A sense of excitement fell over Trevallyn Primary School on Friday when teachers, students and community members came together to celebrate the school’s centenary.
When the school opened its doors in 1916, it was surrounded by paddocks and learning was significantly different to what it is today.
School principal Annette Hollingsworth said students had been working throughout the year to research history, write a new school song and prepare for the day.
“We’ve done a living history, written a history of our school for the whole 100 years, and we’ve set up lots of school memorabilia for the open day,” she said.
Grade 6 pupils Aponi Hulse and Will Hugo both said they had enjoyed learning about their school’s past.
“There are so many things we discovered that lots of people didn’t know about,” Aponi said.
“To have the privilege of being a school captain in the year of the centenary is pretty special,” Will added.