9 May, 2024

Fernvale State School getting ready to celebrate 150 years

Past and present staff and students from Fernvale State School are set to gather at the school campus from 10am to 2pm this Saturday (May 11), for the school’s 150-year anniversary event.

Fernvale State School getting ready to celebrate 150 years - feature photo

A special cake for the occasion will be cut at 10.45am, followed by performances from the school band, other musicians, and the school choir.

Former Fernvale student and Tamworth music performer Kodie Sloane will be among the musicians, having previously returned home to play at the Fernvale Hotel Motel and the Coominya-based Bellevue Hotel.

Face painting, jumping castles, an animal petting farm, a vehicle display and a motorcycle display will be among the entertainment on offer.

School tours, an ‘old’ classroom display, ‘old school teacher lessons’, historical displays, time capsules, photo memories and a student showcase will also be on offer, in addition to food and drink, market stalls and community stalls.

A number of parents and other community members have already delivered old photos and artefacts for the displays, which are set to feature numerous topics and aspects associated with the school’s history.

There will also be active displays from Cooneana Heritage Centre personnel for spinning and weaving.


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