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In 1871, the Boggo School was opened on 6th February with 63 foundation pupils.  Fifteen years later in 1886, the school was renamed Yeronga State School.  Over the years student numbers have fluctuated with a historical high of 1600 students in 1958.  As we approach our 150th anniversary, more than 25 000 children and their families have been touched in some way by Yeronga State School.
In 1893, Yeronga State School offered relief to families that had lost their homes in the Great Brisbane flood.  This strong community connection was replicated in 2011 when once again the school was a refuge for families suffering the devastating effects of floods.
Over the years, Yeronga State School has been at the forefront of educational innovation:
·         Dedicated music room opened in 1958
·         Opening of pre-school centre for deaf children in O’Loan Street in 1958
·         1964 saw the building of the first stand-alone school library in Queensland
·         During the 1970’s, Yeronga employed the first full time teacher librarian in a primary school in Queensland
·         Study of Spanish and German in the late 1980’s
Yeronga State School also has a strong tradition of sporting and cultural pursuits:
·         In 1922, the school had its own sporting war cry and participated in the first inter-school sporting competitions
·         A school choir with 50 members was established in 1935
·         Tennis courts were built in 1958
·         School sporting houses were introduced in 1963
§  Lawson (blue)
§  Paterson (yellow)
§  Evans (red)
§  Kendall introduced in 1971 (green)
·         School cross country competition introduced in 1982
In 2021, Yeronga State School will commemorate our 150th anniversary.  This sesquicentennial year will be an opportunity for past students, families and staff to come together to celebrate and reminisce about school days, friendships and “do you remember when….”
In preparation for the anniversary, the school archivist would be interested to speak with any alumni who might be willing to donate school memorabilia or would like to register his/her interest in being involved with our 150th anniversary in 2021. 
Details of School Archivist:
Ruth Bennett