21.5 C
Byron Shire
March 8, 2021

Vistara celebrates anniversary

Latest News

Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

Other News

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.


Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise...

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Students of Vistara Primary School in Richmond Hill, near Lismore, get ready to celebrate 25 years of neo-humanist education this coming Saturday from 12 to 4pm. Photo Melissa Hargraves

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

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

The general public are 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, which is displayed in their self-published cookbook that will be available to purchase on the day. Some of these delights will be sold during the celebrations along with other tasty creations. Current students will be operating their own stalls selling watermelon, ice-creams and lucky dips.

Also on the day, activities such as candle making, face painting, group games, live performances and formal presentations will be shared with everyone. The history of Vistara Primary School will be on display through a variety of media platforms.

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

‘I enjoyed the whole teachings around being loving and caring, spreading that word of complete acceptance, the whole vibe really,’ Tom said. ‘It was a beautiful time, and we focused on the importance of maintaining the environment, being good people with ethics and morals, that has given me a good base for my life today.’

Celebrations kick off at 12 noon on Saturday October 27 and go through until 4pm. Restricted parking is available so attendants are encouraged to utilise the free bus service available.

Buses leave from the John Crowther Carpark shelter on the corner of Woodlark and Dawson streets at 11.45am, 12.45pm and 1.45pm and will be returning from the school at 1.20, 3.20 and 4pm.

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

This article was written by Media Studies students in years 5 and 6 at Vistara Primary School. They are Matilda Hrotek-Jones, Tanisha Van-Netten, Imogen Fuad, Cedar Boniface, Bridie Herman-Bromley, Sophie Black and Lilli Thorpe.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...