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March 7, 2021

Durrumbul School to turn 120

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Durrumbul Public School celebrated the winter solstice with its annual ‘winter warmer’ last week, when the school community came together to reflect on their achievements and look towards the future.

In 2020 Durrumbul will celebrate its 120th anniversary and they are looking to contact people who have been part of the school community in the past.

‘Our dream is to bring as many students, parents and teachers together again from as far back as we can to celebrate this incredible community and our small school spirit, which takes its light onward and outward, long after the longest night is done,’ said P&C secretary Krista Fuller.

This years ‘winter warmer was a great success with students, their families and teachers coming together to celebrate the longest night of the year.

‘Each year at Durrumbul we recognise and enjoy our winter solstice together as families connected to the small-school spirit,’ continued Krista.

‘A parade of lanterns was carried across our stunning school grounds, bringing light to the longest night, by our amazing students whose hands still bear the patches of colour and glue used to make them, which we are in no hurry to scrub away.’

Another project the kids have really enjoyed is creating the new school veggie gardens from scratch. They’ve been a great source of fun and learning for the kids and teachers alike. Growing fast and full of life the children have enjoyed caring for the gardens as well as learning how to make recipes using what they have grown, including turning their school-grown basil into delicious pesto for a morning treat.

The school is currently putting together a register of students, parents and teachers so they can begin planning the 120 year celebrations for 2020 – if that’s you, contact Durrumbul Public School on 6684 5229 or email: [email protected] to keep up to date as the celebration plans unfold.


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