School to celebrate its centenary
CANNONVALE State School is preparing for its centenary weekend celebrations to be held on July 31-August 1.
The weekend is set to be a huge success.
Hundreds of past and present students, teachers, parents and staff are coming back to the school to celebrate the milestone.
A former teacher at the school, Annie Lloyd-Lewis, said that she is looking forward to the celebrations ahead.
“It's going to be a walk down memory lane,” she said.
“As a past teacher I'm looking forward to the social aspect of the weekend.
“It's going to be great to catch up with teachers and students from the past and see where they are today.”
Prior to the weekend celebrations, there will also be many other festivities to mark the special occasion.
On Thursday, the new school hall will be officially opened.
On Friday, current students, teachers, parents and staff will hold their own school centenary celebrations.
Students will also take the opportunity to plant a centenary tree and participate in old-fashioned games and activities, including bush dancing.
The weekend festivities will then begin with an informal get-together on Saturday afternoon at Cannonvale State School.
Following registration, afternoon tea will be provided to guests.
Proserpine Citizens Band will play, current students will give performances and the school will exhibit displays of current students' work.
Sunday marks the official centenary ceremony which will take place inside the new hall at the school.
Guests will learn about the history of the school and see the path it has taken to where it is today.
Originally the school was called the Cannon Valley Primary School and it was located on the corner of Abell Road and Shute Harbour Road.
This site will be open over the centenary weekend so people can re-trace their past footsteps.
In 1969, the school moved to its current location and became Cannonvale State School.
But this is only one change that the school has made in its 100 years of existence.