ON Saturday 26 March, Hastings Primary School will celebrate it’s 150th year. The school was established formally in 1872, the same year the Victorian Government introduced the 1872 Education Act, providing free, secular and compulsory education for children.
Hastings Primary School has a long and continuous history in Hastings, and takes pride in the ongoing connection with families, volunteers, community groups and organisations, businesses and surrounding schools.
The school invites the entire Hastings community, past and present, to come along and celebrate 150 years of providing outstanding education to the families of Hastings. Come along and enjoy the nostalgia and fun.
The day will start at 10am with an Official opening ceremony, followed by opportunities to walk through the grounds and many of the buildings. A wide variety of school based displays will be on show, as well as numerous community organisations and businesses providing activities and displays. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The day will finish at 2pm.
Time capsules from Victoria’s 150 Year Celebration were put together by students and staff and buried in 1985. These have been found and opened, with many being in good condition. These will form part of our displays on Saturday 26th March. Past students from that era will be amazed by the artefacts that have been preserved.
A 150th Celebration booklet has been published, illustrating the school’s history and development over this time. The booklet will be available to visitors on the day, while stocks last.
More information can be found on the Hastings Primary School Facebook page.