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1945 – 1953: QUICK MARCH LEFT, LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT!
“On parade we would salute the King and later the Queen. “Mark time”, teacher would roar and we’d all be out of time. “Quick March left, left, left, right, left.” I doubt we ever got it right, but I loved the military feeling, having grown up from babyhood seeing Australian and American soldiers marching around our roads.”
– Janice Hall (Nee Petrie), 1999 – Past Student, North Pine State School, 1945 – 1953
1955 – 1963: PARADE ON THE HOT BITUMEN EQUALS FAINTING OR VOMITING CHILDREN
“Every morning we had to stand on parade. Parade took 15 to 30 minutes. We said the Lord’s Prayer and sang God Save the Queen as well as listened to messages and lectures. The parade ground was made of bitumen and was in the burning sun. We would stand on that burning bitumen and melted tar trying to move from one foot to the other trying to make it look as if we weren’t moving, very difficult. There were always kids fainting or vomiting.”
– Joyce Wagner (Nee Cairns), 1999 – Past Student, Petrie State School, 1955 – 1963
Source: Commemorating 125 Years of Service: Petrie State School 1874-1999, pp28-30.
1984: STUDENTS TAKE CONTROL
“Students conducted assembly.”
– Peter J Boge, 1999 – Principal, 1 Jan 1983 – 31 Dec 1990.
Source: Commemorating 125 Years of Service: Petrie State School 1874-1999, pp46-49.