History

History

 

In 1866 Peter Pesco established the first school at Wallington in a rented building.

 

It was then thirty years before Wallington had another school when the disused Wallington School was shifted to a one-acre site donated by J.G Corr. On January 22, 1900 school number 3345 opened its doors with Margaret Stupelton in charge of 25 pupils. The building was replaced in 1957.

 

In 2004 a new school building was completed, 138 years after Peter Pesco's original 19x8ft school in the rented building.

 

In 2010 the relocation and refurbishment of the classroom portable was completed as well as the construction of the new Multipurpose Room. The new multipurpose room gave the school a flexible learning space as well as a great community area.

 

In 2013 the Old Wallington Hall was demolished. 

 

Today Wallington Primary School is a community school nestled amongst acreage allotments. It reflects all that is good about dynamic, modern, non-city living.

 

 

 

 

 

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TIMELINE

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Pre-European Settlement

Area inhabited by Bengalat balug (Clan) of the Wathaurong Tribe.

1802

First European explorers.
January : Lieutenant John Murray
April : Captain Matthew Flinders

1803 - 1835

William Buckley the first European living in the area

1835 +

Area investigated and surveyed by Wedge and Gellibrand

1836 +

Area occupied by squatters

1840

Fairfax FENWICK's property "Deep Gully" on the north east shores of Lake Connewarre - later known as Wallington

1853

Fenwick's subdivision fronting Queenscliff Road

1855

Wallington Hotel - Alfred Pike licencee

1861

Wallington Hotel - John Baxter proprietor

1863

Fenwick's gully flooded - £50 from Hon. J.M. Grant to cover flood damage

1864

Wallington Hotel - Peter Pascoe licencee

1866

Peter Pascoe started school with his daughter (a teacher) in a rented wooden building

1868

Wallington Hotel - Samuel Coleman licencee

1871

  • S.P. Keam selling thatching grass for buildings
  • Post Office opened at Coleman's store
  • Publican's licence for Shamrock Hotel, Wallington - Samuel Coleman

1872

Thomas B. Gibb - "Rugby Park", Wallington

1874

Wallington Hotel enlarged, redecorated & refurnished

1875

R.Q. McWilliams - Electoral Registrar

1880

Alliance Cricket Club formed

1882

Cobb & Co advertised - Geelong to Wallington

1883

  • R & A Thomson purchased the Wallington Hotel
  • Death of Fairfax Fenwick

1886

David Rhind bought part of "Chevy" Estate

1896

Wallington Hotel - George Ashmore licencee

1899

Newington School moved to Wallington

1900

Wallington School opened in Newington School building moved to present site

1957

New school built

2003

New Main Building including offices and classrooms opened

2010

Multipurpose Hall officially opened

2013

Vicroad demolishes Wallington Hall

2014

Access Road to school sealed