Towamba Public School principal, Kathryn Davis, feels very privileged indeed.
With the anniversary celebrations coming up on Saturday, Ms Davis took some time to reflect on the school’s past and look forward to the future.
Principal at Towamba for almost two years now, she said it was the opportunity to have a positive impact on the future of children in the local community.
Despite growing up in Sydney and going to school hereself in a large metropolitan area, Ms Davis said there was an appeal in the Towamba community she could not resist.
“Towamaba is a special place to be because of the supportive, creative and involved community,” she said.
“Our job as school educators is enhanced by positive parent and community input.”
Ms Davis said it she always heard from previous students and of their achievements and it was a credit to the nurturing nature of a small school which instilled confidence and leadership abilities to see its students succeed.
“We are very proud of the achivement of all our students, ex pupils are regular visitors and contributors to the school and continue to feel a warm connection and welcome when they are here.”
She said the involvement of past and present students in the South Coast Learning Centre’s Performing Arts festival is just one of the examples of the close knit nature of the Towamba community.
Ms Davis said that currently the school is all eyes on the anniversary celebrations to coincide with the end of Education Week and the school was looking forward to sharing the milestone event with everyone.
“We are focused on the 150th celebrations, an amazing feat,” she said.
“The organisation of the day itself is a tribute to the P&C who have been planning the event for more than a year.
“Everyone is welcome, we have something for everyone - young and old.”
Following on from the celebrations staff and students were looking forward to promoting and supporting the Bundian Way, a 290km collection of pathways from the Snowy Mountains which passes through Delegate and Towamba and ends near Twofold Bay in Eden.
In the meantime Ms Davis reflected on joining the school and becoming part of the Towamba community.
“Luckily, Towamba chose me and I just luve having the opportunity to contribute, with the support of the wider community, to young Australian’s futures.
“It’s a fantastic place to grow up,” she said.