Centenary celebration surpasses expectation

Teacher Lisa Miller with a photo of herself at Spearwood PS with head girl Jodie Ellin and head boy Kyle Gammidge.
Teacher Lisa Miller with a photo of herself at Spearwood PS with head girl Jodie Ellin and head boy Kyle Gammidge.

A two-hour concert featuring speeches, an Aboriginal dance, student performances and snapshot recordings from former students including former Fremantle Dockers coach Gerard Neesham and current St Kilda tagger Clint Jones kicked off the evening.

The cutting of a large birthday cake followed that, before guests were invited to check out the museum-style memorial setup, featuring photos, awards, books, sporting pieces and other information displayed as a trip down memory lane.

Teacher Lisa Miller, coordinator of the event and a former student, said staff had hoped for about 430 people but were overwhelmed by the turnout.

Ms Miller said the event turned out perfectly.

‘The atmosphere on the night was amazing,’ she said.

‘We wanted the 100- year celebration concert to be a very special event and decided to hold the event at night to make it extra special and to give an opportunity for as many people as possible to attend.

‘We had almost 100 per cent attendance of children and the community support was heart warming.’