South Fre­man­tle will have big bang on the way out

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

SOUTH Fre­man­tle Se­nior High School will wrap up its last year with a bang in cel­e­bra­tion of its 50th an­niver­sary.

Staff and stu­dents are busy col­lect­ing pho­tos and other mem­o­ries from the past five decades as they pre­pare to say good­bye to the school which will close at the end of the year to make way for the new Fre­man­tle Col­lege.

The mile­stone cel­e­bra­tions will cul­mi­nate in a big open day in Septem­ber which will in­clude a his­tor­i­cal dis­play, re­u­nions, food stalls, photo booth, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ment.

South Fre­man­tle deputy prin­ci­pal Neil Wil­son said he would have twice as much to cel­e­brate, both as a staff mem­ber and a former stu­dent.

He said it was some­times “quite sur­real” to ex­pe­ri­ence the school from both sides and en­cour­aged other former stu­dents to re­turn one last time.

“Many parts of the school hold par­tic­u­lar mem­o­ries of spe­cial friends, teach­ers and ex­pe­ri­ences and things that hap­pened there,” he said.

Any­one with his­tor­i­cal items such as uni­forms, tro­phies, school­work and pho­tos that can be bor­rowed for the Septem­ber 9 event are asked to email south­fre­man­[email protected]­u­ca­tion.wa.ed u.au or call 9337 0500.

Deputy prin­ci­pal Neil Wil­son with head boy Ja­cob Buck­land and head girl Har­mony O'Con­nor.

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