Scone Public School hosts four generations of the same family

FAMILY TRADITION: Ruby Moore enjoys a visit to the school she first attended 80 years ago to see her great grand children. From left: Kayden, Sullivan, Yorke, Eilish, Ruby Moore, Harper and Lexie.

FAMILY TRADITION: Ruby Moore enjoys a visit to the school she first attended 80 years ago to see her great grand children. From left: Kayden, Sullivan, Yorke, Eilish, Ruby Moore, Harper and Lexie.

FOR Scone resident Ruby Moore, education at Scone Public School has become a family tradition.

Mrs Moore turned 85 on Tuesday, August 13, and can still remember the very first day she attended Scone Public School, 80 years ago.

Since then, four generations of her family have attended Scone Public School and enjoyed the same school journey she did all those years ago.

Mrs Moore and her husband Ken have four daughters, 11 grand children and 23 great grand children.

Over the years, 25 of Mrs Moore's family members have attended Scone Public School and currently six of her great grand children are attending.

Numerous members of the family have also enjoyed leadership roles at Scone Public School.

Mrs Moore said she still remembers a lot about her time at school and has seen many changes over the years.

"I really enjoyed my time at Scone School and I've certainly seen a lot of changes over there," she said.

"When they first did the renovations there, I went to have a look and I was really impressed."

She said school was "much more strict in those days" and there was no canteen and no school bus.

"We all walked to school back then," she said.

"I liked sport best but we didn't have the opportunity to go away for sport like children do now.

"There was no swimming pool, but we still walked to the sporting fields at Scone Park.

"We had home science, cookery and needlework and I really loved english, history and geography but I could never see the point of algebra."

Ruby and Ken, who live just around the corner from Scone Public, will next month enjoy their 65th wedding anniversary, married on the 4th of September 1954 St Luke's Scone.

It's very rare to grow up with your great grandparents living just around the corner from your school and Mrs Moore admits they are very lucky in that respect.

The pair still make their way to school assemblies and are still heavily involved in their great grandchildren's school life.

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