State School 4727 opened on Belmore Road in 1954, on a site bounded by McColl Road, Sewell Street and Milne Road. Enrolments reached 355 by 1959 but had declined significantly by the early 1990s. This led to a ‘merger’ with Box Hill North Primary and Box Hill Primary at the end of 1993. The result of a ‘quality provision task force’ decision, it meant consolidation on the Box Hill North site, and closure for the other two schools. The Koonung Heights site was sold ($2,064,000) to make way for the Scarborough Square housing estate.


Koonung Heights Primary School then


Koonung Heights Primary School now


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