Rosedale Primary recently celebrated its 150th anniversary with an event for students, staff, parents, families and friends that looked back across the school's rich history.
Rosedale Primary celebrated its 150th anniversary in February 2015 with an event for students, staff, parents, families and friends that looked back across the school’s rich history. Past students travelled from as far as New South Wales and Queensland to mark the occasion along with the last four school principals, and ex-student and federal Minister for Defense Kevin Andrews.
In recognition of the school’s rich history, students dressed in clothing from the 1800’s and sang ‘God Save the Queen’ at an assembly. Years 5 and 6 students ran a range of games including apple bobbing, hopscotch, marbles, knuckles, horseshoe throwing, as well as sack, egg and spoon, and three-legged races. Commemorative jams and relish were available and the children made old-fashioned slices and Anzac biscuits.
School Principal Fiona Knight and Rosedale Primary School staff dressed in period costume, celebrate the 150th Anniversary.
Principal Fiona Knight said that the event was a huge success. ‘It went extremely well and I have been receiving messages of thanks and congratulations all week,’ Ms Knight said. ‘I was amazed by how many people attended, especially those who were involved with the school prior to 1960.’ Tours of the school took place including one building from the old school that originally opened in 1872. Current and previous teachers were thanked for their contributions to the school and a commemorative tree was planted.
Source: Media Release from Department of Education Page Content
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