Enoggera State School turns 150!

The Society would like to send a special‚ ‘shout out‘ this month to the Enoggera State School, who turns 150 years young in 2021!

With European settlement occurring in the Enoggera district from 1845, the school opened its doors way back in 1871 at a location that was then Great Northern Road (now part of South Pine Road). 26 students were on the initial enrolment and the teacher was Mr John Chasely Towell.

In the ensuing decades, the school and its grounds became a focal point for local concerts, dances, meetings and Sunday School picnics.

With the local area population rapidly increasing, and school enrolments rising, a new school building was built. On 2nd September 1916, the new Enoggera State School opened at its current site at 235 South Pine Road.

Enoggera State School

The original school building is now located at the back of the Enoggera Memorial Hall in Wardell Street and houses the collection of the Enoggera & Districts Historical Society.

Enoggera State School has become a much-loved and notable feature of the local community. It is still going strong with a recently completed Performing Arts Centre and enrolment currently standing at approximately 300 students.

Do we have any past students, teachers or support staff out there who have memories of their time at Enoggera State School? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit our Facebook page or email enoggerahistory@gmail.com 

Even feel free to drop in to our premises at the Enoggera Memorial Hall any Thursday morning from 9.30am to 1pm to pass on your recollections to our volunteers. We also have our local history display open for public viewing at this time each week.

Take care, everyone. Andrew McMicking, President

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