourhood. Residents of the rapidly growing settlement were situated more than 2 1/2 miles from the nearest school and the distance and weather conditions prevented many young children from being able to attend school. On the 6th of November, 1911, a single brick building 26′ 6″ x 21′ costing 515 pounds was completed and by 1913 the school would see 44 children enrolled. From humble beginnings, Irymple South Primary school, has now become a hub for encouraging students to adopt innovative ways of thinking and become involved in the schools environmental initiatives. ​