Our final 50 Year Celebration was the CHSHS Community Fair held on Sunday, 4 November. It was a hot, fun filled day with sides show alley rides, exciting activities from our Student Leader Group and Year Levels, two performance stages with wonderful performances from our School ensembles and surrounding primary schools. Beautiful market stalls from talented members of our community and many delicious food and drink vendors were operating on the day. The Fashion Parade, Art Show and busking were additional activities that allowed the current students to showcase their creativity to the wider community. The day concluded at the terraces with a night time screening of ‘The Greatest Showman’.
Aside from the side show alley rides, crowd favourites were the Year 8 Sno Cones, the Fashion Parade, the slurpee vendor, the entertainment stages, the memorabilia room and the Dunk the Teacher Tank. Thank you to our sponsors, current and past students, parents, staff and members of the wider community who volunteered their time and skills. Without your support the Community Fair would not have been possible.
The Community Fair, Carnival of Flowers Float, First Coat Mural and 50 Year Reunion were made a reality due to the efforts of the 50 Year Planning Committee. This group consisted of Tracey Kessels (50 Year Coordinator), Wayne Heading (P&C President), Christy Parker (Music Coordinator), Jodi Robinson (Creative Director) and Julie Whittaker (Admin Support). Thank you all for your hard work and dedication in bringing these exciting initiatives and events to our school and making our 50th year a memorable year.
Carnival of Flowers
On Saturday, 22 September the School entered a float in the Carnival of Flowers Parade. The float and procession represented the trends in music, hair, accessories and the school uniform in each decade from 1968 – 2018.
In 2018, the parade theme was ‘The Secret Garden’. The ‘Centenary Heights Secret Garden’ was a pond, full of life, with a live band that rocked the audience with a soundtrack of hits from the last 50 years, while the School Ute was transformed into the ‘Centenary Heights Memory Garden’ showcasing class photos through the years of students and staff.
The creation of the entry involved over 100 participants including past and present students, staff, parents and future students. Thank you to everyone involved in this project, especially the Creative Director Jodi Robinson, Music Director Christy Parker and Walking Group Coordinator Rachael Mayers. This project was supported by Toowoomba Regional Council.