Weetangera School site

Weetangera School site

Students from the current Weetangera School celebrated its 40th anniversary in August 2013 by listening to former principal Margaret Clough (above) who wrote a history of the school, and unveiling the sign with then Minister for Heritage Simon Corbell (below). Aleppo pines were planted by students to replace some of the aged pines originally planted at Arbour Day to commemorate those who served in World War I.

Weetangera sign unveiling

Why is this interesting?

The original Weetangera School had 27 pupils when it opened in 1875 and was made from Blue gum and Stringybark timber with slab walls and a shingled roof. It operated for 62 years. Children were then bussed to Ainslie School. Ellen Clark, despite having no formal teaching qualifications, taught at the school for 26 years.
Another sign on site was installed by the Belconnen RSL sub-branch in 2015. It lists those from the Belconnen/Hall region who served in the Great War.

Belconnen RSL Club sign