Kadina Primary School 1879-2012

Kadina Primary School (KPS), located on the current KMS site at Doswell Terrace, was declared open on December 9, 1879 during the copper mining era.

A history book titled ‘If only the walls could talk’, compiled by former staff member Ruth Grosser and edited by Rosemary Cock, provides a comprehensive timeline of Kadina Primary School’s history.

Initially KPS was built to cater for 250 students, with 360 pupils enrolling in its first year in 1879.  At the height of the mining boom it’s reported there were about 700 students at the school.

‘If only the walls could talk’ documents each decade at Kadina Primary School, until its final day on Friday December 14, 2012.

Copies of the history can be purchased by phoning the Front Office on 8821 0100.

'If only the walls could talk'
‘If only the walls could talk’


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