Celebrations as South Fremantle Senior High turns 50


Former students Courtney Cameron-Gaitskell, Silvana Spinozzi, Neil Freckelton, Matthew Freckelton, Julie Miller and Maria Rotondella. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d472996
Former students Courtney Cameron-Gaitskell, Silvana Spinozzi, Neil Freckelton, Matthew Freckelton, Julie Miller and Maria Rotondella. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d472996

CELEBRATION and nostalgia will be in the air as the past and present collide at South Fremantle Senior High School’s 50th anniversary open day.

The school, which is closing at the end of the year to make way for the new Fremantle College, is inviting former staff and students as well as the wider community to come together in celebration of the past five decades.

Musicians from the school’s specialist music program will keep guests entertained and there will also be an array of stalls, children’s activities and a historical display of school memorabilia, including old uniforms, photos, trophies, newspaper articles, yearbooks and school work.

South Fremantle principal Kylie Bottcher said they were getting very excited as the event drew closer.

“We have had quite a lot of interest on Facebook and hearing from former students who are organising their own catch-ups off the back of our event,” she said.

“It will be the last opportunity to visit South Fremantle SHS as it exists now and there will be the opportunity to walk around the old parts and reminisce with friends.

“It’s a last chance to celebrate and bid farewell.”

The anniversary open day will be on September 9 from 10am-3pm.