The article that accompanied the photo stated that my daughter was the 10 000th pupil at the school. The article explained that when the school opened on July 4, 1904 there was only a handful of pupils. It's obvious that enrolments picked up a bit in the following 86 years. The article commented that I had been a pupil at the school and had taught there for 11 years and in 1987, I had come back to set up and run the Outside School Hours Care Centre attached to the school. DD1 had also started school there in 1987. The office checked up my enrolment number in the register and it was 4865, quite a way from the 10 000 mark!
The article also mentions something that I'd forgotten...there was a special assembly/parade to present DD2 with a commemorative book to acknowledge the occasion...I remembered the book but not the special parade.
|The original school building, built in 1904; picture is taken in 1930 and shows the police officer Sergeant Creedy on his horse. A two storey brick building was built in the mid 1930s to replace this wooden building.|