The Grade 6 band did a sterling job performing at the Korumburra Primary School 125th year anniversary celebrations. Rg224216

The Grade 6 band did a sterling job performing at the Korumburra Primary School 125th year anniversary celebrations. Rg224216

Guest speakers and dignitaries at Korumburra Primary School’s 125th year anniversary celebrations on Saturday were South Gippsland Mayor Bob Newton, assistant principal Dave Gray, Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien, former principal Greg Twite, principal Nathan Pirouet with daughter Ruby, and former student and now teacher, Nick Besley. Rg214216

Guest speakers and dignitaries at Korumburra Primary School’s 125th year anniversary celebrations on Saturday were South Gippsland Mayor Bob Newton, assistant principal Dave Gray, Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien, former principal Greg Twite, principal Nathan Pirouet with daughter Ruby, and former student and now teacher, Nick Besley. Rg214216

KORUMBURRA Primary School celebrated its 125th anniversary in style on Saturday.
Principal Nathan Pirouet welcomed guests including former students, teachers and parents, to reminisce about the school’s history.
Assistant principal Dave Gray, who will retire at the end of this year, spoke about his time at the school since starting in 1988.
Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien wished the school a happy anniversary, former principal Greg Twite entertained the crowd with a humorous account of his years at the school, and former student and now Grade 6 teacher Nick Besley looked back on his school days.
The day was capped off by a performance from the Grade 6 band.
Mr Pirouet said the day lived up to expectations with a big crowd.
“We wanted our Year 6 students to connect with the past, so having them give the tours around the school went really well and it was really appreciated by the people coming back to visit the school,” he said.
“We also saw that as an opportunity for the older people to share and connect with our kids, and share their memories and experiences.
“The Year 6s performed well and the speeches really connected with everyone of all ages.
“It was great to see past principals and teachers so it was a good day all round.”