Jandakot Primary School unveiling 1993 time capsule


Year 6 students Alex David, Hannah Yarran and Georgia Boak with some of the time capsule material ahead of its official unveiling.  Picture: Martin Kennealey  d473520
Year 6 students Alex David, Hannah Yarran and Georgia Boak with some of the time capsule material ahead of its official unveiling. Picture: Martin Kennealey d473520

MUCH has changed in the years since 1993.

Australia has seen six different prime ministers, music lovers have gone from Walkmans to Discmans to MP3 players and the growth of the internet and social media now means people are more connected than ever.

During all those intervening years, a time capsule has sat undisturbed at Jandakot Primary School.

Until now.

The school will be unveiling the capsule and all of its contents during an assembly on Thursday morning, inviting past students who attended the school in 1993 and helped to compile the capsule to join in the special event.

Jandakot Primary School deputy principal Chris Warren said the time capsule was placed to commemorate the opening of the then new school.

“There’s really interesting stuff in it, lots of letters from kids at the school to their older selves with funny questions asking what car they drive now, whether they became a famous AFL player and whether they still like a specific boy,” he said.

“There’s some really interesting photos of the school at the time, lots of open areas surrounding the grounds.

“A lot has changed – the school opened with less than 200 students and at present there are over 500 – and we live in a very different age, with students learning through technological devices daily.

“Hopefully the students will gain a sense of the growing history of the school and the area and I know they will enjoy hearing the canteen prices from 1993:cheesies for only 20c!”

Mr Warren said while it was an exciting time for the school, it took “quite a bit of digging and fact finding” to discover the time capsule and there were currently no plans to bury a new one.

Email jandakot.ps@education.wa.edu.au for more information about attending the capsule unveiling.

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