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PICKERING BROOK (CARILLA) SCHOOL     

 

THIS COVERS 80 YEARS OF THE PICKERING BROOK SCHOOL'S HISTORY. MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS, BUILDINGS, GARDENS, TEACHERS HAVE COME AND GONE, STAMPING THEIR INDIVIDUALITY ON THE SCHOOL, BUT ONE THING THAT MAKES THIS SCHOOL SO SPECIAL, THE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE, HAS NEVER CHANGED. SO AS THIS SCHOOL MAKES ITS WAY INTO THE NEXT MILLENIUM AND MANY MORE CHANGES WILL TAKE PLACE WE HOPE THAT ONE CONSTANT NEVER CHANGES. HOPE YOU ENJOY READING THIS HISTORY AS MUCH AS THE P & C ENJOYED COMPILING IT. MANY THANKS TO MARIA GIUMELLI, MICHELLE BURROWS, FILOMENA MARCHETTI FOR THEIR RESEARCH AND TO THE PICKERING BROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL P & C. THIS BOOK WAS PUBLISHED WITH THE HELP OF SANDRA FORRESTER AND HILARY AND MARTIN QUINLAN

THIS HISTORY WAS COMPILED BY THE USE OF SCHOOL JOURNALS AND P & C MINUTES, AS FEW JOURNALS HAVE BEEN MISPLACED OR LOST, SOME YEARS HAVE GOT LIMITED OR NO INFORMATION, SO PLEASE FORGIVE ANY MISTAKES. THE JOURNALS ARE HOUSED IN THE ARCHIVES SECTION OF THE BATTYE LIBRARY.

 

THE BEGINNING

The original application for a school in the Pickering Brook area was made in January 1915, by a group of dedicated residents as the nearest school to the area was Canning Mills and that was three and half miles away. A new application in April was sent to the Education Department on their behalf by Mr. R. Gamble, District Inspector.
The original site marked on the map was not considered suitable, (the original site was situated near Pickering Brook Railway Station) as they felt it would not be central to most families.
A new site was picked by Messers Weston and French from Government land that was situated near Mr. French's land and 5 acres was set aside. Mr. French also offered to accommodate the new teacher at his place, but Mr. Robert Gamble suggested that the Department should supply both the school and quarters. The buildings would come from West Yarloop and these would arrive by rail to the site chosen as the rail passed by there.
Finally the Minister gave his approval for the tent school and quarters from Stranger's Pool, which is near Williams, be transported to Pickering Brook at a cost of 72 pounds. On the 24th November 1915 school and quarters were completed and the keys were handed to Mr. French as he lived close to the school premises.
On the 1st December 1915 Miss Ellen Seymour, who was appointed Headmistress, opened the school.

ORIGINAL APPLICATION REQUESTING A SCHOOL FOR PICKERING BROOK DATED 13th JANUARY 1915

 

LETTER REGARDING PETITION AND PLAN 23rd MARCH 1915

 

 

LETTER REGARDING CONTRACT LET FOR SCHOOL BUILDING 27th SEPTEMBER 1915

 

 

LETTER REGARDING STOCK OF SCHOOL 16th NOVEMBER 1915

 

 

SCHOOL JOURNAL 1915 - 1996

 

1915:

Miss Ellen Seymour

Headteacher

 

Dec 1st   Opened school with 7 children. Found the school very much stained with lime as also the furniture.
Dec 2nd   13 enrolled, one 4th standard, three 2nd standard, six 1st standard and three infants.
Dec 3rd    Average for week 11, with 13 present at all.
Dec 7th    Light rain not sufficient to fill tanks.
Dec 10th  Average for week 11.9 with 13 present at all.
Dec 17th  Average for week 12 with 13 present at all. Closed for Christmas break.

FOOTNOTE TO DEC 7TH MISS SEYMOUR REQUESTED FROM DEPARTMENT IF SHE COULD OBTAIN WATER FROM MR. FRENCH'S WELL FOR THE SCHOOL'S WATER SUPPLY UNTIL RAINS FILLED TANKS.

Mrs. Robinson, who was Gladys French when she attended school that first year, recalled that Miss Seymour, an elderly spinster, lived in Bickley and used to walk across the bush every Monday morning and walked back after school on Friday.

 

1916

Miss Ellen Seymour

Headteacher

Salary 130 Pounds

January 25th School opened with Miss Seymour as Headmistress and an enrolment of 14. Journal shows that attendances were affected greatly by illness such as whooping cough and the weather, as when the rain fell heavily it was not unusual for the school to have only 5 attend. This was due to the fact that most of them had long distances to walk. Occasionally it was noted that children were late for school as they caught the loco, which didn't keep a tight schedule. Miss Seymour also notes in her journal that children were seen to catch the loco to school but never made an appearance there as they went onto Pickering Brook Station for the day.
Empire Day, May 24th, was celebrated by the children learning Empire recitations and Miss Seymour reading interesting storie suitable to that day. They would then salute the flag and they would play games, such as "acting of war" till noon when they would head home.
During winter Miss Seymour writes in her journal "Rain comes in at the front door and it pours in a stream down the middle of the children's shelter. Urinal pan fills being unroofed and floods the boys outhouse. No shelter anywhere, no wonder children catch colds.
In December Miss Seymour is unwell and is forced to close the school.

 

1917

Miss Ellen Seymour

Headteacher

Salary 130 Pounds

The beginning of this school year sees bushfires in the area which causes the temperatures to rise and make conditions in the school unbearable and the children are sent home early. First trees are planted in the school grounds for Arbor Day. Towards the end of the year Miss Seymour arrives late for school due to rheumatism in her foot which made her unable to walk to school and she had to catch the loco.
In December when school closed Miss Seymour gave her pupils their first Christmas Party at school.
(Miss Seymour, lived in Bickley and walked across the bush every Monday Morning and walked back after school on Friday).

PUNISHMENT BOOK ENTRY  

18th April 1917     -------   -------   Age         Sulked and would not do what he was requested to do              One cut on the hand with the cane
25th May 1917     -------   -------   Age         Repeated carelessness in school work                                            Two cuts on the hand with the cane

 

1918

Miss Ellen Seymour

Headteacher

Salary 130 Pounds

Again the beginning of the year saw bushfires in the area and conditions were again unbearable. The drill that was part of the school program and would normally be performed in the afternoon was now done in the mornings, due to the heat.
During mid-year Miss Seymour having a type of Scarlet Fever and thinking that it was unwise to have children in the class with her, let them do gardening till noon and then sent them home.
America Day was celebrated in July by lessons on that topic in the morning and the afternoon was spent as the children pleased, as the Daily News of June 19th stated that there was to be a half day holiday. Badges were given out when children left for home.

 

1919

Miss Ellen Seymour

Headteacher

Salary 130 Pounds

 School re-opens with 9 children and bushfires are still present in the early part of the year. Again from writings in her journal attendances at school are low due to diphtheria being present in the community.
July 21st was gazetted as a holiday for PEACE CELEBRATIONS.

 

1920

Miss Ellen Seymour

Headteacher

Salary 144 Pounds   Resigned 6th September

Miss Mary Eckersley

Headteacher

Salary 144 Pounds   Started 1st September

Her first entry reads:
"Re-opened school. 8 children were present. Some children owing to the excessive heat have not yet returned from their holiday resorts, others are ill."
Bushfires again make conditions unbearable and teacher wishes she had ventilators.
Miss Eckersley returns from her Easter break to find the school and quarters in disorder. Men had used the school to sleep in while doing repairs to the outside. Due to the excessive noise produced by the workmen she changed the timetable to do more silent work.

 

1921

Miss Mary Eckersley

Headteacher

Salary 168 Pounds

 This year was rather uneventful. School opened with 7 children and for the first time basketball was taught in lieu of children for homework, schoolwork and decorative work.

PUNISHMENT BOOK ENTRY  

7th April 1921     -------   -------   Age         Deliberately setting fire to Mr. French's fence              Four strokes with a twig

 

1922

Miss Mary Eckersley

Headteacher

Salary 180 Pounds  less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds  Annually. On Leave

Mr. E. M. Hales

Headteacher

On Supply from 19th June

Mrs. Eileen A. Miller

Headteacher

On Supply

School re-opens with 16 children enrolled. Miss Eckersley is Headmistress till mid-year when Mr. E. M. Hales takes up duties. E. M. Hales states in the journal that the children need more instruction on Sewing, Scripture, Nature Study and English.
Mr. Sampson, Colonial Secretary, visits the school in November and offers to present a prize to the most improved child. A Parent's night was organised in December and every parent turns up and five prizes are won by the children for homework, schoolwork and decorative work.

 

1923

Miss Mary Eckersley

Headteacher

Salary 180 Pounds   Resigned 22nd January

Mrs. Eileen A. Miller

Headteacher

Salary 4 Pounds 14 shillings per week   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

10 children are present on the first day.
Again illness and the weather affects the number of children attending the school and on one day only 2 children are present.(Probably the ones that lived the closest to the school, or her two children). During this time Mrs. Millar closed the school for a few days as one of her children was very ill.
In September Mr. Blythe, Drill Instructor, visited the school from 11.45am to 12.45am. His time was limited with the children because of the time taken to walk from the station to the school.

1923

Back Row

1.     CLEM FULGRABE
2.
3.    ALAN FULGRABE
4.    REG SHADFORTH
5.    BILL SHADFORTH?

  

 

Next

1.    MOYNA BEVAN
2.    FRASER PADGETT
3.    MARJORY WESTON
 
 

 

 

Next Row

1.    KATHY WESTON
2.    
3.    MAUDE EATTS
4.
5.
6.
 
 
 
 
 

Front Row

1.    PHYLIS WESTON
2.    MYRTLE ROADS
3.    GLADYS MILLAR
4.    EFFIE MILLAR
5.    SYLVIA ROADS

  
 
 
 
 

1924

 

Mrs. Eileen Miller

Headteacher

Salary 4 Pounds 14 shillings per week   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

School re-opened with the same Headmistress and an enrolment of 16.
Again there are bushfires in the area and Mrs. Millar closes the school early as fires surround the school and quarters.
February 7th was supposed to be a holiday but, as the news had not reached the school till 1pm, no holiday was given.

 

1925   

Mr. Cyril Spoon

Temporary Headteacher

On Probation 7th September

Mrs. Eileen Miller

Headteacher

Salary 222 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

School began the year with an enrolment of 23. But halfway through the year Mrs. Millar becomes ill and school is closed for six weeks. Then on September 7th Mrs. C. Spoon is appointed till November 2nd when Mrs. Millar returns.
In December water in the school tank was found to be polluted by a huge lizard so it was emptied. Mrs. Millar finds that the tank leaks and reports it to the Department.
School Board grants the children a holiday on December 18th so they can attend a school picnic.
The Inspector, in his annual report, noted that "only two children sang well" and the one small blackboard was quite inadequate.

 

1926

Mrs. Eileen Miller

Headteacher

Salary 246 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

School opens with an enrolment of 15.
Mrs. Millar conducts Anzac and Empire lessons on the relevant days and suspends her normal timetable. Another uneventful year.

 

1927

Mrs. Eileen Miller

Headteacher

Salary 262 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mr. Henry Harris

Headteacher

Salary 250 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mrs. Lavinia Harris

Sewing Mistress

Salary 20 Pounds

School opens this year with 22 children. Again the year proceeded with no major problems, till the journal arrives to November when again attendances are affected by illness in the district. In December a holiday is granted so that the children can attend their school picnic to Como. In the journal she states "Parents and students had an enjoyable time."
Mrs. Millar leaves this year and subsequently worked at Mount Lawley College with disabled children.

 

1928

Mr. Henry Harris

Headteacher

Salary 250 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mrs. Lavinia Harris

Sewing Mistress

Salary 20 Pounds

Pickering Brook has an enrolment of 18. Mr. Harris has to contend with bushfires in the early part of the year. He helps to fight a bushfire which threatens the school but no school property is damaged. In his journal he makes mention for the first time that the school runs on winter hours starting from the 2nd of April. The hours are 9am - 12noon and 1pm - 3.15pm.
On May 24th Mr. Hadley, School Inspector, visited the school, and attended the celebrations for Empire Day.
For Arbor Day this year the children planted 12 pine trees. During a winter storm in July the School was struck by lightning and was slightly damaged. In August contractors constructed verandahs and put a wash-house at the quarters. Again in December a board holiday was granted for the children and their parents to attend the school picnic to Como. 70 People attended.

 

1929

Mr. Henry Harris

Headteacher

Salary 250 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mrs. Lavinia Harris

Sewing Mistress

Salary 20 Pounds

Has an enrolment of 22 children. The highlight of the first term is when all the children and parents are taken by "motors" to see the Centenary Fireworks display on the Esplanade. The cars left Pickering Brook at 5.15pm and returned 12.30am. According to Mr. Harris the display was poor.
June 3rd King's Birthday and school is closed. School is closed early September as teacher is ill.
The West Australian Centenary was celebrated September 13th. This was done by a combined Schools Demonstration, Sports Meeting and Children's Fancy Dress Ball. Over 300 children attended. There was an equal number of parents. Over 39 pounds was donated by the various schools to be given out as prizes and used to purchase souvenirs, refreshments and sweets. This is the first time that the journal mentions an Interschool Carnival. Pickering Brook's colours are maroon and orange.
The results of the Sports Carnival are:

SCHOOL

POINTS

POSITION

CARMEL

75

1st

PICKERING BROOK

37

2nd

BARTON'S MILL

31

3rd

KARRAGULLEN

17

4th

LESMURDIE

11

5th

CANNING MILLS (Equal)

5

6th

PIESSE BROOK (Equal)

5

7th

CENTENARY MEDAL

 


The A. S. Sampson Centenary Shield was won by Carmel. A second prize of two tennis racquets was won by Pickering Brook and third prize of a football was awarded to Barton's Mill.
During the October holidays a school picnic was held at the zoo. Three motor trucks conveyed the children and parents to the zoo. Lunch and tea were provided. Each child was given 1 shilling for elephant and goat carriage rides from school funds. Forty children attended and an enjoyable day was had by all.
November 5th being Guy Fawkes Day was celebrated at the school in the evening. Children prepared the bonfire during the day and this was lit at night and a "Guy" was burned. Fireworks, mainly rockets, to the value of 1 pound were provided from school funds. Children provided their own crackers. Parents provided own supper. Evening was very successful.

 

1930

Mr. Henry Harris 

Headteacher 

Salary 280 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mrs. Lavinia Harris

Sewing Mistress

Salary 20 Pounds

School opened with 26 children. Public Works Inspector visited school and selected site for new school and during the year a new asbestos classroom was erected making the conditions better for children and teacher. On the other hand the School Quarters were not very comfortable. There was only one room with no fireplace and no water in the kitchen.
Interschool Sports were held again this year. Six schools attended.
The second annual U.D.R. Inter-schools' sports competition for the Sampson Shield was held at Carmel on November 1st.

SCHOOL

POINTS

POSITION

CARMEL

35.5

1st

KARRAGULLEN

26

2nd

BARTON'S MILL

22

3rd

PICKERING BROOK

19.5

4th

 

Champion Boy

Stanley Wallis (Carmel)

 

Champion Girl

A. Weyman (Karragullen)

 

Boys Junior Championship

V. Hawkins (Pickering Brook)

 

Girls Junior Championship

L. Jackson (Carmel)

 

Boys Championship

Stanley Wallis (Carmel)

 

Girls Championship

A. Weyman (Karragullen)

 

Schools' Relay Race

Carmel 1; Barton's Mill 2; Karragullen 3

 

Boys' High Jump

Stanley Wallis (Carmel)

 

Girls' High Jump

B. Leeder (Pickering Brook), tied with H. Walker (Piesse Brook)

 

Boys' Long Jump

Stanley Wallis (Carmel)

 

 

1930

VERY POOR QUALITY PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED IN "THE WEST AUSTRALIAN" WEDNESDAY 7th MAY 1930
 UNFORTUNATELY ALL NEGATIVES HAVE BEEN LOST. IF YOU HAVE A BETTER COPY CONTACT US.

 

1931

Mr. Henry Harris 

Headteacher 

Salary 280 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mrs. Lavinia Harris

Sewing Mistress

Salary 20 Pounds

Enrolments for this year is 26 children. School picnic again held in Como. The school closes for Christmas break with 11 children.

 

HAND DRAWN PLAN OF PICKERING BROOK SCHOOL 1931

 

1932

Mr. Henry Harris 

Headteacher 

Salary 280 Pounds Less Rent

   

Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mrs. Lavinia Harris

Sewing Mistress

Salary 20 Pounds

Miss Catherine Lugg

Headteacher

Salary 221 Pounds and 17 Shillings

 

 

less Rent Deduction 32 Pounds and

 

 

13 Shillings Annually

School begins with 12 children. In late February attendance is very low and parents are notified by letter that school will be closed unless average attendance of 8 children is maintained. Journal shows that attendance averages 8 throughout the most part of the year.
April 6th Mr. Harris is transferred to Karnup, Peel Estate and Catherine C. Lugg is appointed the new Headmistress on April 11th. (Later Mrs. Grosvenor).
Miss Hazel Weston wins a Scholarship to Secondary School. (Later Mrs. Hodgson).
Interschool Sports were held on Friday 18th November at Walliston and a holiday was granted so that children could attend.
Five schools in the upper Darling Range district competed  for the R. S. Sampson Shield at Walliston recreation ground on Friday afternoon.

SCHOOL

POINTS

POSITION

BARTON'S MILL

190

1st

MAIDA VALE

151.5

2nd

CARMEL

142.5

3rd

PIESSE BROOK

125

4th

PICKERING BROOK

76

5th

There were 400 children and adults present, and some keen finishes were witnessed. 
Mr. R. S. Sampson, M.L.A., presented the shield to the captain of the Barton's Mill team (Hubert Woods). A silver cup was presented by Mr. A. E. Annetts to the representative of the Maida Vale School (Hazel Pierce), and other medals and prizes were presented by Messrs. R. Baker, L. J. Wallis and C. R. Rigdel. The Champion Boy was Frank Gibbs (Barton's Mill), and the Champion Girl, Hazel Pierce (Maida Vale).

CATHERINE LUGG  
 
(Image Reference Lee Evans Catherine's Daughter)
 

Results

 

 

Boys Races, under 6 years

1st Keith McGuiness (Pickering Brook)

 
 

2nd John Brown (Barton's Mill)

 
 

3rd Robert Baker (Carmel)

 

Boys Races, under 7 years

1st Caleb Goodchild (Barton's Mill)

 

 

2nd Victor Jones (Maida Vale)

 

 

3rd Keith McGuiness (Pickering Brook)

 

Boys Races, under 8 years

1st Edgar Noell (Carmel)

 
 

2nd Roy Walker (Piesse's Brook)

 
 

3rd Caleb Goodchild (Barton's Mill)

 

Boys Races, under 9 years

1st August Kayser

 

 

2nd Reece Towie (Maida Vale)

 
 

3rd Jack Thomas

 

Boys Races, under 10 years

1st Frank Gibbs (Barton's Mill)

 
 

2nd Noah Lee (Pickering Brook)

 

 

3rd August Kayser

 

Boys Races, under 11 years

1st Frank Gibbs (Barton's Mill)

 
 

2nd Noah Lee (Pickering Brook)

 
 

3rd Niel Weston (Pickering Brook)

 

Boys Races, under 12 years

1st Jay Towie (Maida Vale)

 

 

2nd Frank Gibbs (Barton's Mill)

 

 

3rd Francis Bear (Carmel)

 

Boys Races, under 13 years

1st John McLarty (Maida Vale)

 
 

2nd Victor Hawkins (Carmel)

 
 

3rd Neil Hutchinson

 

Boys Races, over 14 years

1st Hubert Woods (Barton's Mill)

 

 

2nd Frank Wallis (Carmel)

 
 

3rd John McLarty (Maida Vale)

 

Boys Races, Championship 100 Yards

1st Hubert Woods (Barton's Mill)

 
 

2nd John McLarty (Maida Vale)

 

 

3rd Frank Wallis (Carmel)

 

Girls Races, under 6 years

1st Elsie Lee (Pickering Brook)

 
 

2nd Myrtle Bourne (Maida Vale)

 
 

3rd Elsie Chester (Barton's Mill)

 

Girls Races, under 7 years

1st Josie Sala Tenna (Barton's Mill)

 

 

2nd Lorna Grey (Pickering Brook

 

 

3rd Josie McKay (Maida Vale)

 

Girls Races, under 8 years

1st Rose Armenasco (Pickering Brook)

 
 

2nd Lola Burgess (Maida Vale)

 
 

3rd Joyce Spriggs (Carmel)

 

Girls Races, under 9 years

1st Evelyn Donovan (Barton's Mill)

 

 

2nd Rose Armenasco (Pickering Brook)

 
 

3rd Fay Whiteside (Piesse's Brook)

 

Girls Races, under 10 years

1st Jean Whiteside (Piesse's Brook)

 
 

2nd Mavis Catchpole (Barton's Mill)

 

 

3rd Myrtle Jones (Maida Vale)

 

Girls Races, under 11 years

1st Joyce Wallis (Carmel)

 
 

2nd Ila Woods (Barton's Mill)

 
 

3rd Myrtle Jones (Maida Vale)

 

Girls Races, under 12 years

1st Ada Fernie (Carmel)

 

 

2nd Hazel Pierce (Maida Vale)

 

 

3rd Eileen Daniel (Piesse's Brook)

 

Girls Races, under 13 years

1st Joyce Wallis (Carmel)

 
 

2nd Hazel Pierce (Maida Vale)

 
 

3rd Margaret Whiteside (Piesse's Brook)

 

Girls Races, over 14 years

1st Hazel Pierce (Maida Vale)

 

 

2nd Mary Wallis (Carmel)

 
 

3rd Margaret Whiteside (Piesse's Brook)

 

Girls Races, Championship 100 yards

1st Mary Wallis (Carmel)

 
 

2nd Hazel Pierce (Maida Vale)

 

 

3rd Margaret Whiteside (Piese's Brook)

 

Broad Jump, Boys under 11

1st Frank Gibbs (Barton's Mill)

 
 

2nd Jack Thomas (Piesse's Brook)

 
 

3rd Noah Lee (Pickering Brook)

 

Broad Jump, Boys over 11

1st Hubert Woods (Barton's Mill)

 

 

2nd Neil Hutchinson (Piesse's Brook)

 

 

3rd Victor Hawkins (Carmel)

 

Broad Jump, Girls over 11

1st Mary Wallis (Carmel

 
 

2nd Eileen Daniel (Piesse's Brook)

 
 

3rd Hazel Pierce (Maida Vale)

 

High Jump, Boys under 11

1st Jack Thomas (Piesse's Brook)

 

 

2nd Frank Gibbs (Barton's Mill)

 
 

3rd August Kayser

 

High Jump, Boys over 11

1st Hubert Woods (Barton's Mill)

 
 

2nd Neil Hutchinson (Piesse's Brook)

 

 

3rd John McLarty (Maida Vale)

 

High Jump, Girls 12 and over

1st Eileen Daniel (Piesse's Brook)

 
 

2nd Hazel Pierce (Maida Vale)

 
 

3rd Joyce Wallis (Carmel)

 

Relay Race, Seniors

1st Barton's Mil

 

 

2nd Carmel

 

 

3rd Maida Vale

 

Relay Race, Juniors

1st Barton's Mill

 
 

2nd Maida Vale

 
 

3rd Piesse's Brook 

 

Recollections of Cath Grosvenor (nee Lugg)  

Visit to Pickering Brook School by Mr. Harry Thomas, Inspector.

In July 1932, Mr. Thomas visited the school to make his annual inspection. At that time, my mother and my sister (Lucy) were living with me in the school house while my father (Richard Bunt Lugg) was leading an expedition to look for Lasseter's Reef. The thought of an inspection was slightly terrifying but, surprisingly, Mr. Thomas made friends of all the pupils, including my sister who was doing post-primary study. We finished the morning session with a procession to the Hall so that Mr. Thomas could hear the choir singing to piano accompaniment. Not only did he listen, he performed as well.
By then it was lunch-time so he was invited to the house (which looked rather like an old tram) to meet Mother. She was "Spring-cleaning" and had several well-worn mats draped over the verandah rail, and a bucket with a mop on the floor of the dining room. Mr. Thomas was invited to stay for lunch and, while preparing it, my Mother sent my sister Lucy to as him if he took milk and sugar in his tea. Lucy was as flustered as I was and began thus:
"Excuse me. do you take tea Mr. Sugar?" his instant response was,
"Yes please, Miss Milk."
We thought he was a charming visitor. My Mother made a copy of the school report to show my Father when he returned from the "Never-never" many months later.

Copy of Inspector's Report.

This school has an enrolment of 11 - mostly juniors - all of whom were present. The efficiency of the pupils has materially improved and in addition, one is conscious of an atmosphere of culture and artistry in all efforts of teacher and taught. The curriculum subjects are most capably taught in a most attractive manner.
Post-primary work is making excellent progress. Among the many pleasing features are: the attractive artistry of the teaching, especially that of the junior division; the development of musical appreciation; The excellent progress of a post-primary pupil; the excellent attitude of the children.
Miss Lugg is worthy of congratulation on her successful work. The educational outlook of these young pupils is full of promise.

(Signed) H. Thomas, Inspector 28th July 1932

 

1933

Miss Catherine Lugg

Headteacher

Salary 221 Pounds and 17 Shillings   less Rent Deduction 32 Pounds and 13 Shillings Annually

Mr. Geoffery Mann

Headteacher

Salary 263 Pounds and 4 Shillings   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

School opens the year with Catherine Lugg still Headmistress and an enrolment of 13 children. On the 20th February school was closed from noon owing to the death of Mr. T. A. L. Davy the Minister for Education. On the 15th May Mr. Geoffrey Mann is appointed as the school's new Headmaster.
In July the school closes for three days as teacher's son has diphtheria. Nurse arrives and takes swabs from children but all are negative and the school re-opens on the 10th July. The Kalamunda R. B. Secretary and his assistant arrive to spray the house, lavatory and school verandah with formalin? They didn't spray the interior of the school but Mr. Mann later disinfects the floor with extra formalin. No further outbreaks were recorded.
Late July the triangular paddock just beyond the hall was ploughed by Frank Hawkins using Mr. Williams' horse and plough for the combined purpose of a school sports ground and a basketball pitch. Basketball hoop retrieved from the bush at Pickering Brook Football ground. A hoop to match was made by Mr. G. Holroyd.
In October Mrs. Mann (Headmaster's wife) volunteered to teach the girls sewing as there weren't enough girls to warrant appointing a sewing mistress.

 

PICKERING BROOK SCHOOL 1933  

 

1934

Mr. Geoffery Mann

Headteacher

Salary 263 Pounds and 4 Shillings   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

School opens with 14 children enrolled.
Journal records show nothing of importance until the end of August when during a dance held at the hall, Mr. Mann noticed the next day that the school's axe had been taken from the school wood heap and when he made enquiries the axe returned not long after.

 

1934

 

Back Row

1.   SYD RUSSELL
2.   FRANK WILLIAMS
3.   DICK FULGRABE
4.   ROSE ARMANASCO
5.   GWEN WILLIAMS
6.   NORMA HUMPHREY
7.   NEIL WESTON
8.   BILL HUMPHREY
9.   LEN CROCOS

Front Row

1.   DEAN MANN
2.   ERNIE CROCOS
3.   MERLE WESTON
4.   Mr GEOFFERY MANN (Teacher)
5.   LITTLE PETE MANN

 


 

1935

Mr. Geoffery Mann

Headteacher

Salary 263 Pounds and 4 Shillings   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually.

Mrs. Clarissa Mann

Sewing Mistress

12th March

Miss Gladys Stade

Temporary Headteacher

2nd September.  Salary 221 Pounds and 17 Shiling

On the first day of school only 8 children attended. On the 2nd April, at 1.45pm, a terrific hailstorm lasting ten minutes hit the area. Some of the school's and quarter's window panes were broken. The district suffered excessive damage. Every gardener and orchardist was affected. Trees were stripped of fruit, leaves, fruit spurs and bark. Hail drifts two feet deep was still visible after 48 hours. On the 24th May school heard on the wireless a broadcast programme of the King's Jubilee and later the school was dismissed at noon.
The Hills Inter-school Sports were held at Walliston on November 22nd, with Barton's Mill, Canning Mills, Carmel, Pickering Brook and Maida Vale Schools competing for the R. S. Sampson Centenary Shield. It was Won by Barton's Mill, with 162 points, Maida Vale being the runners-up and winning the "J. Watson Cup" with 104 points. The champion athlete of the day was Frank Gibbs, of Barton's Mill, who gained 50 points for his school.

 

1935

VERY POOR QUALITY PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED IN THE "WESTERN MAIL" THURSDAY 12th DECEMBER 1935
 UNFORTUNATELY ALL NEGATIVES HAVE BEEN LOST. IF YOU HAVE A BETTER COPY CONTACT US.

 

1936

Mr. Geoffery Mann

Headteacher

Salary 263 Pounds and 4 Shillings   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mrs. Estelle E. Sainsbury

Headteacher

 

Miss Gladys Stade

Headteacher

Salary 221 Pounds and 17 Shilings

Mr. William Plumb

Headteacher

Salary 242 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

School opened again with Mr. Mann as Headmaster and an enrolment of 11. Mr. Mann also enrolled a Dutch girl from Java who spoke no English. (As no more is mentioned of her in his journal can anyone remember who she was?)
On the 14th February school closed that afternoon because of the late King's Memorial Service. Mrs. Hewison kindly permitted the children to use her wireless set to listen to the broadcast.
On the 2nd June Gladys Stade was transferred to Queen's Park and Estelle E. Sainsbury became the new Headmistress. Only 4 children attended that morning because of the weather.
Early July the children organised an afternoon tea for the parents. Each child had to sing or recite school songs. Parents inspected the children's work. 3 girls received prizes and the school room was decorated with pictures and flowers. The children for the first time had a lunch room as the girls cleaned out the old school room.
July 13th Mr. Plumb is appointed the new Headmaster. On August the 7th, League of Nations Day, the children went to the residence of Mrs. Russell in order to listen to the Schools' Broadcast.

1936

FROM BACK L - R;

BOB BERDART, TONY MAZZARDIS, ERNIE HARRIS, MERLE WESTON, JOSE SALA TENNA, RENE TENARDI, GRAHAM STEPHENS, AILEEN MORITZ,
PETER SALA TENNA, MAC BEARD, DORIS ARMANASCO

 

1937

Mr. William Plumb

Headteacher

Salary 242 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mr. Ronald Brown

Headteacher

Salary 271 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mrs. Hope Brown

Sewing Mistress

Salary 20 Pounds

School opens on February 2nd with Mr. Plumb as Headmaster. On May 7th school children went to Mrs Russell's place and there listened to the King's Coronation Broadcast. Schools were granted a half day holiday.
June 1st Mr. William Plumb was transferred to Hakea and the new Headmaster is Mr. Ronald B. Brown. 13 children present on that day. On 13th July Mrs. Hope Brown became the Sewing Mistress.
In July the children planted 13 young pine trees and also 12 assorted fruit trees which had been kindly donated by Mr. R. J. Sampson MLA (Journal finishes for the year).

 

1938

Mr. Ronald Brown

Headteacher

Salary 310 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mrs. Hope Brown

Sewing Mistress

Salary 20 Pounds

Mr. Brown, Headmaster opens school on February 1st with 13 children. Sydney Russell has been awarded a District Inspectors' Scholarship and will continue his studies at the Albany High School.

PUNISHMENT BOOK ENTRY  

3rd October 1938     -------   -------   Age         Talking - warned repeatedly                       One cut on the hand with the cane

 

1939     

Back Row

1.   MERLE WESTON
2.   JOSIE SALA-TENNA
3.  MILLIE TRAVICICH


 

Middle Row

1.  IDA MARCHETTI
2.  FLORENCE & KEN ROADS (twins)
3.  COLIN ROADS
4.  GRAHAM STEPHENS
5.  DORIS ARMANASCO
6.  ROSLYN BROWN (Teacher's Daughter not school age)
 

Front Row

1.  PETER SALA-TENNA
2.  GORDON CATCHPOLE
3. DICK ROADS

 

 

 

 

1939

Mr. Ronald Brown

Headteacher

Salary 310 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

Mrs. Hope Brown

Sewing Mistress

Salary 20 Pounds

School opens with an enrolment of 18 children and Mr. Brown as Headmaster.
Interschool sports held this year is won by Pickering Brook. School closes this year with an enrolment of 17. Merle Weston wins entrance to Perth Modern School.

 

1940

Mr. Ronald Brown 

Headteacher

Salary 310 Pounds   less Rent Deduction 12 Pounds Annually

School opens with 14 children.
Bushfires are again prevalent in the district and make conditions unbearable.
In November 2 children are sick with diphtheria and a few days later school closes until further notice and six children are admitted to hospital. School re-opens in December after it is fumigated.

PUNISHMENT BOOK ENTRY  

13th February 1940     -------   -------   Age         Fooling in school                           One stroke with cane

 

1941

Mr. Kenneth Rolfe 

 Headteacher

Salary 310 Pounds plus 42 Pounds   (On War Service)

Mrs. Mary Richards

Headteacher T/S

Salary 5 Pounds and 4 Shillings per week plus 17 shillings per week  less Rent of Quarters 5 Shilling and 6 Pence per Week

New teacher Mrs. Mary Richards is appointed Headmistress.
Enrolments are up to 20 children. War Savings Certificate Cards were started.
Two days holiday was granted on 10th October for Patriotic Show. October 24th children prepare writing and drawing for the Kalamunda Show. First prize for writing is won by John Issacs.

 

1941

VERY POOR QUALITY PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED IN THE "WESTERN MAIL" THURSDAY 27th NOVEMBER 1941
 UNFORTUNATELY ALL NEGATIVES HAVE BEEN LOST. IF YOU HAVE A BETTER COPY CONTACT US.

 

1942

Mr. Kenneth Rolfe

Headteacher

Salary 310 Pounds plus 42 Pounds   (On War Service)

Mrs. Mary Richards

Headteacher T/S

Salary 5 Pounds and 4 Shillings per week plus 17 shillings per week  less Rent of Quarters 5 Shilling and 6 Pence per Week

Miss Edna Hall

Monitor

 

School opened with an enrolment of 21 and Mrs. Richards as Headmistress.
Children start digging shelter trenches and practicing air raid drills.
Miss Edna Hall commenced duties as a Monitor on the 20th April. Hadley Library Books arrive late as they are left by railguard at Carmel Siding.
In July children went to Kalamunda for the Diphtheria Immunisation. In September they attend Kalamunda for the final injection and the doctor recommends that the children be allowed to go home for the remainder of the day as the last injection is usually severe.
Interschool Sports are held in October at Kalamunda Show and Pickering Brook won fifth place.
(No more entries in Journal for this year)

PUNISHMENT BOOK ENTRY  

17th June 1942     -------   -------   Age         Grinning encouragingly at child who had just been reprimanded. Repeated disobedience.         Three strokes with cane    

       

1943

Mr. Kenneth Rolfe

Headteacher

Salary 310 Pounds plus 42 Pounds   (On War Service)

Mrs. Mary Richards

Headteacher T/S

Salary 5 Pounds and 4 Shillings per week plus 25 shillings per week  less Rent of Quarters 5 Shilling and 6 Pence per Week

Mrs Richards still Headmistress and enrolments are now 26. In March one of the children is exposed to Scarletina (Type of Scarlet Fever). As a precautionary measure teacher disinfects the school with boiling water and dettol. She wipes down the desks with kerosene and places exposed child's belongings in the oven. No further outbreaks are evident.
For Anzac Day children go to Mrs. Weston's house to listen to the broadcast and Doris, one of the children, makes a wreath. To give children more reading practice Mrs. Richards adopts a Co-operative method, as there are equal numbers of Upper and Lower Standards. Children from the Lower Standard are given a partner from the Upper grade and read for 15 minutes at a time. The teacher writes "The Upper Standards are taking this work seriously.
In October several exhibits are sent to the Kalamunda Show. There are three prizes won by the children.

1st (Maps)

Doris Armanasco

 

2nd (Maps)

Peter Sala Tenna

 

2nd (Wildflowers)

Alice Heron

 

In the home gardens competition, inaugurated, by Mr. Sampson, Doris Armanasco won first prize and James Armanasco comes 4th.
Armistice Day broadcast was attended by whole school at Mrs. Weston's who provided the children with refreshments afterwards.
In November the teacher writes; "I have altered the sport period temporarily from Friday afternoon to Thursday afternoon so that we can go down to Niven's dam for swimming practice and learning. Three children can actually swim - others only just getting used to water."

 

1944

Mr. Kenneth Rolfe

Headteacher

Salary 329 Pounds plus 68 Pounds   (On War Service)

Mrs. Mary Richards

Headteacher T/S

Salary 5 Pounds and 4 Shillings per week plus 26 shillings per week  less Rent of Quarters 5 Shilling and 6 Pence per Week

Mrs. Richards still Headmistress and with an enrolment of 27.
For Anzac Day a service is held in the hall as no wireless can be used as they all have a flat battery. So in December the children hold a school concert to raise money for a school wireless. They raise 5 pounds and the parents donate the rest to buy the wireless.

 

1945

Mr. Kenneth Rolfe

Headteacher

Salary 329 Pounds plus 68 Pounds + 5 Pounds (B.W.)   (On War Service)

Mrs. Mary Richards

Headteacher T/S

Salary 5 Pounds and 4 Shillings per week plus 26 shillings per week + 2 Shilling (B.W.)  less Rent of Quarters 5 Shilling and 6 Pence per Week

Mr. Ian Cresswell

Headteacher

Salary 339 Pounds  Allowances 68 Pounds   Deduction of rent of Quarters 68 Pounds

Miss Louisa Williams

Monitor

 

School starts with Mrs. Richards as Headmistress but she requests sick leave as her husband is very ill. The new teacher Mr. Ian Cresswell commences on March 29th. His first comments in the journal are "The school and quarters are badly in need of renovations."
VE Day is celebrated with much rejoicing and enrolments have reached 35. In June Miss Williams, a monitor, arrives at the school. By now the school has a large number of Italian children and Miss Williams helps them with their English.
August 10th the journal reads; Excitement ran high in the school today with the imminent end of the war. Every day I hold a brief discussion on the latest news and so the children are actively interested in the quickly approaching peace."
On August 14th war is over and the children are given two days holidays as gazetted.
In October to raise money for the Library and Sporting equipment which didn't exist at the school a dance was held at the Carilla Hall.
In December an outbreak of diphtheria occurred in the district and 2 children became ill so the Department closed the school till the following year.

 

1946

Mr. Ian Cresswell

Headteacher

Salary 339 Pounds  Allowances 68 Pounds   Deduction of rent of Quarters 68 Pounds

Miss Hazel Weston

Assistant

Salary 217 Pounds  Allowances 58 Pounds

School opens this year with 45 children enrolled and Mr. Ian Cresswell was Headmaster. Miss Weston returns to the school this time as an assistant. Cases of diphtheria are still breaking out locally. It appears that the local authorities badly mismanaged the epidemic which broke out before the Christmas Break.
School is closed by the P. H. Dept as swabs are taken from all the children of the district. School is fumigated. Five children return positive swabs and are sent to I. D. H.
Victory Day is celebrated in June and the teacher gives the children a talk on the horrors of war and stresses the thanks due to all the Allied Forces for preserving our liberty.
Miss Weston is working in the lower school under difficult conditions. There are no windows or fireplace and the blackboard she uses is a portion of the wall painted black.
(There are no more entries in the journal for this year)

 

1947

Mr. Albert E. Williams

Headteacher

Salary 505 Pounds    Deduction of rent of Quarters 16 Pounds

Miss Hazel Weston

Assistant

Salary 294 Pounds    Allowances 58 Pounds

Mrs. Ellen Williams

Assistant

 

Mr. A. E. Williams is appointed Headmaster and Miss Weston is Assistant. The School has an enrolment of 49 children. By the end of February it reaches 52 and is likely to increase. Again school tanks run dry and he gets Mr. L. Spriggs to cart two tanks of water. Unfortunately the tanks are found to be leaking and must be repaired. Barton's Mill school is closing at the end of first term and children will then attend Pickering Brook School. A bus from Barton's Mill is being used by the 14 children though only 7 come from Barton's Mill itself.
On 5th September Mrs. Ellen Williams became an Assistant.
Sports day is held in October and Mr. C. Marchetti and Mr. C. Della take the 50 children in their trucks to the showgrounds. Pickering Brook came 2nd.

Runner-up Senior Boy Champion

Charlie Della

 

Runner-up Junior Boy Champion

Billy Williams

 

Swings and See-saws were erected by the P. & C. busy bee. At the end of the year Miss Weston is transferred to Carnarvon School.
FOOTNOTE:  
A. E. Williams - Bert Williams was a prominent historian in W.A. and wrote the text books History through Activities and Social Studies Through Activities which were used in W. A. Schools for many, many years. He was always known with both his initials - A. E. Williams.

 

1948

Mr. Albert E. Williams

Headteacher

Salary 690 Pounds    Deduction of rent of Quarters 19 Pounds

Miss Monica Herley

Assistant

Salary 355 Pounds    Allowances 58 Pounds

Mrs. Ellen Williams

Temporary

 

School re-opens with Mr. A. E. Williams and Miss M. Herley as Assistant and the school has an enrolment of 65. 45 boys and 20 girls. Mrs. Williams, a fully trained teacher took special lessons in English for the several immigrant children who were unable to keep up with normal lessons.
In June the P. & C. accepted a tender to erect a shelter shed for the children at a cost of 25 pounds. Headmaster writes; "This will be a great convenience to the children. Shed will be substantial structure."
In November Interschool sports are held at Kalamunda and Pickering Brook finishes third.

Senior Boy Champion

Charlie Della

 

Champion Girl 

Mary Radice

 

Champion Boy under 9

Billy Williams

 

Mr. Davey and Mr. Alec Giumelli transported the children to this event in their trucks.
A flag pole for the school was donated by the RSL and the P. & C. have erected it in front of the hall.

 

1949

Mr. Albert E. Williams

 Headteacher

Salary 720 Pounds    Deduction of rent of Quarters 19 Pounds

Miss Monica Herley

Assistant

Salary 379 Pounds

Miss Dorothy Ayliffe

Junior Mistress

Salary 324 Pounds

Mrs. Ellen Williams

T.M.

Salary 198 Pounds

School had an enrolment of 73 with Mr. A. E. Williams still the Headmaster, Miss D. Ayliffe was Junior Mistress. Infants had to have their class in the teachers' quarters and this would not be suitable for the winter months. P. & C. buys school a projector.
In May Mr. Williams is informed that the new school quarters would commence soon. The building was an old house that came from Wellard, near Rockingham and it was completed in August. Mr. Williams said that compared to the old house it was a "palace", though other Headmasters didn't quite agree. In the last few years the building has been used by the school for cooking classes, to make school lunches, art and craft classes and a storeroom. In the Christmas break of '88 - '89 the school quarters were demolished.
On 1st August Miss Monica Herley was transferred to Darlington.
In September a Gymkhana is held in Kalamunda and the P. & C. raised money by having a fruit and vegetable stall with all produce donated by locals.

 

1950

Mr. Lancelot Alderman

Headteacher

On long service leave

Mr. Albert E. Williams

Headteacher

Salary 665 Pounds + 90 Pounds    Deduction of rent of Quarters 39 Pounds

Mr. James Hodges

Temporary Headteacher

 

Mr.Terence Eaton

Assistant on Probation

 

Miss Dorothy Ayliffe

Junior Mistress

Salary 280 Pounds + 72 Pounds

Mrs. Ellen Williams

Assistant

Salary 198 Pounds

School enrolments are 87 and Mrs. E. Williams is appointed as Assistant on Supply and Mr. A. E. Williams is Headmaster and Miss Ayliffe is Junior Mistress. Water is again carted to the school as supply is nil.
Interschool Sports is held at Kalamunda and Pickering Brook finished third.

Champion Boy under 14

Tony Radice

 

Champion Boy under 11

Billy Williams

 

Tennis Court was constructed at the school. Mr. Williams leaves at the end of the year being transferred to Kulin School.

 

1950  Infants, Standards 1 & 2 

 

Back Row

1.  CLARA MARCHETTI
2.  BEVIN FERNIE
3.  KEN ELLERY
4.  ALF DELLA FRANCA
5.  JOE DELLA FRANCA
6.  BILL GORDON
7.  BRUCE NEAVES
8.

Middle Row

1.   LORRAINE BUNN
2.   KATH McCORKILL
3.   JOSIE DELLA FRANCA
4.   MYFAUWY (JACKIE) BROWN
5.   JEANETTE FERNIE
6.   ROSINA SCOLARO
 

Front Row

1.    ANGELINO URBINATI   
2.    BETTY BECHELLI
3.    LENA CORA?
4.   ROSIE TRAVICICH
5.   DOROTHY WATERS
6.   LYNETTE FORSYTH
7.   BETTY FORSYTH
8.   JANET WATERS

Seated

1.    CHARLIE VINCI
2.    HUGO DELLA FRANCA
3.    ROSS HOLDMAN or JOE NORTH?
4.    LINDSAY BUNN
 

 

 

1950   Standards 3 & 4

Back Row

1.   GRAEME SMAILES
2.   GRAHAM DAVY
3.   VINCENT MAZZARDIS
4.   TREVOR HOLDMAN
5.   FRANK DELLA FRANCA
6.   RODNEY FORSYTH
7.   LOUIE DELLA FRANCA
8.   PETER BECHELLI


 

Middle Row

1.   LOUIE ALTINIER
2.   BRUNO DELLA FRANCA
3.   DOUG WATERS (Jnr)
4.   CLIFF FERNIE
5.   FRANK DELLA FRANCA
6.   SEBASTIAN *
7.   FRANCES BALLATO
8.   BEVEN NEAVE
 

* Was Frances Ballatos' Cousin, only came to school for a short time

Front Row

1.   INES DELLA FRANCA
2.   MARGARET NATTA
3.   ROSINA SCOLARO
4.   ROSE SCOLARO
5.   LYN BEARD
6.   PIA PROTTI
7.   MARY SCOLARO
8.   LENA CODY
9.   SARAH MARCHETTI

 

Sitting

1.   MALCOLM FORSYTH
2.   MICK SCOLARO
3.   JOE CODA
4.   CHARLIE SCOLARO
5.   MAX WATERS (Jnr)
6.   PETER RADICE

 

 

 

1950   Standards 5, 6, 7 & 8

 

Back Row

1.   MICHAEL SCOLARO
2.   ERNIE BECHELLI
3.   TONY VINCENTI
4.   ROSS HOLDMAN
5.   TONY MARCHETTI
6.   RALPH SALA TENNA
7.   HENRY ISSAC
8.   ALAN SMAILES
 

 

Middle Row

1.   LAUREL ROADS
2.   VALERIE FORSYTH
3.   MARY SCOLARO
4.   ROSIE GANDOSSINI
5.   JOAN SALA TENNA
6.   GERALDINE PENISI
7.   QUEENIE MAZZARDIS
8.   RUTH WILLIAMS
 


 

Front Row

1.    LOU RADICE
2.   HARRY DELLA FRANCA
3.   DAVID McCORKILL
4.   JOHN MARCHETTI
5.   BOBBY COE
6.   BRUNO NATTA
7.   DAVID GODBOLD
 
 

 

Sitting

1.   BILL WILLIAMS
2.   TERRY RYAN









 

1951

Mr. Lancelot Alderman

Headteacher

Salary 965 Pounds    Deduction of rent of Quarters 52 Pounds   
(Long Service Leave 24/7/1950 - 5/3/1951)

Mr. James Hodges

Temporary Headteacher

Salary 960 Pounds

Mr. Gilbert King

Headteacher on Supply

 

Mr. Terence Eaton

Assistant

Salary 550 Pounds

Miss Dorothy Ayliffe

Junior Mistress

Salary 510 Pounds

Mr. J. Hodges is now the new Headmaster, Mr. T. Eaton is appointed Assistant and Miss Ayliffe is still the Junior Mistress and the school has an enrolment of 81.
Mr. Hodges first entry in Journal "The school accommodation is appalling. Even the uncondemned classroom is in very poor repair. The playing area is poor. The children are the one bright spot on the scene of general disrepair."
On 6th March James Hodges was transferred to East Kalgoorlie and
Mr. Alderman becomes the new Headmaster.
On May 3rd as part of the Jubilee Celebrations a film called "Fifty Years Since Federation"
was shown in the Hall. Children also performed plays and sang songs and were presented with Jubilee Booklets and Medals. During this time the Hall is hired by the Education Department for school purposes.
On 5th June Gilbert King is transferred to South Coogee.
The school is also informed that the Pre-fabricated building is on-route from England and it is erected in September and classes commence there at the end of the year.
Adult classes for immigrants to learn English begin at night. 38 enrol. Mr. Alderman shares the class on alternate nights.
July 27th holiday granted as Sir James Mitchell, ex Governor of the State died on 26th July.
Ross Holdman won first prize in the A. N. A. Essay Competition - Country School Division of W. A.
Interschool sports was held at Kalamunda and Mr. Giumelli and Mr. Marchetti transported the children in their trucks.

Champion Boy under 11 

Doug Waters

 

                                                                             

1952

Mr. Lancelot Alderman 

Headteacher

Years 5, 6 & 7       Salary 1000 Pounds + 123 Pounds    Deduction of rent of Quarters 52 Pounds

Mr. Terence Eaton

Assistant

Years 3 & 4           Salary  595 Pounds + 123 Pounds

Miss Patricia Adamson

Assistant 

Years 1 & 2           Salary  555 Pounds  + 98 Pounds

February 7th King George VI dies and a school holiday is gazetted.
In August the old classroom was removed and was to be re-erected in Karragullen.
September 10th electricity is switched on for the first time in the school.
Faction sports are inaugurated. The teams are Green, Blue and Red. Green wins with 105.5 points.

Champion Boy over 11

Louis Radice

 

Champion Girl over 11

Rosie Scolaro

 

Champion Boy under 11

Ken Ellery

 

Champion Girl under 11

Janet Waters

 

Interschool sports were held at Kalamunda and Pickering Brook came 2nd.
Mr. Eaton is transferred as Head Teacher to Lakewood.

 

1953

Mr. Lancelot Alderman

Headmaster

Grades 5,6, & 7       Salary 1000 Pounds + 190 Pounds      Deduction of rent of Quarters 52 Pounds

Miss Patricia Adamson

Assistant

Infants & Grade 1     Salary  570 Pounds + 152 Pounds

                               

School re-opens on February 2nd with a large number of new admissions
In March the Government's Free Milk Scheme was introduced and school ordered 106 bottles. May 25th Timetable was suspended in the morning because of the Coronation. Special lessons were held in the morning and in the afternoon all children assembled in the Hall. The Headmaster read a letter from Lord Goures? and the film "Queen Elizabeth II" was shown. A Broadcast was listened to and all children up to grade six were given a special souvenir from the Commonwealth Government.
In June the P. & C. raised money for a new projector for the school, and in September Mr. R. Owen MLA in handing over the projector to the school, congratulated the parents of Pickering Brook. That night the films shown with the new projector were;
Aborigines of Arnhem Land
Invitation to Music
Exmouth Gulf Oil Project
Comedy
Faction sports were held in October and it was won by Blue.

Champion Boys over 11

Vin Mazzardis, Louie Altiner & Frank Ballato

 

Champion Girl over 11

Mary Vincenti

 

Champion Boy under 11

Bill Gordon

 

Champion Girl under 11

Janet Waters

 

Miss Adamson leaves the school after two years and is transferred to Spearwood.

 

TERENCE FRANCAIS' SCHOOL REPORT

 

1953  Classes Infants & 1

Back Row

1.    VAL SPICCIA 
2.    PHILIP VINCI
3.    KEVIN OSBORNE
4.    NEIL URBINATI
5.    VIC FERNIE
6.    KEVIN BUNNE
7.    ROBERT ALTINIER
8.    MALCOLM DAVEY
9.    GRAMME TRANTHOM  
10.  JIM GORDON
11.   JIM GILLESPIE  
12.   JOE MANCUSO
13.   CHARLIE FOTI
14.   NEIL TRANTHAM or BRUCE MARCHETTI

 

Middle Row

1.   FRED DELLA FRANCA
2.   SAM SPICCIA
3.   MORRIS MAZZARDIS

 

 

 


 

Front Row

1.   FLORIE VINCENTI
2.   TERESA MARCHESANO
3.   ELEANOR TENARDI
4.   ROSE TRAVICICH
5.   MARILYN WESTON
6.   MARGARET MILLS
7.   LENA SCOLARO
8.   MARIELLA VINCENTI
9.   FRANCESCA SPICCIA
10. ANNE SPRIGGS
11.  LENA PROTTI
12.  KAYE OSBORNE
13.  BEVERLEY GIUMELLI
14. PAM BEARD
15. MARY NATTA
16. JENNY BEARD

Sitting

1.  LYNDA PETRUCCI

 

 

 

 

 

1953  Classes 2/3/4

Back Row Middle Row Front Row

Sitting.

1.   STEVEN CUNNOLD

1.    LESLIE BECHELLI
2.    MICHAEL PADGETT
3.    VIC DELLA FRANCA
4.    PETER GIUMELLI
5.    BEVEN FERNIE
6.    NEIL URBINATI
7.    LOUIE CONTI
8.    JOE NATTA
9.    HUGO DELLA FRANCA
10.  LYNDON BUNN
11.  LOUIE MA$RCHESANO
12.  BILL GORDON
13.            PROTTI

 

1.   DENIS HOLDMAN
2.   SHEILA SIMPSON
3.    LILLIAN TRAVICICH
4.    
5.    MARGARET MARCHESANO
6.    ANGELINA MANCUSO
7.    BETTY BECHELLI
8.    IAN SIMPSON
 
 

 

 

1.    JOSIE MARCHETTI
2.                 SIMPSON  ?
3.    JANET SMAILES
4.    ANGELINA URBINATI
5.    ELENA SCOLARO
6.    DOT WATERS
7.    JANET WATERS
8.    MARIA MANCUSO
9.    BETTY FORSYTH
10.  HELEN GODBOLD
11.  ADELINA SCOLARO
12.  SARAH MARCHETTI
13.   LYNETTE FORSYTH
14.   PAT DAVEY

 

 

1953 Classes 5/ 6/ 7 & 8

Back Row

1.   JOE DELLA FRANCA
2.   VIN MAZZADIS
3.   PETER RADICE
4.   FRANK DELLA FRANCA
5.   MICK SCOLARO
6.   PETER BECHELLI
7.   MALCOLM FORSYTH
8.   MAX WATERS
9.   GRAEME DAVEY
10. ALF DELLA FRANCA
11. Mr. ALDERMAN (Teacher)

Middle Row

1.  LOUIE ALTINER
2.  RODNEY FORSYTH
3.  JOHN MARCHETTI
4.  FRANK BALLATO
5.  MARY SCOLARO
6.  LOUIE RADICE
7.  DAVID McCORKILL
8.  GEORGE FORSYTH
9.  TREVOR HOLDMAN

 

Front Row

1.  INES DELLA FRANCA
2.  MARY VINCENTI
3.  LYN BEARD
4.  ROSIE SCOLARO
5.  MARGARET NATTA
6.  KATH McCORKILL
7.  MYFANWY BROWN
8.  JOSIE DELLA FRANCA
9.  SARAH MARCHETTI
10. JEANETTE FERNIE
11. LORRAINE DUNN
12. RENE DELLA FRANCA

Sitting

1.  CHARLIE SCOLARO
2.  KEN ELLERY

 

 

 

       

1954

Mr. Lancelot Alderman

Headmaster

 

Mr. Ian Robertson

Assistant 

 

Miss Patricia Adamson

Assistant 

 

Mrs. McCourt

Assistant

 

Mrs. M. Lyons

Assistant

 

Mrs. P. Lawton

Assistant

 

Mr. Robertson & Mrs. McCourt were transferred in May and the two new teachers were Mrs. M Lyons and Mrs. Lawton. School had an enrolment of 93 pupils.
On March 31st children were taken by private transport to Mundaring for the Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II. The children were given flags and took up allocated spaces near the main road. The Headmaster writes "Her Majesty the Queen and Royal Party went past too quickly for the children to get more than a fleeting glimpse, nevertheless, flags were waved vigorously and lusty cheers were given". On April 1st the Queen gave a Broadcast where she apologized at not seeing the children as arranged but appealed to them to do all they could as their ancestors had done to make and keep Australia a great nation.
To raise money the P. & C. organized film nights at the Hall and the Headmaster arranged a pruning demonstration by the Agriculture Department. This was held in Mr. A. Altinier's orchard.
Factions sports were held in October and Blue won again.

Champion Boy over 11

Louie Altiner

 

Champion Boy under 11 Runner Up

Vin Mazzardis

 

Champion Girl over 11

Lyn Beard

 

Champion Girl over 11 Runner Up

Janet Waters 

 

Champion Boy under 11

Steven Cunnold

 

Champion Girl under 11

Elena Scolaro

 

Interschool sports were held at Kalamunda and the children traveled by truck lent by Barton's Mill and Messers Travicich and Della. Pickering Brook won Champion Pennant and Louie Altinier was Senior Boy Champion.
By the end of the year there was evidence that a convent school was being built in Merrivale Road and the Headmaster was worried about enrolments for Pickering Brook School, as the majority of pupils were Catholic.

 

1954  Infants & 1

 

Back Row

1.    ROBERT ELLERY
2.    ROBERT ALTINIER
3.    KEVIN BUNN
4.    MALCOLM DAVEY

 


Middle Row

1.     VIC FERNIE
2.     NEIL URBINATI
3.     LINDA PETRUCCI
4.     ROSE TRAVICICH
5.     TERESA MARCHESANO
6.     LENA SCOLARO
7.     KEN WATERS
8.     PETER PETRUCCI
9.     NEIL TRANTHAM

Front Row

1.      
2.       LENA DEPIAZZI
3.       MARY LYONS
4.       MARILYN WESTON
 
 
 
 

Sitting

1.     VALENTINE SPICCIA
2.      PHILIP VINCI
3.      RUSSEL JENKINS
4.               ?     FORSYTHE?
5.      KEVIN OSBORNE
6.      BARRY SPRIGGS
7.       LOUIS MARCHETTI
8.       RALPH "FUFFY" GILLESPIE

1954      2/3/4

Back Row

1.   PETER FANTUZ
2.   MORRIS MAZZARDIS
3.   SAM SPICCIA
4.   LOUIE MARCHESANO
5.
6.    BEVEN FERNIE
7.







 

Middle Row

1.    ANGELINA URBINATI
2.    ELENA SCOLARO
3.    ANGELINA MANCUSO
4.    DOROTHY WATERS
5.   
6.    PAT DAVEY
7.    JANET SMAILES
8.    GEORGETTE MARCHESANO
9.    MARIA MANCUSO
10.  BEVERLEY GIUMELLI
11.  FRANCESCA SPICCIA
12.  CLARA MARCHETTI
13.  ADELINA SCOLARO
14.   HELEN GODBOLD
 

Front Row

1.   PAM BEARD
2.   MARY NATTA
3.   JENNY BEARD
4.   KAYE OSBORNE
5.   MARY NATTA?
6.   JOSIE MARCHETTI







 

Sitting

1.    MALCOLM FORSYTH
2.    LOUIE CONTI
3.    CHARLIE FOTI
4.    JIM GILLESPIE
5.    JOE NATTA
6.    TERRY FRANCAIS
7.    VIC DELLA FRANCA
8.    JIM GORDON
9.    
10.  GRAEME TRANTHEM
11.  FRED  DELLA FRANCA?
12.  LESLIE or PETER BECHELLI

 

1954       5/6/7 & 8

Back Row

1.   Mr LANCE ALDERMAN (Teacher)
2.   LOUIE ALTINIER
3.   DENNIS BOYD
4.   GRAEME SMAILES
5.   VINCENT MAZZARDIS
6.   DENNIS HOLDMAN
7.   STEVEN CUNNOLD
 

 

Middle Row

1.   BETTY BECHELLI
2.   ANGELA FANTUZ *
3.   RENE DELLA FRANCA
4.   JEANETTE FERNIE
5.   JOSIE DELLA FRANCA
6.   INES DELLA FRANCA
7.   SARAH MARCHETTI
8.   JANET WATERS

* Angela now calls herself Gina

Front Row

1.   LORRAINE BUNN
2.   MARY VINCENTI
3.   LYN BEARD
4.   MARGARET NATTA
5.   KATHLEEN McCORKILL
 
 
 

 

Sitting

1.   KEN ELLERY
2.   LYNDON BUNN
3.   ALF DELLA FRANCA
4.   BILL GORDON
5.   HUGO DELLA FRANCA
6.   JOE DELLA FRANCA
7.   JOE CODA



  

1955

Mr. Lancelot Alderman

Headmaster

 

Mr. Charlie Rose

Headmaster

 

Miss Laurel Eaton

Mistress on Probation

 

School re-opens with enrolment of 71 and only two teachers were at the School.
Anzac Celebrations were held around the Flag Pole and a wreath was laid by Ines Della Franca and Joe Della Franca.
In June due to heavy rains the road from Barton's Mill was impassable and the children couldn't get to school. On 26th July Mr. Alderman retired and the new Headmaster, Mr. C. Rose was transferred from Karragullen.
Faction sports were held and Gold won this year. Interschool sports were held in October and Pickering Brook won.

Junior Champion Girl 

Lily Travicich

 

Cricket and softball was played against Kalamunda and Pickering Brook won.

 

PICKERING BROOK SCHOOL SPORTS TEAM

 

DARRYL OGG'S SCHOOL REPORTS

 

1956

Mr. Charles Rose

Headmaster

 

Miss Laurel Eaton

Mistress on Probation

 

School opens with 56 children and the teachers for this year are Mr. C. Rose Headmaster and Miss L. Eaton.
This was the first year that Post Primary pupils were being transported to Midland Junction High School.
In June the Journal records show that snow fell lightly at this school. In September Mr. Rose goes on sick leave and Mr. John Lawton is the relieving Headmaster.
In October Miss Eaton, two mothers and 23 children leave for a three week Nation Fitness Camp School.
Mr. Cecil Davey donates a Cup for the Annual Competition between Karragullen and Pickering Brook and it was known as "The Davey Cup".
District Sports were played in November and children were brought in from as far as Point Peron. Maida Vale came first and Pickering Brook second.

 

POINT PERON FITNESS CAMP. OCTOBER 1956
Back Row L- R; ANGELINA URBINATI, MISS L. EATON (Teacher),  SARAH MARCHETTI (Rear), KAY OSBOURN (Front), PAM BEARD, ANNE SPRIGGS, BEV FERNIE (Rear), JENNY BEARD (Front),
 NORM COLLINS (Rear), JANET SMAILES (Front), BRUNO MATTA, MAURICE MAZZARDIS, JIM GORDON, MRS NITA NIVEN, VIC FERNIE,        ?        , MRS MAVIS GODBOLD

Sitting: VICTOR SMITH, LORRAINE MURPHY, MARYLIN WESTON, GARRY MURPHY, JUDY SPRIGGS, NEIL URBINATI, JIM GILLESPIE , BARRY SPRIGGS


POINT PERON FITNESS CAMP. OCTOBER 1956

 

1956

 

POSSIBLE SPORTS DAY? 1956

 

FATHER CHRISTMAS ARRIVES 1956

 

SNAKE CAUGHT IN SCHOOL YARD 1956

 

FREMANTLE EXCURSION 1956

 

 

 

 

1956 - 1957 ?   

1957

Mr. Charles Rose  

Headmaster

 

Miss Mietka Nowak

Mistress on Probation

 

School opens with 57 children. Teachers were Mr. Rose, Headmaster and Miss Nowak, new Teacher.
In March Night School for New Australians begins.
In October Interschool sports are held at Pickering Brook Club. There are two sections. Pickering Brook, Karragullen and Wattle Grove played in first. Carinyah, Carmel and Lesmurdie played in the second. Pickering Brook comes second in their section.
November 25th Mrs. McCourt takes up duties as Miss Nowak is on sick leave till the end of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

1957 ?  

Back Row

1.    MISS MIETKA NOVAK (Teacher)
2.    KEN HAWKINS
3.    LESLIE BECHELLI
4.    LOUIE CONTI
5.    TOM ANDERSON
6.    MALCOLM DAVEY
7.    RODNEY OGG
8.    NORM COLLINS
9.    MORRIS MAZZARDIS
10.  FRED DELLA FRANCA
11.  JIM GILLESPIE
12.
13.   ROBERT ELLERY
14.   JIM GORDON
15.   Mr. CHARLIE ROSE (Headmaster)

Next Row

1.    MARY NATTA
2.    ANNA DI BLASIO
3.    PAT DAVEY
4.    FRANCESCA SPICCIA
5.    GEORGETTE MARCHESANO
6.    MARY MANCUSO
7.    SUSAN VENABLES
8.    KAYE OSBORNE
9.    LORRAINE MURPHY

 

 

Next Row

1.     HELEN CUNNOLD
2.    
3.     CASSIE OGG 
4.     LOUIE MARCHETTI 
5.     VICTOR SMITH
6.     KEN WATERS
7.     NEIL URBINATI
8.     VIC FERNIE
9.     VALENTINO SPICCIA
10.   BARRY SPRIGGS
11.   MURPHY
12.   RALPH GILLESPIE
13.   KEVIN OSBOURNE
14.   GRAHAM SMITH
 

Front Row

1.    RON HAWKINS
2.    RAYMOND FERRARI
3.    PHILIP VINCI
4.    CHARLIE MURPHY
5.
6.     WAYNE OGG
7.     RAYMOND ISAACS
8.
9.
10.   FREDDIE DAVEY
11.   JUDY SPRIGGS
12.   JILL WESTON
13.   SUZANNE MARCHETTI 
14.   ELIANA FASOLO
15.   CAREY SMITH

 

1958

Mr. Charles Rose

Headmaster

(On Long Service Leave)

Mr. Grenville Murray

Relieving Headmaster

 

Miss Mietka Nowak 

Mistress on Probation

 

School opens this year with 50 children. Mr. Rose is on Long Service leave and Mr. Murray is appointed relieving Headmaster. and Miss Novak is still Junior Mistress.
In August Mr. Rose returns as Headmaster and resumes duties.
The Davey Cup is played in October and Pickering Brook wins. Interschool sports this year are at Karragullen and Pickering Brook comes first. They also win five championship trophies out of the eight possible.
Miss Nowak is transferred to Floreat Park.

1958?

Back Row

Middle Row Front Row


1.    TONY DI BLASIO
2.    JOE FASOLO
3.   GRAHAM SMITH
4.   RAYMOND FERRARI
5.   RON HAWKINS
6.   GAVIN ANDERSON
7.   WAYNE OGG
8.   CHARLIE MURPHY
9.   BRIAN OSBORNE

 

1.   MISS NOVAK (Teacher)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1.     ROSE FERRARI
2.     MARY SPICCIA
3.     ELIANA FASOLO
4.     JILL WESTON
5.     HELEN CUNNOLD
6.     LONNIE SMITH
7.     ANNA DI BLASIO
8.     DOREEN MARCHETTI
9.     CAREY SMITH
10.   JUDY ROADS

1959

Mr. Charles Rose 

Headmaster

 

Miss Linley Cooper

Mistress on Probation

 

There are 51 children this year. Teachers are Mr. Rose, Headmaster and Miss L. Cooper as Mistress on Probation.
Kerry Francis qualifies for a scholarship. The Darling Range Road Board granted sport area behind Hall and also a basketball court. This year Karragullen wins the Davey Cup.
In October Pickering Brook comes second in the Interschool and wins 4 Championship trophies.
In November Mr. Rose takes 24 children to the National Fitness School Camp.

 

1960

Mr. Charles Rose 

Headmaster

(Retires)

Mr. D. Millar

Headmaster

 

Miss Linley Cooper

Mistress on Probation

 

This year school opens with 38 children and the same teachers until July, when Mr. Rose retires, and Mr. D. Millar becomes the new Headmaster.
The Davey Cup was won by Pickering Brook. Interschool Sports was also won by Pickering Brook. With Champion Cups being presented to Russell Jenkins, Ron Hawkins, Carey Smith, Silvano Fasolo and Emily Ferrari.
At the end of the year Miss Cooper is transferred to Dalkeith and Mr. Millar is transferred to South Kensington.
Mr. K. Duffy came to the school to take over while Mr. Hale was transferred to Karragullen temporarily.
There were only 28 children at the school and Mr. Hale stayed on until 1968.

 

1961

Mr. John W. Bolton

Headmaster

 

Miss Liga Murins 

Mistress on Probation

 

School opened on Monday, February 13th with 31 children attending.
Although school numbers dwindled to 31 in June 1961, the P. & C. had a record attendance at their June Meeting.
On August 18th football and basketball were played against Karragullen. Pickering Brook won the football 11 goals 22 points to Karragullen's 5 goals 3 points. In the basketball Pickering Brook scored 14 goals to Karragullen's 6 goals.
In October the school closed for two days for the Royal Show.
In the journal it states, "A nature study excursion out at the first and second waterfalls near Barton's Mill proved highly successful.
Inter-school sports were held on November 24th. The results being; 1st Pickering Brook, 2nd Carmel, 3rd Gleneagle and 4th West Dale.

 

1962

Mr. John W. Bolton

 Headmaster

 

Mr. I. J. Thompson

Headmaster

 

Miss Liga Murins

Mistress on Probation

 

School opened on February 12 with 32 enrolments.
In May, the bitumen square was completed.
In June, Mr. Bolton was transferred to High Wycombe. Mr. Thompson took over the role of Headmaster till the end of the year.
Mr. Wyss of Migrant Education requested that English classes be held at the school. In March Mr. Thompson conducted these classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

1962    

Back Row

1.   JUDY ROADS
2.   JUDY GROSVENOR
3.   EMILY FERRARI
4.   RAYMOND FERRARI
5.   GREG BENDALL
6.   CAREY SMITH
7.   ELIANA FASOLO
8.   JILL WESTON
9.   SUZANNE MARCHETTI
10. RON HAWKINS
11. GRAHAM SMITH


 

 

Middle Row

1.   RAYMOND ROADS
2.   STEVEN BUDISELIC
3.   LYDIA FASOLO
4.   KAREN BUDISELIC
5.   JULIE CUNNOLD
6.   ALLAN ROADS
7.   PETER LEHANE
8.   LONNIE SMITH
9.   DOREEN MARCHETTI

 




 

Front Row

1.   CHARLIE MURPHY
2.   GARRY WILLIAMSON
3.   GRANTLY BOLTON
4.   IAN LINDLEY
5.   GRAHAM GROSVENOR
6.   JOE FASOLO
7.   SILVANO FASOLO

 


 

 

Sitting

1.   Headmaster  Mr. JOHN BOLTON
2.   Mistress         Miss  LIGA MURINS



 

 





 

1963

Mr. Robert Hale 

Headmaster

 

Mrs. Sambell

Junior Mistress & Sewing Mistress

 

School opened on February 11 with 30 enrolments. The school has been downgraded to Class IV.
Mr. R. B. Hale joined the staff in 1963 and it was during his stay that the Junior Mistress Mrs. Sambell was only required in the mornings - the numbers not warranting two full time teachers.
On March 25th and 25th the school was closed for the Queen's visit. On March 25th the children were taken by charter bus to see the Queen.
New swings arrived on May 6th from Barton's Mill. On May 10th new see-saws arrived.
In May 1963 the P. & C. raised money for a bore to be sunk which made gardening easier.
In term 2 Mrs. Sambell was appointed to take the junior grades in the mornings and a sewing class on Wednesday afternoons.
Interschool sports were cheld on October 11th hosted by Pickering Brook. Schools from Karragullen, Carmel, Carinyah, Lesmurdie, West Dale, Gleneagle and Pickering Brook competed. The event was won by Pickering Brook.
On December 10th, the seven schools that competed in the Interschool Sports went on a river trip organised by Mr. Hale.

1964

Mr. Robert Hale

Headmaster

 

Mr. Keith Duffy

 Relieving Headmaster

 

Mrs. Sambell

Sewing Mistress

 

Enrolment down to 28. Mr. Hale is teaching seven grades - 19 in grades 1 to 4 and 9 in grades 5 to 7.
In June, Mr. Hale is advised that he will be relieving Mr. G. Heatly at Karragullen School until Christmas. Mr. Keith Duffy is relief Headmaster for Mr. Hale.
On July 16th, Mr. Duffy takes grades 5 to 7 to Parliament House. This outing was organised by local member Mr. K. Dunn and Mr. R. B. Hale. The excursion was "most instructive and pleasurable".
The old weatherboard building had been removed to the Bickley Bird Watchers and is now being used as a Hall by the Bickley Recreation Centre.
Interschool sports are held on October 9th hosted by Carmel.

Senior Boy

G. Grosvenor

 

Senior Girl

L. Smith

 

Intermediate Boy

S. Fasolo

 

Intermediate Girl

E. Ferrari

 

Junior Boy

Doug Grosvenor

 

Sub-Junior Boy

  K. Littleton

 

End of year school picnic was held at the zoo on December 13th.

 

PICKERING BROOK'S SECOND SCHOOLROOM AFTER BEING MOVED TO BICKLEY RECREATION CENTRE    #1

PICKERING BROOK'S SECOND SCHOOLROOM AFTER BEING MOVED TO BICKLEY RECREATION CENTRE.    #3

Reference:   Images:    1, 2 , 3 , 4  Tony Ross

PICKERING BROOK'S SECOND SCHOOLROOM AFTER BEING MOVED TO BICKLEY RECREATION CENTRE    #2

PICKERING BROOK'S SECOND  SCHOOLROOM AFTER BEING MOVED TO BICKLEY RECREATION CENTRE.    #4

 

1965   

Mr. Robert Hale 

Headmaster

 

Mrs. Eva Littleton  

Needlework Mistress

 

Mrs. Dulcie Hale

Cleaner

 

School opened on February 8th with 23 enrolments.
New septic tanks and toilets completed at quarters and school during January. Area prepared for grass to be planted giving children a safer area for play.
October 8th: Interschool sports hosted by West Dale. Karragullen won with Pickering Brook runner-up.
End of year excursion held December 13th. Children and parents visited Fremantle Terminal and S.S.Himalaya followed by a train ride to Mosmans.

 

 

 

 

BOB & DULCIE HALE with LINDSAY (3 years) and MARGARET (18 months)
 Taken in loungeroom of Pickering Brook Schoolhouse  16th March 1965

 

1965? SHOWING OFF NEW SCHOOL UNIFORMS  

 

Back Row

1.  
2.  ELIZABETH PRITCHARD
3.  
4.  JOHN McGRATH
5.  KERRY WILSON
6.  DOUG GROVENOR

 

Middle Row

1.  JULIE POLETTI
2.  JEFF YOUNG
3.  LYDIA FASOLO
4.  TONY TROVATO
5.  GUNDA HITCHINS
6.  GARRY BEARD
7.  SUZANNE BEARD
8.  STEPHEN GIUMELLI
 

Front Row

1.  WALLY WILSON
2.  GREG GODBOLD
3.  TRISH ROBINSON
4.  TREVOR BEARD
5.  PETER SIMS
6.  ROSINA TROVATO
7.  MICHAEL HITCHINS
 

Kneeling

1.  JENNY POLETTI
2.  TONY IOPPOLO
3.  DAVID SIMS
4.  MURRAY SPRIGGS
5.  JANE GODBOLD
 

 

1966

Mr. Robert Hale

Headmaster

 

Mrs. Eva Littleton

Needlework Mistress

 

Mrs. Dulcie Hale

Cleaner

 

School opened on February 14th with 22 children.
Interschool sports hosted by Carinyah and Karragullen were held on October 14th. Pickering Brook, Carmel, Carinyah, Karragullen, Lesmurdie and West Dale competed. Pickering Brook was first with Lesmurdie in second place.

                                       Champions                 Emily Ferrari, Gordon Robinson, Julie Poletti

In early December, the children visited TVW 7.
The annual outing was held on December 8th. This outing included a visit to the Belmont Fire Station.

 

1966 SPORTS TEAM?    

 

1966  Unknown  

Back Row Middle Row

Front Row

1.   MICHAEL HITCHINS
2.   TONY TROVATO
3.   GARRY BEARD
4.   GORDON ROBINSON
5.   GEOFF YOUNG
6.   DOUG GROSVENOR
7.   JEFFREY LOVERING
8.   Teacher BOB HALE

1.   TREVOR BEARD
2.   LINDSAY HALE (Teachers Son)
3.   PETER SIMS
4.   KERRY WILSON
5.   EMILY FERRARI
6.   LYDIA FASOLO
7.   BILL MURPHY
8.   DAVID SIMS

1.   PETER WILSON
2.      ?   HALE (Teachers Daughter)
3.   TRISH ROBINSON
4.   ROSINA TROVATO
5.   GUNDA HITCHINS
6.   SUZANNE BEARD
7.   JENNY LOVERING

     

1967

Mr. Robert Hale  

Headmaster/Cleaner

 

Miss Eva Littleton 

Needlework Mistress temporary

 

School opened on February 6th with 27 enrolments.
The school has temporarily been given a Class 111 rating.
On May 4th, Mr. and Mrs. C. Davey and Mr. K. Sims took some boys to visit the submarine USS Black Fin.
Interschool sports are held on October 13th hosted by Lesmurdie. Mater Gratiae won with Lesmurdie runner-up.

1968

Mr. Rafe C. Budiselic

Headmaster

 

Mrs. Roselyn Budiselic

Temporary Mistress

 

Mr. R. Budiselic was appointed the new Headmaster and had 37 children enrolled that year. As more children were enrolled in the early part of the year he asked for an extra teacher and his wife was appointed the Junior Mistress.
At the first P. & C. Meeting Mr. Godbold donated a radiogram to the school.
In March a swimming Carnival was held at Kelmscott Pool and Pickering Brook and Karragullen combined with 10 competitors and they came third. Jeff Young was Champion Boy.
Interschool sports was held on October 4th but were cancelled due to heavy rain. The schools that were to participate were Pickering Brook, Karragullen, Carinyah, West Dale and Carmel.

PUNISHMENT BOOK ENTRY  

16th July 1968    W------   W------   Age 9        Stealing from teacher's table draw      2 strokes on hand

 

1969

Mr. Rafe C. Budiselic

Headmaster

 

Mrs. Roselyn Budiselic

Temporary Mistress

 

No journal could be found for this year.

 

1969 Years 4,5,6 &7

 

Back Row

1.  Mr. RAY BUDISELIC (Teacher)
2.  JOHN McGRATH
3.  TONY TROVATO
4.  GARY BEARD
5.  ROBERT GIUMELLI
6.  JEFFERY YOUNG?

 

Middle Row

1.  GREGORY GODBOLD
2.  ALEX GREENO
3.  MARIA RAPONI
4.  KERRY WILSON
5.  GUNDA HITCHINS
6.  SUZANNE BEARD
7.  TREVOR BEARD
8.  PETER SIMS
 

Front Row

1.  JENNY LOVERING
2.  PATRICIA ROBINSON
3.  ROSINA TROVATO
4.  KAREN GREENO
5.  ESTHER PALAZARRI
 

 

Kneeling

1.  LOUI DELLA POLLINA
2.  MICHEAL HITCHINS
3.  TONY DELLA POLLINA
4.  PETER BOURDON
5.  JEFFERY LOVERING
 

 

1970

Mr. Reginald Jeffrey Anning

Headteacher

Grade 5,6, & 7

Mrs. Marie Raftis  

Temporary Mistress 

Grade 3 & 4

Miss Dianne Lesley Cuneo

Mistress on Probation  

Grade 1 & 2

Mrs. Coe

Temporary Mistress

 

Mrs. Peg Anning

Cleaner

 

Miss Cuneo later became Mrs. Diane Urbinati.
The enrolments this year increased to 106 due to the closure of Mater Gratiae Convent School. Due to insufficient classrooms the Convent School was hired for the Grade 3 & 4 as the Carilla Hall was quite unsuitable.
Due to the efforts of Mr. Anning and the P. & C., the new school was decided upon. Consisting of a cluster of  three teaching areas, Headmaster's Office, toilets and a storeroom.
Interschool sports were held in October and the school won five out of the eight championships divisions.
Mrs. Raftis resigned in December and Mrs. Coe was employed for the remaining two weeks
.

PUNISHMENT BOOK ENTRY    

 9th  March         1970        M------   M------   Age 13            Wilful destruction of property                    2 strokes on each hand       This boy has                                                                                                                                                                                  previously been warned
 4th  June            1970        W-----   F------    Age   8             Defacing desks by scribbling on them     1 light stroke on each hand
26th November 1970        P------  S------     Age   8             Persistent disobedience                             1 stroke on each hand
26th November 1970        M------ S------     Age   9             Persistent disobedience                             1 stroke on each hand

 

1971

The School opened in the new building with the following staff;

Mr. Reginald Jeffrey Anning

Headmaster

Grade 6 & 7

Miss. Beverley Gay Oldfield

Mistress

Grade 4 & 5

Miss Sarah Jane Millar

Mistress 

Grade 2 & 3

Miss Dianne Lesley Cuneo

Mistress 

Grade 1 & 2

Honey Hitchins

Cleaner

 

Enrolments were 111.
First Interschool sports were played under the new groupings of Pickering Brook, Walliston, Maida Vale & Wattle Grove. Pickering Brook won "B" division and Aileen Robson was Champion Girl.
Migrant classes were commenced this year and a Fancy Dress Ball was held in the Hall to raise money for the Kindergarten.

 

 

PUNISHMENT BOOK ENTRY     

13th July            1971       L-------  R-------   Age 9         Fooling in handwork lesson while teacher was absent                 1 stroke on each hand
13th July            1971       G------- Q-------   Age 8         Fooling in handwork lesson while teacher was absent                 1 stroke on each hand
13th July            1971       G-------  V-------  Age 9         Fooling in handwork lesson while teacher was absent                 1 stroke on each hand

 

CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW CLUSTER TYPE BUILDING . LATE 1970  

 

CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW CLUSTER TYPE BUILDING . LATE 1970  

 

CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW CLUSTER TYPE BUILDING . LATE 1970  

 

THE NEW CLUSTER BUILDING NEARING COMPLETION. LATE 1970

 

OPENING OF THE NEW CLUSTER SCHOOLROOMS FEBRUARY 1971

 

THE NEW CLUSTER SCHOOL BUILDING.  FEBRUARY 1971

 

OPENING OF THE NEW CLUSTER SCHOOLROOMS FEBRUARY 1971
 Note: Gap between girls and boys

 

1971   Grades 1 & 2
 

Back Row

1.   DIANNE CUNEO (Teacher)

 

 

Middle Row

1.   MARYANN MAZZARDIS
2.   SANDRA GIUMELLI
3.
4.
5.   SILVIA ALTINIER
6.   JOHN GREGOROVICH
 

Front Row

1.   FRANK ARASI
2.   JOE GIGLIA
3.            FRENCH?
4.   MARK SCOLARO
5.   ORIANO PALAZZARI
6.   GUY LODGE
7.   JOHN MORTELLARO

Sitting

1.   RONAN HOLLAND
2.   CLAUDE DELLA FRANCA
3.   CHRIS DONNELLY
4.   NEIL ROBSON
5.   JOHN DELLA FRANCA
 

 

1971   Grades 2 & 3

 

Back Row

1.     DARRYL BENTLEY
2.     ROBERT SPICCIA
3.     ROSETTA PETRUCCI
4.     JEFF POLETTI
5.     BASIL GIGLIA
6.     WALLY GAVA
 
 
 

Middle Row

1.     KATH PULLELLA
2.     LINDA WATERS
3.     ELKA PAULL
4.     JULIE GAVA
5.     FIONA HOLLAND
6.     MISS S. MILLAR (Teacher)
 
 
 

Front Row

1.                    Le HANE
2.     CHERYL MAZZARDIS
3.     SHARON ELLERY
4.     JULIE GAVA
5.     MARYANNE MAZZARDIS
6.     FIONA HITCHINS
 
 
 

Sitting

1.      BILL MURPHY
2.      PETER (MITCH) SALA TENNA
3.      DALE ?
4.      PETER DEPIAZZI
5.      WALTER FURFARO
 

 

1971   Grades 4 & 5

Back Row

1.   GARRIE VINCENTI
2.   ALDO MORTELLARO
3.   JOHN GAVA
4.   FRANK GIUMELLI
5.   AMANDO GIGLIA
6.   TONY IOPPOLO
7.   DAVID LODGE
8.    GARY ROBSON

 

Middle Row

1.   ROY WATERS
2.   ANNA PETRUCCI
3.   CAROL DELLA FRANCA
4.   CHRISTINE RADICE
5.   SANDRA RAPONI
6.   CAROL NATTA
7.   ALEC GREENO
8.   MILLIE SALA-TENNA (Teacher)

 

Front Row

1.   RAY GREENO
2.   CHRISTINE ALRICH
3.   ANNETTE SCOLARO
4.   DINA  FURFARO
5.   ANN HOLLAND
6.   SUSAN DONNELLY
7.   ELENA GIGLIA (1)
8.   ELENA GIGLIA  (2)
9.   LESLIE GIGLIA

 

Sitting

1.   GREG QUARTERMAINE
2.   VIN GIGLIA
3.   JOHN DELLA FRANCA
4.   PETER ARASI
5.                 QUARTERMAINE
6.   BRETT MURPHY
7.   MURRAY SPRIGGS
 

 

 

 

1971  Grades 6 & 7

 

Back Row

1.   Mr. REGINALD ANNING (Teacher)
2.   RINA GIGLIA
3.   KAREN GREENO
4.   CHRISTOPHER GIUMELLI
5.   STEPHEN DeJONG
6.   DIANA BENTLEY
7.   KAREN BENTLEY
8.   SABINA FURFARO
 

Middle Row

1.   EVANA PEARLI
2.   ESTER PALAZZARI
3.   MARIA SPICCIA
4.   MARIA RAPONI
5.   SUSAN DELLA FRANCA
6.              LeHANE
 

 

Front Row

1.   JULIE DEPIAZZI
2.   JOANNE DONNELLY
3.   JENNY POLETTI
4.   EILEEN ROBSON
5.   BARBARA PRITCHARD
6.   KATRINA PAUL
7.   ROSEMARY ARASI

 

Sitting

1.   CLAY RITCHIE  (ROBSON?)
2.   STEPHEN GIUMELLI
3.   BRIAN ROBSON
4.   TREVOR BEARD
5.   TONY GIGLIA
6.   MICHAEL HITCHINS
7.   JOHN GIGLIA  (BASIL?)

 

1972

School opened with an enrolment of 103 children. Staff was reduced to 3. They were:

Mr. Reginald Jeffery Anning

Headmaster

Grade 6 & 7

Mr. Jenner

Relieving Headmaster

 

Miss Beverley Gay Oldfield

Mistress 

Grade 3a, 4 & 5

Mrs. Joan Myfanwy Jones

Mistress

Grade 1, 2 & 3b

Carmel Holland

Cleaner

 

Mr. Jenner was appointed Relieving Headmaster during term 1 as Mr. Anning took sick leave.
In July a set of jerseys in school colours were bought by the P. & C.
Interschool sports were held at Maida Vale and Pickering Brook came second.

Junior Champion Boy

Frank Giumelli

 

Senior Champion Boy

Brian Robson

 

Senior Champion Girl

Jenny Poletti

 

Mr. & Mrs. Anning leave at the end of the year and Mr. Anning was transferred to Roleystone.

 

 

1972  Grades 6 & 7
 

Back Row

1.   ROSEMARY ARASI
2.   Mr REGINALD ANNING (Teacher)
3.   KAREN BENTLEY
4.   MARIA SPICCIA
5.   
6.   JOANNE DONNELLY
7.   DIANNE BENTLEY
8.   JENNY POLETTI
 

Middle Row

1.   SANDRA RAPONI
2.   ANN HOLLAND
3.                   PAULL
4.   ADELINA PULLELLI
5.   JULIE DEPIAZZI
6.   SABINA FURFARO
7.   RINA GIGLIA
 
 

Front Row

1.   CAROL DELLA FRANCA
2.   DINA FURFARO
3.   JOHN GAVA
4.   BRIAN ROBSON
5.   STEPHEN GIUMELLI ?
6.   VERA FURFARO
7.   ELLENA GIGLIA
 
 

Sitting

1.   MURRAY SPRIGGS
2.   FRANK GIUMELLI ?
3.   DAVID LODGE
4.   TONY IOPPOLO
5.   ALDO MORTELLARO
6.   JOHN GIGLIA
7.   GARY ROBSON
 
 

 

1973

Mr. Neville Frank G. Bull

Headmaster

Grade 6 & 7

Miss Beverley Gay Oldfield

Mistress

Grade 3a, 4 & 5

Mrs. Joan Myfanwy Jones

Mistress 

Grade 1, 2 & 3b

Mrs. Enright

Migrant Teacher

 

Mr. G. Smith

Cleaner

 

School opened with a new Headmaster Mr. Neville Bull. Enrolments were 98.
As the school had no cleaner, Mr. Bull had to clean the school for the first week until he employed Mr. G. Smith as cleaner on a temporary capacity. In April Mrs. Enright was employed as a Migrant Teacher to teach English to non speaking Italian children.
In June, Vulcan heaters were finally installed in the school.
Faction Sports were held in October and Weston won this with 423 points.

Senior Champion Boy

John Gava

 

Senior Champion Girl 

Anne Holland 

 

Junior Champion Boy

Robert Spiccia

 

Junior Champion Girl

Fiona Holland

 

Pickering Brook won Interschool Sports. No Championships were mentioned in the journal.
Pickering Brook played cricket against Wattle Grove in November and a feature of the cricket was a sparkling 51 not out by Tony Ioppolo, scored in 30 minutes.
Children conducted Pet Show and Slave Auction to raise money for charity.

 

1974

Mr. Neville Frank G. Bull

Headmaster

Grade 5, 6 & 7

Mrs. Angela Frances Parker

Mistress

Grade 3, 4 & 5

Mrs. Joan Myfanwy Jones

Mistress

Grade 1 & 2

Renata Suckling

Migrant Teacher

 

Miss Joan Jacoby

Clerical Assistant

 

Re-opened school with 94. In April Miss Joan Jacoby was employed as Clerical Assistant. Mrs. Suckling was appointed Migrant Teacher. School decided not to continue regular sports competitions of football, cricket, softball and netball as there were difficulties faced by a small school e.g. transport. But would participate in the Interschool sports.
Faction sports were held in October and Hadley won with 352 points.

Senior Champion Boy

Frank Giumelli

 

Senior Champion Girl

Anna Petrucci

 

Junior Champion Boy

Brian Grosvenor 

 

Junior Champion Girl 

Rosetta Petrucci

 

Interschool Sports were held at Maida Vale and Pickering Brook won Handicap and Frank Giumelli was Senior Boy Champion.
End of October saw the Grade 4,5,6 & 7 travel to Toodyay with the Prospector. There they visited a winery and shearing shed and had a guided tour of the town before coming home.
November 14th a violent storm dumped 70mm rain in one hour. Drains couldn't cope and broke their banks. Mud washed into school and over paths. Areas affected were the wet area, main entrance, toilets and Mrs. Jones' quiet area. Volunteers worked into the night to clear area.

 

1975

School numbers were 89 and the teachers were;

Mr. Neville Frank G. Bull

Headmaster

Grade 5, 6 & 7

Mrs. Angela Frances Parker

Mistress

Grade 3 & 4

Miss Maria Donovan

Mistress 

Grade 1 & 2

Mrs. J. Marshall  

Migrant Teacher

 

Miss Joan Jacoby

Clerical Assistant

 

Moya Donnely

Cleaner

 

Mrs. Pamela Hatt agreed to teach 20 children tennis.
In June Mrs. J. Marshall was appointed Migrant Teacher.
In October faction Sports were held at new club oval and Weston won with 334 points

Senior Boy Champion

Robert Spiccia

 

Senior Girl Champion

Fiona Holland

 

Junior Boy Champion 

Andy Sala Tenna

 

Junior Girl Champion

Esther Della Pollina

 

Interschool Sports were held at Maida Vale, Pickering Brook came third.
Barton's Mill closed at the end of October and so ended the bus service for the children that lived on Barton's Mill road. An arrangement was made with Mrs. Lodge that she would drive the 8 children to school in a Government Van supplied for the service and it would be kept at Barton's Mill. Children that didn't live at Barton's had to catch the "High School" bus until further arrangements could be made. Draw back was that children would arrive at 8.00am and not leave till 4.00pm when bus passed again.
Mr. Bull leaves Pickering Brook after three years and Miss Donovan is transferred to Port Hedland.

 

 

1975   Years 3 & 4

Back Row

1.    WAYNE ELLERY
2.    KATHY SCOLARO
3.    ROBERT GIANETTI
4.    SONIA DELLA
5.    STEVEN ELLERY
6.    JOE GIGLIA
7.    ANGELA WILLIAMS
8.    JOHN MANNI
9.    CHRISTINE RADICE

 

Middle Row

1.      ANDY SALA TENNA
2.      DAVID ELLERY
3.      ANDREW LIVERSEY
4.      ESTER DELLA POLINA
5.      LORI DELLA POLINA
6.      ANN GREGORIVICH
7.      STEWART DONNELLY
8.      LAURI BECHELLI
9.      PETER HOLLAND
10.    Mrs. ANGELA PARKER (Teacher)
 

Front Row

1.     CARLO SCAFFIDI
2.     DANNY ALTINIER
3.     MARISA RAVI
4.     GARRY SCOLARO
5.     DIANNE GENNITTI
6.     GUILIA PETRUCCI
7.     LIUGI PULLELA
8.     DAVID DELLA
9.     REGI COLI
 
 

Very Front

1.     GEORGIE GIGLIA
2.     ROSEMARY SALA TENNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

       
       

1975   Years 5, 6 & 7  

Back Row

1.    CHRISTOPHER BULL
2.    GUY or DAVID LODGE
3.    ANNE GREGOROVICH
4.    DEAN SCOLARO
5.
6.    DARRYL BENTLEY
7.    JOHN DELLA FRANCA
8.    COLIN CAMPBELL
9.    MITCH SALA-TENNA

 

Middle Row

1.      FIONA HOLLAND
2.      ROSETTA PETRUCCI?
3.      ROBERT SPICCIA
4.      JEFFERY POLETTI
5.      KATH PULLELLI
6.      ELKE PAULL
7.      CLAUDE DELLA FRANCA
8.      PETER DEPIAZZI
9.      WALLY GAVA
10.    MR. NEVILLE BULL (Headmaster)
 

Front Row

1.     BASIL GIGLIA
2.     CHRIS CONNELLY
3.     SHARON ELLERY
4.     JULIE GAVA
5.     SYLVIA ALTINIER
6.     SANDRA GIUMELLI
7.     JOHN GREGOROVICH
8.     RONAN HOLLAND
9.     STEWART DONNELLY
 
 

Very Front

1.     MARK SCOLARO
2.     ORIANA PALLAZARO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1976

Adam Budna-Litic

Principal

Grade 6 & 7

Jill Barbara Silvestro 

Mistress

Grade 4 & 5

Angela Francis Parker

Mistress

Grade 1, 2 & 3

Helen Harvey

Mistress  

Pre Primary

Juliet Marshall

Mistress

 

Angela Parker

Mistress

 

Morac Mary Seymour 

Mistress

 

Helen Spencer

Teaching Aide

 

Evelyn Knight

Migrant Teacher

 

Mrs. Bionda

Italian Teacher

 

Christine Joan Oxberry

Art Specialist

 

Joan Jacoby

Clerical Assistant

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

School opens this year with 83 students in the primary school and 30 in the Pre School with a waiting list of 11 which made a total of 113.
In March the department gave permission to increase Pre Primary centre to full time and they can now enrol an extra 15 children.
In June Mrs. Biondo commenced Italian lessons for the whole school.
In July work commenced on the school oval. Kalamunda Shire bought in the fill for free and P. & C. paid for the clearing of the land.
July 16th Mrs. Silvestro leaves and is replaced by Mrs. M. Seymour.
In September there was no water at Pre Primary centre so water had to be carted there.
Faction sports were held at Pickering Brook oval. Weston won. Tape was made and was shown at 60th Anniversary celebrations.

Senior Boy Champion

Brian Grosvenor

 

Senior Girl Champion

Linda Waters

 

Junior Boy Champion

Peter Holland

 

Junior Girl Champion

Esther Della Pollina

 

Interschool was held at Wattle Grove and Pickering Brook won the Wattle Grove Transport Cup.

Senior Girl Champion

Linda Waters

 

Junior Girl Champion

Esther Della Pollina

 

November 6th Pickering Brook held their 60th Birthday Celebration. Dancing was held in the Hall with Mrs. Beard playing the music.
Mr. Bubna-Litic leaves the school and he writes in his journal "The Pickering Brook School with it's romantic setting and now available water, it's modern building and extremely helpful parents should become one of the showpieces of educational and aesthetical endeavour in W. A.

 

ORIGINAL SCHOOL LOGO 1916 - 1976

 

1976  KINDERGARTEN      

 

LEFT - RIGHT:    Unknown  , Unknown  , (back) CHRIS NAPPER , PAUL FANTUZ, (Sitting) Unknown)  , Unknown  , (Front) MERRINDA HASTIE, (Rear) Unknown, (Sitting) PETA PETRUCCI, PAUL DELLA FRANCA, (Front) SUZANNE ASHLEY, (Behind) RICHARD DELLA FRANCA, (Standing) RACHEL DELLA FRANCA, (Front) Unknown, ANDREA RAFTIS.    TEACHERS UNKNOWN

 

1976   Years 1 & 2

 

Back Row

1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Middle Row

1.      FIONA DELLA FRANCA
2.      PETER DEPIAZZI
3.
4.      STEVEN COE
5.      DIANA GIUMELLI
6.      NEIL GAVA
7.      JO-ANNE VINCENTI
8.
9.
10.

 

Front Row

1.    PAULINE BECHELLI
2.
3.
4.     JOSEPH STERVAGGI
5.
6.
7.                       NATTA
8.
9.
 

 

1976   Years 1, 2 & 3

 

Back Row

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
 
 

 

 

Middle Row

1.
2.     NIKKI RADICE
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Front Row

1.
2.
3.
4.     NEIL GAVA
5.     GARY SCOLARO
6.     COLIN JOHNSON
7.     JAMIE RADICE
8.
 
 
 
 
 

Sitting

1.   SHARON GROSVENER
2.
   PAULINE BECHELLI
3.    TROY BROWN
4.    JO-ANNE VINCENTI
5.    MRS PARKER (Teacher)
6.    MICHELLE NATTA
7.    ERICA DELLA FRANCA
8.    SUSAN GIUMELLI
9.    DEBBIE SALA-TENNA
 
 
 

1976   Years 4 & 5

 

Back Row

1.     ROSEMARY SALA-TENNA
2.     SONIA DELLA FRANCA
3.                      RAVI
4.     ESTHER DELLA POLINA
5.     ANNE GREGOROVICH
6.     KATHY SCOLARO
7.     CHRISTINE RADICE

 
 
 
 

Middle Row

1.      ANDY SALA-TENNA
2.      GUGLIO PETRUCCI
3.      STEWART DONNELLY
4.      LORRI DELLA POLINA
5.      GARY SCOLARO
6.      LAURIE BECHELLI
7.
 
 

 

Front Row

1.      JOE GIGLIA
2.
3.      DANNY ALTINIER
4.
5.      Mrs JILL SILCESTRO (Teacher)
6.      JOSEPH  STERVAGGI
7.      CARLO SCAFIDI
8.      PETER HOLLAND?
9.      GEORGE GIGLIA
 
 
 

 

1976   Years 6 & 7

 

Back Row

1.  JULIE GAVA
2.  KATRINA PAULL
3.  LINDA WATERS
4.  SANDRA GIUMELLI
5.  SILVIA ALTINIER

 

 

Middle Row

1.  COLIN CAMPBELL
2.  PETER DEPIAZZI
3.
4.
5.  BRIAN GROSVENER
6.  BASIL GIGLIA
7.  JOHN GREGOROVICH
8.  MARK SMITH

 

Front Row

1.  MARK SCAOLARO
2.  RONAN HOLLAND
3.  CHRIS DONNELLY
4.  MITCH SALA TENNA
5.  Mr. A. BUDNA-LITIC (Teacher)
6.  DEAN SCOLARO
7.  JOHNNY MORTELLARO
8.  JOHN DELLA FRANCA
9.  FRANK ARASI

 

 

1977


Russell John Ridden

Principal

Grade 5, 6 & 7

Kelma Jacinta Kenworthy

Mistress 

Grade 3, 4 & 5

Morac Mary Seymour

Mistress

Grade 1 & 2

Christine Joan Oxberry

Mistress

 

Maria Sewell

Mistress

 

Helen Harvey

Mistress

 

Evelyn Knight

Migrant Teacher

 

Mrs Biondo

Italian Teacher

 

Frank Vinci

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

School re-opens with 93 children. Because of the numbers an application was made for another teacher. Mrs. Knight was re-instated as the Migrant Teacher.
For the first time the Pre Primary has been moved on site occupying one room of the Prefab. During the holidays extensive renovations were undertaken. Miss Maria Sewell was appointed as the new teacher, and Grade 7 were moved into the second room of the Prefab Building. In March Mrs. Oxberry comes to teach every Wednesday afternoon to allow Headmaster to attend meetings.
In March PWD front end loader has been extending the oval eastwards and by the end of the month loader finishes leveling off. Oval looks very impressive. 28th March school closed Special Holiday to mark the visit of HRH Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip to W.A.
In April, Kalamunda Signs painted 1976 Citizenship Award names on board and 1977 Principal and P. & C. Office Bearers. The idea is to assist in the development of school tradition. Children had to commence playing in the area east of Carilla Hall because oval was out of commission. Mrs. Biondo still teaches Italian on a voluntary basis.
During May holidays other Prefab room was renovated and new furniture arrived for the grade 7's. In July bitumen was laid on the area between the office and the prefab building. 12,000 gallon tank was erected and used for reticulation.
Arbor Day, 15th September, 34 trees were donated by the Shire of Kalamunda and were planted in groups north and west sides of the oval Mr. Frank Vinci is employed as the school gardener.
Faction sports held at Club Oval and Weston won. (No mention of champions in Journal). In October school entered a team for the Quiz night held at Kalamunda High between local Primary Schools. The representatives were Chris Donnelly, Ronan Holland and Darryl  ?  They performed creditably.

Interschool sports was held at Club Oval.

Senior Champion Boy

Peter Holland

 

Senior Girl Champion 

Sandra Giumelli

 

Headmaster was notified of his transfer to Forrestdale Primary School.

PUNISHMENT BOOK ENTRY   

10th July              1977       T-------  R-------   Age  9      Writing obscenities to one of the girls in the Class               1 light stroke on each hand    
10th November  1977       J-------  G-------   Age 12     Urinating on trees at side of oval                                              1 stroke on each hand     All                                                                                                                                                                                                           boys warned at special                                                                                                                                                                                                           assembly two days ago

10th November  1977       D-------  N-------   Age 12    Urinating on trees at side of oval                                              1 stroke on each hand     All                                                                                                                                                                                                           boys warned at special                                                                                                                                                                                                           assembly two days ago

 

1977    Years 1 & 2  

 

Back Row

1.     SHANE COE
2.     ROBERT HARGRAVES
3.     RICHARD DELLA FRANCA
4.     PAUL ANASTAS
5.     COLIN JOHNSTON
6.     MARK GREGOROVICH
7.     BRYCE JESNOESKI
8.     ADRIAN ALTINIER
9.     MICHAEL FERNIE
10.   FLAVIO LUMINOSA

Middle Row

1.     ALAN THACKRAH
2.     PAUL FANTUZ
3.     CARL DANZI
4.     DINO DI IPOLLITO
5.     MICHAEL RADICE
6.     ERIC DANZI
7.     ERIC RADICE
8.     TROY BROWN
 
 

Front Row

1.     ANDREA RAFTIS
2.     PETA PETRUCCI
3.     SHARON GROSVENOR
4.     GABRIELLE SNOOK
5.     MRS. M. SEYMOUR (Teacher)
6.     DEBBIE SALA-TENNA
7.     SUSAN GIUMELLI
8.     JODY GORDON
9.     CARLENE STERVAGGI
 

     

1977   Years 3 & 4

 

Back Row

1.
2.
3.     PETER SCOLARO
4.     WAYNE DOVER
5.
6.
7.
 
 

Middle Row

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.    ADRIAN STERVAGGI
 

Front Row

1.      VANESSA RAWLINGS
2.      DIANA GIUMELLI
3.
4.     JO-ANNE VINCENTI
5.     MRS K. KENWORTHY (Teacher)
6.     SUSAN PULLELLI
7.
8.     PAULINE BECHELLI
9.

     

1977   Years 5 & 6

 

Back Row

1.     GEORGE GIGLIA
2.     RONAN HOLLAND
3.
4.     DANNY ALTINIER
5.     ESTHER DELLA POLINA
6.     LORRY DELLA POLINA
7.     LAURIE BECHELLI
8.     ANDY SALA-TENNA
9.     JOE GIGLIA
 
 
 

Middle Row

1.
2.                    SCAFFIDI
3.
4.      GARY SCOLARO
5.      STEWART  DONNELLY
6.      PETER HOLLAND
7.      ROBERT?
8.      CHRISTINE RADICE
 

 

Front Row

1.        KATHY SCOLARO
2.        ANNE GREGOROVICH
3.        
4.        MARISSA RAVI
5.        ANGIE PARKER? (Teacher)
6.
7.        ROSEMARY SALA-TENNA
8.        SONIA DELLA FRANCA
9.        CHRISTINE ANASTIS
 
 
 

1978

Leslie James Guthrie

Principal 

Grade 6 & 7

Gail Suellen Godfrey

Mistress

Grade 3, 4 & 5

Morac Mary Seymour

Mistress

Grade 1 & 2

Helen Harvey

Mistress

Pre-Primary

Elvira Joy Guthrie

Mistress

 

Kelma Jacinta Kenworthy

Mistress

 

Christine Joan Oxberry

Mistress

 

Evelyn Knight

Migrant Teacher

 

Joan Jacoby

Clerical Assistant

 

Frank Vinci

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

School opens with 94 children. Mrs. Kenworthy who was responsible for various groups. Mrs. Knight appointed as Migrant teacher on a full time basis.
At the end of February she is transferred to Midvale and Middle Swan to continue her Migrant Language work.
In April storm hits the school around 2.30p.m. with very bad dust, smoke and high winds. Headmaster decides to send children home. Several parents ferried children home.
During a weekend a busy bee was held by the P. & C. to prepare the adventure playground.
Faction Sports held in October. Hadley won with 310 points. (No champion boys or girls mentioned). Interschool sports were held at Langford Oval and Pickering Brook won. All trophies were won by the school.

Senior Girl

Esther Della Pollina

 

Senior Boy

Andy Sala Tenna

 

Junior Boy

Wayne Dover

 

Junior Girl

Joanne Vincenti

 

In November an Open Day was held and Mr. Gordon Masters presented Ester Della Pollina with a book award for Outstanding Sporting Achievements for the year.

 

1979

Noel Brereon Williams 

Principal 

Grade 6 & 7

Gail Suellen Godfrey 

Mistress

Grade 4 & 5

Leonie Ackley

Mistress

Grade 2 & 3

Morac Mary Seymour

Mistress

Grade 1 & 2

Colleen Jene Rowe

Mistress

Pre-Primary

Elizabeth Dawn Snook

Mistress

 

Elvira Joy Guthrie

Mistress

 

Jocelyn Ruth Sugars 

Mistress

 

Millie Sala Tenna

Teacher Aide

 

Joan Jacoby

Clerical Assistant

 

Frank Vinci

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

School opens with 101 primary children and 15 pre-primary.
In March P. & C. held a meeting for the parents of 4 year old children to arrange attendance of their children on a 2 half day per week basis.
In the 17th of April a Public Meeting was held in the Carilla Hall. 24 people attended including Shire Representatives. P. & C. was asked to express an opinion on the use of the Hall as a decision on repair or demolition had to be made. Unfortunately the Hall was demolished instead of being repaired and a part of our local history disappeared.
For Anzac Day Mr. Stan Williams of Gallipoli Legion of Anzacs was guest Speaker at the school.
In May a Pioneers Day was held and guest speaker was Mr. A. E. Williams. 100 visitors were present including ex students and teachers.
In August Truc Chung arrived at the school. She was Vietnamese.
Lightning Carnivals were regularly attended throughout the year with Wattle Grove, Canning Vale, Orange Grove, and Woodlupine Primary Schools. Team sports involved were volleyball, soccer, football, netball and folk dancing displays.
Mason became the third faction sports team this year with its colour being gold. Results for the faction sports day were Weston 192, Hadley 189 and Mason 167.

 

Champion

Runner-up

Sub Junior Boy

C. Bryce

C. Della Franca

Sub Junior Girl

E. Della Franca

J. Ryan

Junior Boys

C. Ravi

F. Waldron

Junior Girls

C. Ioppolo

F. Della Franca

Senior Boys

W. Dover

S. McGregor

Senior Girls

K. Scolaro

J. Vincenti

At the Interschool Athletics Carnival Pickering Brook won with 202 points. Wattle Grove 162, Orange Grove 137 and Canning Vale 100pts.

Senior Girl Champion

Louise Bond

 

Senior Boy Champion Runner Up

Wayne Dover

 

Junior Girl Runner Up

Christine Ioppolo

 

Junior Boy Runner Up

Carlo Ravi

 

September this year saw the arrival of flyscreens being fitted on the doors of the main building. Also plans of the amphitheatre were completed and hoping for its construction to be completed before the year was out.
In November the children celebrated Children's Week and then walked part of the Bibbulmun Track.
Graduation Dinner was held at the Junior Club rooms and the end of year Christmas windup at the local Hall. The Dux of the Year was Laurie Bechelli, runner up being Sonia Della Franca.

PUNISHMENT BOOK ENTRY       

 3rd March              1979       G-------  S-------   Age 12       Persistant disobedience. Hitting child on head after warning        1 stroke on hand
 1st June                 1979       A-------  M-------  Age   9      Throwing Stones. Second offence. Swearing in Scripture                1 light stroke
 1st June                 1979       D-------  D-------    Age   8     Throwing Stones. Second offence. Swearing in Scripture                1 light stroke
20th September    1979       R-------  B-------   Age 12     Disobedience, rudeness, repeated offence                                        2 strokes on each hand
20th September    1979       T-------  R-------    Age 11    Disobedience, rudeness, repeated offence                                        2 strokes on each hand

 

PIONEERS' DAY MAY 1979
Rear Left -Right:  MR. N. WILLIAMS - Headmaster, MR. A. E. (Bert) WILLIAMS - Ex Headmaster, MRS. H. HODGSON - Former Pupil and Teacher,
MRS. A. BEARD- Foundation Pupil, Mr. C. NEAVE - Early Pickering Brook Pioneer

 

PIONEERS' DAY JUNE 1979

 

PIONEERS' DAY JUNE 1979

 

1979    Years 2 & 3    

 

Back Row

1.     TROY BROWN
2.     DEON TAYLOR
3.     MICHAEL RADICE
4.    STEVEN PURCELL
5.    ERIC DANZI
6.    RICHARD DELLA FRANCA
7.    PAUL FANTUZ
8.    NEIL BOND

  

Middle Row

1.    MARK ERINI
2.    ROBERT HARGRAVES
3.    CRAIG DELLA FRANCA
4.    ROBBIE BRYCE
5.    LUCY MADDOX
6.    LEANNE FERNIE
7.    FLAVIO LUMINOSA
8.    SHANE COE
 
 
 

Sitting

1.    TAMMY DUFFY
2.    LORA NATTA
3.    ANDREA RAFTIS
4.    CARLENE STERVAGGI
5.     MRS ACKLEY (Teacher)
6.     PETA PETRUCCI
7.     NATASHA BROWN
8.     JODY GORDON
9.    DANIELLE JENKINS
 
 

 

1979     Years 6 & 7

 

Back Row

1
2.      GARY SCOLARO
3.      WAYNE DOVER
4.
5.      ROBERT GENETTI
6.      GULIO PETRUCCI
7.

 
 
 

Middle Row

1.     TROY RAWLINGS
2.     ROSEMARY SALA-TENNA
3.     PAULINE BECHELLI
4.
5.    ANN GREGOROVICH
6.
7.    FIONA HOLLAND?
8.    PETER HOLLAND
9.    NICK RADICE
 
 

Front Row

1.      MR. HOMER (Teacher)
2.
3.      NELL GAVA
4.
5.      JOSEPH STERVAGGI
6.      JOHN DELLA FRANCA?
7.      LAURIE BECHELLI
8.      DANNY ALTINIER
9.      CARLO SCAFFIDI
10.    CLIVE PURCELL
11.    MR. WILLIAMS (Headmaster)

Sitting

1.     CHRISTINE ANASTIS
2.
3.     FIONA DELLA FRANCA
4.     KIM WALDRON
5.     DIANA GIUMELLI
6.     KATH SCOLARO
7.     SONIA GIUMELLI
8.     CHRISTINE RADICE
9.     JOANNE VINCENTI
10.                   BROWN
 

 

1980

Michael Ronald Thayne

Relieving Principal

 

Douglas Kent Fong

Principal

Grades 6 & 7

Gary Martin Homer

Master

Grades 4 & 5

Leonie Ackley

Mistress

Grades 2 & 3

Morac Mary Seymour

Mistress

Grades ! & 2

Colleen Jene Benck

Mistress

Pre Primary

Wiebe Leendert Tieleman

Master

 

Jocelyn Ruth Sugars

Music Specialist

 

Joan Jacoby

Clerical Assistant

 

Jennie O'Donnell

Clerical Assistant

 

Frank Vinci

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

School open on February 7th with 108 attending.
In June this year Mrs. Joan Jacoby retired as Clerk/Typist and Miss Jennie O'Donnell commenced duties.
Early this year mothers had discussions regarding school and sports uniform.
A Swimming Carnival was held at Thornlie Pool resulting in Wattle Grove 1st, Canning Vale 2nd and Pickering Brook 3rd.
Lightning Carnivals in Softball, cricket, football, netball, soccer and hockey occurred against Woodlupine, Canning Vale, Orange Grove and Wattle Grove primary Schools throughout the year with Pickering Brook doing well in Hockey.
Faction Sports this year 1st Mason, 2nd Weston and 3rd Hadley.

 

Champion

Runner-up

Senior Boys

W. Dover

I. Waldon

Senior Girls

L. Bond

F. Della Franca

Intermediate Boys

R. Della Franca

J. Stervaggi

Intermediate Girls

J. Payne

P. Bechelli

Junior Boys

C. Bryce

M. Erini

Junior Girls

E. Della Franca

 

Interschool Sports Athletics Carnival was held at Canning Vale Primary School. 1st Canning Vale, 2nd Pickering Brook, 3rd Wattle Grove and 4th Orange Grove. Champions for the day were Wayne Dover Senior Boy, Justine Payne Intermediate Girl and Elizabeth Della Franca for Junior Girl.
The school saw the concrete-ing of the practice cricket pitch done in October.
Tennis commenced for Years 4/7 at the Sports Club in December.
On the 12th of December end of year concert was held at the Pickering Brook Sports Club, Mr. G. Spriggs presented Citizenship Awards to Neil Gava and Diana Giumelli.
Mr. Gordon Masters Sportmanship Award was presented to Joanne Vincenti.
School ended 17th December with Mr. Fong going to Parkerville, Mrs. Benck to Challis P. S. Early Childhood Centre and Mr. Tieleman to Curriculum Branch.

 

1980   Years 2 & 3   

Back Row

1.    CRAIG DELLA FRANCA
2.    TONY DANZI
3.    CRAIG BRYCE

 
 
 

Middle Row

1.      JASON PETRUCCI
2.      MARK ERINI
3.      BRETTE TONGUE
4.      ELIZABETH DELLA FRANCA
5.                    ?
6.      ERIC LUMINOSA
7.      JAMES RADICE
 
 

Front Row

1.       KAREN NATTA
2.       BECKY DELLA FRANCA
3.                        ?
4.       MARISSA DELLA FRANCA
5.       SONYA GREGOROVICH
6.       DANIELLE JENKINS
7.       LEANNA FERNIE
8.       SARAH MADDOX
 

Sitting

1.     JOANNE RYAN
2.     VICKI HARGRAVES
3.     LORA NATTA
4.     KAREN RAFTIS
5.     Mrs. ACKLEY (Teacher)
6.     SUSIE SALA TENNA
7.     TAMMY DUFFY
8.     LORETTA DELLA FRANCA

 

 

1980   Years 4 & 5    

 

Back Row

1.    ROBERT MARGRAVES
2.    DEANO DI IPOLLITO
3.    COREY JOHNSON
4.    COLIN JOHNSTON
5.    STEVEN PURCELL
6.    PAUL FANTUZ
 
 
 

Middle Row

1.      NEIL BOND
2.      ROBBY BRYCE
3.      CARL DANZI
4.      KYLIE HALDEN
5.      DEBBIE SALA-TENNA
6.      ANDREA RAFTIS
7.      SHANE COE
 
 

Front Row

1.       ERIC RADICE
2.       DEON TAYLOR
3.       RICHARD DELLA FRANCA
4.       ERIC DANZI
5.       MARK GREGOROVICH
6.       ADRIAN  ALTINIER
7.       PAUL DELLA FRANCA
8.       MICHAEL FERNIE
 

Sitting

1.     JODY GORDON
2.     PETA PETRUCCI
3.     LUCY MADDOX
4.     VANESSA RAWLINGS
5.     MR. GARRY HOMER (Teacher)
6.     SUSAN GIUMELLI
7.     RACHAEL DELLA FRANCA
8.     SHARON GROSVENOR
9.     CARLENE STERVAGGI

 

1981

School begins with an enrolment of 110 pupils on February 6th

Michael Ronald Thayne

Principal

Years 6 & 7 Support Teacher

Flemming Kimmettig Larsen

Master 

Years 6 & 7

Gary Martin Homer

Master

Years 4 & 5

Leonie Ackley

Mistress

Years 3 & 4

Morac Mary Seymour

Mistress

Years 1 & 2

Judith Ann Nottle

Mistress

Music 0.2 & A R

Ester Bosco

Music Specialist

 

Ryama Fraser

Clerical Assistant

 

Jennie O'Donnell

Clerical Assistant

 

Frank Vinci

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

Peg O'Brien

Cleaner

 

In March this year saw the Years 6 & 7's go for a camp at Wellington Mills. Mums assisting Mr. Larsen were Mrs. Bechelli, Mrs. Radice and Mrs. Halden.

Anzac Day was celebrated by children reading out their stories and poems and laying of the wreath.

Lightning Carnivals in Push Hockey, Softball, T-Ball and Cricket were held with Canning Vale, Good Shepherd, Gwynne Park and Karragullen.

Inter School Sports was also held at Fryer Park at Kelmscott.

School Faction Sports Day was held on the 8th of October with the Interschool Athletics Day being held on the 27th October at Armadale Senior High School. Canning Vale 1st and Pickering Brook 2nd.

Excursion during the year were to Houghtons Vineyards, Mussel Pool, Jacoby National Park.

Big event of the year was on December the 10th a Fancy Dress at the Junior Sports Pavilion and Sports Club. Folk dancing, games and supper helped make the night very successful.

In the Headmasters Journal this year he states;"No Citizenship Awards were presented by Mr. Spriggs as there was no suitable candidates. The lack of this award caused some concern among parents. It was pointed out that no one had displayed the necessary responsibility and attitude to warrant the award being presented. There appears to be a general lack of satisfactory attitude and responsibility throughout the school. Little concern is shown for peers and little initiative demonstrated."

Staff changes Michael Thayne to North Fremantle, Leonie Ackley to North Forrestfield and Gary Homer to Port Hedland.

PUNISHMENT BOOK ENTRY     

  3rd April             1981       D-------  D-------    Age 10       Disobedience. Pushing small children        1 stroke on each hand
26th April             1981       I-------  W-------   Age 12      Swearing in Class                                           1 stroke on each hand

 

1981 Years 6/7  KALGOORLIE/COOLGARDIE CAMP    

LEANNE FERNIE & RACHEL DELLA FRANCA ON CAMEL

 

1982

Robert Stanton Eddy

Principal

 

Andrew Albert Haggart

Master

Years 6 & 7

Flemming Kimmettig Larsen

Master

Years 5 & 6

Ann Christine Rushby

Mistress

Years 3 & 4

Morac Mary Seymour

Mistress

Years 1,2 & Pre-Primary

Judith Eileen Larsen

Mistress

 

Rayma Fraser

Clerical Assistant

 

G. Culver

Music Specialist

 

Marilyn Galligan

Pre-Primary Aide

 

Frank Vinci

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly  

Cleaner

 

Peg O'Brien

Cleaner

 

School opened 5th February with 107 enrolments.

In May the school held a "Bush Whackers Day". Children dressed in appropriate clothes and cooked damper. Items were done by the children at the P. & C. Family Social in the evening and were well received.

It was also in June that parents at the P. & C. decided to change the school uniform.

Excursions this year were to York to observe the shearing sheds, Cave Hill Farm, the piggery and Pioneer Lookout, Alcoa's Bauxite Minesite, and to the Royal Show.

Faction Sports Carnival was held at the Pickering Brook Sports Club on September 15th and on October the 29th, the school hosted Interschool Sports Carnival. No results.

In October the school participated in a Family Festival Day conducted by the Shire of Kalamunda.

In November the school choir performed two items at the Lesmurdie High School and the year 6/7 attended an Environment Camp at Jarrahdale.

December the 10th saw a combined P. & C. and school function with all classes presenting items. It was at this function that the school received the Lillie Coombs Shield from the Garden Club of Australia for our efforts in conservation.

Citizenship Awards went to Sharon Grosvenor and Adrian Altinier. The Sportsperson of the Year was Esther Della Franca. The P. & C. arranged a supper for the kids and barbecue for the parents.

School ended on 15th December with Mrs. Rushby transferred to Clifton Hills.

1982   Years 3 & 4    

Back Row

1.    BECKY DELLA FRANCA
2.    SANDRA FANTUZ
3.    SARAH MADDOX
4.    SONYA GREGOROVICH
5.    KAREN RAFTIS
6.    LYDIA Di IPPOLITO
7.    CRISTA ROBINSON
8.                       ?
 

Next Row

1.     FRANK GIGLIA
2.     STEWART GORDON
3.     VICTOR HAWKINS
4.     ANTHONY BALLATO
5.     ELYSIA Di IPPOLITO
6.     CHRISTIAN DELLA FRANCA
7.     JASON PETRUCCI
8.     DES RYAN

 

Front Row

1.    MECHELLE OWEN
2.    KAREN NATTA
3.    VICKI HARGRAVES
4.    SUZANNA MELVILLE
5.    Mrs. RUSHBY  (Teacher)
6.    LEANNE BECHELLI
7.    MARISSA TARZIA
8.    VANESSA DELLA FRANCA
9.                        ?
 

1982   Years 6 & 7    

Back Row

1.    RICHARD DELLA FRANCA
2.    PAUL TARZIA
3.    COLIN JOHNSTON
4.    STEVEN PURCELL
5.    ROBBIE BRYCE




 

Next Row

1.     ERIC RADICE
2.     PAUL FANTUZ
3.     DINO DI IPOLLITO
4.     MARK GREGOROVICH
5.     CARL DANZI
6.     ADRIAN ALTINIER
7.     MICHAEL FERNIE
8.     PAUL DELLA FRANCA

 

Front Row

1.    SUSAN GIUMELLI
2.    PETA PETRUCCI
3.    DEBBIE SALA TENNA
4.    ESTER DELLA FRANCA
5.    Mr. A. HAGGART  (Teacher)
6.    VANESSA RAWLINGS
7.    SHARON GROSVENOR
8.    CARLENE STERVAGGI
9.    ANDREA RAFTIS
 

 

1983


Robert Stanton Eddy

Principal

Years 6 & 7

D. Greaves

Relief Principal

 

Andrew Albert Haggart

Master

Years 4 & 5

Flemming Kimmettig Larsen

Master

Years 3 & 4

Morac Mary Seymour

Mistress

Years 1 & 2

Marilyn Galligan

Pre-Primary Aide

 

Judith Eileen Larsen

Music Spec. & Admin/Relief

 

Rayma Fraser

Clerical Assistant

 

Frank Vinci

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

Peg O'Brien

Cleaner

 

School opened 4th of February. Enrollment was 96 children.

Year 6/7 went on a week long camp to Kalgoorlie in May.

In July the P. & C. held a busy bee to erect the Fitness Playground at the school. This was also the year the school TV went up on brackets in the library.

Excursions this year were to the Perth Zoo, Parliament House, the Aboriginal Art Gallery at the Museum, to the ABC Concert at the Concert Hall and to King's Park.

The School participated in Lightning Carnivals with Wattle Grove, Canning Vale, Orange Grove and Karragullen. Sports mentioned were cricket, netball and softball. Faction Sports Day was held on October the 13th. It was rainy day but successful with parents keen to help. Interschool Athletics was held at Langford Park with Pickering Brook coming second.

In November pupils from Lynwood Primary came to visit. They went to an orchard to research and question semi rural communities. A barbecue and 15 minutes of sports made up for a very successful day.

In December the school choir performed at the Kalamunda Agriculture Hall. The Graduation Lunch for the year 7's was held at Pickering Brook Club on the 12th. School finished 14th of December with D. Greaves being transferred to Cue School.

 

1984

Robert Stanton Eddy

Principal

Year 7

Andrew Albert Haggart

Master

Years 5 & 6

Flemming Kimmettig Larsen

Master

Years 3 & 4

Morac Mary Seymour

Mistress

Pre-primary & Years 1 & 2

Elizabeth Purcell

Music Sec. & Admim/Relief

 

Marilyn Galligan

Pre-primary Aide

 

Rayma Fraser

Clerical Assistant

 

Joanne Leggo

Clerical Assistant (May)

 

Frank Vinci

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly  

Cleaner

 

Peg O'Brien

Cleaner

 

Enrolment was 87.

School excursions were to the Royal Show, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Coca Cola Bottling Factory, ?th District Military Band at Kalamunda High School and Alcoa's Bauxite Mine at Jarrahdale.

Lightning Sports Carnivals in football, netball, hockey and soccer were played with Orange Grove, Wattle Grove, Karragullen and Canning Vale.

The Schools Faction Sports was held on October the 12th and the Interschool Athletics was held at Forrestfield on the 26th.

School camps this year involved the Year Seven's to Carnarvon and the Years 4/5 & 6's to Wellington Mills.

The School was also involved in a musical with Lesmurdie High School. The items were The Gingerbread Man and the Circus Parade, it was a great success. Our School Choir also sang at the Kalamunda Music Society's Festival.

The Graduation Wind-up Night was held at the school with the Citizenship Award being presented to Marissa Della Franca, Flavio Luminoso and Mark Erini. The Sportsperson's Award to Elizabeth Della Franca and Grant Van Elswyk. The P. & C. held a family barbeque at the end of the children's items.

School closed on December the 19th. Mr. Larsen transferred to Swan View High School and Robert Eddy to Herne Hill Primary School.

 

1984   Pre-Primary & Years 1 - 2

 

Back Row

1.    MRS SEYMOUR (Teacher)
2.    MATHEW STEFFEL
3.    CHRISTOPHER SPRIGGS
4.    BRENDAN MELVILLE
5.    STEVEN DELLA FRANCA
6.    BEN ROBERTSON
7.    GLEN O'MEAGHER
8.    NIGEL THOMPSON
9.    PETER DELLA FRANCA
 

Next Row

1.     SCOTT BRADSHAW
2.     JANET  GAITSKILL
3.     ANGELA RYAN
4.     JENNY FANTUZ
5.     RACHAEL FERRARI
6.     SANDRA NATTA
7.     CATHERINE DELLA BOSCA
8.     PAUL NATTA

 

Front Row

1.    TARA CARROL ?
2.    EMMA REID
3.    ROXANNE DELLA BOSCA
4.    SANDRA DELLA FRANCA
5.    CAROL ?
6.    PAIGE ROSS
7.    CHRISTINE FREEGARD
 
 
 

1984  Years 3 & 4

 

Back Row

1.     Mr. V. LARSON (Teacher)
2.     KYLIE THOMSON
3.     TIMOTHY FREEGARD
4.     MATTHEW DELLA FRANCA
5.     MICHELLE ERINI
6.     GRANT DELLA FRANCA
7.
8.     ANTONINA LUMINOSO
 

Front Row

1.    ERICA PETRUCCI
2.    GILLIAN SADLER
3.    JENNY DELLA FRANCA
4.    NIKKEI WALDRON
5.    KYLIE WALDRON
6.    GENEVIEVE STEFFEL
7.    LISA HAWKINS
8.     NICOLE FERNIE
 

 

1984   Years 5 & 6    

Back Row

1.    Mr. A. HAGGART (Teacher)
2.    VANESSA DELLA FRANCA
3.    SANDRA FANTUZ
4.    SARAH MADDOX
5.    LYDIA DI IPPOLITO
6.    LEANNE BECHELLI
7.    SONYA GREGOROVICH
8.    VICKI HARGRAVES
9.    ELYSIA DI IPPOLITO
 

Next Row

1.     DES RYAN
2.     FRANK GIGLIA
3.     STEWART GORDON
4.     CHRISTIAN DELLA FRANCA
5.     L GARDINER
6.     VICTOR HAWKINS
7.     JASON PETRUCCI
8.     DES RYAN

 

Front Row

1.    C REID
2.    SUZANNA MELVILLE
3.    KAREN RAFTIS
4.    CRISTA ROBINSON
5.    BECKY DELLA FRANCA
6.    C SADLER
7.    MARISSA TARZIA
8.    KAREN NATTA
 
 

1985

James Norrie Ford

Principal

Grade 7

Andrew Albert Haggart

Master

Grades 5 & 6

Joyce Johnson 

Mistress

Grades 3 & 4

Morac Mary Seymour 

Mistress

Grades 1 & 2

Marilyn Galligan

TeacherAide/Pre-Primary

 

Elizabeth Purcell

Mistress Relief 

 

Joy Kisler 

Mistress Relief 

 

Joanne Leggo

Registrar

 

Phillip Waddy

Music Specialist

 

Mr. Thomas

Classical Guitar Teacher

 

Frank Vinci

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

Peg O'Brien

Cleaner

 

School opens with 79 children.

In April Canning Vale came to play Softball and Cricket against Pickering Brook. Pickering Brook won Cricket and Canning Vale the softball.

Pioneer Day was held in June and all children and teachers attended in costume and normal timetable was suspended to allow for a "Fashion Parade' and old time games.

A Day of Trees and Flowers was held and the children brought in flowers which were made into bouquets and later delivered these to the Old Peoples" Home in Carmel.

In July Mr. Ford took 6 months Long Service Leave and Mr. Haggart becomes relieving Headmaster. Mrs. Joy Kisler commenced as relief teacher for Mr. Ford.

Faction Sports were held in October and Weston won.  

Senior Girl Champion

Karen Natta

 

Senior Boy Champion

Christian Della Franca

 

Intermediate Girl Champion

Shelby Harman

 

Intermediate Boy Champion

Grant Della Franca

 

Junior Girl Champion

Sandra Natta

 

Junior Boy Champion

Steven Della Franca

 

Junior Boy Champion Runner Up

Paul Natta

 

Interschool Sports were held in November, hottest day for 49 years. Pickering Brook came 2nd.  

Senior Boy Champion

Christian Della Franca

 

Senior Boy Champion Runner Up

Brendan White

 

Junior Girl Champion

Sandra Natta

 

Mrs. M. Seymour retires at the end of the year.

 

1985  Pre-Primary & Years  1 - 2

Back Row Middle Row Sitting Row Kneeling Row

1.     MRS SEYMOUR (Teacher)
2.     CHRISTOPHER SPRIGGS
3.     PHILLIP NEWING    
4.     TOBY THOMSON
5.     MATTHEW STEFFEL
6.     PETER DELLA FRANCA

1.      DANIEL SUTHERLAND
2.      ROBERT WHITE
3.      RACHAEL FERRARI
4.       BLANCHE HOLLAND
5.      JANET GAITSKILL
6.      PAUL NATTA

1.    KIMBERLEY LUNDSTROM
2.    DARYL ROSS
3.     ERIC LUMINOSO
4.     
5.
6.     MICHAEL THOMSON
7.      LEISHA O'MEAGHER

1.    SANDRA DELLA FRANCA
2.    CATHERINE DELLA BOSCA
3.    CHRISTINE FREEGARD
4.    CAROL   ?
5.    JANINE WATERS
6.    REBECCA WILSON

 

1985 Years 3 & 4

 

 

Back Row

1.    MRS J. JOHNSON (Teacher) 
2.    STEVEN DELLA FRANCA
3.    BRENDAN MELVILLE
4.    GLEN O'MEAGHER
5.    TIMOTHY FREEGARD
6.    JENNY DELLA FRANCA
7.    SHELBY HARMAN
8.    ROSLYN OWEN
9.    TAMMIE WILSON

Front Row

1.     SANDRA NATTA
2.     NICOLE FERNIE
3.     JENNIE FANTUZ
4.     ANTONINA LUMINOSO
5.     ROXANNE DELLA BOSCA
6.    ANGELA RYAN
7.    PAIGE ROSS
  
 

 

 

1986

James Norrie Ford

Principal

Years 6 & 7

Andrew Albert Haggart

Master

Years 3,4 & 5

Joyce Johnson

Mistress

Years PP, 1 & 2

Marilyn Galligan

Teacher Aide/Pre-Primary.

 

Elizabeth Purcell

Mistress Relief

 

Joanne Leggo

Registrar

 

Robyn Joy Van Beek

Music Specialist

 

Mr. Thomas

Classical Guitar Teacher

 

Doris Thomson

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

Jean Hargreaves 

Cleaner

 

School opens with 67 children.

Doris Thomson is employed as School Gardiner as Mr. Vinci retires. (Doris is still at the school in 1996 and has done a great job in keeping the gardens immaculate.)

Weston won Faction sports with 186 points.  

Junior Boy Champion

Paul Natta

 

Intermediate Girl Champion

Shelby Harman

 

Intermediate Girl Champion Runner Up

Sandra Natta

 

The 70th Anniversary was held on 19th October and a large crowd attended including many ex-students. The children performed "Don and the Rainmakers" and there was an official openning and cake cutting. As too many mementos were handed in, two time capsules were buried side by side.

Interschool Sports was held at Canning Vale School and Pickering Brook. At the Faction Sports Steven Della Franca was Intermediate Runner-up

Open Boys Champion

Christian Della Franca

 

Intermediate Girl Champion

Shelby Harman

 

Mr. Ford is transferred to Cooke Point at Port Hedland.

 

1986   Years 3, 4 & 5

 

Back Row

1.   TAMMY WILSON
2.   ROSLYN OWEN
3.   TIMOTHY FREEGARD
4.   JENNY DELLA FRANCA
5.   GLEN O'MEAGHER
6.   ANTONINA LUMINOSO
7.   SHELBY HARMAN
 
 

 

Middle Row

1.    PETER DELLA FRANCA
2.    TOBY THOMSON
3.     STEVEN DELLA FRANCA
4.     BRENDON MELVILLE
5.     MR A. A. HAGGART (Teacher)
6.     MATTHEW STEFFEL
7.     SHANE MARSH
8.     ROBERT WHITE
9.     PAUL NATTA

 

Front Row

1.    JANNINE WATERS
2.    SANDRA NATTA
3.    NICOLE FERNIE
4.    ROXANNE DELLA BOSCA
5.    JENNIE FANTUZ
6.    RACHELLE FERRARI
7.    ANGELA RYAN
8.    PAIGE ROSS
 

 

FLO OWEN & ALICE BEARD (Both Nee Hewison) CUTTING CAKE  
AT PICKERING BROOK SCHOOL'S 70th ANNIVERSARY

 

PICKERING'S GARDENER HANGS UP HIS SPADE

After nine years of dedicated work, the much loved Mr. Frank Vinci will retire from the Pickering Brook Primary School as the School Gardener.

 Mr. Vinci has been living in the Kalamunda area for over 25 years and has become well known and widely liked and respected identity within the community. But he is now 65 years of age and must retire.
A lot has been achieved since 1977 when Frank Vinci first started planting the school oval. The well maintained gardens and thoughtfully planned grounds will stand as a reminder of Mr. Vinci's hard work for the school which he has come to love.
"I'll always remember the day I started at Pickering Brook Primary School." Frank wrote in a letter to the Principal, Mr. Jim Ford recently. "At that time, there were no trees or garden and there was no lawn on the oval."
Mr. Ford said that the school grounds were in a very poor state when frank first started. With the help of Tony Vincenti, Frank planted the oval. He also planted most of the trees, flowers and shrubs that are established around the school today.
"He put drains around the school grounds, put in steps, walls, footpaths and laid an extensive system of trickle irrigation." said the Principal.
Mr. Ford said that he would be very sorry to see the gardener go. As for the future, Frank and his wife would like to do a tour of Australia and he has been wished a fond farewell by the staff and students of the Pickering Brook Primary School.

 

Reference; Article: Kalamunda Echo 16th June 1986

 

FRANK VINCI RECEIVES SOME ASSISTANCE IN THE GARDEN FROM STUDENTS MATHEW DELLA FRANCA (11), PETER RYAN (12) AND NIKKI WALDRON (11)

1987

Mr. Phillip Raiford Mort

Principal

Years 5,6 & 7

Mr. Andrew Albert Haggart

Master

Years 3 & 4  Transferred

Miss Linda Susan Moran

Mistress

Years 3 & 4

Mrs. Joyce Johnson

Mistress

PP, 1 & 2

Mrs. Elizabeth Purcell

Mistress

 

Mrs. Robyn Joy Van Beek

Music Specialist

 

Mrs. Marilyn Galligan

Pre-Primary Aide

 

Mr. Thomas

Classical Guitar Teacher

 

Joanne Leggo

Register

 

Doris Thomson

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

Jean Hargreaves

Cleaner

 

Mr. Haggart is transferred early in the year and Miss Linda Moran is appointed.

School opens with an enrolment of 54. Faction Sports were held and Weston won.  

Junior Champion Girl

Sandra Della Franca

 

Junior Champion Boy

Mark Della Franca

 

Junior Champion Boy Runner-up

Daniel Sutherland

 

Intermediate Champion Boy

Steven Della Franca

 

Sandra Natta was Intermediate Girl Champion and also Intermediate Girl Champion at the Interschool Sports Carnival.

 

1987   Years 3 & 4  

Back Row

1.     PHILLIP NEWING
2.     TIMOTHY DUNSTAN
3.     CHRISTOPHER McDONALD

 

Middle Row

1.     ROBERT WHITE
2.     PETER DELLA FRANCA
3.     TOBY THOMSON
4.     MATTHEW STEFFEL
5.     ISHMAEL RYAN
6.     PAUL NATTA

Front Row

1.    REBECCA WILSON
2.    CHRISTINE FREEGARD
3.    BLANCE HOLLAND
4.    MISS LINDA MORAN (Teacher)
5.    JANET GAITSKILL
6.    JANNINE WATERS
7.    SANDRA DELLA FRANCA

 

 

1987     Years 5, 6 & 7

Back Row

1.    ROSLYN OWEN
2.    ERICA PETRUCCI
3.    MARNIE VAN ELSWYK
4.    MICHELLE ERINI
5.    JENNY DELLA FRANCA
6.    GENEVIEVE STEFFEL
7.    KYLIE THOMSON

 

Middle Row

1.     STEVEN DELLA FRANCA
2.     BRENDON MELVILLE
3.     TIMOTHY FREEGARD
4.     GRANT DELLA FRANCA
5.     MATHEW DELLA FRANCA
6.     KURT DELLA FRANCA
7.     GLEN O'MEAGHER
8.     DES RYAN

 

Sitting Row

1.     ANGELA RYAN
2.     NICOLE FERNIE
3.     ANTONINA LUMINOSO
4.     JENNY FANTUZ
5.     MR PHILIP MORT (Teacher)
6.     SHANTEL McDONALD
7.     TAMMY WILSON
8.     SHELBY HARMAN
9.     SANDRA NATTA
 

Holding Board

1.     SHANE MARSH
 
 
 

 

 

1988

Mr. Phillip Raiford Mort

Principal

Years 6 & 7

Mr. Colin David Hollier

Relieving Principal

 

Mrs. Rebecca Louise Sheppard

Mistress

Years 3, 4 & 5

Mrs. Joyce Johnson

Mistress

Years PP, 1 & 2

Mrs. Elizabeth Purcell

Mistress

 

Mrs. Robyn Joy Van Beek

Mistress

 

Mrs. Marilyn Galligan

Pre.Primary Aide

 

Mr. Thomas

Classical Guitar Teacher

 

Mrs. J. Jeggo

School Registar

 

Doris Thomson

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

Jean Hargreaves

Cleaner

 

School opened with 51 children. During W.A. Week Carmel children and parents were invited to participate in a joint celebration. Italian lessons were still going well by courtsey of the Italian Consulate (Italy) as they were prepared to pay teachers' wages and the books for the children.

Mr. Mort took long service leave for the 2nd semester and Mr. Colin Hollier was relieving Headmaster.

School takes possession of two new computers which brings the school total to four.

Bob Greig came to the school in the third term to present the Pre-primary children with their State Bi-Centennial Medals.

Grades 6 & 7 performed a play at night so that parents who work could view their children's work.

A Pet Day on August 30th was organised by the staff. Quiz night held in August by the P. & C. was very successful.

Girls netball team were to play at Lesmurdie High School for the Fitness Challenge Day but it was cancelled due to lack of entries.
Faction Sports were held in September and Weston won.

Junior Champion Girl

Leisha O'Meagher

 

Junior Champion Boy

Daniel Sutherland

 

Intermediate Champion Boy

Paul Natta

 

Intermediate Champion Girl

Sandra Della Franca

 

Intermediate Champion Girl Runner Up

Blanche Holland

 

Senior Champion Boy

Steven Della Franca

 

Senior Champion Boy Runner Up

Glen O'Meagher

 

Senior Champion Girl

Shelby Harman

 

Senior Champion Girl Runner Up

Sandra Natta

 


Interschool Sports were held at Gerry Archer Oval in October. Paul Natta was Runner-up Intermediate boy.

Enquiries were being received from Carmel School regarding enrolments to Pickering Brook.

P. & C. talked about tendering to demolish the old school house but Mr. Hollier explained that it would be very involved and not worth the trouble. House is demolished during Christmas Holidays. Paving at the entrance of the school is done.

YANCHEP CAMP  Years 3 to 7    

Names of some of those in attendance.

Back Row:  

ANTONINA LUMINOSO, SANDRA NATTA, GLEN O'MEAGHER, Mrs. JOHNSON? NICOLE FERNIE, MICHAEL BORAWITSKA, BRENDON MELVILLE, MATTHEW DELLA FRANCA.

Front Row:

KIMBERLEY QUIKE-LUNDSTROM, SANDRA DELLA FRANCA, LEISHA O'MEAGHER,ERIC LUMINOSO, PAUL NATTA, MATTHEW STEFFEL, ISHMAEL RYAN, DANIEL SUTHERLAND, ANNA BOROWITSKA, PHILIP NEWING

Photo by CHRISTINE FREEGARD
 Taken of her first camera - a Polaroid Instant Print

1988 YANCHEP CAMP  Years 3 to 7

 

1988    Years 6 & 7

 

 

1.    ANTONINA LUMINOSO
2.    TIMOTHY FREEGARD
3.    JENNY DELLA FRANCA
4.    MR C. HOLLIER (Teacher)
5.    ROSLYN OWEN
6.    GLEN O'MEAGHER
7.    SHELBY HARMAN

1.    STEVEN DELLA FRANCA
2.    TAMMY WILSON
3.    BRENDON MELVILLE
4.    NICOLE FERNIE
5.    JENNIE FANTUZ
6.    SANDRA NATTA
 Absent:  Angela Ryan

 
       

COMPUTER FIRST

Year 1 students at Pickering Brook Primary School, Antonella Ballato and Erin Beard, both 5, are learning how to use a computer.

And they are only just starting to read.
Joyce Johnson teaches computers to Years 1 and 2 and later this year will teach it to her pre-primary students.
She said the students were relating so well to the computer they even used it during recess and lunchtime.

 "We have timetables, otherwise they fight over them." she said.
Mrs. Johnson said one of the first words the Year 1's learnt was "spacebar".
"Each time the children have a go the word "spacebar" comes up, which gives the instruction to press it." said Mrs. Johnson.
 "It's a change from the old schemes that are taught the words "nip" and "fluff."
There are 53 children at the school and three computers, one for each class.

Reference:  Article:   Kalamunda Reporter 19th April 1988

 

PICKERING BROOK PRIMARY GRADE 1 STUDENTS ANTONELLA BALLATO AND ERIN BEARD, BOTH 5, OF PICKERING BROOK WITH THE NEW COMPUTERS.

1989

Mr. Phillip Raiford Mort

Principal

 

Mr. Colin David Hollier

Relieving Principal

 

Mrs. J. Jeggo

School Registar

 

Mrs. Joyce Johnson

Mistress

 

Mrs. Jocelyn Sugars

Mistress

 

Mrs. Rebecca Louise Sheppard

Mistress

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Purcell

Mistress

 

Mrs. Marilyn Galligan

Pre.Primary Aide

 

Mrs. Robyn Joy Van Beek

Music Specialist

 

Mr. Eddie Roberts

Classical Guitar Teacher

 

Doris Thomson

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

Jean Hargreaves

Cleaner

to 06/1989

Julie Holland

Cleaner

from 07/1989

School opens with enrolment of 58 children. Numbers are up this year due to new families in the area.

Guitar and Italian Teachers have changed.

A new photocopier was purchased for the school.

As part of the fundraising the P. & C. organized a Bush Dance to raise money for landscaping around the school but this was cancelled due to lack of interest.

Mrs. Sheppard leaves the school at end of 2nd term and Mrs. Jocelyn Sugars is appointed new teacher for years 3, 4 & 5. There is doubt whether the Italian Teacher will be there till the end of the year.

The school is looking towards more sophisticated computers. Quiz night is once again a wonderful success. There is mention of turning the old Shelter Shed into an Art's Room.

Faction Sports were held and Weston won.  

Junior Champion Girl Runner-up

Andrea Urbinati

 

Junior Champion Boy Tie

Shane Holland

 

Junior Champion Boy Tie

Mark Della Franca

 

Intermediate Champion Girl

Sandra Della Franca

 

Intermediate Champion Girl Runner Up

Blanche Holland

 

Intermediate Champion Boy

Andrew Hart

 

Intermediate Champion Boy Runner Up

Daniel Sutherland

 

Senior Girl Champion

Sandra Natta

 

Senior Champion Boy

Steven Della Franca

 

Senior Champion Boy Runner Up

Kenneth Hart

 

In the Interschool Sports the results were;.

Intermediate Runner-up Boy

Daniel Sutherland

 

Senior Champion Girl

Sandra Natta

 

 

1989  Pre-Primary & 1

Back Row

1.    MRS. M. GALLIGAN (Teacher)
2.    SARAH KING
3.     ALAN GIUMELLI
4.     ERIN BEARD
5.     SHANE HOLLAND
6.     STEPHEN KING
7.     MICHAEL PAYNE
8.     ANTONELLA BALLATO
9.     MRS. J. JOHNSON (Teacher)
 

Middle Row

1.     MARIE BALLATO
2.     KATHERINE BOROWITZKA
3.     LINDA DELLA POLLINA
4.     BEN DELLA FRANCA
5.     JASON MARCHESANO
6.     PAUL MARCHETTI
7.     PAUL LUNSTROM
8.     ELLIOT STEFFEL
 
 

Front Row

1.     JULIA-ANNE ELKINS
2.     MELISSA GIUMELLI
3.     JENNIFER HART
4.     DANIELLE DELLA FRANCA
5.     SHANNON MART
6.
7.     CLAIRE COLLIER

 

 

1990

Mr. Phillip Raiford Mort

Principal

 

Mrs. J. Jeggo

School Registar

 

Mrs. Joyce Johnson

Teacher

 

Rebecca Louise Sheppard

Teacher - Leave

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Purcell

Teacher

 

Mrs. Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Mrs. Marilyn Galligan

Pre-Primary Aide

 

Miss Leah Rochelle Jolley

Phys Ed Specialist

 

Mr. Eddie Roberts

Classical Guitar Teacher

 

Doris Thomson

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

Julie Holland

Cleaner

 

Enrolments this year are 61.

The P. & C. project for the year was to be the renovation of the Pre-primary play area. There was a new guitar teacher. Italian was to resume in 2nd term - but was never available to the school again.

Derrick Tomlinson MLA visited the school.

Plans for the Pre Primary area's playground were received and looked very good.

Children planted trees for Arbor Day and it was very succesful.

Faction Sports were held and Weston won.

Junior Champion Girl

Antonella Ballato

 

Junior Champion Girl Runner-up

Melissa Giumelli

 

Junior Champion Boy

Shane Holland

 

Junior Champion Boy Runner-up

Allan Giumelli

 

Intermediate Champion Girl

Leisha O'Meagher

 

Champion Boy

Andrew Hart

 

Champion Boy Runner-up

Daniel Sutherland

 

Senior Champion Girl (Joint)

Blanche Holland and Sandra Della Franca

 

Senior Champion Boy

Paul Natta

 

This years Interschool Sports were hosted by Pickering Brook at Gerry Archer Park.

Junior Champion Girl Runner-up

Antonella Ballato

 

Intermediate Champion Boy Runner-up

Daniel Sutherland

 

Senior Champion Girl

Blanche Holland

 

End of November, Playground is completed and is enjoyed by the younger children.

VISIT TO PIONEER WORLD, ARMADALE  NOVEMBER 1990
Grades  1 & 2

Left to Right;     MELISSA GIUMELLI, JENNIFER HART, SARAH KING, ALEXIS MILLAR, LINDA DELLA POLLINA
Photo taken by Teacher Mrs. Betty Purcell

 

1990   Pre-Primary, Years 1 & 2

Back Row

1.    MISS REBECCA TOBIN (Teacher)
2.   SHANE BIRD
3.   BEN DELLA FRANCA
4.   SARAH KING
5.   LINDA DELLA POLLINA
6.   ADAM TRAVERS
7.   MRS GALLIGAN (Teacher)
 
 

 

Middle Row

1.    MARIE BALLATO
2.    PAUL LUNDSTROM
3.    
4.    ALEXIS MILLAR
5.    DANIEL DELLA FRANCA
6.    MELISSA GIUMELLI
 
 
 

 

Front Row

1.    MICHAEL DELLA POLLINA
2.    JULIE-ANNE EKLINS
3.    PAUL MARCHETTI
4.    KEIRA CONWAY
5.    MRS JOHNSON (Teacher)
6.    DOMINICA FERRARI
7.    KATHERINE BOROWITZKA
8.    JENNIFER HART
9.    JADE POLLOCK

 

1990   Years 5, 6 & 7

Back Row 

Middle Row Front Row

1.    TOBY THOMSON
2.    BLANCHE HOLLAND
3.    MATHEW STEFFEL
4.    PHILLIP NEWING

 

1.    ERIC LUMINOSO
2.    MURRAY MELVILLE
3.    ISHMAEL RYAN
4.    PETER DELLA FRANCA
5.    DANIEL SUTHERLAND
6.    PAUL NATTA

1.     SANDRA DELLA FRANCA
2.     ANNA BOROWITZKA
3.     REBECCA WILSON
4.     MRS PURCELL (Teacher)
5.     CHRISTINE FREEGARD
6.     PIPPA HEPBURN
7.     TRACEY GREAVES

     

MANY TREES WERE PLANTED ON MUNDARING WEIR ROAD FOR ARBOR DAY 1990

Reference:  Image:  Gordon Freegard

1991

Mr. Phillip Raiford Mort

Principal

Years 6 & 7

Mrs. J. Jeggo

School Registar

 

Mrs. Melva May Calleja

Teacher

Years 4 & 5

Mrs. Jocelyn Ruth Sugars

Teacher

Years 2 & 3

Mrs. Joyce Johnson

Teacher

PP & 1

Mrs. Rebecca Louise Sheppard

Teacher - Leave

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Purcell

Teacher

 

Mrs. Marilyn Galligan

Pre Primary Support

 

Mr. Eddie Roberts

Classical Guitar Teacher

 

Miss. Michelle Burrows

Library Assistant

 

Doris Thomson

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

Julie Holland

Cleaner

 

School re-opens with an enrolment of 82. Enrolments have increased due to Carmel School closing. The school has also gained equipment from Carmel School as well as money to purchase various items for the school.

New transportable arrives in March and class is set up.

In February Ministry still had not made a decision on bus for Carmel children but by April a bus was operating.

In September the school was looking at Automation of the Library and this would be set up in two stages.

IBM Computer is purchased to place in the Library for library purposes as well as general use for the children.

Faction Sports was held and Hadley won after many years.

Junior Champion Girl Runner-up

Melissa Giumelli

 

Junior Champion Boy Runner-up

Elliot Steffel

 

Intermediate Champion Boy Runner-up

Mark Della Franca

 

Senior Champion Girl

Blanche Holland

 

Senior Champion Girl Runner-up

Leisha O'Meagher

 

Senior Champion Boy

Andrew Hart

 

Senior Champion Boy Runner-up

Daniel Sutherland

 

 

1991    Pre-primary & Year 1

Back Row

1.   MATTHEW JACKSON
2.   MICHAEL FOSTER
3.   ADAM TRAVERS
4.   MICHAEL DELLA POLLINA
5.   PETER MAYGER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Middle Row

1.    MRS JOHNSON (Teacher)
2.    RICHARD MARCHETTI
3.    JOSHUA SALA TENNA
4.    NICHOLAS RANDELL
5.    RYAN BURROWS
6.    SHARNI WILSON
7.    STEPHEN ABBOTT
8.    PETER GOWERS
9.    REECE CONWAY
10.  CHARLIE RYAN
11.   MRS GALLIGAN (Teacher)
 

Front Row

1.   KELLIE HAWKINS
2.   AOIFE McNALLY
3.   ELISE BENTZEN
4.   HAYLEE COLEMAN
5.   KEIRA CONWAY
6.   JADE POLLOCK
7.   BERNADINE RADICE
8.   KARLYN DEMELO
9.   ALISON COLLIER
 
 
 

     

1991  Years 2 & 3

Back Row

1.     SHANNON MART
2.     ELLIOTT STEFFEL
3.     CHAD BURROWS
4.     BEN DELLA FRANCA
5.     LUKE MAYGER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Middle Row

1.     MATHEW BENTZEN
2.     MATTHEW MORSBY
3.     TAMARA ABBOTT
4.     ALEXIS MILLAR
5.     SARAH KING
6.     LINDA DELLA POLLINA
7.     DANIEL DELLA FRANCA
8.     PAUL MARCHETTI
 
 

 

Front Row

1.      JULIE-ANNE ELKINS
2.      KRISTEN JACKSON
3.      MARIE BALLATO
4.      MELISSA GIUMELLI
5.      MRS. J. SUGARS (Teacher)
6.      CLAIRE COLLIER
7.      KATHERINE BOROWITZKA
8.      DOMINICA FERRARI
9.      JENNIFER HART


 

 

 

1992


Mr. Phillip Raiford Mort

Principal

 

Mrs. Joanne Jeggo

School Registar

 

Mrs. Joyce Johnson

Primary

 

Mr. Neil Richard Hodgkinson

Primary

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Purcell

Primary

 

Mrs. Rebecca Louise Sheppard

Primary

 

Mrs. Jocelyn Sugars

Primary

 

Mr. Eddie Roberts

Classical Guitar Teacher

 

Miss. Michelle Burrows

Library Assistant

 

Mrs. Marilyn Galligan

Pre-Primary Aide

 

Doris Thomson

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

Julie Holland

Cleaner

 

A letter is received from Jo Randall on behalf of the Carmel P. & C. donating $80.00 to go towards a Perpetual Trophy for Excellence in Literacy in Junior Grades. The P. & C. decided to name the award "Award For Outstanding Achievement In Literacy". The recipients so far are;
1992   Clare Collier
1993   Sharni Wilson
1994   Ali Collier
1995   Claire Reynolds

School opens with 86 children. 

In April an Interschool Football and Netball was announced in the form of a Round Robin between Karragullen, Wattle Grove and Orange Grove Schools.

Automation of the Library was progressing well and by the middle of the year was completed. Thanks to Michelle Burrows and her helpers.

The new letterbox and flagpoles were designed by Mrs. Mayger and built later this year.

During the Christmas Break a gazebo was built adding another dimension to our school.

Faction Sports were again won by Hadley. Champion Junior Girl - , Runner-up . Champion Junior Boy - , Runner-up - . Intermediate Runner-up Girl , Intermediate Champion Boy - , Runner-up . Senior Champion Girl - , Runner-up . Champion Senior Boy - , Runner-up .

Junior Champion Girl

Melissa Giumelli

 

Junior Champion Girl Runner-Up

Marie Ballato

 

Junior Champion Boy

Jake Dewar

 

Junior Champion Boy Runner-up

Michael Foster

 

Intermediate Champion Girl

   

Intermediate Champion Girl Runner-up

Antonella Ballato

 

Intermediate Champion Boy

Shane Holland

 

Intermediate Champion Boy Runner-up

Allan Giumelli

 

Senior Champion Girl

Leisha O'Meagher

 

Senior Champion Girl Runner-up

Andrea Urbinati

 

Senior Champion Boy

Andrew Hart

 

Senior Champion Boy Runner-up

Daniel Sutherland

 


At the Interschool Sports, Melissa Giumelli was Junior Girl Runner-up, Michael Foster Junior Boy Runner-up. Andrew Hart was Senior Champion Boy and Daniel Sutherland was Runner-up.

Junior Champion Girl Runner-Up

Melissa Giumelli

 

Junior Champion Boy Runner-up

Michael Foster

 

Senior Champion Boy

Andrew Hart

 

Senior Champion Boy Runner-up

Daniel Sutherland

 

 

1992   Years 2 & 3

Back Row

1.    MRS. J. SUGARS (Teacher)
2.    CLAIRE COLLIER
3.    LUKE MAYGER
4.    SARAH KING
5.    ELLLIOT STEFFEL
6.    SHANNON MART
7.    STEPHEN ABBOTT

Middle Row

1.     ADAM TRAVERS
2.     MATTHEW JACKSON
3.     MARIE BALLATO
4.     KATHERINE BOROWITZKA
5.     MICHAEL FOSTER
6.     DANIEL DELLA FRANCA
 

Front Row

1.     KRISTEN JACKSON
2.     DOMINICA FERRARI
3.     KEIRA CONWAY
4.     BERNADINE RADICE
5.     JADE POLLOCK
6.     ELISE BENTZEN
 

Kneeling

1.    SHARNI WILSON
2.     ELISSA GIUMELLI
3.     MICHAEL DELLA POLLINA
4.     JAMES ALLEN
5.     PETER MAYGER
6.     RYAN BURROWS
 

 

1992   Years 4 & 5

Back Row

1.     KATY ALLEN
2.     JAMES RANDELL
3.     SEAN TOMLINSON
4.     SHANE HOLLAND
5.     STEPHEN KING
6.     ALLAN GIUMELLI
7.     ERIN BEARD

 

Middle Row

1.      MATTHEW MORSBY
2.      BEN DELLA FRANCA
3.      LINDA DELLA POLLINA
4.      ANTONELLA BALLATO
5.      JARRAD ROSS
6.      CHAD BURROWS
7.      JAKE HODGSON
8.      Mr. NEIL HODGKINSON (Teacher)

 

Front Row

1.    TAMARA ABBOTT-PROELS
2.    ALEXIS MILLAR
3.    MATHEW BENTZEN
4.    PAUL MARCHETTI
5.    JENNIFER HART
 
 

 
 

 

 

1993


Mr. Phillip Raiford Mort

Principal

 

Mrs. Joanne Jeggo

School Registar

 

Mr. Neil Richard Hodgkinson

Primary

 

Mrs. Joyce Johnson

Primary

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Purcell

Primary

 

Mrs. Rebecca Louise Sheppard

Primary

 

Mrs. Jocelyn Sugars

Primary

 

Mr. Ian Evelyn Cullen

Guitar Teacher

 

Miss. Michelle Burrows

Library Assistant

 

Mrs. Marilyn Galligan

Pre-Primary Aide

 

Doris Thomson

Gardener

 

Moya Donnelly

Cleaner

 

Julie Holland

Cleaner

 

School re-opens with 84 enrolment with pre-primary included.

Neil Reynolds, one of the parents, volunteers to start up a school basketball team. The response is overwhelming and a few teams were formed. (They are still playing today and doing very well. (1996)

Ian Cullen organizes a Musical between Karragullen and Pickering Brook which is performed later in the year at Lesmurdie High School.

This year there was a concern regarding school numbers for if they were to drop below 77 we would lose a teacher. So it was decided to advertise in the local press and 4 year old Playgroups for cross boundary applications for the following year.

Orange Grove hosted the Interschool Sports. Faction Sports are held and Hadley wins.

Junior Champion Girl

Claire Foster

 

Junior Champion Boy

   

Intermediate Champion Girl

Melissa Giumelli

 

Intermediate Champion Girl Runner Up

Marie Ballato

 

Intermediate Champion Boy

Michael Foster

 

Intermediate Champion Boy Runner Up

Jake Dewar

 

Senior Champion Girl

   

Senior Champion Girl Runner Up

Andrea Urbinati

 

Senior Champion Boy

   

Senior Champion Boy Runner Up

Shane Holland

 

In August an Aboriginal speaker, Jeremy Garlett, came to speak to the children on his culture and Alma Tocmath, a mural painter, also came and taught the children to paint a Mural. These were very successful and one of the murals was raffled.

 

POSITIVE VIEW ON SCHOOL

The Pickering Brook Primary School faces a doubtful future, if Government plans to close it go ahead.

But the school's Principal Philip Mort has an optimistic outlook. He said it was unlikely the school would close, considering the nearest school is in Walliston. "There could be a chance, but the probability is not high." he said.
"When the news came out that the school was on a list of centres to be closed, there was an  uneasy feeling throughout the community and we're still not sure of the future.
"The students enjoy a mix of rural lifestyle, but they are still close to the city."
The School was one of many throughout W.A. that should be closed, according to a government report.
East Metropolitan Region MLA Nick Griffiths said the local community deserved a fair warning if the school's future was in doubt.
"We want to know if the school is among many being considered for closure, amalgamation of sell off by the Government." he said.
The school opened in 1916 and up to 100 children are expected to attend it next year.
Mr. Griffiths said the Government should promise full consultation before any decision to close or amalgamate the school, guarantee a 12 month lead time in the event of closure so that parents and teachers had time to make other arrangements and guarantee that any funds raised through closure or sell off were ploughed back into local education. A spokesperson for Education Minister Norman Moore said there was no official list of schools to be closed and assessments would be carried out on many schools next month.

Reference:  Article:  Hills Gazette 14th September 1993

 

JADE POLLOCK (year 6), ERIN BEARD (year 6), LIAM BEARD (year 7) AND CHLOE POLLOCK (pre-primary) HAD GENERATIONS OF THEIR FAMILIES ATTEND THE SCHOOL, WHICH IS HEADED BY PRINCIPAL PHILIP MORT

 

1994


Mr. Phillip Raiford Mort

Principal

 

Mrs. Joyce Johnson

Primary

 

Mrs. Jocelyn Sugars

Primary

 

Mr. Neil Richard Hodgkinson

Primary

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Purcell

Primary

 

Mrs. Marilyn Galligan

Pre - Primary Aide

 

Mrs. Rebecca Louise Sheppard

Primary

 

Mrs. Elizabeth May Johnston

Music Specialist

 

Mr. Ian Evelyn Cullen

Guitar Teacher

 

Mrs. Joanne Jeggo

School Registar

 

Glenis Turner

Registar Relieving

 

Sandra Forrester

Registar Relieving

 

Sandra Leaver

Registar

 

Miss. Michelle Burrows

Library Assistant

 

Doris Thomson

Gardener

 

Julie Holland

Cleaner

 

School opens with an enrolment of 93 children.

This years P. & C. major project is to build and improve the amphitheatre to be used for assemblies and concerts. The school also acquires a new computer with CD ROM.

As part of W.A. Week the school held a Multicultural Day and each class studied a country e.g. it's culture, cooking etc. On the day each class cooked a dish from their particular country and everyone else had a sample. The day was very successful and was enjoyed by teachers, students and parents.

In second term school played a round robin of Football & Netball against Karragullen and Wattle Grove. Both of our teams did very well.

Joanne Jeggo resigns from her job as Registrar and Glenis Turner and Sandra Forrester are relieving Registrars until Sandie Leaver is appointed towards the end of the year.

Faction Sports are held and Weston wins.

Junior Champion Girl

Claire Foster

 

Junior Champion Girl Runner Up

Ali Collier

 

Intermediate Champion Boy

Michael Foster

 

Intermediate Champion Boy Runner Up

Jake Dewar

 

Intermediate Champion Girl

Melissa Giumelli and Marie Ballato (Joint)

 

Intermediate Champion Girl Runner Up

Sarah King

 

Senior Champion Boy

Shane Holland and Justin Turton (Joint)

 

Senior Champion Boy Runner Up

James Randell

 

Senior Champion Girl

Antonella Ballato

 

Senior Champion Girl Runner Up

Jennifer Hart

 


Interschool Sports are held.

Senior Champion Girl Runner Up

Antonella Ballato

 

Senior Champion Boy

Shane Holland

 

Amphitheatre is financed through Minor Works and P. & C. Funds and is finally completed by March 1995.

Mr. Mort leaves for 12 months leave.

 

 

 

 

1995

School opens with 95 children and the following teachers:

Mr. Phillip Raiford Mort

Principal

 

Mr. Ian Michael

Relieving Principal

Years 6 & 7

Mrs. Elizabeth Purcell

Primary

Years 6 & 7

Miss Nicola Elizabeth Fife

Primary

Years 4 & 5

Mrs. Jocelyn Ruth Sugars

Primary

Years 2 & 3

Miss Dianne Thomas

Primary

Year 2 from third term

Mrs. Joyce Johnson  

Primary

Years PP/1

Sandra Leaver

Registar

 

Lorriane Bushby

Registar Relieving

 

Jeannine Horsham

Primary Relief

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Johnston

Music Specialist

 

Miss. Michelle Burrows

Library Assistant

 

Mrs. Vicki Zornada

Special Ed.

 

Mrs. Marilyn Galligan

Teacher Aide - PP

 

Doris Thomson

Gardener

 

Julie Holland

Cleaner

 

The conversion of the Shelter Shed to an Art Room is the P. & C.'s major project for the year.

This was the year of the Teachers' Industrial Dispute and many school activities were put on hold or cancelled. By the end of second term, numbers at the school had reached 106. Mrs. Sugars goes on long service leave and Jeannine Horsham is appointed Relieving Teacher.

Drawing for the Art Shed are done, plans are accepted and work begins. P. & C. purchases a BBQ for school use. A new set of Encyclopedias are also purchased to replace the old set which are dated 1977.

The Registrar takes leave towards end of year and Lorraine Busby becomes Relieving Registrar.

Faction Sports are held and Weston wins.

Junior Champion Girl

Claire Foster

 

Junior Champion Boy Runner Up

Christopher Foster

 

Intermediate Champion Girl

Jade Pollock

 

Intermediate Champion Girl Runner Up

Ali Collier

 

Senior Champion Boy

Jake Dewar

 

Senior Champion Boy Runner Up

Michael Foster

 

Senior Champion Girl

Marie Ballato and Melissa Giumelli (Joint)

 

Senior Champion Girl Runner Up

Jennifer Hart

 

At Interschool Sports.

Junior Champion Girl

Claire Foster

 

Mrs. Johnson takes long service leave at the end of the year.

 

1995    Years 4 & 5

Back Row

1.    MISS NICOLA FIFE (Teacher)
2.    MICHAEL DELLA POLLINA
3.    KEIRA CONWAY
4.    ADAM TRAVERS
5.    RYAN BURROWS
6.    BERNADINE RADICE
7.    ELISE BENTZEN
8.    MRS VICKI ZORNADA (Teacher)
 
 

Middle Row

1.     RICHARD MARCHETTI
2.     CHARLIE RYAN
3.     NICK RANDELL
4.     REEECE CONWAY
5.     CALLUM FINCH
6.     SHANNON AUDSLEY
 
 Absentees   PAUL WALKER, JAMES ALLEN
 
 

Front Row

1.     SHARNI WILSON
2.     KOBI TACIAK
3.     JADE POLLOCK
4.     ALI COLLIER
5.     ASHLEE RAYMENT
6.     LUCINDA FINLEY
7.     CLAIRE BURKIN

 

 

1996

The school opens with an enrolment of 103 but as numbers drop the school loses a teacher. The teachers this year are:

Mr. Phillip Raiford Mort

Principal

Years 6 & 7

Mrs. Jocelyn Ruth Sugars

Primary

Years 4 & 5

Mrs. Elizabeth Purcell

Primary

Years 6 & 7

Mrs. Lynne Robyn Finch

Primary

PP & Year 1

Mrs. Monkhouse

Primary

 

Grazyna Teresa Faux

Primary

 

Mrs. Vicki Zornada

Special Ed.

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Maye Johnston

Music Specialist

 

Mrs. Marilyn Galligan

Teacher Assistant

 

Pamela Jane Warwick Bunton

Music Specialist Relieving

 

Miss. Michelle Burrows

Library Assistant

 

Dee Donaldson

Primary

 

Sandra Robena Leaver

Registar

 

Sandra Forrester

Registar Relieving

 

Doris Thomson

Gardener

 

Julie Holland

Cleaner

 

Mrs. Dee Donaldson comes to the school in third term and teaches the years 2 & 3. (This class was previously taken by Mrs. Monkhouse and then Mrs. Faux). Mrs. Johnston is still our Music Specialist but takes long service and Mrs. Bunton is appointed as relieving Music Specialist Teacher. Mrs. Vicki Zornada is also re-appointed as Special Ed. and left towards the end of 3rd term and re-instated at Blackmore Primary. Mrs. Sandie Leaver is still on leave and Mrs. Sandra Forrester is appointed as Relieving Registrar.

In March a Busy Bee is held by the P. & C. to paint the new Art Room and the Shelter Shed is finally transformed into an Art Room and is used with enjoyment by the children and Mrs. Purcell who is the school's Art & Craft Teacher. Staff toilets are finally built at the school. (During our research we discovered the first request for staff toilets were made in 1871.)

The biggest event for the school this year is the celebration of our 80th Birthday Celebration, which will be held on November 2nd and we hope will be a great event enjoyed by all.
(Please note many names have been omitted from the Sports awards for the last ten years, as our records have been misplaced, so if anyone can fill in the blanks please tell us.)

 

 

GENERATIONS OF PICKERING BROOK

In 1916, the Pickering Brook Primary School began as a modest, one-room establishment with 15 children, one teacher and a small blackboard.
Eighty years later the school accommodates six classrooms, an oval and 100 children from pre-primary to Year 7., under the tuition of five teachers and two teaching aides.

As part of its 80th Birthday Celebrations this year, the school will be holding a day of festivities on Saturday November 2nd.

Activities begin at 10a.m. and include a BBQ lunch, horse and cart rides, an exhibition of students' work and a photographic display of the school's history.

The Pickering Brook Heritage Group, which is helping organise the festivities, will also be exhibiting a miscellany of artifacts relating to the school and the area.

Anyone who has paraphernalia significant to the history of Pickering Brook and would like to display the items, should phone Helen Ross of the Pickering Brook Heritage Group on 9359 3334

Reference:     Article:  Kalamunda Echo 22nd June 1996

FOUR GENERATIONS OF THE BEARD FAMILY HAVE ATTENDED THE PICKERING BROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL SINCE IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1916 - Left to Right) MRS SUZANNE POLLOCK, DAUGHTERS CHLOE AND JADE, MRS ALICE BEARD AND MR MALCOLM BEARD.

 

 

PICKERING BROOK HISTORIAN A WINNER

Meticulous research of local history has led a Pickering Brook Primary School student into the National Final of the Australian National History Challenge.

The competition prompted Year 7 student Claire Collier to produce an audio tape which captured the history of her 80-year-old primary school. Claire, one of thirteen entrants from the school, interviewed former students from each of this school's eight decades, to earn a high commendation in the competition's heritage category.

Reference:   Article: Kalamunda Echo 7th September 1996

SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPANTS IN THE NATIONAL HISTORY CHALLENGE, YEAR & PICKERING BROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS CLAIRE COLLIER AND DOMINICA FERRARI, DEMONSTRATE ONE OF THE TOOLS FROM THE AREA'S PIONEERING DAYS.

 

90th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SCHOOL. 2006
OLIVIA GAVA, KATHERINE GAVA, SYLVIA SMITH (Nee ROADS) FORMER STUDENT,
AND HAZEL HODGSON  (Nee WESTON) FORMER STUDENT AND TEACHER, ABOUT TO CUT THE CAKE

 

1997

Philip Mort

Principal

 

David Krieg

Relieving Principal

 

Sandra Forrester  

Registrar

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Elizabeth Purcell

Teacher

 

Dee Donaldson

Teacher

 

Nancy Fardin

Teacher

 

Pamela Bunton  

Music Teacher

 

Maria Siciliano

Italian Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher/Library Assistant

 

Robin Unger

Teacher Assistant

 

Robert Symonds

Gardener

 

Julie Holland

Cleaner

 

Lina Ballato

Cleaner

 

 

Interschool Athletics Carnival

   

         Champion School

Shield

Handicap Shield

Orange Grove Primary School

331 pts 374 pts

Pickering Brook Primary School

283 pts 389 pts

Wattle Grove Primary School

239 pts 302 pts

Belmont Primary school

196 pts 196 pts

 

 

 

Junior Champion Boy

Chris Foster

 

Junior Champion Boy Runner Up

Damien Gullone

 

Intermediate Champion Girl

Claire Foster

 

Intermediate Champion Boy Runner Up

Kristen Falconbridge

 
  

1998

 

Ian McCredden 

Principal

 

Andrea McCredden

Registrar

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Alison Hepburn

Teacher

 

Nancy Fardin

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher/Library Assistant

 

Stephanie Clark

Teacher

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Kim Wallace

Teacher

 

Maria Siciliano

Italian Teacher

 

Yokan Jardine

Music/Support

 

Robin Unger

Teacher Assistant

 

Margaret Waters

Teacher Ast/Special Needs

 

Robert Symonds

Gardener

 

Julie Holland

Cleaner

 

Lina Ballato

Cleaner

 

Blanche Holland

Cleaner

 

 

1999

Ian McCredden 

Principal

 

Andrea McCredden

Registrar

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Alison Hepburn

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Stephanie Clark

Teacher

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Kerry Spriggs

Teacher

 

Kim Wallace

Teacher

 

Nancy Fardin

Teacher

 

Sigora De Pieri Tenori

Italian Teacher

 

Robin Unger

Teacher Assistant

 

Roxanna Della Bosca

Music Teacher

 

Veronica Fitzgerald

Libarian/Teachers Assist

 

Margaret Waters

Teacher Ast/Special Needs

 

Julie Holland

Teachers Assistant

from  07/99

Robert Symonds

Gardener

 

Julie Holland

Cleaner

to 06/99

Clorane Wright 

Cleaner

from 07/99

 

2000

Ian McCredden 

Principal

 

Andrea McCredden

Registrar

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Leah Outram

Teacher

 

Michelle On

Teacher

 

Alison Hepburn

Teacher

 

Junita Mohren

Teacher

 

Stephanie Clark

Teacher

 

Kim Wallace

Teacher

 

Sigora De Pieri Tenori

Italian Teacher

 

Veronica Fitzgerald

Libarian/Teachers Assist

 

Robin Unger

Teacher Assistant

 

Margaret Waters

Teacher Ast/Special Needs

 

Merrilyn Herden

Teacher Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Teacher Assistant

 

Robert Symonds

Gardener

 

Clorane Wright 

Cleaner

 

2001

Ian McCredden 

Principal

 

Andrea McCredden

Registrar

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher/Librarian

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Tanya Zanetti

Teacher

 

Junita Mohren

Teacher

 

Jo Randall

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Educ Ast/Special Needs

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Robert Symonds

Gardener

 

Clorane Wright 

Cleaner

 

 

Junior Champion Girl Runner Up

Kahla Gullone

 

Junior Champion Boy

Harrison Martin

 

Junior Champion Boy Runner Up

Peter Arasi

 

Intermediate Champion Girl

Jayde Church

 

Intermediate Champion Girl Runner Up

Emily Randell

 

Intermediate Champion Boy

William Miller

 

Senior Champion Boy

Damien Gullone

 

Senior Champion Boy Runner Up

Chris Foster

 

2002

Ian McCredden 

Principal

 

Andrea McCredden

Registrar

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher/Librarian

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Tanya Zanetti

Teacher

 

Junita Mohren

Teacher

 

Michelle On

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Educ Ast/Special Needs

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Robert Symonds

Gardener

 

Clorane Wright 

Cleaner

 

2003

Ian McCredden 

Principal

 

Margaret Waterton

Relieving Principal

 

Andrea McCredden

Registrar

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher/Librarian

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Tanya Zanetti

Teacher

 

Michelle On

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Educ Ast/Special Needs

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Robert Symonds

Gardener

 

Clorane Wright 

Cleaner

 

 

Junior Champion Boy Runner Up

Lachlan Carter

 

Intermediate Champion Girl

Sophie McKay

 

Intermediate Champion Boy Runner Up

Harrison Martin

 

Senior Champion Girl Runner Up

Emily Randell

 

2004

Ian McCredden 

Principal

 

Andrea McCredden

Registrar

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher/Librarian

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Tanya Zanetti

Teacher

 

Sally Pendergast

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Educ Ast/Special Needs

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Robert Symonds

Gardener

 

Clorane Wright 

Cleaner

 

 

2005

Ian McCredden 

Principal

 

Will David

Relieving Principal

 

Andrea McCredden

Registrar

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Tanya Zanetti

Teacher

 

Sally Pendergast

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Educ Ast/Special Needs

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Kerry Holborow

Education Assistant

 

Christine Tichborne

Gardener

 

Clorane Wright 

Cleaner

 

 

2006

Ian McCredden 

Principal

 

Andrea McCredden

Registrar

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Tanya Zanetti

Teacher

 

Erin O'Hara

Teacher

 

Michele Napper

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Alison Pound

Music Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Educ Ast/Special Needs

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Kerry Holborow

Education Assistant

 

Christine Tichborne

Gardener

 

Clorane Wright 

Cleaner

 

2007

Suzanne Cooper

Principal

 

Chris Mercy

Registrar

 

Libby Allanson

Registrar

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Michele Napper

Teacher

 

Janine Barndon

Teacher

 

Lana Jones

Teacher

 

Robert Tunney

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Library Officer

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Ruth Greenwood

Education Assistant

 

Christine Tichborne

Gardener

 

Clorane Wright 

Cleaner

 

2008

Suzanne Cooper

Principal

 

Julie Copestake

Deputy Principal

 

Belinda Smith

Deputy Principal

 

Chris Mercy

Registrar

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Jocelyn Sugars

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Janine Barndon

Teacher

 

Lana Jones

Teacher

 

Robert Tunney

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Educ Ast/Spec Needs/Lib

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Ruth Greenwood

Education Assistant

 

Christine Tichborne

Gardener

 

Clorane Wright 

Cleaner

 

2009

Suzanne Cooper

Principal

 

Belinda Smith

Deputy Principal

 

Ronald Rudolphy

Deputy Principal

 

Chris Mercy

Registrar

 

Jeny Dunkley

School Officer

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Brenda O'Connell

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Robert Tunney

Teacher

 

Aileen Keeffe

Teacher

 

Marc Denholm

Teacher

 

Janine Barndon

Teacher

 

Tanya Wood

Teacher

 

Michele Napper

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Educ Ast/Spec Needs/Lib

 

Glynis Turpin

Chaplain

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Ruth Greenwood

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Cherie Parker

Education Assistant

 

Christine Tichborne

Gardener

 

Clorane Wright 

Cleaner

to 04/2009

Shirley Finley

Cleaner

from 04/2009

2010

Suzanne Cooper

Principal

 

Lyn Bates

Relieving Principal

 

Ronald Rudolphy

Deputy Principal

 

Chris Mercy

Registrar

 

Jenny Dunkley

School Officer

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Robert Tunney

Teacher

 

Tanya Wood

Teacher

 

Michele Napper

Teacher

 

Sally Kinner

Teacher

 

Marc Denholm

Teacher

 

Annette Le Cras

Teacher

 

Julie Stewart

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Leonie Cecich

Music Teacher

 

Anne Farrell

Art Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Educ Ast/Spec Needs/Lib

 

Glynis Turpin

Chaplain

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Ruth Greenwood

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Tracey Hughes

Education Assistant

 

Cherie Parker

Education Assistant

 

Christine Tichborne

Gardener

 

Shirley Finley

Cleaner

 

Lucinda Finley

Cleaner

 

2011

Suzanne Cooper

Principal

 

Ronald Rudolphy

Deputy Principal

 

Chris Mercy

Registrar

 

Kate Folland

School Officer

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Robert Tunney

Teacher

 

Annette Le Cras

Teacher

 

Michele Napper

Teacher

 

Sally Kinner

Teacher

 

Ian Logan

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Leonie Cecich

Music Teacher

 

Anne Farrell

Art Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Library Officer

 

Glynis Turpin

Chaplain

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Ruth Greenwood

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Cath Shoesmith

Education Assistant

 

Christine Tichborne

Gardener

 

Shirley Finley

Cleaner

 

2012

Derrick Ernst

Principal

 

Ronald Rudolphy

Deputy Principal

 

Chris Mercy

Registrar

 

Kate Folland

School Officer

 

Annette Le Cras

Teacher

 

Robert Tunney

Teacher

 

Jodie Craig

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Michele Napper

Teacher

 

Sally Kinner

Teacher

 

Tanya Wood

Teacher

 

Jane Ajduk

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Leonie Cecich

Music Teacher

 

AyakoGoto

Art Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Library Officer

 

Glynis Turpin

Chaplain

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Ruth Greenwood

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Cath Shoesmith

Education Assistant

 

Christine Tichborne

Gardener

 

Shirley Finley

Cleaner

 

2013

Derrick Ernst

Principal

 

Ronald Rudolphy

Deputy Principal

 

Chris Mercy

Registrar

 

Kate Folland

School Officer

 

Annette Le Cras

Teacher

 

Robert Tunney

Teacher

 

Jodie Craig

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Michele Napper

Teacher

 

Sally Kinner

Teacher

 

Tanya Wood

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Leonie Cecich

Music Teacher

 

Kate Tunney

Art Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Library Officer

 

Glynis Turpin

Chaplain

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Ruth Greenwood

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Cath Shoesmith

Education Assistant

 

Janelle Muntranu

Education Assistant

 

Teena Fraser

Education Assistant

 

Christine Tichborne

Gardener

 

Shirley Finley

Cleaner

 

2014

Derrick Ernst

Principal

 

Ronald Rudolphy

Deputy Principal

 

Chris Mercy

Registrar

 

Kate Folland

School Officer

 

Annette Le Cras

Teacher

 

Robert Tunney

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Michele Napper

Teacher

 

Sally Kinner

Teacher

 

Tanya Wood

Teacher

 

Stephanie Mutch

Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Leonie Cecich

Music Teacher

 

Peter Hind

School Instrumental Music

 

Kate Tunney

Art Teacher

 

Margaret Waters

Library Officer

 

Glynis Turpin

Chaplain

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Ruth Greenwood

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Janelle Muntranu

Education Assistant

 

Eilis Slaney

Education Assistant

 

Michaela Kriss

Education Assistant

 

Maddy Down

Education Assistant

 

Deb Hill

Education Assistant

 

Christine Tichborne

Gardener

 

Shirley Finley

Cleaner

 

2015

Derrick Ernst

Principal

 

Ronald Rudolphy

Deputy Principal

 

Chris Mercy

Registrar

 

Kate Folland

School Officer

 

Annette Le Cras

Teacher

 

Robert Tunney

Teacher

 

Michelle Burrows

Teacher

 

Michele Napper

Teacher

 

Sally Kinner

Teacher

 

Tanya Wood

Teacher

 

Catherine Brooks

Teacher

 

Tenielle Tuohy

Teacher

 

Sally Bellis

Science Teacher

 

Jodie Craig

Science Teacher

 

Nora Sidoruk

LOTE Teacher

 

Margaret Alderson

Music Teacher

 

Jeen Golden

Music Teacher

 

Kate Tunney

Art Teacher

 

Peter Hind

School Instrumental Music

 

Margaret Waters

Library Officer

 

Glynis Turpin

Chaplain

 

Merrilyn Herden

Education Assistant

 

Ruth Greenwood

Education Assistant

 

Julie Holland

Education Assistant

 

Janelle Muntranu

Education Assistant

 

Eilis Slaney

Education Assistant

 

Michaela Kriss

Education Assistant

 

Tracey Lawton

Education Assistant

 

Deb Hill

Education Assistant

 

Maddy Down

Education Assistant

 

Robyn Southorn

Education Assistant

 

Christine Tichborne

Gardener

 

Shirley Finley

Cleaner

 

2016

 

 

 

     
     
     
     

 

 

 

     
     
     
     

 

 

 

     
     
     
     

 

 

 

     
     
     
     

 

CITIZENSHIP AWARDS

 

 

BOYS  

GIRLS

     

1968?

Garry Beard

Gunda Hitchins

1969

 

1970

Michael Bourdon

Julie Poletti

1971

Trevor Beard

Karen Greeno

1972

Steven Giumelli

Joanne Donnelly

1973

Murray Spriggs

Anne Holland

1974

Garrie Vincenti

Anna Petrucci

1975

Brian Grosvenor

Rosetta Petrucci

1976

Peter Sala Tenna

Elke Paull

1977

John Della Franca

Sylvia Altinier

1978

Andrew Sala Tenna

Maree Anastas

1979

Laurie Bechelli

Christine Radice

1980

Neil Gava

Diana Giumelli

1981

None given

None given

1982

Adrian Altinier

Sharon Grosvenor

1983

Neil Bond

Lucy Maddox

1984

Flavio Luminoso & Mark Erini 

Marisa Della Franca

1985

Jason Petrucci

Karen Natta

1986

Christian Della Franca

Jenni Leaman

1987

Grant Della Franca

Genevieve Steffel

1988

Timothy Freegard

Jennifer Della Franca

1989

Steven Della-Franca

Jennie Fantuz

1990

Matthew Steffel

Christine Freegard

1991

Phillip Newing &  Ross Benham

Sandra Della Franca

1992

Andrew Hart

Anna Borowitzka & Jenny Randall

1993

Mark Della Franca

Calie Ferrari

1994

Allan Giumelli

Erin Beard

1995

Matthew Moresby

Alexis Millar

1996

Michael Foster

Melissa Giumelli

1997

Ryan Burrows

Elise Bentzen

1998

Kobi Taciak

Sandy O'Meagher

1990

Christopher McCredden

Karen Ballato

2000

James Curry

Sarina Spiccia

2001

Chris Foster & Fred Warren

 

2002

Leo Spiccia & Ty Johnson

 

2003

Peter Della Pollina

Alana Fryer

2004

 

Rikeesha Ziedas & Courtney Buchanan

 

 

2005

 

JUNIOR

Jack Smith

 

SENIOR

Holly Aamot & Buster Aanot

2006

Jade Altinier

Shelley Waters & Kaitlin Eckardt-Cheong

2007

Michael Costigan

Jessica Ruck & Alana Vidler

2008

Olivia Gava

Sherida Ziedas & Cameron Allnut

2009

Madeliane Stewart

Jack Smith

2010

Ethan Walkerden

Sam Wilson

2011

Olivia Stewart

Michael Costigan

 

 

2012

 

                                           YEARS 6 & 7

 

 

 

Year 7     Emily Cole-Radice

2013

 

Year 7     Neeka Martin

2014

Year 6   Tianah Radice

Year 7     Barney Bundesen

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
     
     
     

 

 

 

     
     
     
     

 

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