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August 6, 1971: Links with the past

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September 12, 2017

Busily weighing out ingredients for shortbreads are Lyn Wall, Jaye Suratman and Rosalyn Russell.

Shepparton Girl’s High School, although one of the newer schools in the city has plenty of tradition and strong ties with Shepparton’s educational growth.

Situated in Fryers St., the Girls’ School, as it is perhaps better known throughout the district, occupies the building once used by three schools.

The eastern section of the school was originally the home of Shepparton’s only primary school.

The double story building in the centre of the campus was at one stave used by the trade wing of the High School and later as part of the now Shepparton Technical College.

Pictured up against a battle in her physical education class is Kristine Presley with, from left, Maree McNay, Kerrianne Thomas and Sandra Foster.

The western section of the school is perhaps the oldest.

It was the site of the original Shepparton Agricultural High School and was later taken over as part of the Fryers St. primary school.

Established in 1960 the Girls’ School is part of a varied and huge “silent” industry in the city.

Shepparton has six secondary schools, four State primary schools and two Catholic primary schools.

Education is a vital link in today’s modern world and the Girls’ School is playing its part by providing guidance needed by the younger generation to fit it for the role of leading us through the 21st century.

Added to this is the active participation of the school staff in handling adult classes organised by P.A.C.E.

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