February 1 Marks the Four-year Countdown to Runnymede's Centennial

February 1st is an important day in Runnymede’s history: on that day in 1916, Runnymede Junior and Senior Public School opened its doors for the first time. As we prepare for our HUGE centennial celebration in 2016, we will mark each February 1st.

Runnymede's Original School Crest
Runnymede’s Original School Crest

At this year’s celebration assembly, we will be unveiling our new school crest and the winning entry to our school motto contest. Last year, with the help of the Senior Student Parliament, the seniors were asked to submit motto suggestions. The Student Parliament then narrowed these to their top 5 choices, and students were asked to vote in an online survey in the library. The selected motto and new crest will be on display on our brand new school banners on Wednesday! Check back here for details as well.

To get you in the centennial mood, here are some photos from the archives, collected by the Centennial commitee (part of the School Council).

Runnymede's First Principal - W.A. (Wes) Fydell
W.A. (Wes) Fydell - Runnymede's First Principal


Runnymede 1916 - Earliest Known Photo
This is the earliest known photo of Runnymede (1916). The man in the photo is George Marsden, the masonry contractor for construction of the original wing.