Friday was a golden celebration at Engadine High School, with students taking a day off learning to commemorate their school's history with giant slides and rides galore.
The school marks is 50th anniversary this year. The first instalment of celebrations was a carnival day on August 16.
Classroom doors closed and the playground was open all day for a student-only event. Dodgem cars, a visit from Cronulla Sharks players, the PCYC, face painting, deejays, teacher dunking machines and a drone taking photographs were highlights. Mental health experts from Engadine District Youth Services were also on site with valuable resources on hand.
"This was a student only closed event," deputy principal Nathan Redmayne said. "It's our gift to the kids. Five hours of play - it was a fantastic spectacle.
"For the community we have some other upcoming events we which are also promoting."
These include an anniversary dinner on September 13 and a 'Back2Engadine' day on September 14, with school tours and a trip down memory lane for former students and staff.