Eureka school's first 125 years

ANYONE who has ever been associated with Eureka Public School is being warmly invited to return and celebrate the school's 125th anniversary at a Gala Open Day on Saturday, September 15.

The small, 30-children school stands on land originally donated by the Noble family. Principal Michael Coleman told The Echo the Noble family is still associated with the school, with young Solomon Noble, great- great-great-grandson of the pioneer family, enrolled to start kindergarten next year.

The day starts at 10am and at 11am there will be speeches and performances by the children, the lifting of the Centenary time capsule, buried in 1997, and the burying of a new one containing laminated photos, letters from present students to those who will come in the future, and historical documents.

The new 8kw solar system, installed under the Federal Government's Solar Schools program, will be launched; it supplies more electricity than the school needs and will save them up to $6000 a year.

A cake will be cut by the oldest and youngest students, 94-year-old Lillian Parry from Federal and five-year-old Zoot Rodgers.

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