Graylands Teachers College

Graylands Teachers College was a primary teacher education institution, established in Graylands (currently Mount Claremont) in Western Australia in 1955.[1] It became the second teachers' college, after Claremont Teachers College, to be established in the state, with three others subsequently opened.[1] Built on a former World War II army barracks site, most of the buildings were corrugated iron and asbestos structures which had only been intended to operate for about five years.

The college was run by the Education Department until 1973, when it became an autonomous body under the umbrella of the Western Australian Teacher Education Authority.[2]

Graylands closed in 1979 following the Partridge Report on post-secondary education in the State, which recommended that the other colleges combine to form the West Australian College of Advanced Education and, as far as possible, absorb Graylands' resources, staff and students.[1]

The archives for the college are held at Edith Cowan University.[3] Graylands Teachers College Memorial Scholarships are awarded to "outstanding students in the field of education" at Edith Cowan University in memory of the college.[4]

Notable former students include cricketer Kim Hughes and politician Don Randall.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Report on the Future of Graylands Teachers College". Western Australian Post Secondary Education Commission. Retrieved 19 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "AU WA A373 - Graylands Teachers College". State Records Office of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Archive Holdings". Edith Cowan University. Retrieved 19 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Graylands Teachers College Memorial Scholarship". Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 19 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 31°58′01″S 115°47′10″E / 31.967°S 115.786°E / -31.967; 115.786