Gympie South State School Teacher Aide Eileen Holzapfel gets memorabilia together for the school Centenary Celebrations on Saturday.
Gympie South State School Teacher Aide Eileen Holzapfel gets memorabilia together for the school Centenary Celebrations on Saturday. Craig Warhurst

South ready for a 1 in 100 year shindig

IT has taken 100 years but everything is now ready for the Gympie South State School Centenary celebrations this weekend.

Yesterday teachers’ aide Eilleen Holzapfel was putting the finishing touches on a museum in the original South School building which is now the schools music room.

Earlier in the year more than 400 students dressed in house and school colours posed at the front of the same building for a photo.

The scene was a long way from the first black and white photo of students taken 100 years ago in front of the building.

Back then only 27 children posed for the photo with one teacher.

Tomorrow present day students Toby Collins and Tia Dullard along with past principal Ian Wenzel will bury a time capsule.

The official ceremony starts at 1pm but the entertainment will be on offer from 11am.

The school encourages everyone in the Gympie community to come along and join in the celebrations.

Visitors can check out the original school building with a mock up 100-year-old classroom and then compare it to its modern day alternative.

There will be Devonshire teas and loads of student entertainment.

The centenary committee has heaps of centenary souvenirs to be sold on the day.

Souvenirs range from the centenary magazine, shirts, hats, coolers, pens to travel mugs.

If you are interested in purchasing souvenirs and can’t make it to the event you can order them on line.

The order form can be downloaded from the Gympie South State school website at www.gympiesouthss.eq.edu.ua/wcmss/ or you can contact the school on 54830 444 to arrange souvenir orders and centenary information.

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