MPS 40th Anniversary

Happy 40th Birthday Marlborough!

What a way to celebrate…

The rain held off and we had a great turnout to commemorate Marlborough Primary School’s 40th anniversary on Sunday 23rd October. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to join in the fun, it was wonderful to see so many current members of our school community and former students and staff on the day.

The art show hit just the right note with parent Selena Ahpee performing for visitors impressed by the amazing creative talents of our students. There was heated bidding in the silent auction of classroom artworks.

The historical display was a big hit, particularly with former students and families, many of whom were thrilled to find their faces among the photos.  The extensive memorabilia collection took us on a fascinating journey through the history of our school. While some things have changed, many of our values and traditions are still the same. Thank you to everyone who provided material and reflections for use on the day.

A highlight of the celebrations was the burial of a time capsule by principal Shaun McClare with the Federal Member for Deakin Michael Sukkar and State Member for Bayswater Heidi Victoria. We hope many of you will be around for its opening in another 40 years.

Those that were hungry were spoiled for choice with a sausage sizzle, Devonshire teas and sweet treats from the cake stall. The food stalls alone raised more than $2000 for our school.

We have such a wonderful community at Marlborough Primary School, thank you to everyone who made our celebrations such a success.

A very big thank you to our visual art teacher Jenelle Seregin for all her work putting the event together as well as principal Shaun McClare and all our wonderful teachers and staff. Thank you to Prue Munro and Cherie Mountney for all the hours spent putting together the historical display.  Thank you to Dora Batchelor and the team from the Parents Association for organising the sausage sizzle, cake stall, commemorative wine, tea towels & aprons. Thank you to Joell Murray from Lady M Vintage High Tea who helped us celebrate in style with the vintage Devonshire teas. And, of course, thank you to the many parent and student volunteers who made the day possible.

See you in another 10 years.