100 years of quality education at Bobs Farm Public School

Sanjex Seratti visits Bobs Farm Public School to show the students a real unicycle.
Sanjex Seratti visits Bobs Farm Public School to show the students a real unicycle.

 

BOBS Farm Public School are in planning mode, with an exciting event coming up on the School calendar.

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September 21 will see the school celebrate their centenary as a school, providing quality education to Bobs Farm for 100 years.

Schooling was established in Bobs Farm in 1918 when the first enrolments were accepted on the 22nd July of that year.
The original building, situated at Tolimba (1901 – 13), on the Cabbage Tree Road between Williamtown and Tomago, had been dismantled, rafted down Tilligerry Creek and up along the drains, hauled by bullock power to the present site and re-erected.

It was known as the Provisional School of Lower Anna Bay until September 1919, when its name was changed to Bobs Farm – at about the same time as the Post Office was opened near Upton’s Store, which no longer exists.

It became a Public School in January, 1932.

Unfortunately the building fell victim to white ants and was replaced by the present building, which was erected in 1928.

The School have big plans for the special day, with gates opening at 4:30pm for an afternoon and evening of celebrations.

From 4:30pm there will be a memorabilia display, afternoon tea and sales of their self made history book, as well as a raffle and barbecue.

At 5:15pm, guests will watch the Welcome to Country, Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony, Principal’s address and visitors speeches, before celebrating together at an old fashioned bush dance at 6:30pm.

Tickets are only $5 per person, or $20 for a family, and all families past and present, as well as community members, are welcome to attend.

 

By Rachael VAUGHAN

 

Bobs Farm students instead a vintage unicycle.
Bobs Farm students instead a vintage unicycle.

 

Sanjex Seratti with his unicycle at Bobs Farm Public School as they prepare for their centenary celebrations.
Sanjex Seratti with his unicycle at Bobs Farm Public School as they prepare for their centenary celebrations.

 

Students from Bobs Farm Public School learning about Sanjex Seratti’s unicycle.
Students from Bobs Farm Public School learning about Sanjex Seratti’s unicycle.

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