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.
WHAT'S ON OVER THE 2 DAYS
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
Carnival Activities for the kids 4.30pm:School Closes
SUNDAY October 20
8.30am: Breakfast at the Vintage Club
Tourist and Tidy Town Activities
Each tour takes about 2 hours and a small charge will apply
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
Dangin. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Quairading District High School on 9645 1208 or