This weekend the Pārāwai School celebrates their 50th Jubilee. The weekend starts with an open afternoon at the school, followed by a 'mix and mingle' in the evening.
Tomorrow, Saturday 28th October is the official ceremony, morning tea, decade photos and a buffet lunch.
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A limited edition booklet is available at the school/reunion for $15. There are 48 pages, which include a selection of memories, photographs and past details on the school. A great read for anyone interested in Thames history.
The Pārāwai School is located in Lowe Avenue, an area that was home to market gardens and sports fields following the opening of the goldfield in August 1867.
The school was built to meet the needs of families in the southern end of town in the late 1960s, as the land was subdivided and houses built all along the hills leading to the Kauaeranga Valley.