Deep Cove Elementary celebrates 100 years

Deep Cove Elementary students and staff kicked off the school’s 100th anniversary celebration in a unique way

The students of Deep Cove Elementary gathered in the field adjacent to the school on May 8 to form a giant 100 in celebration of the school’s 100th anniversary this year. The photo was taken from a Victoria Flying Club Cessna flown by Les Hall.

Deep Cove Elementary students and staff kicked off the school’s 100th anniversary celebration in a unique way last week.

On Wednesday, May 8 staff and students crossed into the field adjacent to the school and formed the number 100 as the Peninsula News Review flew overhead in a Cessna flown by Les Hall, capturing the unique moment.

The Deep Cove School House officially opened on April 25, 1913 and  the school had the capacity to house one hundred and fifty students, although only registered 30 students in the first year it was open.

One hundred years later, the school is a vibrant, rural school with over 300 students.

“This school continues to be a community school where professional and dedicated staff bring out the best in every child,” said Erika Moser, the schools principal.

“We consider ourselves as a place where teachers integrate their teaching within the community they live in and where they engage their students to provide an authentic purpose for learning.”

The school will also be hosting an open house on June 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the big anniversary.

“There will be a barbecue, old time games, tours of the school, historical photos, a guestbook for alumni to sign and the unveiling of a clay tile mosaic project in the school,” said Moser, encouraging community members, especially those who attended the school, to come out.

Did you know?

During the schools opening in 1913, an announcement was made that the school was looking for a female teacher. Later, Miss Ruth Simister would be appointed as the first teacher that Deep Cove School had.