Lake Gwelup Primary school will celebrates its centenary

Lake Gwelup Primary School centenary convener Robyn Scott and Year 2 students Jay Wright and Erin Timms with school memorabilia.
Lake Gwelup Primary School centenary convener Robyn Scott and Year 2 students Jay Wright and Erin Timms with school memorabilia.

LAKE Gwelup Primary School will celebrate its centenary this Sunday, transforming classrooms into decades past and inviting the community to learn about its role in developing Gwelup as a suburb.

Centenary convener Robyn Scott said students had enjoyed studying the past 100 years at the school, with each class decorating their room to match a specific era.

Picture displays of old students and teachers will be exhibited while students show off their century garden, a tribute to the market garden history of the area. Students maintain the centenary garden with a worm farm and collect vegetables for jams and relishes.

Ms Scott said it had been incredible to learn about the significant role the school played over the past 100 years. ‘The history has been amazing, because it’s the history of Gwelup and how the area was formed; although we’re researching the school, the families were essential in developing the area,’ Ms Scott said.

The original classroom still stands at Lake Gwelup Primary, which has grown from a school holding fewer than 30 students to today educating more than 500.