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12 months prior

Anniversary publication

  • Complete research for book/CD/DVD.
  • Commence writing your school's history. See the information sheet for writing school history. Develop a timetable for completion of all writing.
  • Conduct interviews with former students/staff. Incorporate appropriate material for writing history.
  • Finalise gathering reminiscences and photographs for book/CD/DVD. See Section 426 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (PDF, 1.46 MB) for details about the confidentiality of personal information.
  • Organise foreword for publication.
  • Obtain quotes and negotiate contract with printers.
  • Check if printers can claim a rebate on paper costs.

Anniversary events

  • Continue to host morning teas for former students/staff. Guests share stories with students about their school/teaching days. Arrange interviews.
  • Organise an historical display in school foyer/library/local shops.
  • Progress arrangements for actual anniversary day/fete.
  • Organise construction of a time capsule. Decide on retrieval date. Finalise contents and document capsule's location. Consider marking the site with a plaque.
  • Ensure final location of time capsule is noted in school administrative files for permanent retention and one other well known place.

Administration and public relations

  • Finalise/publish calendar of events for anniversary year and upload onto school website.
  • Develop tentative program of events for main celebration day/fete.
  • Send invitations to official guests, speakers, past staff and students with tentative program for the anniversary day. See the writing school history information sheet for details.
  • Contact your school's Account Manager, Regional Office to advise main celebration day.
  • Re-advertise anniversary details in Education Views.
  • Re-advertise celebrations in local/regional/state newspapers.
  • Advertise the anniversary in the school newsletter regularly.
  • Develop a wet weather plan.
  • Book a school anniversary display kit.
  • Continue fund-raising activities.
  • Book equipment (eg dais, lectern, chairs) with supplier.
  • Organise souvenirs for sale on anniversary day.

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Last reviewed
11 March 2013
Last updated
11 March 2013