State School 1996 opened at 1548 Boorhaman Road in 1877. Located in ‘Ned Kelly country’, the one-teacher school had typical enrolments of 20-25 over the years. However, numbers had dwindled to three by 2008 which led to the school’s closure at the end of that year. The Victorian Government sold the former school site in April 2019 ($150k).
Talk about bad timing. In 2007, Boorhaman Primary featured prominently in an Environment Victoria campaign, only to be closed the following year. Then in 2017 the Boorhaman Residency Program was launched, yet the school site was sold two years later. It will be interesting to see what the new owners have in mind for the former school.
Lost Wangaratta – public Facebook group