Nanette Richards (nee Hovey attended the school from 1956 to 62.
One of her memories relates to what happened when the school was dealing with a boom of students after the war.
In grade four, due to overcrowding at the school, our class was sent down to the old church in McKimmie road for the year. Our teacher was Mr. Kanganas. We would walk up the hill for sport and sewing classes with the rest of the school but otherwise spent all our time at the church. We had lots of fun as the church was on a big block and we could play in amongst the trees and undergrowth. I remember, with my best friend Penny Harrison, making our own little cubby area which we decorated with wildflowers and creepers. I also remember at the front of the church was a piece of the floor which could be pulled up with rope handles and beneath it was a large cement ‘bath’ which we assumed was for baptisms.
Other memories include using inkwells and being the ink monitor. I was a messy kid so always ended up with ink everywhere. Was very pleased to be able to use biros in year five.
At school we used to listen to a radio program (broadcast over the PA system) which was for schools and involved a song book. Cant remember what it was called but I do remember thinking that one day we would be watching this on tv rather than listening to the radio.
Does anyone else remember the church on McKimmie? I guess that’s where the kindy is these days?