Acting campus principal Sharon Derby said the school community is planning a “back-to” event on Saturday October 27, as a prelude to the clearing of the site to make way for a new campus.
“Maple Street opened in 1975 as an annexe to the crowded Laurel Street Golden Square school,” Ms Derby said.
“It became a school in its own right in 1992, although it had its own principal, budget and school council since the early ‘80s.”
Maple Street and Golden Square primary merged in January 2010.
In this year’s state budget a grant of $5 million was allocated to begin building a new school on the Maple Street site which will eventually provide for students from both campuses.
“To build a new school on the Maple Street site it will be necessary to demolish the current buildings, hopefully over the December-January school break,” Ms Derby said.
“We’re hoping former students will attend our back-to, to commemorate the Maple Street school’s short but happy life.”
Ms Derby said the school buildings will be open on the day and a time capsule laid on the site in 1985 will be reopened.
The school will also return personalised pavers created in the 1990s to students who made them.
She said a committee has been organising the back-to day, and they hoped to have a “commemorative something” available for former students.