State School 4328 opened in a new three-storey red-brick building on Bakers Road in 1928. It closed at the end of 1993 and was promptly sold ($1.15m). In 1995 it became the secondary campus of King Khalid Islamic College (now known as Australian International Academy). Fortunately, the Academy retained the imposing red-brick building, which did not have heritage protection at the time.
The Australian International Academy acknowledges that it “purchased an old State primary school at Merlynston”. It has proved a sound investment.
Merlynston Primary School – public Facebook group
25-11-1993 Closing Merlynston Primary School – Picture Victoria