Kate Papworth, Henry Moorhead and Zavyer Marwood.

It’s not every day that your school turns 100 and centenary celebrations are well under way to mark the impressive milestone at Holy Rosary Primary School in White Hills on May 5 and 6.

Celebrations will start on Saturday, May 5 as guests take a step back in time with memorabilia, photo displays and historical items as well as a chance to tour the current facilities with open classrooms, student performances and of course the cutting of the centenary cake.

Old school uniforms, attendance rolls and photographs will also be on display along with the more obscure items like a knitted football jumper from the 1970s donated by Maureen Symons.

The jumper, complete with hand coloured number on the back belonged to Maureen’s son who played for the Holy Rosary Football Club during his time as a
student.

A time capsule will be prepared at the 2018 celebrations to be placed in the ground until the year 2043 when the school turns 125.

A centenary gala dinner will be held at the All Seasons Resort in Bendigo on the Saturday night to celebrate 100 years of Holy Rosary.

The dinner will be a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and to enjoy a fun night with dinner and dancing.

Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church on Sunday morning followed by morning tea at Ted’s Shed.

Those interested in attending the centenary celebrations are encouraged to register by contacting Holy Rosary School on 5448 4280 or via email office@hrwhitehills.catholic.edu.au