Soldiers Point public school turns 70

Past students and staff from Soldiers Point Public School.
Past students and staff from Soldiers Point Public School.

SOLDIERS Point Public School will be celebrating its 70th birthday this year.

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The school will be hosting a birthday party event at the school to celebrate the anniversary on Saturday 4 November between 10am – 4pm.

As part of the celebrations, the Parents and Community (P&C) are creating a visual and narrative timeline through the display of old photographs and stories from past students and staff.

Soldiers Point P&C committee member Brenda Madden, told News Of The Area, “The timeline would bring the past to life through stories and images, the timeline is a great way to show how the school grounds, uniform, teachers’ fashion and haircuts have changed over time, especially from the very early years.”

‘The school has also grown considerably, but amongst all of the modern buildings and demountables they have the original school house cottage that is filled with students learning every day,” Ms Madden said.

If you, your friends or family have any photographs or stories about Soldiers Point Public School that you would like to share, please email these to Brenda at [email protected] by Friday 27 October to be part of the school’s historic timeline.

Please include the year (actual or estimated) of your photograph or story in your submission.

There will also be opportunity on the day of the birthday celebration to share your story.

Please note, by sending your images you have given Soldiers Point Public School, permission to use the images/stories in traditional and digital media as well as place images/stories on public display at the Soldiers Point Public School Birthday Party event.

Please advise if you do not agree with this or if you have any restrictions on use when sending your images/stories in.

 

By Mandy ELLIS

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