Help? What’s the name of this Australian horror film that played on early 80’s HBO

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In the early 80’s HBO frequently played an indie-horror film from Australia (I’m 90% certain it was Australia) about four or five psychopaths who wore super creepy animal masks and took a tiny schoolhouse in the middle of nowhere hostage. It wasn’t horror like traditional American horror at the time so it could have been listed as “suspense” or “thriller”, I don’t know. All I do know is that it *was* super horrific and was absolute nightmare fuel for most of us that watched it. I’ve no actors, directors, or even a specific year to offer... though I’m thinking it had to be between ‘82 and ‘84. Any info obviously welcome, thanks.
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Some more detail: The schoolhouse was a tiny “Little House on the Prairie”-type schoolhouse. The kids were little kids... like lower elementary school. The teacher was a young woman, and the crux of the story (I believe) was her many attempts to save the children, and the many ways the psychos in masks found to torment her (and the children, but mostly her). I was a kid myself when I watched this so forgive any incorrect details. My mom recalls this film quite well too so I can’t be too far off with the details. I think the film art was just them in their masks. The masks and the van are the most memorable bits of the film. I’m certain I’d recognize the name if I saw it so don’t be afraid to throw titles at me.
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