100 reasons for Victoria Point State School to celebrate

CENTURY OF CHANGE: Students at Victoria Point State School marked the school's 100th year on Monday with a birthday ceremony in the school's hall.
CENTURY OF CHANGE: Students at Victoria Point State School marked the school's 100th year on Monday with a birthday ceremony in the school's hall.

THERE were hundreds of reasons for students at Victoria Point State School to celebrate on Monday – the school's 100th anniversary.

The hall was packed with 500 students, a far cry from when the school was first established and there were only 13 students.

The centenary ceremony focused on the history of the school as well as present day life at Victoria Point State School and predictions about its future.

Contents from a capsule buried in 1991 were on display for all of the past and present students, parents and guests to see.  Victoria Point State School master teacher Hayley Hampton said there had been amazing progress in teaching techniques over the past 25 years. 

"It was so exciting for the students and staff to welcome past students and teachers to talk about their memories during the ceremony," she said. "Guests were also provided with the opportunity to take a tour of Victoria Point State School and visit classrooms to see what life is like at school in 2016."

CENTURY OF CHANGE: Students at Victoria Point State School marked the school's 100th year on Monday with a birthday ceremony in the school's hall.

CENTURY OF CHANGE: Students at Victoria Point State School marked the school's 100th year on Monday with a birthday ceremony in the school's hall.

The school, which opened on May 9, 1916, has had more than 7000 students and has grown over the years with new buildings and updated technology.

A fair was held in March to mark the special year which gave pupils, past and present, the chance to look over the school. A commemorative photo book and artefacts from 2016 will be put inside a new time capsule which will be opened in 2041.

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