A DECADE has passed since Dalmeny Public School in Prestons opened its doors to the community.
Pupils and teachers will celebrate 10 years of education today, Wednesday.
Former and present pupils will take part in a special school assembly, watch student performances and visit rooms for open classrooms.
Groups of pupils in years 3 to 6 presented a Wakakirri performance dedicated to the anniversary.
The performance told of the growth and development of the community in the Prestons area.
Principal David Eggins said the school had come a long way since it opened with 227 pupils in 2003.
"Dalmeny Public School has certainly established itself as a positive and successful learning community," he said.
"Each year the number of students, staff, buildings and achievements have grown until we have the large school we are now — with 976 in 40 classes, including our three support classes," Mr Eggins said.
He said the contribution of teachers and pupils over the years had helped develop the school into a positive and energetic learning environment for all those who attended.
"The dedicated and enthusiastic teaching and support staff, combined with the school's focus on providing quality learning opportunities for all pupils, has enabled academic results to continue improving each year," he said.
"A very visible feature here is the extremely high level of energetic pupil participation.
"A very special thank you goes to all the members of our school community who have contributed so much."