Symbolic 125 year Greenbank School carnival awaits

GREENBANK WAY: Greenbank State School Year three student Donny Schwenke, deputy principal Mark Hitchen and Year five student Jasmine Woodbridge look forward to the time capsule becoming a part of the school's commemorative garden. Photo: Jacob Wilson
GREENBANK WAY: Greenbank State School Year three student Donny Schwenke, deputy principal Mark Hitchen and Year five student Jasmine Woodbridge look forward to the time capsule becoming a part of the school's commemorative garden. Photo: Jacob Wilson

GREENBANK State School has thrived for 125 years as a semi-rural school of choice with a friendly culture.

This symbolic achievement will be celebrated at the 125 year carnival to be held on the school oval on Saturday, September 8, from 10am to 3pm.

The Greenbank State School carnival will be open to the school and broader community, with rides, bush dancing, show bags, pony rides, teacher dunking and various stall attractions available.

Each year level will be responsible for an array of stalls, including lob a chocolate, ring toss and face painting.

Specialist teachers will provide spartan and ninja warrior courses on the day.

Leading up to the 125 year carnival, the school will hold a special parade on August 17 to unveil the commemorative 125 year garden, decorated with pavers from people within the school community.

Mr Hitchen said students would submit written assignments showcasing the experience of a 2018 school kid, to be inserted into a time capsule which will be sunk into the garden.

The foundational Greenbank State School building will also be decorated with furniture from the 1893 era to provide perspective on the schooling experience 125 years ago.

Greenbank State School deputy principal Mark Hitchen said more than 1000 students and 180 staff were a part of the Greenbank Way culture which passed the test of time.

“To be a semi-rural school like us and make it to be 125 years old is a really significant milestone,” Mr Hitchen said.

“School culture has been important fro Greenbank State School and we have encompassed that as the Greenbank Way.”

Mr Hitchen said the P&C committee led by Sharon Aldridge were putting in a mammoth effort to make the carnival a symbolic moment in the school’s history.

Mr Hitchen thanked Enrichment Communities and Logan City Council for providing financial and grant support for the carnival.

Community groups are encouraged to express interest in setting up a stall at the carnival by emailing greenbankpnc@bigpond.com.

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