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Anniversary publication

  • Progress school history research.
  • Progress request to community for photographs/memorabilia.
  • Select anniversary publication format: book/CD/DVD.
  • Consult publishers for cost estimates.
  • Canvass the school community/local businesses for sponsorship of anniversary book/CD/DVD.
  • Prepare and submit application to the Gaming Community Benefit Fund External Link for funding of anniversary book/CD/DVD.

Administration and public relations

  • Finalise date of main celebration/fete.
  • Contact your school's Account Manager, Regional Office to notify forthcoming anniversary and request any minor works.
  • Develop a calendar of events for the anniversary year.
  • Advertise anniversary on your school's website and in local/regional newspapers.
  • Advertise anniversary in the Department's monthly publication, Education Views.
  • Organise morning teas for former students/principals from different eras and consider interview candidates.
  • Investigate time capsules and possible contents from district schools who have buried them.
  • Investigate the purchase of souvenirs by contacting other schools for their experiences and suppliers.

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Last reviewed
20 February 2013
Last updated
20 February 2013