A lot of chalk to reminisce over

IT'S not every day you turn 125 - that's why Nambucca Heads Public School is throwing a party.

The school is calling on past students, staff, parents, carers and community members to join them in celebrating 125 years since the school's opening, over the June long weekend.

Local Aboriginal elder Emily Walker, who was one of the first Aboriginal students to attend the school back in 1948, is excited about celebrating her years at Nambucca Public.

She said at 13 years old, she quickly settled in at the school.

“I really liked my teacher, Mr Evans, he was a good man, and I think if you like your teacher, you will like your school,” said Aunt Emily said.

She'll be there on the big anniversary weekend, which kicks off with a 'meet-and-greet' dinner at Nambucca Heads Bowling Club on June 5.

On June 6 the school will be open for visitors, a school fete, and the burying of time capsules, and later in the day the Nambucca Headland Museum will open to show historical school items.

But the highlight of the weekend is expected to be the dinner dance on June 6.

The school is collecting interesting stories about life at school at Nambucca Heads and any stories about ex-students

who have gone onto fame and fortune.

Stories can be sent to the school or emailed to nambuccahd-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au, along with a name, address and tele- phone number.

They're also looking for old photos, which can be emailed to rpade@bigpond.net.au.

For more information on the reunion contact the school on (02) 6568 6411 or email nambuccahd-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au .

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