Sandringham Primary School

Sandringham Primary School is a primary school in Sandringham, Victoria. It is one of the oldest schools in the state of Victoria, with it being established in 1855.[1]

Sandringham Primary School
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Information
Other nameSandy Primary
TypePrimary School
MottoRespect. Resilience. Relationships. Responsibility. Resourcefulness.
Established1855 (1855)
PrincipalLouise Neave
GenderMixed
Age range5-12
LanguageEnglish
Color(s)Blue & Gold
Websitewww.sandyps.vic.edu.au

HistoryEdit

Sandringham Primary School was founded in 1855, under the name of the "Gipsy Village Church of England School.[2] By 1858, 36 students were enrolled at the school.[2] However, attendance was sporadic, and by 1879 principal Thomas S. Dickson stated that the average school attendance on any given day was less than 20 students.[2] By 1881, the school which consisted of only one building, was deteriorating, and a report found it "not totally suitable for school purposes".[3] Over the next few years, the school attempted to find a new location, which it succeeded in doing in 1885.[3]

2020 FireEdit

In January 2020, the school was partially burnt down by six teenagers.[4] The fire caused students to be temporarily moved to Sandringham College and Sandringham East Primary School while rebuilding was under way.[1] Peter Elliot Architecture was contracted to rebuild the school.[5]

May 2020 dairy banEdit

In May 2020 Sandringham Primary banned dairy products from school grounds, due to a student with a severe allergy to dairy. This decision was criticised by non-profit organisation Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia as an overreaction.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Fitzhebert, Margaret (6 February 2020). "How a school fire brought out the best in us". The Age. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Blom, Sabrina; Gunning, Louise; Thompson, Caroline (2005). Janet Gray (ed.). Sandringham Primary School celebrates 150 years from then til now. Mylund Group. p. 7.
  3. ^ a b Blom, Sabrina; Gunning, Louise; Thompson, Caroline (2005). Janet Gray (ed.). Sandringham Primary School celebrates 150 years from then til now. Mylund Group. p. 8.
  4. ^ McMillan, Ashleigh; Papworth, Tate (1 February 2020). "Six arrested over Sandringham school fire". The Age. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  5. ^ Editorial (7 April 2020). "Peter Elliott Architecture to design rebuilding of historic school destroyed by fire". Architecture Australia. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  6. ^ Elliott, Tom (27 May 2020). "Melbourne primary school bans dairy products in 'unmanageable' allergy strategy". 3AW. Retrieved 5 September 2020.