Sutherland Dianella Primary School looking for time capsules ahead of 50th anniversary celebrations

Sutherland Dianella Primary School looking for time capsules ahead of 50th anniversary celebrations

HALF-century old secrets are buried somewhere at the Sutherland Dianella Primary School grounds.

Founded in 1966, the school began a tradition of burying time capsules containing notes, photos and other unknown treasures that belonged to students.

On its 50th anniversary this month , the school is appealing to former students and staff to help locate the 1966 time capsule and another three buried since.

School community officer Shannon Davies said original students could shed some light on the mystery of the time capsules.

“We’ve really got no records to go by, but there have been attempts to find them; our gardener dug a trench in the oval but had no luck,” she said.

“We’re hoping by having the event we can actually attract some people who might be able to tell us where they are.

“Rumour has it there were four buried; I think it would be great to see the time capsule from 1966.”

Sutherland Primary School and Dianella Primary School amalgamated in the 1990s and this year marks 50 years of having a school at the site.

Former student Paula Jones graduated in 1982 and said she remembered putting her items together for the time capsule.

“I think I wrote notes in mine, I remember doing it but I don’t remember where it was buried,” she said.

“I think one could be at the top left of the oval.

“Someone said they think there is one near the rose bushes or even under the new undercover area.”

Peter Nicolakis, who graduated in 1975, said he bought a property in the area so his children could attend the school too.

Generations will celebrate the 50th anniversary on November 16 at a special assembly which will include a display of school memorabilia.

For further information or to RSVP contact Michelle on 9375 1133 or email michelle.warren@education.wa.edu.au.

Shannon having an assembly inviting previous principals, there will be memorabilia displayed so people can come and see how much the school has changed over the years

No records by ha

One of previous teachers looked

The gardener duig a trench and had a look but couldn’t find it, no luck

School wide mystery

We’ve asked people to donate memorabilia do maybe that would shed some light on the mystery

I want to see that one from 1966 that would be great

Original students set to attend the event

Whole school aerial photo and they will be sealing the new time capsule at the assembly but that one won’t be buried.

Asking all students, past and present can put something small in

Rumour has it there was four but that is rumour

1966 was the first year they did a time capsule, that would be so good to find.

Fingers crossed they might be able to help us out

The principals is worried about people digging up the oval to find them

The 50 year

The school in 1966, its founschool buried its first time capsule, which contained notes, letters and photographs from students in 1966

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TIME capsules that hold the secrets of students dating back to 1966

ON the 50th Anniversary, is appealing to former students to help locate missing time capsules buried on school grounds.

A range generations of students will gather to mark