In 2013 Essendon High School, now part of Essendon Keilor College, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. Essendon Keilor College was founded in 1992 from the amalgamation of Queens Park Secondary College (formerly Essendon Technical School), Essendon High School, Niddrie High School and Keilor Heights Secondary College.
Essendon High School is one of the oldest High Schools in Melbourne, and planning for it began in 1910. The Foundation Stone for the school was laid by the then Premier of Victoria, W. A. Watt, and the school was opened to staff and students in 1913.
The Local History Room at Sam Merrifield Library has copies of Essendon High School: the 75th Anniversary 1913-1918 and A History of Essendon High School 1910-1932 by Margaret Vines. You can view both books in the library.
School histories can be a useful source of information and pictures for people who are researching family and local history. Many contain photographs of both famous and not so famous past students along with details of sporting and academic prowess. If you have a family member who attended one of our local schools you may find some information about him or her in one of the school histories.
Moonee Valley Libraries holds several school histories including the following:-
You can also search our catalogue for further information.