Mowbray Public School is holding a huge community festival this Saturday (3rd December) to celebrate Mowbray’s past and future.
Mowbray Public School now has award-winning new buildings for their students to enjoy. At this year’s Master Builder’s Association Awards, A W Edwards Pty Ltd received an excellence in construction award for their work on Mowbray Public School. The judges noted:
Major works were undertaken to construct three new school buildings, site works and the services upgrade for the use of personnel and the increased student numbers at the primary school. The construction of the new interconnecting three- and four-storey buildings, the refurbishment of an existing classroom block and the extension of the existing hall proved challenging. Soil contamination and inclement weather delayed critical construction programming. Generally, ground, first and second floors have similar floorplan layouts, large open-plan teaching spaces with withdrawal areas and operable walls to allow teachers the flexibility to combine classes. The ground floor also comprises the administration offices, staffroom, amenities and secure storerooms. The basement lift provides access from the carpark for staff and accessible students. Externally, the building façade has varying finishes, pre-finished CFC in different colours, Colorbond wall and Futurewood claddings along with aluminium windows, louvres and sunshades. Internally, the walls and ceilings were lined with acoustic plasterboard, a state-of-the-art AV system, pre-finished quality joinery and combinations of marmoleum and carpet flooring. The specialised school furniture in vibrant colours complements the standard of finish throughout. A W Edwards has successfully completed a complex project ahead of time and on budget.
Mowbray Public School has come a long way. The school would not be there today without the intervention of Mrs Leila Stewart. Mrs Leila Stewart discovered that land on Mowbray Road had been earmarked for a school, but for some reason the school did not proceed. Mrs Stewart organised resident petitions and lobbied the State Government Member for Lane Cove. Mrs Stewart would not be denied and in 1952 the school opened with 14 boys and 6 girls. The school now has capacity for over 1000 students.
Celebrate Mowbray will be held on Saturday, 3 December 2016 from 2 p.m to 7 p.m.
There will be:
Activities (including Christmas)
Student Art Show
Historical Displays and Photos
Meet Our Supporters
The school community would love to see past students. There will be numerous historical photos from all decades of the school – from 1950s to now!
So come along and enjoy the festivities.
You can find out more about the event here.
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