Maryborough Special School vice principal Celia Watson and vice captain Sharon McCutcheon look through some old books ahead of the anniversary.
Maryborough Special School vice principal Celia Watson and vice captain Sharon McCutcheon look through some old books ahead of the anniversary. Megan Pope

Maryborough Special School celebrates 40 years of lessons

TEACHING students with special needs has changed dramatically in the 40 years since Maryborough Special School took in its first student.

Former students, teachers, parents and members of the public will celebrate the milestone next week with a morning tea and tour of the school to show off this decade's new tools such as interactive whiteboards and iPads.

Maryborough Special School principal Sue Omar said the event, to be held on October 24, was a chance for the community to see how the school worked.

"There are a lot of misconceptions," she said.

In 1972, the Maryborough Opportunity School officially opened on June 17 with only two classroom blocks.

Deputy principal Celia Watson said the name was changed sometime several decades ago, with the school now having 21 classroom blocks and about 80 students each year.

Phone the school on 4120 8777 to RSVP to the event.



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