Hunters Hill Public School

Excellence in Learning for Success in Life

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Our history

Hunters Hill Public School is one of the oldest schools in New South Wales, having been established in 1870. We have a rich history of providing quality education.

Our history

Since 1870

Once home to the colony’s first bushrangers and later a French Village, today’s Hunters Hill is a quiet link with a past of garden-blessed houses and tree-shaded streets. 

Hunters Hill forms a peninsula between two rivers flowing into Sydney Harbour, and was named after Captain John Hunter who came here with the First Fleet in 1788. 

William Wright bought land in Hunters Hill from Ambrose Foss in the Mount St area. Wright donated land for Hunters Hill Public School and the original buildings were a gift from the community. The 'sandstone' building at the front of the school, in Alexandra St, is an excellent example of a Gothic-Style school that was designed by the architect G A Mansfield.

In 1875 Wright further subdivided his land bounded by Mount St, Alexandra St, and Stanley Road. The subdivision was developed with houses, notably the fine stone house Eulbertie (1878).

Due to a rapid increase in enrolments, in 1965 the Department of Education purchased from the Marshall family an old house, 'Eulbertie', located in spacious grounds next door to the school.

Built in 1878, 'Eulbertie' is now a uniquely stunning dual classroom building adding to the beauty and character that is Hunters Hill Public School.

This provided another two classrooms and playground space for the 205 primary 167 infants students in attendance.