80th ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITION
We will be completing several events to recognise the 80th Anniversary of Upwey Primary School this year. The major events will be:
- Early Days/Old Time Classroom – Dressing Up in old time clothes/costume to attend school onMonday 18th and Tuesday 19th August (our actual anniversary date)
- Lessons from the Early Days – Grade rotations on Monday 18th August to complete 4 different activities for the day from 11:30 to 1:00 and from 2-3:30(Old Time Games, Using the “Slate”, Art Work of the 1930s, Damper Making)
- School Parade on Tuesday 19th August to the original site of the school and through the Upwey Township. (We will invite any past students or parents to attend the parade.)
- Stars In the Yarra Ranges – Mount Burnett Observatory staff will be running the astronomy evening from 5:30 – 8:30 pm on Tuesday 19th August.
- Celebrating 80 Years Mural (Date yet to be set) – grades will be completing time lines in decades from the opening of the school and researching world or local events that made headlines for each decade.
- Time Capsule (Date yet to be set) – adding items of interest for each classroom to be opened in 20 years’ time at the 100th Anniversary of Upwey Primary School.
I am encouraging all parents to plan and prepare for the old time dressing up so that the activity can be as authentic as possible. Please consider old fashioned clothing and look at the old photos in the foyer if you are not sure about styles!