|Type of organisation:||Government|
|Also known as:||Dublin School|
|Street number:||Lot 59|
|Town or locality:||Dublin|
|Established by:||State Goverment|
|Business or purpose:||Education|
In 1881 when the school commenced it was classified as a" Provisional School" and 25 children received instruction.The school was opened for 54 days and the teacher was William Moore.
The following year, in 1882, the school was known as a "Public School" with an enrolment of 48 pupils and William Hayes was the teacher.
The Welfare Club and the School Committee made every effort to keep the school well equipped and school fetes held at the Dublin Institute contributed to the fund raising efforts.
The traditional School Breakup Concerts were enjoyed by the community.
A few highlights noted by the School Committee
- the planning and arrangements for interschool picnics and sports days
- in 1954 a rose garden was established to commemorate the Queen's visit to South Australia
- in 1954 Mrs P Barnes on behalf of the Dublin C.W.A.made a presentation of books to the value of nine pounds and one shilling
- in 1955 two prints, one of the Queen in the Abbey, and the other of the Queen and the Duke,were purchased from Diamonds Rundle Street. Adelaide
- in 1955 a second teacher was appointed but Miss Dawn Harvey's time at the school was minimal ( March- May ) due to her departure because of ill health
- in 1956 swimming lessons were conducted at Port Wakefield
- in May 1956 a set of encyclopaedia was presented to the school by five former pupils or parents of the pupils namely-Messrs S.West, L.Thompson, H Schlodder , W.Bubner and Mr Norris
- in October 1957 a cricket pitch was laid in the school paddock
Teachers of the Dublin School
|Johnson, John F||1/1/1883||31/12/1891|
|McCaffrey, Bernard A||1/1892||22/5/1892|
|Burnett, Constance M||23/5/1892||31/12/1892|
|Sandercock, A M||3/6/1895||31/12/1897|
|Von Nida, L||1/1/1898||15/9/1898|
|Frances, P W||26/9/1898||14/4/1900|
|Parnell, R M||15/4/1900||6/4/1902|
|Sunman, M A C||7/4/1902||25/11/1908|
|Roberts, H E||1/1/1917||31/12/1933|
|Shapley, E R||1/1/1934||31/12/1935|
|Judd, R W||1/1/1936||31/12/1941|
|Ewers, W D||1/1/1942||26/3/1944|
|Griggs, E R||27/3/1944||12/6/1950|
|McRostie, K H||13/6/1950||31/12/1953|
|Salter, J E||1/1/1954||27/5/1957|
|Cullen, B C||28/5/1957||31/12/1960|
|Reskie, T N||1/1/1961||31/12/1964|
|Gross, R E||1/1/1965||31/12/1965|
|Cox, W D||1/1/1966||31/12/1968|
|Vaughan, P W||1/1/1969||31/12/1971|
The photograph of the sundial is included in the article because it recognises the closure of the Dublin School.
The sundial is installed at the Mallala School with engravings to show the distance, the date of closure and direction that the Dublin School was in relation to Mallala.
The Dublin History Group are currently researching the histories of the former, Dublin, Long Plains, Lower Light, Stony Point, Windsor,and Wild Horse Plains schools. *Historical Cairns made from local limestone, have been erected on the verges of all the school sites by Jeffrey Starr both a Dublin resident and former Dublin school student. *For further information phone 8529 2028 or email info@dublinhistorygroup. com au *
On the Stony Point School site is a limestone cairn which was erected as an initiative of the Mallala Museum Committee and assisted by a grant from the District Council of Mallala. The stone mason was Irvine Smyth from Two Wells.
- Files at the Mallala Museum
Memories of Dublin School
some of my memories of my school days were the cold days walking to school having wet shoes and our ration of milk getting heated in a large stockpot with milo yum !!! can anyone remember whether it was Mr Resche wife or Mr Cullen's wife ???