A Darwin school that survived the onslaught of Cyclone Tracy and commits to being a true community school is 50 years old.
Ludmilla Primary School was officially opened in 1967, and principal Carol Putica said a reunion of past staff and students will be held to “reflect on the history and exciting new directions of the school, and to celebrate the achievements of former staff and alumni”.
“The reunion is important because a huge proportion of Darwin has at some time connected with our school, and it is vital we keep those connections alive and celebrate together our school’s milestones,” she said.
“The school has had many wonderful teachers and principals, and their great legacy has been in promoting our school as a community hub, a place that provides our students with an excellent education and embraces and respects children’s culture and background.
“We are about to modernise our school as part of a master plan to ensure our buildings and green spaces are perfect for the next generation of learners.
“It’s a very exciting time for the school, and we are looking forward with great optimism to the next 50 years.”
The reunion will be held on Friday 1 September, beginning 6.30pm at The Great Shed, 41 Bagot Rd. For more information phone 8983 7888.