Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Community Gets Ready for School's 130th Anniversary

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Community Gets Ready for School's 130th Anniversary

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THE North Arm State School community will celebrate the 130th year of the opening of its school on August 14-16 next year.

The North Arm community, which incorporates the districts of Valdora, Fairhill, Ninderry, Bridges and Eerwahvale, has always been grateful for the way the has provided a link between them and contributed to their development.

Likewise, the school has benefited from the input of generations of families who have always worked hard to ensure the school flourished.

To this day the school and its staff are supported by a very strong community.

Kathryn Simpson, a historian who lives at North Arm, noted in a recent issue of the Eumundi Green, "The Fairhill School opened in 1885, but by 1913 enrolment had dwindled, and the original building deemed beyond repair. Growth of the North Arm township necessitated a more central location, so a new school was built mid-way between Fairhill and the North Arm township on Bunya Rd". …

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