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Map showing Scoresby Primary School

Phone: (03) 9763 7484


Now just a leisurely drive on Eastlink into the centre of Melbourne, Scoresby was originally a rural community. In fact, on the very same land where our school now sits, was a large cattle run extending from Dandenong Creek all the way to what is now Emerald.

The name Scoresby (adopted by the local community and the school) was taken from a famous traveller and adventurer by the name of Reverend Scoresby, who had visited Melbourne in 1856 and told of his daring adventures in the Arctic and Greenland.

Compulsory Education was introduced in Victoria in 1872, however three years before that, in 1869, the determined residents of the Scoresby District were requesting a school to be built to service their children. This application was granted on the 9th of February, 1870 and resulted in the original brick building being completed, still standing today in the centre of what is now Scoresby Village. It is the oldest building in the City of Knox.

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