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Established in 1871, Yeronga State School was the first state school on Brisbane’s south-side.

For the first 50 years, Yeronga was a relatively small suburban school, but it catered to a wide area as it was one of a few schools available. As the local population increased, Yeronga Primary became much larger. From 1920 to 1960 Yeronga had well over 1000 students. Enrolments peaked in 1958 with 1600 enrolments.  As other schools were established the number of students decreased. Today the school has approximately 530 students.

Over the past 140 years more than 23,000 children and their families have been touched by Yeronga State School in some way.

“The past is myself, my own history, the seed of my present thoughts, the mould of my present disposition.” R L Stevenson.

The ever-present strength and optimism of the Yeronga State School community helps build the foundations for children’s lives - past, present and future. 

This history is drawn from the book “Boggo, Yeronga and Beyond”, published for the School’s 125th anniversary. The book provides a detailed history of Yeronga State School up to 1996. Copies are available from the school office.