Piece of school his­tory now in new hands

Cockburn Gazette - - RESIDENTIA­L -


res­i­dents were treated to a spe­cial event on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 14, that saw the ex­change of a unique piece of his­tory at the for­mer North Lake Pri­mary School site.

A time cap­sule which was buried on the grounds of The Play­ground, a Land­Corp and Lendlease de­vel­op­ment, in 1967 was handed over by Land­Corp busi­ness man­ager Bruce Low to Education Depart­ment south metropoli­tan re­gional ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Sue Cu­neo at the cer­e­mony.

Then known as East Cool­bellup Pri­mary School, the school buried the sealed con­tainer at its in­au­gu­ra­tion with the in­ten­tion of open­ing it 50 years later in 2017, but the cap­sule’s where­abouts be­came un- known over time. For­tu­nately, de­vel­oper Land­Corp re­cov­ered the time cap­sule in 2000 and stored it safely since.

The Depart­ment of Education will de­cide where and how the con­tents will be re­vealed and dis­played.

The of­fi­cial flag of North Lake Pri­mary School was also raised dur­ing the event to re­mem­ber the his­tory of the site, along­side a dis­play of other mem­o­ra­bilia in­clud­ing plaques, school uni­forms and school year books.

The event also up­dated res­i­dents on the up­com­ing re­lease of The As­sem­bly, the third and fi­nal res­i­den­tial land re­lease from school sites in Cool­bellup.

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