Meeniyan school unearths memories


A TIME capsule buried 25 years ago at Tarwin Valley Primary School was unearthed and opened last Wednesday.

It was a trip down memory lane for the past students who attended.

The time capsule was buried in the school grounds when the school was Meeniyan Primary School.

Before the opening, Prep students helped principal Brett Smith dig out bricks, sand and clay to unearth the time capsule.

School captains and junior action leaders used photos and words to take the audience on a historical journey of the Meeniyan Primary School, showing the past and changes over time.

Inside the time capsule were letters from every student who attended the school in 1992.

“It was a great event with many past families and students attending,” Mr Smith said.

“It was a great opportunity for visitors to reflect and share their time at Meeniyan Primary School with several reading their letters to the gathering.

“Our students learnt about the history of our school and the changes over the years as Meeniyan Primary School changed to Tarwin Valley Primary School.”

Students collected a number of contemporary items to bury, including toys, questionnaires about their likes, souvenirs and paper clippings of the reigning AFL premiers, class photos, an iPhone and newspapers.

Any past students from 1992-1993 who believe they may have put something in the capsule are welcome to contact the school on 5664 7382.

Catching up: from left, past Meeniyan Primary School students Rhys Livingstone, Caitlin Burge and Steph Margo watched the 25 year old time capsule being opened at Tarwin Valley Primary School on Wednesday morning.

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