Square Hill Primary turns 50

Participants of the modelling show, are from left Aleah Hess, Anastacia Mopp, Cassidy Ashleigh Saal, Jayda Southgate, teacher Tarryn-Lee Demingo. Seated are teacher Oswald Maloy and principal Grant Paulsen.

Square Hill Primary School celebrated its 50th anniversary and the school’s rich history – with a Family Fun Day, over Heritage Day weekend.

On Saturday September 23, the school hosted different activities, including modelling shows, food stalls, and many more events that engaged parents, pupils and the community.

Principal Grant Paulsen said: “This event afforded the Square Hill Primary School community the opportunity to share in a day of celebration filled with entertainment and fun with a family-orientated theme.”

He said September 23 has traditionally been considered to be the day on which the school celebrated its Founder’s Day. “Square Hill Primary School was established in 1967, under the principalship of Mr L Roberts. The school has had a total of eight principals through its history who have, along with all the role-players, established a sound foundation for the school.

“The school serves 1 020 pupils from the Retreat area with diverse backgrounds and lives by its motto,
Cerne ut Excellatis, which means Strive to Excel, stri-
ving for scholastic, sporting and cultural excel-