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Korumburra Primary turns 125

KORUMBURRA Primary School celebrated its 125th anniversary on Saturday.

Former and current teachers, students and families gathered to reflect on the school’s rich history.

The contents of the 1991 time capsule were on display, as well as the items that will be placed in a new time capsule.

This time capsule will be buried at the school later this year.

Current principal Nathan Pirouet said the afternoon fulfilled expectations and he was thrilled with the turnout of around 300 people.

“Seeing our students take guests on tours of the school and connect with the history was great,” he said.

“It was a marvellous day. It’s fantastic that 125 years later this school continues to thrive. We now have 500 students and 240 families. We continue to provide an important focus on literacy and it’s great to see that our students are so proud of our school.

“I was also impressed with the speakers and the interesting stories they had to share. It was great to reflect on their positive school experiences.”

Honoured guests included South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Robert Newton and Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien.

Attendees also had the opportunity to hear from current assistant principal David Gray, Grade 6 teacher and former student Nick Besley, and former assistant principal and former student Greg Twite.

Mr Pirouet thanked the volunteers within the school community, whose great contributions helped bring the celebration together.

School pride: Korumburra Primary School principal Nathan Pirouet and students, from left, Jahri Hogan-van Rooij, Ysabella Graham and Jean Cause were excited to take guests on guided tours at the school’s 125th anniversary on Saturday.

School pride: Korumburra Primary School principal Nathan Pirouet and students, from left, Jahri Hogan-van Rooij, Ysabella Graham and Jean Cause were excited to take guests on guided tours at the school’s 125th anniversary on Saturday.

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