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Posted on: July 2 2018

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Diamond Jubilee – 1958-2018

Wednesday 20 June was a very special date in the TPS calendar - the school’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years since we opened in 1958!

In addition to music at break times, birthday cake, a quiz and thank-you cards to staff, a time capsule was buried. The school is leaving instructions for the time capsule to be opened in 60 years’ time in 2078 and it contains letters from students about life at TPS today, photos of the past year at school, and newspapers from 20 June 2018. And to top the day off, the entire school gathered on the playing field in a “TPS” formation for an aerial drone photo and video - (do see if you can spot your child!).

Some former students commented:

“I was one of the original pupils who moved from St Peters road to the new school, it was great then, but I know it is even better now.”

“Happy Birthday TPS, I can’t believe the Golden was 10 years ago, it seems like yesterday, we had a lovely day then.”

Some of our parents added:

“Love it. How lovely to have taken part in this event and be able to look back at it in years to come.”

“What a lovely idea and a great memory for the pupils to have been involved in when they look back on their time at school.”

We are looking forward to the next 60 years of TPS and I would like to thank all of the students, parents, former students and the wider Petersfield community for being so supportive of the school over all of these years.

I wish you and your family a restful and fun summer holiday.


Mr Marande – Principal

July 2018