Our School bell dates back to the early days of Kuyper and has become a landmark on the School grounds. Originally rung to mark the change in lesson times, today the School bell forms part of a right of passage for our graduating students, who ring it upon completing their schooling.
The original timber bell tower had suffered weathering over a long period and was recently renovated in a joint effort involving parents and students. A small group of parents designed and built the structure in a rustic design, using the natural beauty of Australian hardwood and the rich patina of weathering metal. Students helped create and install the timber infill panels. The finished design is in keeping with our country location and other School landmarks.
The new bell tower has a solid concrete foundation, built to last for for many years to come. However, it remains symbolic of the original foundations of the School.
Abraham Kuyper’s famous ‘every square inch’ quote is inscribed on the wooden frame, acknowledging the call of Christ over every area of our lives.
Concealed beneath the timber panels, locked in a time capsule, is a hidden message to remind future generations of the sure foundation upon which our school is built.