Cabbage Tree celebrates 125th anniversary
CABBAGE Tree Island Public School will celebrate its 125th anniversary today with a community event.
The students have been researching the history of the school in the lead-up to the celebration, and also preparing artworks, practising traditional dances and completing environmental education projects they will share with visitors.
Bundjalung artist Digby Moran is a former student of the school.
An Elders’ tent will provide the community opportunities to sit down and share stories of the school.
A new yarning circle will be launched along with a studentdriven, historical song and video clip of the students produced with the One Vision company.
As for the entertainment, there will be storytelling, a jumping castle and mechanical bull, along with performances by the students.
A barbecue and cafe will also operate.
Ballina High School students have helped the primary children learn the traditional dances, along with Uncle Alwin and Sophie.
The celebrations will be held from 10am to 4pm.
REASON TO CELEBRATE: Cabbage Tree Island Public School is holding a community event today to mark milestone.