Ourimbah school celebrates 150th anniversary
Step back in time when the oldest school on the Central Coast, Ourimbah Public School, celebrates its 150th Anniversary with and Old Time Fair and reunion.
Past and present students and staff will dress in colonial and historic costume, and will take visitors back in time with a list of fun activities organised to celebrate the school’s sesquicentenary, at the Old Time Fair on Sunday 20 October 2013.
Set in a unique and beautiful rainforest environment, Ourimbah Public School first opened in October 1863, with Miss Elizabeth Bristowe as the school teacher and an initial enrolment of 13 boys and 18 girls. Today, in 2013, the school has 403 pupils enrolled.
'Life from Days Gone By’ is the theme for the Old Time Fair, with students and staff dressing up to recreate a historic classroom and to perform displays of maypole dancing. A white elephant sale, cake and craft stalls, memorabilia displays and an old fashioned tearoom, will be some of the highlights of the event that will run in the school grounds from 10am to 3pm.
A book detailing the history of the school has been compiled and will be launched at the event. Copies of the book can be purchased for $25.
Organisers are calling for contributions of memorabilia and historic items for display at the event and for use in the historic classroom. To contribute to the event contact Ourimbah Public School by emailing Ourimbahemail@example.com or phone (02) 4362 1033.
A reunion of past pupils, staff and teachers has been arranged for Saturday 19 October 19, 2013 at the Ourimbah-Lisarow RSL club after 6pm.
To find out more about the event visit the event’s Facebook page at or the school website at http://www.ourimbah-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/