Naracoorte High School celebrated in grand style on the weekend of the 8th, 9th and 10th March 2013 the Centenary of Education starting with the centenary launch and exhibition opening at the Naracoorte Art Gallery on the Friday night of past and present students and teachers artworks. Open day was held at the school on Saturday where approximately 350 people registered and were taken on tours of the school on the hour by present day staff and SGC students. We wish to thank Soroptimists and the Lions Club for providing lunch and afternoon tea. A memorabilia room set up by Mrs Judy Murdoch and her Sheep’s Back Museum helpers was greatly appreciated by all visitors.
Saturday night saw close to 300 people enjoy a variety night with Peter Grieve as a popular Master of Ceremonies. Murray Burdett, our longest serving Principal, opened the night followed by Guest speakers Laurie Wilks and John Andreazza, ex students from the 60’s; Helen Sherlock told of her school days in the 50’s and John Flynn, the school’s longest serving deputy gave an insight of the comings and goings of his time at the school. Other speakers included Lucy Richards, former student and ABC presenter; Media Advisor Lucy Hood, a former student and journalist and Steve Bourne, a man of many talents who was also a student of the school and is now working with Naracoorte Lucindale Council as ………. An old film presentation was given by Reg Pallant and the School Choir performed a bracket of songs including the School Hymn. A history quiz prepared by the Year 11 SOSE students had a few people racking their brains.
The final event was held on Sunday morning at the old well site in the Policeman’s Paddock where Mrs Judy Murdoch unveiled a plaque to commemorate the history of the early Police Reserve and the original well. Mrs Murdoch’s book ‘The More Things Change…..’ is available for $20 from the school and the Sheep’s Back Museum.
Photos of the event can be found here: