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Quairading District High School Centenary

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An invitation you cannot refuse
All past and present students, staff and parents of Quairading District High School are invited to celebrate 100 years of quality education at the school on the weekend of October 19 and 20, 2013.

Quairading District High School, class of 1948
Quairading District High School, class of 1948

Quairading District High School, infants' class of 1953
Quairading District High School, infants' class of 1953

Quairading District High School 100 not out

There is great jubilation when a test batsman reaches a 100 runs, and rightly so.
Then how much more should we celebrate a country high school that has past the test of time. In the process notching up a century of quality education, not out.

If the walls of Quairading District High School could speak
If the walls of Quairading District High School could speak

Now is the time

Have not been back to Quairading since leaving school, now is your chance to meet old classmates and the schools future; the present generation of staff students and parents.

Why not bring some memorabilia to display on the day. Photos, old school tie or maybe one of your 'good' report cards.

Welcome to a weekend of memories and fun

Entry to Quairading
Welcome to Quairading

My hometown, Quairading, a wheat belt town about 179 kilometres east of Perth will celebrate their district high school's 100th year. There will be memories to relive, plenty of things to do and see. Start with a beautiful, scenic and historical drive less than two hours from Perth.

An original stopping place

Quairading is an unusual name derived from the Aboriginal word 'Kwirading', meaning the home of a small brush kangaroo. Aboriginals used 'Kwirading Spring', just 6.4km south of the town as a stopping place.

What better invitation to stop for a day or make a weekend of it. Meet up with old classmates and see if you still recognise them (of course we haven't changed), for a drink and or a meal at the Quairading Hotel or Quairading Club afterwards. Once in town, the locals will direct you.

Morning, afternoon tea and lunch are available for sale from the P&C.

'The Great Australian Rock Musical', with meal

The musical presented by Quairading's own, 'Curtain Raisers' will be preformed Friday and Saturday nights, October 18 and 19.

Tickets at $45pp include a meal and bookings can be made at the Community Resource Centre on 9645 0096. What a great way to complete Saturday's activities.

Have your name immortalised in brick

The school is creating a pathway through the front garden with Commemorative Paving Bricks. These feature student's names and years attended. Contact Rowlie Mellor or email the school if you would like one (contact details below). Be quick, you only have up to October 19.


SATURDAY October 19

10.00am: School open, registrations,
and Classroom displays

Morning Tea
10.30am: Parachutist Display
11.00am: Guest Speakers and Ceremonies
Singing Buddies performance
Announcement of Sculpture and
Poetry competition winners

12noon: (onwards) Lunch
Parachutist Display
Carnival Activities for the kids

4.30pm: School Closes

SUNDAY October 20

8.30am: Breakfast at the Vintage Club

Tourist and Tidy Town Activities

10.00am: Bus Tours
Each tour takes about 2 hours and a small charge will apply

Town tour including the Quairading Community Nature Reserve and Toapin Weir

Four old School site tours (these will bring back memories)

North East Tour:
North Quairading, Mooranning, North Yoting, Mt Stirling Road,
Pantapin, Kokebin Rock, Yoting, Badjaling.
South East Tour:

Dangin, Yenyenning, Caroling, Wamenusking,
Rabbit Proof Fence interpretive sites.

North West Tour:
Nalyenning, Bellakabella, Doodenanning, Mawson

South West Tour:
Dangin, Jacob's Well, Dulbelling, South Caroling
Simpson's Hill, Yenyenning.


There are few places to stay, but be quick and check out availability.

How can you refuse the invitation, see you there

If the township's Centenary Celebration in 2007 is anything to go by this will be a memorable weekend. It goes with saying; country people know how to put on a good 'do'.

For any information please contact:

Rowlie Mellor on 9645 1439 or
Quairading District High School on 9645 1208 or
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Why? To celebrate a country school's 100th year and catch up with old classmates
When: Saturday 10.00am to 4.30pm Sunday 8.00am to mid afternnon
Phone: Rowlie Mellor 9645 1439 and Quairading District High School 9645 1208
Where: Quairading District High School, McLennan Street QUAIRADING WA
Cost: Free to enter, cost for Tours and food from the P&C
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