At Tanunda Lutheran School 75th Anniversary celebrations our historical archive was launched. We are aware of the rich and unique history of our school both in terms of a local social commentary and also as a part of Lutheran education in Australia. The results of this process of collection, collation and documentation were displayed at the Anniversary celebrations.
While we marvel at the photographs of the school population and buildings of the 1800s, we are also keen to document the stories of our past scholars and would welcome any information, books, memorabilia and photographs that come to light.
We particularly appreciate the continuity of the generations that attend our school. We have a relatively high number of current students whose parents, grandparents and even great grandparents attended this school. The record is seven generations in a row, whose names read like a history book in itself.
Not only are we making history in establishing our collection, we are also committed to documenting the present. An early school prospectus reads Modern Teaching Aids are extensively used e.g. Films, Flannelgraph, Radio, T.V., Reading Laboratory, Attribute Blocks etc. Today we can record our use of student notebooks, ipads, smart boards and internet access. We are making history in our building programs, our teaching philosophies and the experiences we offer our students. We trust that the stories they will tell their grandchildren will be of happy and exciting school days.
Throughout the years the guiding mission of the school has been the growth of Christian Faith. We pray this will always remain a constant.
If you are able to contribute to our archives, kindly contact the school or email firstname.lastname@example.org