Four generations learn at St Joseph’s

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Maria Pisconeri, right, with her daughter Lina Look, right, her son Ryan Look, and his daughter, Rylee Look, 10, are one of the four families with four generations of children having attended St Joseph's Primary School in Waroona.
Camera IconMaria Pisconeri, right, with her daughter Lina Look, right, her son Ryan Look, and his daughter, Rylee Look, 10, are one of the four families with four generations of children having attended St Joseph's Primary School in Waroona. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

Many children get a thrill when they show their grandparents around their primary school.

But for the Pisconeris, it is a little bit different — they know the place well.

Spanning eight decades, four generations of the same family have attended St Joseph’s Primary School in Waroona.

In 1946, Maria Pisconeri first attended the school.

In 1964, Maria’s daughter Lina had her first day of school at St Joseph’s.

When Lina Look’s son Ryan was old enough, he began his schooling at St Joseph’s in 1985.

Five years ago, Ryan’s daughter Rylee followed in his footsteps, starting kindergarden in 2014.

“It has been wonderful to see my family members attend the same school as me,” Maria said.

“I was fortunate to complete my 10 years in a wonderful, safe environment, and have forged many friendships along the way.

“There are plenty of stories that I could tell, such as preparing for our school sport days, marching practice and our delivery of milk in small glass bottles.

“Life has been all the richer for having had an education at St Joseph’s in my life and my family’s lives, and I hope to see the tradition continue.”

The school held an assembly on November 8 to celebrate all the school’s four-generation families. There are three other four-generation families — the De Rosa and Chiera families and another Pisconeri family.

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