The original school and pupils in 1911. This is now the highset building at the school.
The original school and pupils in 1911. This is now the highset building at the school.

A celebration of 125 years

HAVE you ever wanted to see how children learnt in 19th century schools?

Torbanlea State School will give people the chance, when it shows off what its original 76 students had to put up with when the school opened 125 years ago, during anniversary celebrations next month.

The school will officially turn 125 on October 13, and it will mark the occasion with traditional games and historical displays.

School tours on the day will take in a display of what a classroom was like 125 years ago, a modern classroom and a slideshow showing events of the past 125 years.

The opening of a time capsule, traditional games, a maypole dance and performances by some of the 390 students will also take place.

The school's oldest past student will join its youngest current student to cut the birthday cake.

Celebrations will run from 10am-1pm on the day.

The school will also host a 125th Anniversary Dinner on the school grounds that night at a cost of $20.

Phone organiser Sam Dawson on 0409484101 by September 28 to secure a spot at the dinner.

Search Torbanlea State School 125th Anniversary on Facebook to stay updated on celebration plans.



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