Konongwootong North SS 4362

North West of Coleraine



The settlement of returned soldiers on Konongwootong North and Wootong Vale Estates created a need for a school. Early in 1927 G. W. LAMB, a settler at Wootong Vale, called a meeting of the settlers in the Wootong Vale-North Konongwootong area with the object of obtaining a school. At the time the children travelled up to 6 miles to attend neighbouring schools. As a result of this meeting, Konongwootong North School opened on 16th September 1927 in a room of the home of TROETH. The room measured 14ftx18ft. HT Miss DURNAN enrolled 24 pupils. The original Committee Chairman and Correspondent was Geo. W. LAMB, James Joseph BURKE, exit student from Bendigo Teachers College, was appointed HT in 1928. In 1929 the school was moved into its new building on the present site of 3 acres. The building was officially opened by W. SLATER MLA, on 16th of September of that year. BURKE remained HT of the school until 1940 and is remembered with respect and affection. Evidence of his interest in gardening remains in the ANA prize awarded in 1933, and in the many trees in the schoolground. From 1927-69 the school had 16 HTís and several SMís.

Source: "Vision & Realisation", Vol 2, Education Department of Victoria.

 

Students Enrolled in the first 5 years (1927-1931)

Roll Number

Surame

1st Names

Year of Enrolment

01

MARNEY

Tita

1927

02

MARNEY

Robert

1927

03

MARNEY

Alice

1927

04

MARTIN

Albert Eric

1927

05

MARTIN

Ivan Russell

1927

06

MARTIN

Cyril Alfred

1927

07

MARTIN

Edward Lloyd

1927

08

NEPEAN

Albert

1927

09

NEPEAN

Edward

1927

10

SARGEANT

Verna

1927

11

HOPE

Margaret Enid

1927

12

HOPE

Catherine E

1927

13

LAMB

Douglas Wilfred

1927

14

BARTLETT

Denis F

1927

15

WILSON

Joyce Eileen

1927

16

McCALLUM

Roma Irene

1927

17

SARGEANT

Hazel

1927

18

SARGEANT

Herbert

1928

19

HOPE

Alan Thomas

1928

20

McCALLUM

Duncan

1928

21

LAMB

Elsie Joan

1928

22

JACKSON

Mary

1929

23

PLUNKETT

Eunice

1929

24

PLUNKETT

Percy

1929

25

BOA

Winifred

1929

26

MARTIN

Rene Myrtle

1930

27

MARTIN

Ronald C

1930

28

LAMB

Doris Minnie

1930

29

ROBINSON

Ethelwyn C

1930

30

ROBINSON

Henry Stuart

1930

31

HADDEN

Melba May

1930

32

JACKSON

Clarence

1930

33

BARTLETT

Shirley

1931

34

BROWN

Annie Carmel

1931

35

McCALLUM

Grace

1931

36

SUTTON

Sylvia

1931

37

MARTIN

Mervyn Jack

1931

38

McDONALD

Ian Maxwell

1931

39

WATSON

Edna S

1931

40

BAILEY

Albert J

1931

41

HOPE

Duncan Stuart

1931

42

McLEAN

John

1931