Gumeracha Primary School’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Gumeracha Primary School’s 150th Anniversary CelebrationsOn Friday 19th and Saturday 20th of October, the Gumeracha Primary School celebrated its 150th Anniversary with an exciting weekend of activities. On Friday the school leaders unearthed the Gumeracha Primary School Time Capsule that was buried in 1999.

The items in the capsule, including many samples of student work and photos, were displayed in the library to view. Later on Friday, many visitors were welcomed to the school for the Open Day with tours being conducted by year 6/7 class tour guides. The whole school was involved in a special assembly for the visitors, where student’s activities were presented about learning at the Gumeracha Primary School in 2007 and throughout this year, as well as historical moments in time. Continue reading

Nether Hill Farm Re-Opening

Nether Hill Farm Re-OpeningFormer owners of the Nether Hill Strawberry Farm, Doug and Margaret Reid, recently retired, with the new owner, Dr Paul Cowie, taking over the farm earlier this year. New manager, Simon Johnson, his wife Kerryn and family moved onto the farm in September with the property now called Nether Hill Farm.

A small number of strawberries have been planted but the new direction is to develop an organic farm concentrating mainly on growing organic vegetables and fruit and running some beef cattle, as Simon has been involved in organic horticulture for 18 years. Continue reading