Former pupils return to recall
THERE were tales of tree snakes and cane toads in class and tears of joy and everlasting friendship as ex-pupils came from across the country to attend the Isis High Golden Jubilee at the weekend.
Students who were there from the beginning in 1961 to students there today all took part in the weekend's events that saw old photos, uniforms and other memorabilia from across the ages on display.
The time capsule, which contained 25-year-old ID cards, rulers, uniforms and even an old copy of the Chronicle's sister newspaper the Isis Town and Country, was a highlight of Sunday's activities.
P&C president Roxanne Harney spearheaded the event and was in Year 11 at the Silver Jubilee in 1986.
Her son is in Year 11 this year.
She was pleased with how many people came along despite the dismal weather.
“They've made the effort to come and I am so impressed that it has worked out the way we planned,” she said.
“People are wandering around catching up with friends they haven't seen for a long time.
“They're marvelling at how the school has changed.”
Pamela Allen made the trek all the way from Adelaide.
She hadn't set foot in the school since 1972.
“I was very surprised how much it's changed,” she said.
“The buildings that were here when I was at school seemed so small but the school looks very impressive now.”
Mrs Allen is hoping she might be back when the school turns 100 in 2061.
“I'd love to say I would be,” she said.
“My grandmother lived to be 102 so maybe I'll make it back.”