School gets ready to celebrate 150 years

FIRST ROW: Gypsy Jenkins, Sarah Lin, Hannah McKeown, Nyah Robb. SECOND ROW: Hunter Byrne, Naomi Eldridge, Meg Rosenbaum and Becky Ervine. THIRD ROW: Titan Gilkes, Aaron Mann, Cooper Harley and Kieran Rosenbaum. FOURTH ROW: Kyle Mitchell, Hayden May, Harry Dimmock and Ben Rosenbaum. FIFTH ROW: Jay Hughes, Kobi O’Brien and Redmond O’Connor.
FIRST ROW: Gypsy Jenkins, Sarah Lin, Hannah McKeown, Nyah Robb. SECOND ROW: Hunter Byrne, Naomi Eldridge, Meg Rosenbaum and Becky Ervine. THIRD ROW: Titan Gilkes, Aaron Mann, Cooper Harley and Kieran Rosenbaum. FOURTH ROW: Kyle Mitchell, Hayden May, Harry Dimmock and Ben Rosenbaum. FIFTH ROW: Jay Hughes, Kobi O’Brien and Redmond O’Connor.

Tomorrow Dubbo Public School blows out 150 candles.

The school’s great milestone will be celebrated with the help of Director General of Education Michael Coutts-Trotter, Mayor Greg Matthews, local MP Dawn Fardell and the relieving Regional Director Jane Cavanagh.

Former students will be travelling from out of town and Gary Mawbey, captain of the school in 1958, will be travelling from Wagga Wagga.

During the school assembly in the morning, a mural painted by children of the school will be unveiled.

94-year-old Constance Kemmis, who also attended the school, will have the honour of cutting the birthday cake.

The students will be performing the history of the school in dance and drama during morning tea.

This will be followed by a parade down the main street with the combined primary school band leading the way.

The school students, teachers and parents will meet at Victoria Park for barbecue lunch and games.

Principal Greg Shortis said he is looking forward to a grand day.

“The day is going to be very important to all the students that have attended Dubbo Public and that are still attending,” Mr Shortis said.

In the evening there will be a mayoral reception at the Western Plains Cultural Centre and on Saturday the school will hold an open day for visitors and residents.

dani.volke@ruralpress.com