Alumni will travel for reunion

REUNION: Former Principal Ian McArthur with a Scott Street street sign.

REUNION: Former Principal Ian McArthur with a Scott Street street sign.

A Scott Street Primary School reunion has attracted alumni from far and wide, with many travelling interstate to attend the event on March 11

Currently 85 people will be there on the night, including former Principals, Vice-Principals, Teachers and pupils and their families traveling from areas including Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.

Local band Jackdaw will be playing music from the 60s through to the mid 2000s at reunion, which will be held in the Palms Function Centre inside the Westland Hotel. 

Former Principal Ian McArthur said he was looking forward to catching up with former colleagues.

“It will be good to see people that I worked with and those who were students when I was there, they have grown up so it will be interesting to catch up with them,” he said.

“The years that I was at Scott Street were a good time, I had a young and enthusiastic staff who were very good to work with, I do have happy memories of the school.

“I left Scott Steet in 1989 and retired from the education department in 1994, so there’s not a lot of people I worked with who still live in Whyalla – I’ll enjoy meeting up with them.” 

Co-ordinator Anne Cunnigham said the cut-off date for registration is February 24, but late entries would be considered.

“Scott Street Primary School  buried a time capsule in the late 60s and former pupils and staff are keen to see if it was dug up when the school was demolished and the new housing estate was established,” she said.

Those wishing to attend can contact annecunningham@bigpond.com or text 0477 999 347 for further details.

Cost is $10 per person.