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Pomona State School
pupils and one teacher all housed in one building.
More settlers arrived in the district and in 1900 the township of Pomona was surveyed around the site of the school. In 1906 the name was changed to Pomona Provisional School and in 1908 it became a State School.
As enrolments increased other buildings were added to the existing one. In 1935, Pomona State School became a Rural School, this meant that Manual Training and Domestic Science was brought into the curriculum. Children from as far away as Eumundi and Tewantin travelled to Pomona by bus and train to attend these vocational classes.
The existence of Rural School facilities was one of the reasons why, in 1945, Pomona was chosen to become Queensland’s first ‘high top’. This meant that a Secondary Department was added to the existing primary school. The addition of 432 secondary students to the school caused the school to become overcrowded. Other buildings from various local schools that had closed were relocated to Pomona State School to help accommodate the extra students and staff.
The 1970s saw further changes and Pomona State School was moved from the middle of town, to a new site called Ellis Estate. The new site would provide more room for the school's eventual growth in the future. Ellis Estate was located on what is today, 74 Station Street. The new school site was officially opened on October 9 in 1976.
Almost fifty-two years after it was established, the Secondary Department of Pomona State School was relocated to its own site. With steady growth in both primary and secondary enrolments in the early 1990s it became apparent that the Station Street facilities would be unable to cope with the increasing numbers of students. The new school was built on Summit Road and named Cooroora Secondary College, officially opening in July, 1996. In 2006, the Cooroora Secondary College was transferred to Noosa District State High School and then renamed Noosa District State High School - Pomona Campus. It remains this way today.
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Angela Bull, Kaylene Shea and Narelle Tompkinson, Pomona State School 75th Jubilee Anniversary celebrations, Pomona, 28 October 1972
Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and Brownies, Pomona State School 75th Jubilee Anniversary celebrations parade, Pomona, November 1972.
David Low, M.L.A. (Member for Cooroora),Pomona State School 75th Jubilee Anniversary celebrations, Pomona, 28 October 1972.
Decorated bicycles, Pomona State School 75th Jubilee Anniversary celebrations parade, Pomona, November 1972.
Frank Baker and Frank Blanckensee, Pomona State School 75th Jubilee Anniversary celebrations, Pomona, 28 October 1972