Lucindale Area School opens its gates

MORE than 50 people visited Lucindale Area School for its annual open day last week.

On Wednesday visitors were welcomed to the campus to have a look at working classrooms, learn about the different subjects on offer and experience all the facilities on offer.

The afternoon started with an assembly and formal introduction in the hall.

Members of the Student Representative Council spoke as well as principal Adrian Maywald and deputy principal Jane Gill.

Everyone then enjoyed the sunshine as they watched the primary school year levels do a Jump Rope for Heart "jump off" demonstrations in the quadrangle.

At the same time an art exhibition was on in the art room, as well as displays for English, Science, Textiles, Badminton and steer clipping.

Guests were next invited to wander through 11 open classrooms before a boarding house tour and afternoon tea.

Farm and agriculture department tours were next, followed by a school leadership presentation and a barbecue dinner.

Deputy principal Jane Gill said everything ran smoothly.

"It was terrific," she said. "We had a great day and the weather was perfect.

"There was lots of interest in the agriculture department and the boarding house.

"It was nice to have such a big turnout. There was lots of community support."

She added families came from as far away as Millicent, Mundulla and even Western Australia to look at the school.