School History

Narre Warren North Primary School opened in July 1877 with an enrolment of 55 students. By 1901 enrolments had increased to 65 students, all taught by one teacher, with both girls and boys being taught to knit and sew.

A Young Farmers’ Club was formed at the school with students learning about farm management. Field days were held regularly. Cows, calves, sheep, pigs and fowls were bought to school for judging.

At the time of the school’s centenary on 2nd July 1977, there were 185 students and 7 teachers. A log cabin, built through the efforts of the local community was opened on the day.

In May 1996 the log cabin, or Multi-Purpose Room as it is now known, was rededicated after being doubled in size, again through the efforts of parents and teachers.

The rapid influx of families into the City of Casey, a growth corridor of Melbourne, saw the school population increase to 400 students in 2003, with numbers remaining fairly stable since.

During our 135th Birthday Celebrations in 2012, a publication was put together and is for sale from the school office for $20.00 until sold out. This publication includes a list of all students that were enrolled in the school from 1877 until 1977.