The site of Gardenvale Primary School in 1860, was a quarry that provided high quality ironstone, which was a material binding for roads. In 1917, thanks to the efforts of G & East Elsternwick Progress Association, The Department of Education purchased two acres of land at the cost of 600 pounds and decided to build a school in Landcox Street, East Brighton, to accommodate 400 – 500 primary school children.
Over the past 100 years at Gardenvale Primary School, many of our students have gone on to achieve great things in the areas of medicine, sport, music and politics to name a few. Please read on to discover some of the famous alumni that once came to our school.
Gardenvale Primary School keeps an extensive collection of archives from the 1920s to present day. Stored by each decade, the files contain old photos, classroom rolls, school registers and some memorabilia.