The History

Yackandandah Primary School is over 150 years old. It began in colonial times as a Church of England school in 1855. In 1862 The Victorian Government introduced the common schools act and in 1874 the school came under the governance of the newly formed Department of Education. Since that time Yackandandah Primary School has continued to educate the children of the region. A look through old registers and documents will shows family names continuing through generations.

When the school first came under the governance of the state government in 1874 the first pupil listed on the register was Isaac Isaacs, aged 8. He went on to become the first Australian born Governor General of Australia.

While the school has had several renovations over the years the front of the school still maintains the original façade from the early 1900’s structure and the students still have art lessons in the historic part of the building.