Vistara celebrates

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: The children of Vistara School.
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: The children of Vistara School.

STUDENTS in Years 5 and 6 at Vistara Primary School incorporated media studies as part of their literacy activities. Matilda Hrotek-Jones, Tanisha Van-Netten, Imogen Fuad, Cedar Boniface, Bridie Herman-Bromley, Sophie Black and Lilli Thorpe composed this story:

On Saturday, October 27, Vistara Primary School will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the school.

Vistara Primary School is nestled up on Richmond Hill just outside of Lismore. The school follows neo-humanist education principles which can be simplified as learning and caring about all living things.

The general public is welcome to join past and present students, teachers and their families to celebrate with music, yummy food, activities and presentations.

Vistara Primary School values nutritious food as displayed in their self-published cookbook, which will be for sale, as will some of the delights within it.

Also on the day, activities such as candle-making, face painting, group games, live performances and formal presentations will be shared with everyone.

Tom Ward is now 18 and has almost finished Year 12 at Aquinas College, Ashmore, Queensland. He looks back on his primary school time at Vistara with great fondness.

"I enjoyed the teachings around being loving and caring, spreading that word of complete acceptance," Tom said. "We focused on the importance of the environment, and being good people with ethics and morals - a good basis for life."

The celebrations are on from 12-4pm. Parking is restricted, so visitors are encouraged to use the free bus that leaves from the John Crowther Carpark shelter, corner of Woodlark and Dawson Streets, at 11.45, 12.45, 1.45pm and will return at 1.20, 3.20 and 4pm.

There will be a surprise water feature that will keep everyone cool.

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