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School anniversaries

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If your school is planning an anniversary celebration in the near future:

  • check your school's opening date on the schools' opening and closing dates database
  • consider holding a first meeting of interested members of your school community at least two years prior to your anniversary date.

Feedback from schools that have celebrated anniversaries suggests the importance of long-term planning to:

  • encourage school and community participation in celebration activities
  • research and write the school history
  • publish a book/CD
  • organise advertising of your anniversary
  • provide time to contact former staff and students
  • organise guest speakers
  • locate sponsors
  • consider organising an anniversary fete
  • organise an anniversary display
  • make catering arrangements.

Useful education history links

Queensland

Brisbane History Group
Services for family historians (State Library of Queensland)
Fryer Library, University of Queensland
Genealogical Society of Queensland
John Oxley Library (State Library of Queensland)
Queensland Family History Society Inc.
Queensland State Archives — Many of the nineteenth and twentieth century records of the Education Department are held at Queensland State Archives. They include a number of series useful for school histories. A guide on school records is available for browsing online.
Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority — Queensland educational records are held by various agencies. Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (formerly known as Queensland Studies Authority) lists the organisations to contact to obtain replacement copies. For those records available from the Authority, there are instructions on how to apply for a certified copy and a link to the Request for Replacement form.
Reissue of education certificates and results.
Royal Historical Society of Queensland

Australia

National Archives of Australia
Picture Australia
Register of Australian Archives and Manuscripts

Other Australian States

The HOPE Collection: History Of Primary Education in South Australia
Government schools of New South Wales from 1848

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Last updated 15 April 2019