Bailey Road Primary and Intermediate School turns 50 years old!
Bailey Road Primary and Intermediate School celebrated its 50th Birthday in Term 1 2017. Commencing as an educational institution in February 1967, our school has seen many changes over its 50 year history. Today we are now teaching the children of past students.
The Jubilee Committee organised three events to celebrate this milestone in our development as a school.
On Friday 31 March 2017, we held an Open Day where past students and supporters could come and see the school in action and meet our staff and children. The school was open from 10.00.a.m.-2.30.p.m.
Here are the photos of some of the events of the day.
Here is the Time Capsule buried in 1992 (25th Jubilee). Chairperson Max Guptill blessing our new fale.
Our Senior Vocal Group sings for our visitors. Saachi and Ashley describe our Enviro Warrior's journey.
On the evening of Friday 31 March, we held a mix and mingle, drinks and nibbles get together in the school hall from 6.30 - 10.30.p.m.
We had photographic and artefact displays in the hall and Whare Ahuru Mowai (Calm Sheltering Place / Library) for old friends to view and reminisce over as they rekindled old friendships and made new acquaintances.
On Saturday 1 April we held our formal dinner and dance at the Onehunga Bowling Club.
We brought back old memories and enjoyed everyone's collectiveness as past and present students, teachers and parents of our Mount Wellington school.
Entertainment was provided by The Fluros who will brought our senses back to the music of the 60's, 70's, 80's right through to music of the twenty-first century.
The above link will provide access to photos of the School Day at Bailey Road School, the Mix and Mingle at the Hall and of course the Dinner and Dance at the Bowling Club.
Thank you Robyn Bullough for your hard work, time and effort for taking the photos and making them available to those attending and those who would have loved to have been there but could not schedule to be there to met old friends.
We thank our 50th Jubilee Committee for their amazing work in organising a very memorable two days of celebration. Huge applause is extended to Diane Facon, Jill Gilbert and Sue Mooy.
Bailey Road School.