Grafton High School Centenary
Date: March 1 2012 (12:00am)
Grafton High School will celebrate its centenary on 7 and 8 April 2012.
The centenary will be a significant milestone in Graftonâ€™s history as GHS is a very special school. GHS was established just a year after the present system of public secondary education was introduced in 1911, was the only public high school north or north west of Newcastle and together with Orange and Wagga Wagga the first state country high schools. GHS was one of only 10 public high schools in NSW.
For the first few years classes were held in the then district primary school (now public school) the present public. Enrolment in 1912 was 87 with students coming from as far afield as the Tweed in the north, Kempsey to the south and Ebor to the west.
As the first high school established north of Maitland in NSW, the prestigious GHS will celebrate 100 years of history with a weekend of activity. Events include the Gala dinner, Centenary Lunch, Captains Breakfast, river cruises and bus tours.
For more information about events occuring over the Centenary celebration visit here.