Proud Bunbury primary school marks big milestone

Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
Students and staff at Carey Park Primary School celebrated the school’s 65th birthday last week and were joined by special guests to cut a commemorative cake.
Camera IconStudents and staff at Carey Park Primary School celebrated the school’s 65th birthday last week and were joined by special guests to cut a commemorative cake.

It was a day of celebrations at Carey Park Primary School last Friday as students, staff, parents and community members came together to celebrate the school’s 65th birthday.

In 1955, the school opened its front gate for the first time, welcoming in 140 students.

About 10 years later, student registration exceeded 800.

School principal and former student Phil Greenmount said he was fiercely proud of the school’s rich history.

“Carey Park Primary School is a dynamic and diverse school with a proud identity that is both inclusive and sensitive,” he said.

“The school has seen thousands of students and hundreds of staff walk through those front gates and it has meant something different to each one of them.

“The community has and always will be the backbone of the school and I know I am proud to call myself a Carey Park kid.”

Special guests Kevin Lynn, who had a big input into the new school buildings in the late 90s, and Joan Moore, who was deputy principal at the school in the late 1970s, were invited back to cut the celebratory cake.

After the cake cutting ceremony, Year 4 to 6 students were invited to play a game of football against family and staff members before enjoying a sausage sizzle lunch.

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