Eastern Bay school will celebrate 125th anniversary

It's quite the milestone for one Eastern Bay school who are gearing up for their 125th anniversary next weekend.

Te Kura o Te Paroa first opened in 1893, and the school is expecting hundreds of former staff and pupils from across the country and Australia to descend on their celebrations from the 16th to the 18th of November.

Principal Erin Te Pou says activities kick off on Friday with a powhiri, tree planting, photo exhibition and a hangi.

She says on Friday evening they'll have guest speakers at a reception at the War Memorial Hall, and cabaret entertainment topping off the day on Saturday.

Michelle Keighley