State School 4727 opened on Belmore Road in 1954, on a site bounded by McColl Road, Sewell Street and Milne Road. By 1959 enrolments had reached 355. The school was closed in 1993 and sold ($2,064,000) to make way for a housing estate.


Koonung Heights Primary School then


Koonung Heights Primary School now


In 1993 it was stated that Koonung Heights Primary was to ‘merge’ with Box Hill Primary and Box Hill North Primary and ‘consolidate’ on the Box Hill North site. In reality, this meant that Box Hill North Primary increased its enrolments and survived, while the other schools closed. New townhouses started appearing in Sewell Street by 1995.


Koonung Heights State School – public Facebook group

I grew up in Box Hill – public Facebook group, based on the suburb rather than the school