Our History

Selby Primary School was established in 1951.  From its modest beginnings – old church buildings and portable classrooms – the school has evolved into a thriving centre for high quality education.  Set in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, with Sherbrooke Forest and Puffing Billy on its doorstep, the school community enjoys magnificent facilities and surroundings.

The school underwent major upgrades in 1992 and again in 2011.  In 1992 a $2.4 million upgrade provided architect designed, state of the art facilities. The acquisition of three blocks of land, the construction of architect designed covered walkways, the installation of synthetic grass surfaces, and the air conditioning of all classrooms, offices and the staffroom ensure that all members of our school community continue to enjoy improved learning and teaching environments.

In 2011 Selby Primary School became one of many schools to benefit from the Building the Education Revolution initiatives. The state-of-the-art BER building became our Junior School and houses grades Prep – 2.

In 2018 we continued to improve and develop our environment with upgraded playground equipment as well as redecoration and refurbishment of several classrooms and our Art room.

Selby Primary Through The Years