Trinity Preschool celebrates 40th anniversary with open day on Sunday

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS: Trinity Preschool students Isaac Perry, Hugo Quilty and May Kennedy are looking forward to the open day. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 1125pbtrinity2

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS: Trinity Preschool students Isaac Perry, Hugo Quilty and May Kennedy are looking forward to the open day. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 1125pbtrinity2

TRINITY preschool in Kooronga Avenue will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an open day on Sunday.

Trinity Preschool director Liz Romalis said the preschool is a community non-profit centre but originally had religious connections.

“It was a purpose built centre on this site, the land was donated to us and it was opened in November 1976,” Ms Romalis said.

“Originally the preschools was part of Trinity Grammar which was part of the Holy Trinity Church.”

However, Ms Romalis said when the school became Orange Anglican Grammar the preschool went its own way and currently has 80 children a day and 165 children a week, aged four or five and who will attend school next year. 

Ms Romalis said there have been several upgrades indoors and outside, including safety changes such as the installation of soft fall materials under playground equipment and more shaded areas.

“There’s always been additions to the preschool to improve the playground and add to the building, we’ve had a new roof and repairs to the building because it’s been here for quite a while now but basically the program is the same,” she said. 

The celebration will include children’s attractions such as a jumping castle and face painting as well as other family activities such as a barbecue, plant sale and cake sale. 

Between 10am and 11am class rooms will also be open for families who are considering sending children to the preschool and outdoor activities will take place between 11am and 1pm.

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