Magnetic Island North Queensland
  Phone 0427 398 838 Saturday 24th o March 2018 on Magnetic Island  
A young koala's beach adventure

March 28th 2012
Magnetic Island set to celebrate Horseshoe Bay School's reunion

Magnetic Islanders and any visitor keen to experience a real slice of Island nostalgia, fun, sport and commemoration will need to set the weekend of May 26 & 27 aside for the much-awaited, Horseshoe Bay State School Reunion with Bay of Origin Rugby and Junior AFL footy matches and loads more.

The event, about which we will be hearing more in the future, is set to draw old faces back to Magnetic from many distant parts.

Here is the poster which is now circulating.

To add your comment,
or read those of others, see below

Magnetic Island set to celebrate Horseshoe Bay School's reunion
March 27th 2012
This is a little story about the Horseshoe Bay school from Ross Woodger, published in the Magnetic Island State School 75th Jubilee booklet:
"In January 1972, I was appointed as Principal of Horseshoe Bay State School. Unfortunately Cyclone Althea had struck the area in Christmas 1971 and instead of having 33 students at Horseshoe Bay I found only 11. Many families at the bay had left the Island due to cyclone damage. Following discussions with the Horseshoe Bay school families, and with the official opening of the new school building at Nelly Bay in April, 1972 by Sir Allan Fletcher, Minister for Education, Horseshoe Bay State School closed in May 1972 and its students transferred to Nelly Bay. Soon afterwards the (Nelly Bay) school was renamed Magnetic Island State School as it had become the only school on Magnetic Island." (PIcnic Bay school had closed about 1970).

Ross Woodger, District Director, Townsville North and West Education District, 1999

What do you think? Send us your comments.

Readers comments
Syl Hayes In reply to Fair raises $15,000 for school
What a wonderful outcome for the school! I had a great time face-painting with Luke and Sasha, met lots of kids and parents,scored some great books at the Trash n Treasure stall, and even remembered to vote. Everywhere you looked people were enjoying themselves...such a tribute to the organisers. Well done!
[ read more ]
The poll
Should Magnetic Island commission a sculpture to celebrate the achievements of Julian Assange?
98%       2%
Great idea No thanks

Cypress created this page in 0.02 seconds