Narooma Public School 125th reunion: MEGA GALLERY

Narooma Public School celebrated its 125th anniversary on the weekend with a big reunion celebration and lots of activities.

Hundreds of people were at the school on Saturday to catch up with old classmates and teachers, watch a tree planting, the ringing of the original school bell, cut the anniversary cake and go through old memorabilia.

The Narooma Public School P&C committee organised stalls and food, music students busked around the school and the Croquet Club gave croquet demonstrations on the sports oval.

Then on Saturday night, more than 200 people packed the Bluewater Room at the Narooma Golf Club for a cocktail evening.

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COMMITTEE: The Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary Committee.

COMMITTEE: The Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary Committee.

COMPUTERS: Checking out old school photos on the Narooma Public School Library computers.

COMPUTERS: Checking out old school photos on the Narooma Public School Library computers.

CROQUET: The Croquet Club were giving croquet demonstrations throughout the day.

CROQUET: The Croquet Club were giving croquet demonstrations throughout the day.

CUTTING: The oldest and youngest Narooma Public School students were chosen to cut the cake. Pictured are 92-year-old Rene Bennett and the youngest Narooma Public School student Caprice Rose.

CUTTING: The oldest and youngest Narooma Public School students were chosen to cut the cake. Pictured are 92-year-old Rene Bennett and the youngest Narooma Public School student Caprice Rose.

BELL: The first person to ring the newly restored original school bell was Beatrice Bourn nee Stepanovic watched by compere Geoff Lanham.

BELL: The first person to ring the newly restored original school bell was Beatrice Bourn nee Stepanovic watched by compere Geoff Lanham.

BUDDIES: Catching up with Narooma Public School friends from 1972 were Greg Latham of Goulburn, Paul Philip of Canberra and Bert Madge of Nowra.

BUDDIES: Catching up with Narooma Public School friends from 1972 were Greg Latham of Goulburn, Paul Philip of Canberra and Bert Madge of Nowra.

CAKE: The Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary Cake baked by Barry Mead at the ABC Bakery.

CAKE: The Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary Cake baked by Barry Mead at the ABC Bakery.

CAKE: The Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary Cake baked by Barry Mead at the ABC Bakery with Sylvia Gauslaa.

CAKE: The Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary Cake baked by Barry Mead at the ABC Bakery with Sylvia Gauslaa.

COFFEE: Donna Loudoun, Kevin Hayward and Christine Selman nee Gardner bell at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday.

COFFEE: Donna Loudoun, Kevin Hayward and Christine Selman nee Gardner bell at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday.

FAMILY: Elva Moses and her son Lex Moses from Brisbane with Jean Willcocks, daughter Sue Devine and Merrick Willcocks. Sue Devine used to ring the school bell when she was in sixth grade at Narooma Public School.

FAMILY: Elva Moses and her son Lex Moses from Brisbane with Jean Willcocks, daughter Sue Devine and Merrick Willcocks. Sue Devine used to ring the school bell when she was in sixth grade at Narooma Public School.

FRIENDS: Donna Loudoun of Narooma with school friend Christine (Gardner) Selman of Nowra.

FRIENDS: Donna Loudoun of Narooma with school friend Christine (Gardner) Selman of Nowra.

FRIENDSHIP: Norma Costin nee Dickson with Kath Tracey nee Law.

FRIENDSHIP: Norma Costin nee Dickson with Kath Tracey nee Law.

GENERATIONS: Narooma local Barbara Nancarrow with her son Nick and grandson Carter from Canberra at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday.

GENERATIONS: Narooma local Barbara Nancarrow with her son Nick and grandson Carter from Canberra at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday.

HOLE: The hole where the mock olive cutting from the mock olive tree at the old Narooma Public School.

HOLE: The hole where the mock olive cutting from the mock olive tree at the old Narooma Public School.

125th REUNION: Another shot from this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion. The P&C had all types of stalls including hair painting, cake, plants, lucky dips and lollies.

125th REUNION: Another shot from this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion. The P&C had all types of stalls including hair painting, cake, plants, lucky dips and lollies.

MEMORIES: There were loads of old school photos in the library for people to go through on Saturday morning at Narooma Public School.

MEMORIES: There were loads of old school photos in the library for people to go through on Saturday morning at Narooma Public School.

MEMORIES: There were loads of old school photos in the library for people to go through on Saturday morning at Narooma Public School.

MEMORIES: There were loads of old school photos in the library for people to go through on Saturday morning at Narooma Public School.

MATES: Bob Bennett of Narooma with Greg Latham of Goulburn.

MATES: Bob Bennett of Narooma with Greg Latham of Goulburn.

MEMORIES: There were loads of old school photos in the library for people to go through on Saturday morning at Narooma Public School.

MEMORIES: There were loads of old school photos in the library for people to go through on Saturday morning at Narooma Public School.

PALS: Max and Irene Frazer with local man John Costin.

PALS: Max and Irene Frazer with local man John Costin.

PLANTING: Elle Gross is assisted by Chris Gauslaa planting the mock olive tree.

PLANTING: Elle Gross is assisted by Chris Gauslaa planting the mock olive tree.

PRINCIPAL: Donna Loudoun with former Narooma Public School principal Bill Thompson who was principal from 1972 to 1976, Kevin Hayward and Christine Selman.

PRINCIPAL: Donna Loudoun with former Narooma Public School principal Bill Thompson who was principal from 1972 to 1976, Kevin Hayward and Christine Selman.

PLANTING: Elle Gross planting the mock olive tree cutting from the original mock olive tree growing in the grounds of the old Narooma Public School.

PLANTING: Elle Gross planting the mock olive tree cutting from the original mock olive tree growing in the grounds of the old Narooma Public School.

REUNION: Former Narooma Public School students – Doug Rose who started in 1939, Myra Wright who started in 1948, Doug’s sister Barbara McDonald nee Rose who started in 1941 and Pauline Bennett from the Sunshine Coast who started school in the 1950’s.

REUNION: Former Narooma Public School students – Doug Rose who started in 1939, Myra Wright who started in 1948, Doug’s sister Barbara McDonald nee Rose who started in 1941 and Pauline Bennett from the Sunshine Coast who started school in the 1950’s.

RING: The Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary Committee all ring the bell.

RING: The Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary Committee all ring the bell.

RING: The Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary Committee all ring the bell.

RING: The Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary Committee all ring the bell.

TEACHER: Bodalla’s Kath (Lubbock) Crapp taught at Narooma Public School in 1960 and 1961.

TEACHER: Bodalla’s Kath (Lubbock) Crapp taught at Narooma Public School in 1960 and 1961.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

PIZZA TIME: Jess Loudoun and Kate Jackson making pizza!

PIZZA TIME: Jess Loudoun and Kate Jackson making pizza!

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: Emma Carr at the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: Emma Carr at the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: Rachael Niemoeller and Jo Westoll making pizza at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: Rachael Niemoeller and Jo Westoll making pizza at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: Rachael Niemoeller making pizza at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: Rachael Niemoeller making pizza at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: Chris Westoll having fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: Chris Westoll having fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: Kate Jackson having fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: Kate Jackson having fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

P&C FUN: P&C member Nigel Jackson snapped this shot of the fun and games at this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

PIZZA STALL: Manning the pizza stall at the Narooma Public School
125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday are Jess Loudoun with kids
Sandy Loudoun, Giaan Café and Leah Westoll.

PIZZA STALL: Manning the pizza stall at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday are Jess Loudoun with kids Sandy Loudoun, Giaan Café and Leah Westoll.

HAND BALL: Reliving hand ball memories are Nick Nancarrow who last
played in 1982 and Marcus Stepanek who last played also in this very
spot in 1985. The square was a little smaller than they remembered but
they still recalled all the rules.

HAND BALL: Reliving hand ball memories are Nick Nancarrow who last played in 1982 and Marcus Stepanek who last played also in this very spot in 1985. The square was a little smaller than they remembered but they still recalled all the rules.

ORGANISERS: Organisers of the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary
celebrations Elaine Noble, Marg Wise and Sylvia Gauslaa.

ORGANISERS: Organisers of the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary celebrations Elaine Noble, Marg Wise and Sylvia Gauslaa.

FAR AND WIDE: Coming from far and wide are Betty Triggell nee Riley
from Bega, Robyn Lanham nee Brooks from Canberra, Malcolm Thomsen from
Manlyvale, Rocky Bourne from Bribie Island and Elaine Riley from
Brisbane.

FAR AND WIDE: Coming from far and wide are Betty Triggell nee Riley from Bega, Robyn Lanham nee Brooks from Canberra, Malcolm Thomsen from Manlyvale, Rocky Bourne from Bribie Island and Elaine Riley from Brisbane.

SCHOOL FUN: At the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary
celebrations on Saturday are Jakob Poyner, Anthony Elliott, Ollie
Burke, Flyn Alison, Jo Druhan and Emma Carr.

SCHOOL FUN: At the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday are Jakob Poyner, Anthony Elliott, Ollie Burke, Flyn Alison, Jo Druhan and Emma Carr.

ICE CREAM: Laura, Stephie and Claire Ovington enjoy ice-creams from
Julian Domaracki from the Dalmeny Ice Creams a Plenty.

ICE CREAM: Laura, Stephie and Claire Ovington enjoy ice-creams from Julian Domaracki from the Dalmeny Ice Creams a Plenty.

P&C LADIES: P&C ladies Kylie Thomas, Liane Hornig, president Emma
Carr, Kristy Smith, Annette Bolton and Jen Owens-Roberts at the
Narooma Public School 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday.

P&C LADIES: P&C ladies Kylie Thomas, Liane Hornig, president Emma Carr, Kristy Smith, Annette Bolton and Jen Owens-Roberts at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday.

125th REUNION: Kids having fun at the P&C stalls.

125th REUNION: Kids having fun at the P&C stalls.

AT SCHOOL: Enjoying the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary
celebrations on Saturday are local Helen Dal Molin and Kelly Spicer
now of Maroubra.

AT SCHOOL: Enjoying the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday are local Helen Dal Molin and Kelly Spicer now of Maroubra.

REUNION MATES: School mates Paul Philip and John Phillips...

REUNION MATES: School mates Paul Philip and John Phillips...

CROQUET TIME: Another shot from this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

CROQUET TIME: Another shot from this year’s Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary celebration reunion.

MRS CONSTABLE: Joan Constable taught at Narooma Public School for more
than 50 years starting in 1951 with Tricia Debus who was a casual
teacher in the 1980s and whose husband Brian taught from 1979 to 1990.

MRS CONSTABLE: Joan Constable taught at Narooma Public School for more than 50 years starting in 1951 with Tricia Debus who was a casual teacher in the 1980s and whose husband Brian taught from 1979 to 1990.

CURRENT TEACHERS: Teacher Helen Stebbing, Phillipa and Henry George,
also a teacher, at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary
cocktail evening.

CURRENT TEACHERS: Teacher Helen Stebbing, Phillipa and Henry George, also a teacher, at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening.

NIGHT OUT: Enjoying a night out at Narooma Public School 125th
anniversary cocktail evening are former student Julie Bradley and
Karen Bennett.

NIGHT OUT: Enjoying a night out at Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening are former student Julie Bradley and Karen Bennett.

OLD MATES: Charlie Bettini proudly wore his 1967 prefect badge at the
Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening and is
pictured with school mate Paul Philip.

OLD MATES: Charlie Bettini proudly wore his 1967 prefect badge at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening and is pictured with school mate Paul Philip.

JIM POLLOCK: Jim Pollock at the Narooma Public School 125th
anniversary cocktail evening and the Narooma Golf Club.

JIM POLLOCK: Jim Pollock at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening and the Narooma Golf Club.

GREAT HOSTS: Pauls on the Course did the catering at the Narooma
Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening and Maureen Sweeney
is pictured with Rocky Bourne, Beatrice Stefanovic and Ken Wright.

GREAT HOSTS: Pauls on the Course did the catering at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening and Maureen Sweeney is pictured with Rocky Bourne, Beatrice Stefanovic and Ken Wright.

FUN TIMES: Having a great time at the Narooma Public School 125th
anniversary cocktail evening are Jan Boxsell and Rhonda Thackaray nee
James.

FUN TIMES: Having a great time at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening are Jan Boxsell and Rhonda Thackaray nee James.

SCHOOL DAYS: Locals Ernie Baddeley, Graeme Osborne and George Hulley
at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening.

SCHOOL DAYS: Locals Ernie Baddeley, Graeme Osborne and George Hulley at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening.

SCHOOL CONNECTIONS: Maree Philip from Canberra/Dalmeny is married to
student Paul, Nancy Costin of Moruya is the wife of student John
Junior and Fran Sanders, also of Moruya who had four children attend
Narooma Public School.

SCHOOL CONNECTIONS: Maree Philip from Canberra/Dalmeny is married to student Paul, Nancy Costin of Moruya is the wife of student John Junior and Fran Sanders, also of Moruya who had four children attend Narooma Public School.

MACS GIFTS: Principal Paul Sweeney accepts artworks gifted to Narooma
Public School by the Montague Arts and Crafts Society pictured with
reunion organiser Sylvia Gauslaa and MC Geoff Lanham.

MACS GIFTS: Principal Paul Sweeney accepts artworks gifted to Narooma Public School by the Montague Arts and Crafts Society pictured with reunion organiser Sylvia Gauslaa and MC Geoff Lanham.

CLUB NIGHT: Enjoying the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary
cocktail evening and Cindy Burnside and Tania Hextell.

CLUB NIGHT: Enjoying the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening and Cindy Burnside and Tania Hextell.

SCHOOL SUPPORTERS: Bev and Geoff Southam at the Narooma Public School
125th anniversary cocktail evening.

SCHOOL SUPPORTERS: Bev and Geoff Southam at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening.

REUNION NIGHT: Ray Ross Kelly with Carol and Barry Mead at the Narooma
Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening.

REUNION NIGHT: Ray Ross Kelly with Carol and Barry Mead at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening.

SCHOOL GIRLS: Having a ball at the Narooma Public School 125th
anniversary cocktail evening are Heather and Julie Blessington from
Narooma, Denise Kavazos nee Shoemark of Bodalla and Olive Cannon of
Brisbane.

SCHOOL GIRLS: Having a ball at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening are Heather and Julie Blessington from Narooma, Denise Kavazos nee Shoemark of Bodalla and Olive Cannon of Brisbane.

HOMECOMING: Judith Carpenter nee Pearson of Batemans Bay, David
Pearson of Darwin and Gwyn Reid nee Pearson of Cowra are the children
of headmaster Oliver Pearson (1950-1953) and are pictured with Ron
Constable.

HOMECOMING: Judith Carpenter nee Pearson of Batemans Bay, David Pearson of Darwin and Gwyn Reid nee Pearson of Cowra are the children of headmaster Oliver Pearson (1950-1953) and are pictured with Ron Constable.

NAROOMA NAMES: Mandy Wright, Jean Willcocks and Sue Devine nee
Willcocks from Brisbane at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary
cocktail evening.

NAROOMA NAMES: Mandy Wright, Jean Willcocks and Sue Devine nee Willcocks from Brisbane at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening.

SCHOOL REUNION: Peter and Pauline Wilcock and Mark and Isobel Whitty
at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening.

SCHOOL REUNION: Peter and Pauline Wilcock and Mark and Isobel Whitty at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening.

FUN TIMES: Nicholas Nancarrow, Marcus and Katie Stepanek, Tony Rose,
Grahame Cannon and Terry Preo at the Narooma Public School 125th
anniversary cocktail evening.

FUN TIMES: Nicholas Nancarrow, Marcus and Katie Stepanek, Tony Rose, Grahame Cannon and Terry Preo at the Narooma Public School 125th anniversary cocktail evening.

TRAVELLER: Bruce Holzhauser, Catherine Nunan nee Cobcroft who
travelled all the way from Hong Kong, her brother Anthony Cobcroft and
Geoff Wilson.

TRAVELLER: Bruce Holzhauser, Catherine Nunan nee Cobcroft who travelled all the way from Hong Kong, her brother Anthony Cobcroft and Geoff Wilson.