Kidman Park Primary School

History

The area where Kidman Park Primary School is built on was just open paddocks, where horses grazed.  It was once a part of the Fulham Park Stud, owned by Sir Sydney Kidman. 

The school was opened on February 6th, 1967.  160 children were expected on the first day of school, but 229 came.  There were seven grades, with seven teachers.  Mr Tom E McInerney was the first headmaster of the school.  The grounds of 10 1/2 acres was believed to be: 'Quite sufficient for play and assembly areas, lawns and future building arrangements.' 

When the primary school began there was only one two-storey building, with aluminium roofing.  Parents were asked to send along books to start a school library. A school uniform was decided upon early in 1967 and the school's original colours were purple and white in winter (for both boys and girls) and mauve and white checks in summer for the girl's uniform.