Thornton’s Century of Public Education

Filed under Education & Childcare, Event & Venue, News ~ by Press on  30 Oct 2019

Thornton celebrates a 100 years of public education.

It’s 1919: the Treaty of Versailles is signed, officially ending Australia’s involvement in World War One; Billy Hughes’ Nationalist Party wins a Federal election; and Thornton Public School opens.

The school community begins a week of centenary celebrations on Saturday, when former students, their parents and former staff are invited to see the school’s original two classrooms and a display of memorabilia.

The following Wednesday (November 6) past Principals will be among guests invited to a formal assembly which will be followed by the opening of a sensory garden.The centenary fair will be held on Friday (November 8) from 1pm till 6pm.

Saturday 2 November:

1pm – 3pm: visits by former students, parents and staff.

Wednesday 6 November:

9.15am – 10am: performing arts and sports groups’ presentations

10.15am – 11am: centenary assembly and cake cutting

11.05am: opening of the sensory garden

11.15am – 12pm: lunch

Friday 8 November:

1pm – 3pm: Thornton Birthday Party Fair opens to current students

3pm – 6pm: fair opens to the public

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