Dryandra PS in Mirrabooka to celebrate 30th anniversary

Principal Paul Biemmi with Greg Turvey (y6), Zoe Sheild (y6), Lincoln Pugh (y6), Jamie Li (y6), Nikolina Ivaneza,Tin Vo and Jamie Nguyen. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d491856
Principal Paul Biemmi with Greg Turvey (y6), Zoe Sheild (y6), Lincoln Pugh (y6), Jamie Li (y6), Nikolina Ivaneza,Tin Vo and Jamie Nguyen. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d491856

PAST students, parents and staff from Dryandra Primary School in Mirrabooka will reminisce about old times as part of the school’s 30th anniversary.

The school will hold a special assembly on March 30, which will be attended by Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman and Stirling councillors David Boothman and Keith Sargent, followed by a cake cutting.

Classrooms will be open for former students, parents and staff to revisit with former friends and colleagues. Students have created a time capsule featuring a letter written in 1999 by past principal Ken Armstrong, posters, work samples, videos, class photos and special books.

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There will also be a bouncy castle, face painting, games and an anniversary coffee cup available.

Principal Paul Biemmi said it was the first time the school marked a milestone.

“It is a wonderful time to reflect on our values and traditions and our journey during the past 30 years. The community response has been very positive,” he said.

Mr Biemmi said a committee with staff, P and C members and the wider community was set up last year to organise the event.

He said the school wanted to become science-|focused after becoming an independent public school.

“We have invited Scitech and ECU representative to join our parents on the school board,” he said.

“We are hoping to inspire future scientists, mathematicians, engineers and computer programmers.”

Time capsule. Picture: Martin Kennealey

Ms Freeman congratulated the school.

“Dryandra Primary School provides students with great teaching staff and opportunities,” she said.

“Dryandra Primary School’s special place in the Mirrabooka community is demonstrated by the many mums and dads that continue their involvement at the school, even when their