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March 23, 1981: Mooroopna Park Primary School officially opened

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August 18, 2017

The Mooroopna Park Primary School was officially opened by the Minister for Education, Mr Norman Lacy last Friday. 

The opening was watched by 250 children and about 200 parents as well as an official party of local politicians. 

Mr Lacy in his opening address said he had a particular interest in the Mooroopna Park school because it was the first school he had recommended when he took over the Education portfolio.

He had followed it's progress throughout the building. 

Notwithstanding the showery weather the children of the school enthusiastically produced a program of half a dozen songs and folk dances. 

Grades 1 to 6 shared in the items that amused and delighted the parents, friends and visitors. 

The School Council president, Mr T. Witt, thanked everyone who had helped in the school project, particularly service clubs, parents and the Rodney Shire. 

Mr Peter Ross-Edwards, Leader of the National Party, and member for Shepparton, gave a brief history of the school and spoke of the challenge of the present and future. 

Following the last great flood, he said plans for the school changed and higher land was brought for the school. 

Mr Lacey told of the great importance the State Government attaches to education, he said.

"More than any other institution schools have been the focus of community involvement and community care. Mooroopna Park Primary School reflects this community involvement," Mr Lacy said. 

Two of the school children, Andrew Young and Lina Gattusa, assisted Mr Lacy (pictured above) to pull the cord that unveiled the plaque officially opening the school. 

The School Principal, Mr Ron Brown took the official party on a tour of the school and gave them all afternoon tea. 

The school is of the latest design with a brick core administrative centre, staff room, and assembly room, with the latest portable class rooms linked with covered ways. 

The grounds show evidence of care and attention, are well set out. 

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