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Celebrating Palmyra Primary School's Centenary in 2013

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Books now available at Chemmart Palmyra

chemmartIf you are looking to pick up a few of the Centenary books for Christmas presents and don’t want to pay postage, then Chemmart Palmyra have kindly offered to sell them at the recommended price of $45.

They are located at 267 Canning Hwy, just across the carpark from Stammers Woolworths.

Thanks to Chemmart Palmyra for helping us out!



Memories from Nanette

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?

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Pally on ‘Who do you think you are’

Karen Greenwood has passed on news that Rove (John) McManus was on Who Do You Think You Are this week , which featured Palmyra and the Miller family

The show takes people back through history to look at their family genealogy.

You can watch the entire episode at the following link, or go straight to 39 minutes and see Rove at the Miller Home at the site of the Miller bake house on Hammad Street.

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Pre order your centenary book

As you may know, we’ve been crazily busy getting a Centenary book developed. It will include memories, history, family recipes and beautiful photos and is professionally produced.

It will be available in November, but we are accepting pre sales now. There will be limited numbers of the book, so this is a way to guarantee yourself a copy or two. It will be a lovely Christmas present too, for anyone in the Pally Community.

So, how can you pre- order?

There are a few ways.

1. Come along to the school this Sunday (April 14) during the weekly farmer’s markets (9 – 12pm)  and we’ll have a stall there. This will be a chance to get the book at a discounted rate of $40 each (no postage, pick up from the school).

2. Pop into the school office and they’ll accept cash payments. If you come before the end of first term (April 19), the book will be available at the discounted rate of $40, but after that it will be $45 per book.

3. Or  if you can’t get to the school, pre order online, for $45 each with $13.40 for postage. Postage is delivery anywhere in Australia, and if you would like it sent internationally, we can arrange a quote for you. 

Pre order your book online here

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