Old Perth Girls School part of Open House Perth

Guardian Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pic­ture: Ed Fe­ta­hovic

Mar­garet Le Fevre and Joan King, pre­vi­ous pupils of the Perth Girls School.

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