Old Perth Girls School part of Open House Perth
THE old Perth Girls School is opening its doors this weekend for Open House Perth.
Former student Joan King attended the school from 1945 to 1947, making the journey from Gosnells to the city each day.
“The steam train took the best part of an hour – we’d go to Perth and follow all the girls in the same uniforms and we were met by this great big school,” she said.
Mrs King’s favourite memories of the school revolve around its traditions, with headmistress Miss Wright keen to keep the girls knowledgeable about its history.
“The original school began in 1847 and every year we celebrated the anniversary with great service and pageantry, with girls re-enacting parts and singing songs,” Mrs King said.
Mrs King also recalled travelling to swimming lessons in Crawley Baths by tram.
She said she was looking forward to walking up the school front steps for Open House Perth.
The free event will have 102 locations opened across Perth and surrounds.
For more information, visit openhouseperth.net.
Margaret Le Fevre and Joan King, previous pupils of the Perth Girls School.