Name change for Bayldon school

ADMINISTRATION staff at Bayldon Public School deserve a pat on the back.

After years of answering the phone with the same welcoming introduction they have had to quickly adjust to a 'minor' change ? the name of the school.

Last week, the Minister of Education, Carmel Tebbutt, approved the changing of the school's name to William Bayldon Public School.

The name change was brought about by an application from the school community in recognition of an early settler in the Bonville area, Mr William Bayldon, whom the now defunct suburb of Bayldon also was named after.

Mr Bayldon, a chemist and magistrate set- tled, with his wife Eliza, in the area in 1871.

Their descendants visited the school last year and presented portraits of Mr and Mrs Bayldon to the school, which now hang proudly in the main office.

Principal, Jim Walsh, said the name change gave the school a sense of history.



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