6 Aberfieldie Street
Provider: Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Melbourne
Year Opened: 29th June 1952
Year Closed: 1971
The Sisters of the Resurrection established a boarding home for children of Polish refugees. ‘Resurrection House’, as it was called, was opened by the Sisters on June 29th,
1952, to help meet the needs of these people, who as a result of the events of World War II found themselves in difficult circumstances in a foreign land with children who needed care while parents worked to provide a home and future.
In 1953, permission was granted to open the first three grades of Resurrection School and the older children attended the nearby parish school.
As the younger children grew, so too did the school and grades were added on to accommodate increasing demand. In this way, the full primary school developed. In 1957, the double-storey school was built and day pupils joined the boarders.
The boarding school was discontinued in 1971 but Archbishop Knox granted permission for Resurrection School to continue to serve the community as a primary school, incorporating a kindergarten.
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