While no one has witnessed their 150th birthday (yet), a Bowral school has planned a year of celebration for its milestone.
Bowral Public School its sesquicentenary – in other words, it’s 150th anniversary.
Recognition of this achievement kicked off on February 16 with the return of an alumni.
Dr Emma Mainprize attended the school from 1993 to 1999, and a lot has changed since she left.
“There was no hall, no undercover area, so we had to sit outside in the sun for our assembly,” she said.
She was interviewed by Bowral Public School leaders on her life since leaving school.
Dr Mainprize is now an equine dentist, which the children found especially intriguing.
She brought along her mobile equine rig to show how she checks horse’s teeth, and classes were weighed to see if they were as heavy as a horse.
Bowral Public School principal Wendy Buckley said Dr Mainprize was one of many alumni who will speak at school assembly.
“We hope to have a talk once a fortnight from an alumni of the school,” she said.
“If you’re an ex-student, whether you’re 17 or 99, we’d love to hear from you.”
The Back to Bowral Ball has been organised as a main celebration of the year, and will be held in September.