Cordalba School history celebrated

Burying a time capsule with the past 25 years of Cordalba State School history will be a part of the 125 year anniversary celebrations.
Cordalba State School captains Lily Green and Clayton Oates with Prep students Piper Casey and Lucas LaRocca at the location where a time capsule will be buried on Saturday as part of the school’s 125th anniversary celebrations.

Burying a time capsule containing documentation of the past 25 years of Cordalba State School will be a part of the school’s 125 year anniversary celebrations on Saturday.

School principal Matthew Parsons said the 125th anniversary provided an opportunity to update the school’s history, activities and achievements from the past 25 years.

“In 1994 Cordalba State School celebrated its centenary where a time capsule was also buried to mark the occasion. It will be opened in 2044 at the school’s 150th anniversary,” Mr Parsons said.

“We thought it would be a good idea to top up our history from the past 25 years in another capsule and both can be opened in 2044.”

School's 125 years of history on display

Mr Parsons said the school staff and students had put in plenty of effort to prepare for Saturday’s celebration.

“The school band and dancers will provide special entertainment with staff organising a school history publication. There will be market stalls and displays of yesteryear equipment and a new mural is being painted to mark this milestone anniversary,” he said.

“Interest in the day has been great and we're looking forward to welcoming past students and teaching staff back to the school.

“I think many people who haven’t been to the school for a while will certainly notice a significant difference with many more buildings now dotted around the school grounds.”

Mr Parsons said numbers at the school were currently in the mid 60s with the recent transition of the Year 7 class into high school resulting in enrolments steadily dropping from around 90.

“I know our students are very much looking forward to showing off their learning spaces to visitors on Saturday,” he said.

Mr Parsons said the 125th anniversary celebrations would run from 10am to 2pm.

The official opening will be at 11am and include the burying of the time capsule.