Mitchell High School turns 50

Mitchell High School students set up for the school's anniversary dinner. Black and white photos from 1964 to the present were a feature of the decorations.

Mitchell High School students set up for the school's anniversary dinner. Black and white photos from 1964 to the present were a feature of the decorations.

About 200 past students and staff of Mitchell High School attended a dinner to celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 24.

They toured the school, followed by drinks and canapes on the lawn where they saw a time capsule buried.

Relieving principal Tanya Baghurst said the time capsule would be dug up in another 50 years for the school’s centenary celebrations.

She gave a short history of the school before cutting an anniversary cake after the three-course dinner.

Principal Brett Harper’s video message from England was played.

‘‘The tables were decorated by the assistance of our hospitality classes and teachers,’’ Mrs Baghurst said.

‘‘The students were able to gain accreditation towards their Vocational Studies in Years 11 and 12 by being involved in setting up for this major event.’’

Mrs Baghurst said feedback from the event showed it was ‘‘ a fitting tribute to the many students, staff and families that have supported Mitchell High School over the past 50 years’’.

Teacher Tina Petroni, who was also a student of the school, played and sang music from the 60’s to the present accompanied by band Cocktail Hour.

Guests received a complementary gold printed 50th Anniversary glass. More than $1000 worth of memorabilia was sold at the evening by volunteers. 

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