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.


Merlynston Primary School Then
‘Merlynston P.S. 1928’, photo by Laurie Burchell. Courtesy State Library of Victoria


Merlynston Primary School Now


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