Piece of school history now in new hands
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.