News » Yoogali Celebrates 100 of Public Education in 2017Last updated 1:08 PM on 23 October 2017
Over 400 people attended the two day celebration of the centenary of Yoogali Public School in late September.
The majority visited the school on Saturday 23rd September and enjoyed displays in the classrooms and the official ceremony which featured performances by the students of Yoogali Public School.
The performances took the audience on a time travel journey through the decades with Michael J Dingo played by Jaiden Tyrrell and his FJ Holden. Every student performed like a superstar to such classics as Pack Up Your Troubles, Jeepers Creepers, I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover and crowd favourite That's Amore. They sang their way back to the present and finished by singing Happy Birthday to the school.
Mrs Eileen Doyle, aged 91, who taught at Yoogali in the 1940s unveiled the plaque with one of the oldest former students in attendance, Mr Gino Ceccato and two of our kindergarten students Tiah Flanigan and Jasper Byrne.
Visitors were able to reminisce over the decade displays in the classrooms. Roll call was taken and class photos were taken. Many former staff and students reconnected and reminisced throughout the day.
The raffle was very successful and drawn at the end of the day.
First prize Garden bench made and donated by Brett Brown was won by Beck Wigg. Second prize of a women's vintage bike donated by Casella Family Brands to Melanie Mallamace.
120 guests continued the reminiscing into the evening at the Dinner Dance held at GPSO which was also very successful. Centenary Committee members Cheryl Facchin, Shirley Aitken and Jenny Verri cut the birthday cake and Dislocated Jones entertained.
Festivities continued on Sunday with a church service at Our Lady of Pompeii Church Yoogali and farewell brunch hosted by the Yoogali Public School P&C Association.
Centenary Pavers are available for all past and present staff and students to order. Anyone interested in purchasing a paver that will placed in the commemorative walkway should contact Yoogali Public School on 69624540.
Hand drawn paver order form (docx 2199 KB)
Name Paver (docx 1947 KB)