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24 February, 2022

Jondaryan State School honours 150th anniversary with new gates

Jondaryan State School is showing off its new entrance gates but has announced the postponement of the official gate opening ceremony.

After the extended two weeks of summer school holiday, Jondaryan State School students were very keen and excited to be back at school.

The first big difference the students saw when they arrived at school were the brand new entrance gates, which were erected during January as part of a P&C project to celebrate the school’s 150th Anniversary.  

It was planned to have an official gate opening on Friday 11th February with Her Excellency the Honourable Dr. Jeanette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland, cutting the ribbon to officially open the gates and welcoming students and community members into the 150th year.  

Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions this special assembly had to be postponed.

It was 150 years ago on January 12, 1872 that the Jondaryan Provincial School was established to educate the children of the workers at Jondaryan Station.

A fete and open-day has been set for Saturday 3rd September 2022 to celebrate this educational milestone, and bring together past and present members of the Jondaryan State School community.

This year this small country school started off with a total enrolment of 28 students, consisting of two composite classes; Miss Alex Stansbie our teaching Principal teaching Prep, Year 1
and 2 and our new teacher for this year, Mrs Helen Johnson tending to the education outcomes of
our Year 3 – 6 students.

 - Cora Grundy

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