School seeks historic items for milestone
Previous students, families and staff of St Mary’s School are being asked to dig deep into their childhood memorabilia and lend the Northampton school artefacts of the past ahead of its 150th anniversary.
Principal Melissa Marquis said St Mary’s will officially celebrate 150 years of operation next April, with a timeline of change on display in the classrooms.
“We’re hoping to set up what the classrooms would have looked like in the past,” Mrs Marquis said.
“Each classroom will be dedicated to a different era and in the classrooms there will be memorabilia from that time period.
“It will be like a walking journey of history of the school and of Catholic education.”
Objects of interest include old school uniforms, photographs, report cards, merit certificates, sporting achievement awards and badges.
So far, the school has collected more than 100 items.
“We have received over 80 photographs, which we’re scanning and returning the originals,” Mrs Marquis said.
“We have also received 30 items of other memorabilia, including an old footy jumper, some sporting certificates and some badges.”
St Mary’s School was established in 1868 and today has 50 students from kindergarten to Year 6.
Celebrations will be held at St Mary’s School on April 13 and 14.
Community members interested in lending old school artefacts are asked to contact St Mary’s School on 9934 1112.