Carlton Public School celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018

Milestone event: Carlton Public School pupils Victoria, 6, Jackson, 8, and Stevie, 10, with principal Stephen Vrachas, ahead of their centenary day.  Picture: John Veage
Milestone event: Carlton Public School pupils Victoria, 6, Jackson, 8, and Stevie, 10, with principal Stephen Vrachas, ahead of their centenary day. Picture: John Veage

A day packed full of historic memorabilia will take former pupils down memory lane at Carlton Public School this month.

The primary school is getting ready to blow out the candles for its 100th birthday on Saturday, June 23.

Centenary celebrations will be marked with an open day from 10am-4pm.

There will be an art show with works produced by children, tours of the school and classrooms set up with plenty of old photographs and research projects completed by pupils. 

The school has also published a book that details its history, which will be on sale on the day.

And it would not be a family event without food stalls, rides and an animal farm.

Principal Stephen Vrachas says it will be a great day to remember days gone by. 

“We normally have a community event such as an art show of concert every year, but we are really going to recognise our centenary with a fantastic celebration,” he said.

“It has been a busy year. We have had a lot of things on the go like a celebration dinner, creation of a time capsule and different cultural performing presentations.

“This is the final event to mark our centenary.

“It is pretty special to reach 100 years as a school.

“We would really like the former students to have a look at the school because it has really changed.”

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