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History of Geham State School

The State School at Geham was opened on the 4 April 1871 as the Highfields No 2 School. There was no opening ceremony, cutting of ribbons or unveiling of plaques, just a note to the Education Office from the first principal Mr John O’Beirne stating 'I have the honour to inform you that I have opened the above school on the 4th April.'

The school opened with an enrolment of 47 students in a wooden school house described as being '26 feet by 16 feet without verandas but with a single porch on the south entrance used as a hat and cloak room.' The name of the school was changed to Geham State School in 1876.

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Today our school has a teaching and ancillary staff of 20 and an enrolment of 135 students and I am very proud to report that Geham State School continues to grow and provide quality education to students in our local area.

In 2021 our community will be celebrating 150 years of education at Geham State School. We are very interested to hear from past students, teachers and parents of Geham community. To get involved or make sure that you are notified of upcoming events we ask that you email