Victor Harbor R-7 30th Celebration

On Friday 6th of May a special assembly was held to celebrate the school being at its current site for 30 years.

The school moved from the site at Woolworths to the Parkway in 1986. This occurred in stages as was mentioned by the Principal Brenton Robins in a speech he made to the students at the assembly. He was joined in this speech by Noel Young who was the Principal in 1986. A number of past teaching and support staff attended the assembly as well which was really appreciated by the school community. The students from the 1986 Reception classes were also invited but due to work commitments or not living locally anymore there was only one student who could attend. This student was Andrew Sporn and what made this even more special was that his daughter Abby is currently in Reception. Andrew and Abby led the parade of the current Receptions partnered with the Year 7’s who had attended the school since Reception to open the assembly. The school community would like to thank Andrew for agreeing to be part of the day. During the assembly there was a singing item from one of the Reception Classes, a dance item from a Year 3 class and a group of Year 7’s all of whom had attended the school since Reception. They shared some of their memories and did a fantastic job. Another highlight was a speech by Sharon Mann, one of the current Indonesian teachers who was also a student at the school when it moved in 1986. Sharon joined in the fun of the moment by dressing in a school uniform which the students and staff just loved.

Following the assembly there was morning tea held in the staffroom where the invited guests were able to share their memories with current staff. A display of memorabilia was set up in the library and many of the guests, parents and students took the opportunity to look at this. The day of celebration concluded in the evening with drinks and nibbles for current and past staff held at the Victor Harbor Golf Club. Still to come to recognise the 30 years is the compiling of a year book and a wooden bench made at Encounter Centre, kindly donated by the Encounter Bay Rotary Club. The bench will be located near the new building currently under construction.

A big thankyou to the organising committee, Julie Kelly, Jayne Reilly, Jeanette Vickery-Howe, Andrea Moses-Muir & Donna Turner