Hall School Centenary: April 16-17th
16 April 2011
Hall School Centenary - Program
The Centenary will take place over the weekend of April 16-17th.
The main Program of Centenary activities will be on Saturday 16th, from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.
On Sunday 17th the Hall School Museum and the special Centenary exhibition 'Yesterday's Hall and School' will be open again from 10.00 - 4.00 pm.
On Saturday there will be a Registration Desk in the playground where you will be able to pick up a name tag, and tickets ordered for the Centenary Dinner. You will be invited to 'sign up' as a visitor to the Centenary, and leave your contact information.
A number of activities will be available all day on Saturday:
A display of veteran vehicles and machinery contributed by a range of community members.
Activities for kids - a merry-go-round, games, kids play area.
Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits at The Cottage, served by the local churches.
the Hall School Museum will be open 10-4.
The Exhibition: 'Yesterdays Hall and School' will be open 10-4.
The Exhibition will include a small book stall with local publications and a Southwell Family Society display.
Bottles of Hall Centenary Shiraz (2008) for sale at the book stall.
As well as the refreshments available at the Cottage, the Rotary Club of Hall will run a BBQ from noon onwards.
At 1.30 pm there will be a special one hour performance by the Bush Dancers display group.
This will be followed at 3.00 pm by the official Centenary Ceremony with MC David Kilby. The start of the Ceremony will be indicated by the ringing of the school bell, and raising of the flag.
Speakers will include John Thompson (grandson of the first Teacher-in-Charge), Jan Day (former Principal) and Irene Copping. Mrs Copping will cut the Centenary cake. The contents of the time Capsule will be revealed. It is anticipated that the Ceremony will take around 40 minutes. It will end with an invitation to all to assemble in 'decades' groups around the school grounds for photographs to be taken.
At the end of the afternoon, visitors may like to proceed down the street to the Gumnut Coffee Shop, the Wood Duck Inn, or the Hall Premier Store, all of which will be open for food and drinks of various kinds.
The Centenary Dinner will take place on Saturday evening in the Hall Pavilion, and is likely to be fully subscribed. Speakers will include John Thompson, Joy (Porter) Sheargold (former Principal), Ralph Southwell, Mandy Perry, Monica Kennedy, Will Brydie-Watson and Jack Williams. Music will be the 'pops' of the early 1900's specially compiled for the occasion by David Kilby.