WHEREVER there's a centenary, a history book is usually not far away.
At St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich historian Margaret Cook has been busy putting a book together.
The book, From Inkwell to iPad - 100 Years of Education at St Joseph's Primary School, North Ipswich 1913-2013, will be launched on October 24.
"I've interviewed a lot of people," Mrs Cook said.
"The school community and parish have been collecting photos.
"The school building used to be in Albert St and then it was lifted up here (on the North Ipswich hill) in the 40s.
"This is a better site, and the church was here."
The old school was bricked in and now forms part of the church.
About 20 students were in the class of 1913, the school population growing over the years to 408 in 2012.
In her introduction, Mrs Cook said St Joseph's had humble beginnings.
"It commenced in a small combined church-and-school room in Albert St," she said.
"Facilities and equipment were rudimentary, and classes were taught by the Sisters of Mercy, who travelled from St Mary's Convent each day."
The school will launch its centenary book at a wine and cheese evening in the Community Centre, 42 Pine Mountain Rd, North Ipswich, from 7pm.
Phone Tarana Cruice on 3281 4783 to RSVP or to order a book.