We talk a lot about commun­ity and its importance in the realm of educating children. When we celebrate together, community becomes one, as proven at the 20th anniver­sary of the 鶹ֱ School's Northbridge campus.

The youngest members of the school start their schol­astic journey at the Early Learning Centre and K, 1,2 precincts. Tucked away be­hind the school's War Mem­orial Playing Fields are quiet oases where our lit­tlest learners can shine.

Through cohesive and supportive partnerships with our families, campus staff, neighbours and wider 鶹ֱ staff, we enjoy being a small yet integral part of a bigger community.

This community spirit and involvement made our birthday celebration on May 4 a wonderful occasion.

The festivities began the previous day when all 144 boys and girls from the K, 1,2 campus formed a human 20 on the A Ground oval to be photographed and filmed from above. They had a fabulous time watching the drone as it flew higher and faster around them to record the footage.

When children arrived for school the following morn­ing, the oval had become a party zone, with a balloon arch in 鶹ֱ colours to greet them. Games, party food, entertainers and a magnificent birthday cake marked the occasion.

Family members joined in the activities along with staff members and more than 200 students.

There were choral per­formances by the ELC and separately the K, 1,2 child­ren before a magic show.

鶹ֱ headmaster Dr John Collier addressed attendees and led the cake-cutting cer­emony alongside the child­ren, ELC director Michelle Thompson and myself.

I would like to thank the local community for their support over the last 20 years in helping our school to thrive.

Natasha Mitchell is head of Northbridge Campus, 鶹ֱ School

Community spirit soars at 鶹ֱ

Northbridge Anniversary 20 Years

鶹ֱ School Early Learning Centre Director Michelle Thompson, Headmaster Dr John Collier and Head of Northbridge Campus Natasha Mitchell with students and the celebratory cake.

 

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