Lehmanns’ legacy rolls on at Prenzlau State School
THE Lehmann family rules the school, Prenzlau State School that is, and has done since 1936.
Four generations of the Lehmann family have attended the school, starting with Keith, Steve in 1961, Shane in 1985, Tony in 1986 and currently Year 3 student Hannah and Lachlan and Joshua, who are in Prep.
The whole family still lives in Prenzlau and has seen the school grow from one building to four and the growth in student and teacher numbers.
Keith even remembers an army plane crashing nearby the school when he was 10.
Keith was a dairy farmer for 50 years and because of this Steve would ride a horse to school and on the way home round up the cows to be milked.
Steve and his two sons Shane and Tony have now been farming beef in the area for 12 years.
Elaine Lehmann, Steve's wife, now works at the school as a teacher aide and is pleased to see so many of her family members at the school.
"It is a great little school and I really believe in small schools," she said.
"There are so many opportunities."
The Lehmanns have been in Prenzlau for seven generations.
Prenzlau State School principal Lisa Noonan said their family was an integral part of the school and the community.
"The Lehmanns are synonymous with Prenzlau," she said.