Arbor Grove Primary School creates time capsule to celebrate 10th Anniversary

Students Cameron Ryan and Georgia Gillibrand burying the time capsule as deputy principal Bernadette Irvine looks on.
Students Cameron Ryan and Georgia Gillibrand burying the time capsule as deputy principal Bernadette Irvine looks on.

ARBOR Grove Primary School celebrated its 10th anniversary last week with a ceremony and burying of a time capsule.

A few of the school’s first graduates returned for the occasion.

It was also a chance for some of the school’s original staff to return and see how the school has grown from around 300 to 800 students.

Deputy principal Bernadette Irvine said each class made a display and all the students had the opportunity to contribute something for the time capsule.

‘The time capsule will be opened for the school’s 25th anniversary in 2029 and our students have included things like letters to themselves, profiles, artwork and historical pictures,’ she said.

The Alan Carpenter Government announced funding for the originally labelled Coolamon Primary School in 2002 and scheduled its opening for the 2004 school year.

Coolamon Primary School was created as an annexe of Ellenbrook Primary School in 2000 with an enrolment of 74 students.

Students met in office space and the school was named Coolamon Primary School in 2001 with student enrolments reaching 135.