What do I need to know?

The files contained in this series of records are those of non-government schools and mostly of schools that have closed. Some inactive files of operating schools are also within these records.

How do I search?

Either enter a full or partial school name into the school name OR a school number into the search field below. Search results will include a list of non- government schools.

About these records

The contents of the files include: 

  • an application for registration
  • correspondence to and from the Registered Schools Board
  • inspectors reports, other correspondence
  • notifications of extensions or alterations to schools
  • schedules of school fees, extracts of minutes of meetings of the Registered Schools Board
  • maps and plans
  • applications to open schools
  • building survey reports
  • trust deeds for the purposes of holding fees payable by overseas students
  • and a myriad other documents concerning the administrative functioning of these schools.

Some file close file Definition An accumulation of documents relating to the same subject, person, activity or transaction that are kept together.  Documents in a file are usually, but not always, fastened together.  Files are usually arranged in an identifiable sequence (e.g. numerical or alphabetical). covers contain lists of relevant dates in the schools history, eg. date registered, any change in grade levels taught at the school, Registered Schools Board endorsements and extensions of endorsements.

Who created these records?

Teachers and Schools Registration Board  VA close VA Definition An Agency is an administrative unit that has or has had responsibility for the provision of at least one aspect of government administration. 2309

Council of Public Education VA 2310

Registered Schools Board VA 1225

Next Steps

Knowing a school name and number will assist you in locating records held at PROV that are related to that school. Click here to identify which record series close record series Definition A record series is a group of records which are recorded or maintained by the same agency (or agencies) and which: ·    are in the same numerical, alphabetical, chronological or other identifiable sequence; or ·    result from the same accumulation or filing process. A series is composed of items and can consist of a single item or several thousand items. It may be recorded by a single agency or by a succession of agencies. A Victorian Public Record Series is identified by the prefix VPRS followed by a space then a sequential number.   will be of interest to your search.

What are in these records?

Searching this index close index Definition Often an alphabetised or other sequential list that refers to records arranged in a different, less accessible sequence. Often one index will point you to a number you may need to access an item in a related set of records. (see also nominal index, numerical index and subject index). will show you the following things about a Government school:

  • school number
  • school name
  • type of school
  • address
  • region name
  • inspectorate name
  • local government name.