In the leadup to Kedron State High School's 60th anniversary, there is no doubt there is a great deal of enthusiasm for returning to the alma mater. Even folk who live far afield are making a pilgrimage to check up on old flames and old classrooms. Former students are rifling through their memorabilia to display online or on the day. On a diamond anniversary, the school's motto, "To strive is to shine", could not be more apt.
Kedron SHS was one of a number of high schools established to meet a growing population of baby boomers who found it difficult to access the four established public secondary education institutions of Brisbane State High, Domestic Science High, Commercial High and Industrial High. Education opportunities began to spread out to the suburbs. Kedron was one of many.
If you are a past student of this illustrious public school you may like to join your alumni at the 60th anniversary celebrations. Open to all past and present Kedronites, it will feature food stalls and programs by International students, music groups and performers, school tours, reunion meeting points for each cohort, a Nordek stall and a Class Photos stall. If you have any memorabilia, archivist Russell Parry will be pleased to add it to his collection. Paper items can be scanned and returned.
I'm looking forward to walking down memory lane on Wednesday 14 September 2016 from 3.30pm - 8pm. Maybe well known actress Rowena Wallace will join me there. I'll never forget her reading the part of Eliza Doolittle from "Pygmalion" on Wednesday afternoons with Miss Sweeney. Ah, selective memories.