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History has been restored!

9/03/2017
2017 school captains, teacher and former student Mrs Marsh and the restored bell and sign.

​Caboolture State School’s historic bell and sign have been restored to once again grace the front of the school. 

 

Caboolture State School has been educating students for 127 years and for the majority of this time they walked through the front gates under the sign and were called to class by the ringing of the bell. The job of ringing the bell was usually exclusively performed by the boys and it was considered a great privilege to be the ‘Bell Boy’. 

 

The pole on which it had been attached for many years rotted and sadly the bell was damaged when it fell. Unfortunately, because of this damage we will no longer hear the bell ring. However, thanks to the RSL and Mr Dave John, a former student of the school, the bell now takes pride of place above our school sign. The sign, situated above our front gate, has also been a significant part of the school’s history and was recreated by the Caboolture and District Woodcrafters Inc. (Sincere apologies to the Woodcrafters regarding the incorrect accreditation when this story was first published.)

 

Former students have welcomed the return of these iconic symbols of the time they spent at Caboolture State School and now the current students will also hold fond memories of them for generations to come.