The following is a list of school in Chronological order of opening. This a work in progress and we will be gradually adding pages on the history of each school so visit regularly for any updates and changes .:-)

Please Email with any additions or errors in the dates and if you have any early photographs of the schools that with your permission we can use for the Website.

School Name Opening Date Closing Date
Mackay Central State School 11 December 1871  
Walkerston State School (formerly Alsatia) 27 October 1874  
Glenella State School (formerly Mackay North) 3 February 1879  
Habana State School 24 September 1883 1 December 1960
Eton State School 20 August 1883  
Te Kowai State School 13 November 1883  30 January 1968
Coningsby State School 12 November 1884  
Marian State School 15 November 1886  
Hampden State School 9 May 1887  
Homebush State School 24 June 1889  
Mirani State School 18 January 1892  
The Leap State School 1893 1969
Chelona State School 23 January 1893  
Dows Creek State School 17 April 1895  2009
Eton North State School 5 August 1895  
Pleystowe State School 15 April 1896 31 December 1961
Alligator Creek State School 14 September 1896  
Sarina State School 5 August 1897  
Nindaroo State School 21 February 1899 1963
Mia Mia State School 22 January 1900 17 April 1967
Devereaux Creek State School 20 July 1903 1 December 1970
Septimus State School 20 June 1904 31 December 1999
Pinnacle State School 4 June 1908  
Sandiford State School 5 October 1908 23 December 1992
Farleigh State School 1 March 1909  
Finch Hatton State School 5 July 1909  
Sunnyside State School 21 June 1911 1960
Mount Dalrymple State School 1 January 1912 1 January 1966
Mackay State High School 5 February 1912  
Owens Creek State School 14 April 1913 1967
Netherdale State School 1914 1963
Gargett State School 20 August 1914  
Gorge State School 2 February 1915 1 December 1963
Mackay North State School 23 March 1915  
Flaggy Rock Creek State School 11 October 1916 13 December 1996
Habana State School 1917 1960
Munburra State School 1920 1971
Netherdale State School 1921 1963
Sybil Creek State School 1921 1965
Koumala State School 22 August 1922  
Dundula State School 28 August 1922  
Mount Jukes State School 5 June 1923 29 May 1967
Carmila State School 9 July 1923  
St Mary's School (Mackay) 23 November 1923  
Mount Pelion State School 1924 1976
St John's Catholic Primary School (Walkerston) 29 January 1924  
Mackay West State School 11 February 1924  
Brightley State School 23 February 1925 9 December 1988
Calen State School 24 February 1925  
West Hill State School 20 May 1925  
St Anne's School (Sarina) 29 June 1925  
Dumbleton State School 1926 1949
Etowri State School 1926 1953
Mount Jukes State School 1926 1967
Victoria Park State School 1 July 1926  
Narpi State School 23 August 1926  
Yalboroo State School 1927 2000
Eungella State School 31 January 1928  
Mount Ossa State School 29 August 1928 31 December 1970
St Patrick's College (Mackay) 22 September 1929  
Mount Charlton State School 1931 2009
Eimeo Road State School 5 February 1934  
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School (Mackay) 4 February 1935  
Seaforth State School 24 April 1935  
Swayneville State School 26 August 1935  
Rise and Shine State School 3 February 1936 31 December 1963
Beatrice Creek State School 11 February 1936 12 January 1971
St Joseph's School (Mackay) 1 August 1936  
Dalrymple Heights Provisional School 8 June 1937 13 September 1959
Mount Ossa State School 1938 1970
Andergrove State School 21 February 1939  
Slade Point State School (formerly Amhurst ) 11 April 1939  
Crediton State School 18 October 1943 1 December 1968
Carlisle Christian College formerly

Mackay Adventist School, formerly

Mackay SDA School

1 January 1950  
Balnagowan State School 6 February 1950 24 January 1977
Mackay West State Infants School 31 January 1956 1 July 1994
Mackay Central State Infants School 1960 1968
Mackay North State High School 28 January 1964  
Sarina State High School 28 January 1964  
Mirani State High School 23 January 1967  
Victoria Park State Infants School 27 January 1970 16 December 1994
Valkyrie State School 9 January 1974  
Fitzgerald State School 30 January 1979  
Mackay Special School 29 August 1981 7 May 1997
Emmanuel College (Mt Pleasant, Mackay) 24 January 1983 31 December 1995
Mackay Christian College 1 February 1984  
Bucasia State School 29 January 1985  
Northview State School 28 January 1986  
Pioneer State High School 28 January 1986  
Mercy College (Mackay) 1 January 1987  
Whitsunday Anglican School (Mackay) 27 January 1988  
MacKillop Catholic Primary School (Andergrove) 1 January 1995  
Emmanuel Catholic School, Mount Pleasant 1 January 1996  
Beaconsfield State School 1 January 1999  

 


Sources:

Queensland Education

Cathie Sherwood

Queensland State Archives

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_schools_in_North_Queensland


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