100 rea­sons to cel­e­brate

Campaspe News - - TRADES & SERVICES GUIDE - By VIVI­ENNE DUCK

COL­BINAB­BIN Pri­mary School has cel­e­brated its 100th birth­day.

Cur­rent and past stu­dents, teach­ers and com­mu­nity mem­bers cel­e­brated 100 years of qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion on Oc­to­ber 28 and 29 with their Back to Col­binab­bin Pri­mary School week­end.

Prin­ci­pal Robyn MacLean said the week­end was an ‘‘enor­mous suc­cess’’.

‘‘Both days were in­cred­i­bly busy as many past stu­dents, their par­ents, teach­ers, prin­ci­pals and school com­mu­nity mem­bers gath­ered at the school to en­joy the won­der­ful dis­plays and share their mem­o­ries of their time at Col­binab­bin Pri­mary,’’ she said.

‘‘The dis­plays show­ing many won­der­ful arte­facts, doc­u­ments and pho­tos were en­joyed and in­cluded a wide range of arte­facts in­clud­ing stu­dent work — re­port cards, school com­mit­tee and par­ent and friends com­mit­tee min­utes and of course, many pho­tos from each decade.’’

Ms MacLean said a range of com­mem­o­ra­tive sou­venirs were on sale.

‘‘This in­cluded our com­mem­o­ra­tive book, which has been cre­ated to mark this aus­pi­cious oc­ca­sion,’’ she said.

‘‘The cel­e­bra­tions con­tin­ued on Satur­day night with a de­li­cious roast din­ner, which was catered for by our hard-work­ing or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, staff and par­ents and friends of the school.

‘‘About 120 peo­ple en­joyed the meal and each other’s com­pany in the pic­turesque grounds of the school on the Cor­nella Creek.

‘‘The grounds were look­ing stun­ning thanks to the hard work of school coun­cil­lors and par­ents.

‘‘School coun­cil pres­i­dent Iain Downie and I de­liv­ered short speeches to wel­come back all in at­ten­dance and to thank those who had worked so hard to put on such a fab­u­lous event.’’

Robyn made par­tic­u­lar men­tion of the five past prin­ci­pals who were in at­ten­dance — Bar­rie Win­zar, Keith Ring, Mar­garet Hoel­ter, Marty Mor­ris and Kelvyn Miller.

‘‘To­gether, the prin­ci­pals have led the school for a to­tal of 36 years,’’ she said.

‘‘Sun­day saw the school once again filled to the brim with peo­ple ea­ger to en­joy the dis­plays and rem­i­nisce about times gone by.

‘‘About 150 peo­ple en­joyed a bar­be­cue lunch in the glo­ri­ous sun­shine.’’

The cel­e­bra­tion book has sold out, how­ever, fur­ther or­ders are be­ing taken. Contact the school at col­binab­bin.ps@edu­mail.vic.gov.au to or­der a copy.

Jenny, Carl and Marg Brown.

Guests en­joyed a shared din­ner.

Keith Ring, Robyn MacLean, Bar­rie Win­zar, Mar­garet Hoel­ter, Marty Mor­ris and Kelvyn Miller.

Derek Cheat­ley and Maryanne Jenk­ins.

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