Braybrook State School
Ballarat Rd, Braybrook
The Braybrook State No 1102 was established in 1873. The school replaced the former Albion No 6 State School which was located a short distance away in "Old Albion", now Sunshine North.
The original school building was constructed from the local blue stone. The long edge of the building fronted Errol Street and was located only 8 yards (7.3 metres) from the street.
Mr A. Warren White, the Headmaster of the Albion No 6 State School became the school's first Headmaster.
In 1874, a house was built on the site for the headmaster and his family. Years later the house became the caretaker's residence.
By 1879, the school building was extended to accommodate the increase in enrollments of the local children.
In 1925, the old blue stone school buildings were replaced with a modern brick building. By 1946 the school buildings were once again extended with a new wooden building stretching along Ballarat Road and an extra wing at the back.
In 2007 the school merged with Sunshine East Primary School and Sunvale Primary School to form the Sunshine Harvester Primary School. In 2009 this campus was closed. The school was demolished after an arson attack in 2010.
The site is now used by the Rosamond School.
Headmasters / Principals
1873 - 1879 A. Warren White
1879 - 1889 Henry C. Hanna
1889 - 1893 William Auston
1894 - 1912 Thomas Flynn
1913 - 1918 Percy Paget Cowderoy
1918 - 1937 Louis Kepert
1937 - 1942 Henry Noy
1943 - 1944 Rondald C. Cordingly
1944 - 1947 Alexander J. Cathro
1947 - 1950 Richard T. Richards
1950 - 1955 William H. Wilding
1955 - 1958 Frank G. Terrell
1958 - 1961 Griffith J. Jones
1961 - 1965 Alexandra J. Cathro
1965 Michael F. X. O'Loughlin (Acting)
1966 - 1968 Alexandra C. Arthurson
1969 - 1989 R.G. Ross
1990 - 1993 Bruce Ashton
1998 - 2000 Liz Dobson
2000 - 2004 Pauline Cole
2006 - 2006 Matt Coughlin (Acting)
2006 Simon McQlade (Acting)
2006 Natalie Bakai (Acting)
2006 Julie Allen (Acting)
2006 Karen Fleming
Ref: A History of Braybrook, The District, The Settlers, The School
Ref: A History if Braybrook Primary School "Learning for Living"