Photo by Linda Robertson.
Former St Clair Community Kindergarten pupil Kay Aitken
(nee Lane) shows new pupils Lucinda McNally (centre) and Poppy
Hussey (both 2) a photo of her first day at the kindergarten,
More than 50 past and present pupils and teachers dressed in
period costume to celebrate the centenary of the St Clair
Community Kindergarten on Saturday.
''We think it was formed about June in 1914. But most of our
historic information was destroyed in a fire in the hall in
September 2007, so we've had to piece it together,''
kindergarten reunion co-ordinator Angela Wilson said.
''We know it was set up before the war. There was an ad in
the ODT on January 17, 1914, asking for rooms to rent
for a kindergarten in St Clair.''
Former pupils donated old photographs, toys and clothing for
a display in the hall, while present pupils played
old-fashioned games outside, like hopscotch and skipping.
High tea was later held in the hall, while children performed
songs they had been practising.