Booyal’s 100 years
Excited students give the thumbs up to celebrate
THE proud young faces of the students of Booyal Central State School are counting down the sleeps to Booyal’s biggest celebration, the school centenary.
It has been 100 years since the school first opened and the current principal Dawn Dolinski couldn’t be prouder of her students.
The polite and friendly students are all very excited to be celebrating the school’s milestone of turning 100.
They have all given great reasons why everyone in the region should attend their school’s celebrations.
Year 5 student Kaylah Lovejoy was looking forward to digging up the time capsule.
The time capsule has been sealed for 25 years and it will be exciting to find out what’s inside.
Leeroy Warren, of Year 3, said the celebrations were a chance to catch up with friends, look at how the school has changed and then the cake – which promises to be “the best you have ever tasted”.
Charlie Vella, of Year 2, said: “You will have the best time of your life and we will be putting in a time capsule in the ground.”
There will be plenty of things to see and do and Jayden Hinz, of Year 4, said the school will have “the best car show” for all to enjoy.
“We all like to have a great time,” said Year 3 student Deklyn Loveday.
With plenty of food and drinks on offer, Kees Paten, from Year 5, said there will be delicious Coke spider drinks to try.
Year 5 student Jessica Warren said there will be displays from the past to present and she believes everyone will have “an absolutely awesome time”.
The celebration will include plenty of stalls and displays with the Booyal Bunyips encouraging locals to buy their Kidding About the Drought DVD.
The young entrepreneurs have worked tirelessly selling their masterpiece to raise funds to help struggling farmers out west.
Getting set for high school, Year 6 student Alec Wallis said they will have “the best entertainment ever and super stalls”.
Year 2 student Aliyah Hinz said “you should come because of the big cake”.
The Booyal Best will be on display on Saturday, November 19 from 9am at the Booyal Central State school.
Students from decades past are encouraged to join in on the celebration and to share their stories on when they were students of Booyal.
The school will have on display plenty of memorabilia, photos and history of the school.
The students and school committee have worked hard in preparation of the milestone celebration and are urging locals to attend.
Mrs Dolinski said this will be a great opportunity for students, staff, parents and community members of the past, present and future to share memories, catch up with mates and meet new friends.
“We will be auctioning politicians, principals and councillors for the Big Splash Dunkin Game,” she said.
Year 4 student Mary Vella said “you’ll smile till your jaw brakes, you will have that much fun”.
You will have the best time of your life ... — Charlie Vella
TIME TO CELEBRATE: The Bunyips give the thumbs up to 100 years.
BRING IT ON: The Booyal Bunyips give the thumbs up to 100 years and can’t wait to sell some of their DVDs at the Booyal School’s celebrations to support drought-hit areas.