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Goroke P 12 College

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School number  6223
Gender  Co-ed
Website  Goroke P-12 College
Number of students  110
Principal  Joy Forbes
Enrolment  110
Phone  +61 3 5386 1024
Motto  Vera Pro Gratis
Goroke P-12 College
Address  Natimuk-Frances Rd, Goroke VIC 3412, Australia
Similar  Edenhope College, Kaniva College, St Malachy's School, The Goroke Hotel

Goroke P-12 College is a public school in Goroke, Victoria, Australia.

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History

Goroke School was opened on 28 September 1885. The school first had a class of 10 boys and 10 girls. The original building was leased and of weather board construction with a shingle roof. The citizens of Goroke and district did not gain the present school complex with an unusual exertion of determination. So befitting the pioneering spirit that opened up the land for settlement.

It began in 1881, nine years after the passing of the Education Act of 1872, when citizens of Pleasant Banks asked the Department to look favorably upon their request for a school. The request was granted four years later. Today, more than one hundred years later, during Victoria’s Bi-centennial Year Celebration we can look back with satisfaction on a job well done.

The Goroke site was complete in 1955 and was named The Goroke Consolidated School then renamed in 1990 as Goroke P-12 College. The consolidation brought together all the schools in the district, such as Minimay, Nurcoung school, Gymbowen, Mitre and the Goroke school. Goroke was one of the original eleven P-12 colleges in Victoria.

Gymbowen School opened on 27 March 1881. It closed in August 1951. James Houston was the first to enrol 8 boys and 10 girls at the Gymbowen School. The 21 students that attended Gymbowen School then transferred to Goroke School when it closed down. Minimay School opened on 2 May 1885. Norman McLeod was the first to enrol 8 boys and 12 girls at the Minimay School. The school closed on 6 February 1951. The school building was removed to Goroke and there it became the library. Nurcoung School opened on 11 September 1886. Marie K. Monckton was the first to enrol 11 boys and 15 girls at the Nurcoung School. The school closed in 1955 and all the students transferred to Goroke School. Mitre School was located on the Mitre Nurcoung Road, Victoria. After the school closed down all the students transferred to Goroke School. Lemon Springs School opened on 4 June 1886. It closed some time during 1951. The school building then transferred to Goroke and the building was then used for the science room and later the art room. Booroopki School opened on 1 May 1886 and closed some time during 1891. It then opened again on 1 March 1909 and closed on 11 September 1951 due to the school's buildings being condemned. All the students then transferred to Goroke School.

Sports and traditions

Each year Goroke P-12 college hosts many events including an annual swimming sports carnival and an athletics carnival. The school also attends many sporting carnivals school fete (every second year) and a talent quest (every year that the school fete isn’t on). The school also has an end of the year school concert.

References

Goroke P-12 College Wikipedia


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