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Celebration activities

The following are suggested celebration activities.

School - community events

  • morning teas for former students/teachers from 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s onwards
  • talks by former students to class groups about:
    • teachers, inspectors
    • subjects and teaching methods
    • exams
    • project clubs
    • discipline
    • getting to school
    • playground games and equipment
    • special days including Arbor Day, sports' day, breaking-up day
    • animals in the playground e.g. horses, goats, snakes, magpies
  • consider organising an anniversary fete
  • consider developing a school archive
  • organise a tree planting ceremony to commemorate the anniversary

Student activities

  • develop questions for interviews with past students/teachers
  • write up findings
  • appoint a writer-in –residence to assist student anniversary activities
  • collect/publish information for a school anniversary newspaper/newsletter
  • students write district histories as part of local area studies
  • create a nineteenth/early twentieth century classroom leading to re-enactments of earlier school days including lessons in period costume
  • schedule class visits to the Pullenvale Environmental Education Centre External Link to become part of an historic classroom
  • learn dances/drills from old syllabuses
  • class group/year level historical presentations
  • provide historical displays to local shops/shopping centres to encourage interest in the school anniversary

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Last reviewed
10 January 2013
Last updated
10 January 2013