Seventy years of Windale Public

17 October 2023

Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown—Minister for Women, Minister for Seniors, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault)— Today marks the seventieth anniversary celebrations of Windale Public School! Founded in 1953, Windale Public School has been an important part of the local community for seven decades.

The school showcased historical documents in the school hall, starting from when the school was in the planning stages. A display of photos and documents from throughout the years charted the growth of the school and the surrounding community. Included in the documents on display were notes where parents gave permission for their child to get the cane!

What an indication of how much has changed over the seventy years of Windale Public School's operations. The seventieth anniversary celebrations included special merchandise, such as canvas bags, pens, mugs and lanyards commemorating the milestone.

My thanks to Windale Public principal Craig Atkins and his team for putting on a fantastic anniversary. The Windale Public team has fostered such a beautiful sense of community. Here's to the staff, students and community of Windale Public, past, present and future, and to many more years of educating the local community!

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