Achievers’ Day

The aim of the ACHIEVERS’ DAY program is to inspire and document  the history of our local high schools.

It seeks to:

  • celebrate the achievements of the school and its students
  • inspire students in achieving a higher education
  • increase the pride of students in their school
  • collect, digitise and archive the school’s history
  • promote the library’s services to high school students and teachers

Achievers’ Day is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of former students from our local high schools. In a collaborative effort the school and the Library work together to collect, digitise and archive the school’s history for current and future generations. This includes conducting oral history interviews with past or present teachers and students.

Each year a different high school has been chosen from the 13 in the Fairfield LGA. At the culmination of the project an event is held in the Whitlam Library at Cabramatta for Year 9 students from the selected high school where 3 successful former students from the school are invited to speak about their school experience and how it has influenced their life achievements. A display is created using the materials provided by the schools which remains on show at the Library for a period of 3 weeks.

Schools that have participated so far include:

  • Cabramatta High School
  • Fairfield High School
  • Canley Vale High School
  • Patrician Brothers College, Fairfield
  • Mary MacKillop College, Wakeley
  • Bonnyrigg High School
  • Bossley Park High School
Published on April 20, 2011 at 4:42 am  Leave a Comment  

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