GRIFFITH Public School officially opened their doors for the first time on June 7, 1920, to a total of 96 students from across the region.
Now, 100 years on and with a slight delay courtesy of COIVD-19, the team at Griffith Public have finally held their highly-anticipated centenary celebrations.
"We're very excited to be here celebrating our 100th birthday," teacher Helen Lander said.
"It's a shame with the pandemic that we were not able to do the big celebrations that we had planned, but we do have a lot of school-based things on."
To celebrate the momentous occasion, Griffith Public School opened a centenary rose garden in which plaques of ex-school captains will be planted in a bid to honour alumni.
There was also a 'centenary tree' created, which every student, teacher and staff member painted their handprint on.
Keeping the festivities rolling, Griffith Public School are also planning to host a week-long celebration in term four, where student works from throughout the week will be placed into a time capsule.
"We know there were a lot of excited people who wanted to come and see Griffith Public School," Ms Lander said.
"We do apologise to the community and we're very sorry that we had to change our plans."
The keystone of the esteemed event was the release of the centenary book written by assistant principal Patricia Campbell.
Ms Campbell managed to cram one hundred years worth of fond memories into one book in preparation of the centenary celebrations.
"It felt like it took 100 years to write," Ms Campbell laughed.
"There's lots of information about the town, lots of photos and a very pretty cover.
"I'd be very excited to see the whole town read it, we want it to be a bestseller."
The 140-page piece covering every decade from the 1920s to now is currently available for $10.
If you would like to grab a copy, or any other centenary memorabilia, please call Griffith Public School on 6962 3199.