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Shelford Primary Dchool 150th Celebrations


On Saturday 12th November we celebrated our school’s 150th birthday!!! 
It was a wonderful occasion bringing the whole school community together. From 8am parents, staff, and other community members arrived to set up marquees, historical displays, food stalls, afternoon tea and kid’s activities … there was so much to do!! Luckily the weather was on our side!!

 

Over 250 people came to help us celebrate, as the sun came out, people began to arrive, registering their details with Carol Wilson and Barbra Meek at the gate. Past and present students together, catching up and reminiscing such as Graeme Mowat studied at Shelford PS in 1930, Sybil Gillett (Simpson) in 1937, and Norm Stone in 1948, plus many more…. 

Visitors came from far and wide,
some travelling from as far as Mt Gambier, and Emerald, QLD.

Maddison Quin from Grade 4 said, "during the day we dug up the time capsule from 25 years ago. Inside we found an old newspaper, old photographs and writing by the children who attended Shelford 25 years ago.

Following the presentation most of the children either had lunch, played games or went on the jumping castle. 

Everybody had a spectacular day at our school. It was tremendous to see all the people that showed up to the 150th. There were lots of the past students who showed up to help us celebrate."

We have received lots of emails and messages after the event to commend us for our efforts and to share with us the happy memories they were able to make on the day. 

We would like to thank all the parents, families and community members who helped to make the day such a great success. Plus, a special thank you to the Golden Plains Shire Gem of an idea grant for their contribution to the day.  THANK YOU!!

Pre  1950 ex - pupils
Sybil Gillet (Simpson), Keith Allen and Graeme Mowat who was the oldest student,
commencing at this school in 1930