Celebrations for Yokine school’s 60th anniversary

Yokine Primary School is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019.
Yokine Primary School is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019.

RIDES, entertainment, market stalls and food trucks will be at Yokine Primary School on Saturday, November 2 to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary.

The Woodrow Avenue school is marking the milestone with a fete from 10am to 2pm, offering a variety of family friendly entertainment and activities.

There will be an official ceremony with speeches and cutting of a cake at 11.30am, and memorabilia available to view and buy.

A reunion for past students will follow at The Might Quinn Tavern from 3pm.

Principal Jennifer Hirsch said the school opened in 1959 with four classrooms, an administration office, staff room and toilet block, with year groups combined to cater for the years 1 to 6 students.

“Past students fondly recall using ink wells and nib pens for writing and receiving small bottles of milk, with cream on top, daily,” she said.

It primarily drew children previously enrolled at Tuart Hill Infants, Tuart Hill and Coolbinia.

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