Greenbank State School to celebrate 125 years

MILESTONE: Year 6 Greenbank State School student councillors Caroline Knight, Jailyn Xiong, Kayla Miller, Ella Harbouln and Eliza Poole outside the Greenbank Old school building which will be transformed as part of the school's 125 year anniversary. Photo: Jacob Wilson
MILESTONE: Year 6 Greenbank State School student councillors Caroline Knight, Jailyn Xiong, Kayla Miller, Ella Harbouln and Eliza Poole outside the Greenbank Old school building which will be transformed as part of the school's 125 year anniversary. Photo: Jacob Wilson

GREENBANK State School is set to go back in time to catch a glimpse of the beginning of an era.

This year marks the school’s 125 year anniversary, a milestone which will be broadly celebrated.

Everyone with a past or present connection to the school are invited to purchase pavers which will make up a commemorative school garden.

Deputy principal Mark Hitchen said this was an opportunity for people to leave a permanent mark on the school.

“Anyone within our school community whether it is a student class member, former class member or staff can purchase one single paver for $25 which gives you three lines of text or a $50 double paver gives you six lines of text and will go into our 125 year celebration garden,” he said.

“There will be centre pavement to encapsulate 125 years.”

People can purchase pavers until March 29.

In the meantime, the official 125 year celebration will be held during the school fete on September 8 which will feature rides, bush dancing, a disco and food stalls.

People will be encouraged to dress up as if the event was being held 125 years in the past.

Mr Hitchen said the old school building would also be incorporated into the 125 year theme.

“We will turn the old school into a school from 125 years ago and there will be old traditional furniture going in,” he said.

“Two of our teachers will dress up as teachers from that era and the kids will experience what it was like to be in a classroom from 125 years ago.

“That will coincide with the fete.”

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