THROUGH THE DECADES: Coutts Crossing Public School principal Matt Hankinson with From Inkwells to iPads, a book he compiled on the school’s 100-year history. PHOTO: JOJO NEWBY
THROUGH THE DECADES: Coutts Crossing Public School principal Matt Hankinson with From Inkwells to iPads, a book he compiled on the school’s 100-year history. PHOTO: JOJO NEWBY

School looks back to its history

ONE hundred years of education at Coutts Crossing Public School will be celebrated this weekend.

Coutts Crossing Public School principal Matt Hankinson said he was looking forward to meeting past students and teachers of the school.

"Seeing the reactions of visitors when they see how the school has changed will be great," Mr Hankinson said.

Public artist Pamela Denise has been working on a mosaic wall in the school bus shelter.

Plaques from each decade will be placed on the mosaic wall during the centenary celebrations.

"The wall shows the history of the school in a very pictorial way," Mr Hankinson said.

Current students of the school will sing a medley of the most popular songs from each decade during an assembly on Saturday.

"There are songs from God Save the King right through to Party Rock Anthem," Mr Hankinson said.

The event will take place from 9am and finish in the evening with a dinner at the Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall.

"I'd like to thank the community for their support and give a big shout-out to the whole centenary committee.

"They have been absolutely brilliant," Mr Hankinson said.

An open invitation has been extended to all the community, especially those with ties to Coutts Crossing Public School.

Phone the school on 6649 3225 or visit the website for more information: http://www.couttscros-p.schools .nsw.edu.au/centenary.

Be sure to pick up tomorrow's The Daily Examiner and flick to the Weekend section for a look into the history of Coutts Crossing Public School.

PROGRAM

 

 

 9am: Church service at Coutts Crossing.

 

 

 10am: Morning tea.

 

 

 11am: Ceremony commences.

 

 

 Noon: Group photographs in decade groups.

 

 

 12.30pm: Lunch, school displays, school museum and Centenary Wall. Catching up with friends and old school mates.

 

 

 6pm: Centenary dinner at Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall.



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