FAMILY TREE: Warren, Gavin and Paul Zischke with Sienna, who will be the fifth generation to attend Glenore Grove State School.
FAMILY TREE: Warren, Gavin and Paul Zischke with Sienna, who will be the fifth generation to attend Glenore Grove State School.

Five generations, one school

GLENORE Grove holds a special place in the Zischke family's heart, with more than a century of memories in the region.

Not only will next Monday reign in a new year of schooling for kids throughout the Lockyer Valley but a special milestone for the Zischke family.

When school commences, five-year-old Sienna will be the 13th member and fifth generation Zischke to pass through the Glenore Grove State School gates, with more than 100 years of family history tied up within the classrooms.

Sienna's father Paul, grandfather Gavin, great-grandfather Warren and great-great-grandfather Leo all attended and completed seven years of education at the Glenore Grove State School.

Sienna's great-great-great-grandfather Heinrich Zischke first cemented the Zischke family name into the community's history books by selecting farmland at Glenore Grove when it was first opened for selection at the court house in Laidley in 1903 with the school opening three years later.

The very same property is today home to Paul, Amy and their three daughters Sienna, Addison and Allegra, with the land within the family for more than 108 years.

Grandfather Gavin said it was a unique and proud moment in the family's long standing history in the region and hoped Sienna would enjoy her first day of Prep at the school.

"It's a rare thing that a fifth generation is starting here," he said.

Sienna will not be alone through her schooling years at Glenore Grove, with her two younger sisters Allegra and Addison also soon to pass through the gates.


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