ONE of Vatukoula's oldest primary schools will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee this month with hundreds of former students expected to flock to the gold mining town for the event.
Former students of Vatukoula Marist Convent school from Nadi, Suva, Lautoka and overseas have been preparing for the three-day celebrations.
Association president Graham Peckham said he was expecting more than 300 former students.
"We're trying to raise money for the school and it would be really good to have their support."
He said the school would be celebrating its 75th anniversary and this would make the reunion of the former students even more special. The reunion and Diamond Jubilee will be celebrated from October 12 to 14.
"We've been here since 1937 and some of our former students who are in their 60s and 70s will be coming to the reunion," Mr Peckham said.
"Before, we just organised small fundraisers and soli from former students and people would come forward with their donations.
"This is the first time we are organising a reunion this big and we hope it becomes an annual thing."
Vatukoula's only Catholic primary school, the school was formerly known as Vatukoula Marist Convent and administered by the Marist sisters.
The primary school was first established in 1937 as Tavua Goldfield School.
In the early 1940s, the school was headed by the Marist sisters and in the late 1990s the Marist sisters administration was passed over to the Parents Teachers Association and the name was changed to Vatukoula Convent School.