Doreen Primary School


We turned 150!!!
1868 - 2018

Doreen Primary School was 150 years old in 2018 and we celebrated at the school  on 28th October.  The day included lots of activities for the kids including face painting, giant slide and a jumping castle. There were lots of things to see including music performances from past and present students, a display of our student's artwork, a great photo display and the burying of a time capsule.  We also had a range of memorabilia for sale which included  wine glasses, coffee cups, pens, tumblers, can coolers and shirts. The day was a great success with many of our past students and staff members attending as well as our present community. One of the highlights was being  presented with  a fantastic piece of artwork byTara Wood, one of our ex students and a very talented artist.

Tara Wood presenting Glenn with her artwork which now hangs proudly in our staffroom

As part of our art program our students worked on making a fantastic 150th birthday cake made from clay, and also made clay cup cakes, presents and cards which were sold on the day

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As part of this celebration we invited past and present families the opportunity to purchase either a brick with family names or a paver with hand drawn design. We then used these bricks and pavers to make an entrance way at the drop off area of the school. We had this entrance completed by the 150th celebration day.  We also made these bricks available for purchase for visitors At the 150th day and these bricks will be used to construct an entrance at the bottom car park entrance of the school. The first wall looks amazing!!!

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To commemorate the event we also had a 150th whole school photo taken in the paddocks behind the school. This entailed placing staff and students to form the number 150 and then photos were taken with a drone. The end result looks fantastic.


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