MERCHANDISE: We have procured a range of affordably-priced souvenirs to mark this significant milestone – these are now available for purchase. Former PLHS students/staff can leave a permanent mark on their old school by securing a personalised paver for $50 – well over one hundred engraved pavers have already arrived and are about to installed into our new Centenary Garden (near the Front Office). As pictured above, other souvenir items for sale include tea towels ($12), coffee mugs ($10), travel cups ($10), stemless wine glasses ($10), stubby holders ($8), key rings ($5) and travel candles ($5). We will also have some tasty produce available across our Centenary Celebration Weekend, including $15 packs of smoked barramundi – more info to follow on these items… Merchandise can be pre-ordered via Port Lincoln High School’s page on the Qkr! app, or simply by phoning the school’s Front Office on 8683-6000.

SCHEDULE FOR CENTENARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND Port Lincoln High School’s Centenary Celebration Weekend will commence on the evening of Friday September 29 with the CENTENARY SHOWCASE, a gala concert in the Nautilus Theatre featuring performances by the school’s current Dance, Drama and Music students.  Amongst the special guests in the audience will be the Governor of South Australia – Her Excellency, the Honourable Frances Adamson AC – who will officially open the event and address the patrons in attendance.  The night will also feature opportunities to view Art/Design works produced by PLHS students and an interval with finger food provided by Food & Hospitality classes.
For those wanting to see how the school’s facilities have evolved and currently stand, GUIDED CAMPUS TOURS will be offered across Saturday September 30 (morning only) and Sunday October 1 (all day).  The hour-long tours will depart half-hourly from the car park at the top of Ruskin Road, and will conclude in the Resource Centre; here, patrons will have access to view one hundred years of digitised school archives– this enormous quantity of PLHS photos, articles, yearbooks and documents have been painstakingly scanned and catalogued by the Port Lincoln History Group.
Amongst the campus tours on Sunday October 1 will be a TIME CAPSULE CEREMONY on the steps in front of the PLHS Hall (near the Front Office).  This will involve revealing the time capsule that was buried in 1998 to mark the school’s 75th anniversary and the installation of a replacement centenary capsule.  For a gold coin donation, the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln will kindly provide a SAUSAGE SIZZLE LUNCH near the PLHS Commercial Kitchen.
Bush Church Aid have a long and proud relationship with Port Lincoln High School; for decades, BCA’s Queen Street boarding quarters were integral in enabling young girls from all over the Eyre Peninsula to attend PLHS.  After lunch on the Sunday, the BCA THANKSGIVING SERVICE in the school’s Resource Centre will provide a wonderful opportunity to reflect, reminisce and reconnect, with an afternoon tea (scones/tea/coffee) to follow the service.
The weekend’s big finale will be Sunday night’s glitzy CENTENARY CELEBRATION in the Port Lincoln Hotel Ballroom.  This cocktail-style function with feature guest speakers (headlined by the Honourable Chris Kourakis – ex-PLHS student and current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in South Australia), live entertainment, historical displays, photo booths and the announcement of the school’s inaugural Hall of Fame inductees.
Across the weekend, former PLHS students and staff will be offered the opportunity to leave a permanent mark on their old school by purchasing and personalising a paver to be installed in our proposed CENTENARY GARDEN project.  Other PLHS merchandise will also be available, including our CENTENARY TEA TOWELS (design below).
CENTENARY TEA TOWELS The design for our souvenir Centenary Tea Towels ($12 each).
CENTENARY SHOWCASE (CONCERT) Port Lincoln High School proudly presents the “Centenary Showcase”, a special gala concert to celebrate 100 years of educational service to the Port Lincoln community. Featuring performances by our current Dance, Drama and Music students – highlights from our 2023 Senior Dance and Drama productions plus items from our Concert Band and Music students/staff.
* PLHS Art & Design displays available for viewing
* interval with finger food provided by PLHS Food & Hospitality
* (very) special guests
WHEN: 7pm Friday September 29th
WHERE: Nautilus Arts Centre
TICKET PRICE: $30 (no concessions)

CENTENARY CELEBRATION (FUNCTION) Please come and join us to celebrate Port Lincoln High School’s centenary in style! Cocktail-style event, with guest speakers including the Honourable Chris Kourakis – former PLHS student and current Chief Justice of the South Australian Supreme Court.
* cocktail food, birthday cake, tea/coffee
* live entertainment and historical displays

* announcement of the first inductees into the PLHS Hall of Fame
* drinks at own expense
WHEN: 6-10pm Sunday October 1st
WHERE: Port Lincoln Hotel (Lincoln Ballroom)
DRESS: Semi-formal (school colours encouraged)
TICKET PRICE: $57 (plus booking fee)
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CHIEF JUSTICE KOURAKIS TO ATTEND CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS Port Lincoln High School is delighted to announce that the Honourable Chris Kourakis – ex-PLHS student and current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in South Australia – has agreed to attend our Centenary Celebration Weekend in late September/early October. Chief Justice Kourakis will be our special guest at several events held across the weekend, including as keynote speaker at our function at the Port Lincoln Hotel on the Sunday evening (October 1st). Non Nobis Solum! * Photo: Nat Rogers

OUR 100th BIRTHDAY! Hundreds of Port Lincoln High School students (in Years 7, 11 and 12 at least) commenced their 2023 school year on January the 30th. As shown in the above image of the School Journal (a handwritten historical record of key events), PLHS opened its doors (to 51 students) for the very first time on this day in 1923, exactly one hundred years ago. * We again thank and acknowledge the Port Lincoln History Group for working on the enormous task of digitising our school archives – all 100 years of them.