Bayswater PS celebrates 125th anniversary at fete

Nathan Setzinger of Forrestfield who left Bayswater Primary school in the Class of 83 with his daughter Edith (7) who is in Year 1 at the school.  Seen here with the replica of the original 1894 school bell at Bayswater Primary School.  Picture: David Baylis    www.communitypix.com.au    d496869
Nathan Setzinger of Forrestfield who left Bayswater Primary school in the Class of 83 with his daughter Edith (7) who is in Year 1 at the school. Seen here with the replica of the original 1894 school bell at Bayswater Primary School. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d496869

BAYSWATER Primary School will be going back to the future as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations.

The school’s P&C is holding a Back to the Future themed fete on November 24 from 10am to 3pm.

The fete will include a historical dress-up and photo booth, sideshow alley, old fashion games and a blender bike.

The City of Bayswater, Metronet, Bayswater Historical Society and Bayswater Men’s Shed will also be holding stalls.

Former student and father Nathan Setzinger, who was in the class of 1983, said it was a lovely connection to have his daughter Edith attend the school.

“There are more classrooms, there is a new art block, the buildings have changed and there is a new library,” he said.

“The format has changed a bit.

“My classroom used to be one big and long classroom and now it is split into two.”

Mr Setzinger, now a teacher at Cecil Andrews College, said playing marbles, getting into trouble and being with the principal in the quadrangle were among his childhood memories.

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