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The Homestead Provisional School opened on Monday 6 November 1893 with Ambrose J. George as Headmaster with a class of nine boys and 11 girls.

The first school building was erected by the townspeople in 1893. It was built of round bush timbers and sheeted with 26 gauge corrugated iron. It had pine floor about 5 centimetres off the ground and no ceiling.

By 1898 the Education Department threatened that the school would not be reopened in 1899 unless a ceiling was installed. Nothing came of this. It wasn’t until 1909 when the Department of Public Instruction arranged for a new school to be built.

This school building was relocated to a nearby block of land in Homestead when the current school building was completed in mid 1981.

The centenary book was printed for the centenary in 1993. It is available from the school at a cost of $5.00 plus an extra $1.20 to cover postage. It is a very interesting book with lots of stories about the town and school and has a list of students who have been enrolled at the school from 1924 – 1993.