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Weekend celebrations planned for school’s 50th

Nov 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

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OLD SCHOOL: Redwood School in 1966

REDWOOD School in Tawa is holding a two-day celebration for its 50th Anniversary next year.

The primary school first opened on February 2, 1966 with 168 students enrolled, four teachers and principal Con Coffey.

Celebrations for the anniversary are planned for July 1 and 2, 2016.

The first event on Friday July 1 is an open day in the afternoon where people can visit classrooms and see what students have been working on.

Principal Sue Goodin says the students will spend a lot of time in the second term next year working on presentations for the open day.

The day will end with drinks and nibbles in the school hall in the evening.

Sue Goodin says there will be photos placed around the hall showcasing 50 years at the school.

“It’s just a bit of a mix and mingle,” she says.

On Saturday afternoon the schools Haka group, Ukulele group and orchestra will perform for people, and there will be a tree planting and photo opportunities for ex-students.

The orchestra will be coordinated by Sandra Logan, and will include ex-Redwood students from Tawa Intermediate and Tawa College, as well as adults who were former pupils.

Classrooms will also be open for people to walk through and see how the school has changed since they were last there.

Sue Goodin is encouraging people to follow the anniversary Facebook page Redwood School 50th Anniversary, to keep up-to-date and share it with ex-students.

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