South Fremantle SHS to go out on big bang for 50th anniversary


Deputy principal Neil Wilson with head boy Jacob Buckland and head girl Harmony O'Connor.
Deputy principal Neil Wilson with head boy Jacob Buckland and head girl Harmony O'Connor.

SOUTH Fremantle Senior High School will wrap up its last year with a bang in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Staff and students are busy collecting photos and other memories from the past five decades as they prepare to say goodbye to the school which will close at the end of the year to make way for the new Fremantle College.

The milestone celebrations will culminate in a big open day in September which will include a historical display, reunions, food stalls, photo booth, children’s activities and entertainment.

South Fremantle deputy principal Neil Wilson said he would have twice as much to celebrate, both as a staff member and a former student.

He said it was sometimes “quite surreal” to experience the school from both sides and encouraged other former students to return one last time.

“Many parts of the school hold particular memories of special friends, teachers and experiences and things that happened there,” he said.

Anyone with historical items such as uniforms, trophies, schoolwork and photos that can be borrowed for the September 9 event are asked to email southfremantle.shs@education.wa.edu.au or call 9337 0500.

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