History

This is the original 1922 schoolhouse.

Moriac is a rural community on the edge of the Otways, 25 kilometres southwest of Geelong and on the railway line to Warrnambool. The growing hinterland district adjoining the townships of Modewarre, Mount Moriac and Paraparap within the Surfcoast Shire, has a broad demographic profile.  Our current enrolment of 208 students, live in homes located on township blocks, small low acreage farms and large rural holdings.  The student catchment reaches as broadly as Winchelsea South, Gherang, Gnarwarre, Paraparap and Freshwater Creek.

Moriac Primary School was established in 1922, built by the Moriac Progress Association on land donated by the Deppeler Family.  This origin epitomizes the sense of community partnership that underpins the success of Moriac Primary School.  Our educational experience extends “beyond the school fence line” – reaching into the wider community to extend learning opportunities for all children and will allow community members and organisations to access the school resources to deliver programs for life long learning.  The original school consisted of a single schoolroom and a headmaster’s house was built later. Today these buildings make up the General Office and Art house respectively.

Ad hoc extensions to school facilities have occured since the early 1990s with our largest building (junior block) being constructed in 1993. In the mid 1990s, Mt Moriac Primary School merged with Moriac Primary School on the current Hendy Main Rd site.  In 2009, the school commenced working with an architect, under the then State Government’s Building Futures program and submitted a Master Plan for a whole school rebuild. Unfortunately, this is was deferred by the 2011 State Government. In 2010, a multi -purpose building was constructed under the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution program. A large covered outdoor area was also constructed under that federal program.

In 2015, the new State Government provided $3 million to build new facilities.

 1956

1954 Whole School

19741974 Whole School

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