Sunshine Harvester Primary School is 10.

The Hertford Road school celebrated its 10th birthday on Monday with a special assembly, party games and birthday cake.

The school, which is the result of the merger of Braybrook, Sunvale and Sunshine East primary schools, opened at the start of 2009 but pupils did not move into the Hertford Road building until September 9 that year.

Assistant principal Carolyn Kustura, who has taught at the school since day one, said before then, the pupils were spread across three campuses.

“September 9 marks the day the three schools came together. We had students in four different uniforms on that first day because we had uniforms from three different schools as well as the new uniform,” she said.

“It just felt like a day to celebrate.”

Ms Kustura said a lot of work had gone into improving the school over the past 10 years.

“When we moved in, we had a muddy oval. A lot of money has been spent on the oval and the basketball courts. We have two playgrounds for the kids, a goat, chickens and an outdoor garden,” she said. “The facilities we have in place are very good and our curriculum has been improving year-by-year.”

This year, there are 432 pupils enrolled at the school.