School celebrates 100 years of country values

AS IT WAS: Ambrose State School during the 1920s.
AS IT WAS: Ambrose State School during the 1920s. Contributed

A CENTURY is no small feat for anyone, but for a rural school it is a momentous achievement.

Ambrose State School, founded in 1914, has educated hundreds of children with the same ethos - listen, learn, be responsible, respectful and fair.

Principal Damien Hoare said it was the strong sense of pride and morality in students that makes parents want to enrol their children at what is still regarded as a small country school.

"We pride ourselves that we still have a country feel," he said. "One hundred years is a massive event for a school Ambrose's size.

"Our students are good country kids with strong morals. Our country values are a huge part of our success."

And for their 100th birthday, a celebration like no other the school has seen will be held to honour the past, present and future.

"It's been a massive undertaking," Mr Hoare said. "We are very lucky to have a fantastic P and C group, who have taken the task under their wing.

"There will be fireworks, live entertainment, free rides for the kids, market stalls, souvenirs, raffles and face painting.

"It's going to be an excellent day."

Mr Hoare said he was particularly looking forward to catching up with past principals, some of which will be travelling interstate to attend.

"Ambrose State School has had a massive influence on all of the people who have walked through its doors," he said.

"The school community is so excited about the centenary and we're hoping the community will share in our celebration."

Centenary celebrations will kick off at Ambrose State School in Ambrose at 10am on August 30.

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