CENTENARY : Getting ready to celebrate the Centenary of Lismore South Public School, Katie Johnson, Year 3, Bella Johnson, year 1, Kylie Organ, alumna student now current teacher, and Khan Muldoon, year 5. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star
CENTENARY : Getting ready to celebrate the Centenary of Lismore South Public School, Katie Johnson, Year 3, Bella Johnson, year 1, Kylie Organ, alumna student now current teacher, and Khan Muldoon, year 5. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star Mireille Merlet-Shaw

It's a centenary celebration for Lismore South Public School

LISMORE South Public School will celebrate 100 years this Saturday at a special event for past and present students, staff and families.

As part of the celebrations there will be a nostalgic photo gallery, the burying of a time capsule and the unveiling of a centennial garden and plaque.

Current teacher and former Lismore South student Kylie Organ said kids and teachers had been looking at old school artefacts, and some of the items found were more unusual than others.

"We found the old discipline book, so it's got who got the cane, when they got it and what they got it for ... we never did that and I never had that as a kid, so that was like, 'whoa, okay'," she said.

Year 3 student Katie Johnson, 9, said things have changed a lot since her mother attended the school in her primary years.

"The preschool wasn't here when she was here, and the COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) across the road wasn't here, and the toilets over there never used to be over there," she said.

Year 5 student Khan Muldoon, 10, said he noticed how much uniforms changed.

"Most of the school uniforms were green back then but now they're red and green."

Principal Nickie Bartlett said one of Saturday's highlights would be the unveiling of the centenary gardens.

"It houses native plants and of course what we're hoping is in Spring and Summer for it to be a burst of colour," Ms Bartlett said.

"There'll also be the burying of a time capsule in the garden."

The time capsule will hold a photo of all current students holding signs describing what occupation they think they will have in 25 years' time.

The centenary event will be held on Saturday from 10am until 2pm at Lismore South Public School.

Four former principals will come along to open the event, sharing their memories about their time at the school.

There will also be music performances and sports in the afternoon.

This includes a musical number from the Lismore City Concert Band past and present band members.

For more information visit the Lismore South PS Centenary Facebook page.



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