Bell chimes in for 60th anniversary

Mariah Nicholson, Tod the Mascot, Olivia Lilley (crouching under the bell) and Gift Mendoza. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d411648
Mariah Nicholson, Tod the Mascot, Olivia Lilley (crouching under the bell) and Gift Mendoza. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d411648

‘It’s not quite the same as the bell tower in the city but it’s impressive enough,’ principal Mark Burns said.

Mr Burns said the day’s celebrations were heart warming, especially when the students read out their thoughts on why they love coming to Tranby.

‘They said they thought of the school as their second home, that they had such good friends, they were welcomed when they were new and loved the staff,’ he said.

The school’s mascot Tod the Bear, whose name is an acronym for Treat Others Decently, helped unveil the school bell, commemorative plaque and the four birthday cakes.

Mr Burns said the school had become more multicultural during the 60 years with students from 27 nationalities now attending Tranby.

‘Technology has certainly changed, we’re now using iPads, interactive white boards, MacBooks and things like that,’ he added.

Mr Burns said the school hoped to celebrate academic success and community involvement over the next 60 years.