Eastleigh Primary School opened its doors on Monday, 17 January 1938. There were 104 pupils and 4 teachers. In May of that year work commenced on clearing the school grounds. The school’s log records that convicts were delegated to this task. A windmill on the school grounds supplied water for irrigation. There was also a vegetable garden. In 1945 the school’s Feeding scheme consisted of what was termed a “Daily Protective Meal” i.e. a portion of milk, a bread and butter sandwich and a portion of fresh fruit.