Nunawading High School opened on Canterbury Road (near Mahoneys Road) in 1955. Enrolments grew rapidly and by 1969 there were over 1,100 students, making it one of the largest schools in the state. In 1989 it was merged with Burwood Heights High and Blackburn South High to become a junior campus of Forest Hill Secondary College. However, the junior campuses (Nunawading and Blackburn South) were closed in 1997, and students consolidated at the Burwood Heights campus. The former Nunawading High was bulldozed to make way for the Forest Gardens housing estate.


Nunawading High School then


Nunawading High School now


Although the Forest Hill College website makes no reference to its origins, it did celebrate Nunawading High School’s Golden Anniversary in 2005. We have Forest Gardens Estate Newsletter to thank for this information. Indeed, Forest Gardens Estate knows all about learning from the past.


Nunawading High School – private Facebook group

Nunawading High School – private Facebook group