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Kedron State High School 60th Anniversary

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by Alison Muirhead (subscribe)
Doting grandmother and grey nomad who should join Volunteers Anonymous and is greatly in favour of a ten day week. So much to do, so little time.
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Kedron State High School to sparkle at its diamond jubilee


Middle aged woman to 16 year old girl: I am so envious of you. School years were the best of my life.
Teen: Well I don't have much to look forward to then.
Teenage angst, just when you should be enjoying being young and beautiful.

Kedron State High School,60th anniversary,september 14 2016,1964 Youth Week March
Stepping out on the Brisbane Youth Week March 1964


When reminiscing on our school years, do we only remember the best of them? Facebook pages devoted to alumni of secondary schools seem to bring out a mix of feelings.

Youth Week march 1964,Kedron State High School
Kedron State High leads the way


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 State High School Fete 1964,cross dressers
Eat your heart out, Footy Show


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.

Kedron SHS 45 years after graduation
Not many changes in 45 years


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.

Kedron SHS Fete preparations 1964,model aeroplane
Fete preparations 1964


Parking will be available on the school oval via The Kedron Way between the school and Emergency Services. The grounds of the Kedron AFL club at 100 6th Avenue will also be available from 3pm.

Kedron State High School,memorabilia
Memorabilia from the 'sixties


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.

Kedron SHS,athletics against Churchie 1964
Cheering on our athletes at CEGS

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Why? To reminisce over your school days
When: Wednesday September 14 from 3.30pm to 8pm
Phone: 07 3630 3333
Where: 34 Park Road, Wooloowin.
Cost: Free
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