Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Jump for Joy at Palmers Island School 150th

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Jump for Joy at Palmers Island School 150th

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IT WILL be a time for the old and the new to be celebrated at Palmers Island Public School's 150th birthday -- even down to the cutting of the cake.

"We've got the oldest student, Jack Bell, and our youngest student, Jacob Swift, who will cut the cake and plant two anniversary trees at our special assembly," principal Ellie Wiseman said.

The weekend-long celebration will celebrate the birthday of one of the oldest schools in the valley, and Mrs Wiseman said the students had throughout year learned a lot about the school's history.

"There's a lot of interesting history about the establishment and the moving of the school to the current site, and also a lot of the smaller schools that have merged together," she said.

"For the Maclean Show, the students made a three-tiered diorama that showed the 150 years of Palmers Island industry, including the old butter factory, oyster farming, and all the industry that shaped the island."

The celebrations kick off with an anniversary dinner for the adults at the Yamba Golf Club tonight, with a family festival to follow at the school tomorrow. …

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