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30 August, 2023

School commemorates 100 years in Julatten

HUNDREDS of past and present students from Julatten State School came together over the weekend to celebrate 100 years of their small country school.

Unveiling the plaque is principal Sarah Mason and Mayor Angela Toppin.
Unveiling the plaque is principal Sarah Mason and Mayor Angela Toppin.

Kicking off last Friday morning, students welcomed community members into their school grounds for an opening ceremony and the official cutting of the cake. 

A plaque was also unveiled on a commemorative stone which is facing north, signifying “moving forward”. 

Saturday night was a success, as families danced the night away at the bush dance. 

Rides, petting zoos, music, face painting and more were all the flavours on Sunday for the big family fun day. 

Principal Sarah Masons said she was proud of the weekend’s events and hopes the school’s small community spirit will carry on into the next centenary. 

“I am overjoyed with the turnout from our past and present school community who expressed much delight with the students’ speeches and performances, especially the bush dances,” she said.

“The commemorative rock sparkled in the sunshine when unveiled by our Mayor, Cr Angela Toppin, who noted that the rock faced north, representing the school facing the future and the tiled artwork foundation of the rock was all about our students and school community.”


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