Torbanlea student Isaak Stillman practices the old fashioned sackbag race in readiness for the school's 125th anniversary.
Torbanlea student Isaak Stillman practices the old fashioned sackbag race in readiness for the school's 125th anniversary. Robyne Cuerel

Torbanlea State School gets ready to celebrate 125 years

STUDENTS have spent this afternoon testing out old games and decorating ahead of Saturday's 125th anniversary celebrations at Torbanlea State School.

The Fraser Coast is invited to the school from 10am-1pm on Saturday to play old-fashioned games, see an old style classroom and watch the opening of a time capsule buried by former students in 1987 for the schools centenary.

Former principal Greg Sutter will be on hand to open the capsule as well as two former students who were in Year 7 when they contributed to the capsule.

Later in the day, Torbanlea's youngest prep student and the oldest former student will help each other cut an anniversary cake.

The celebrations also include a pre-booked dinner with more than 100 former students and families.

The original school building will be also open to tours.

"It has been a classroom, it has been a library," Deputy Principal Kim Livingstone said.

"Originally, it was pretty much the whole school."

Each grade will contribute their own part to the event.



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