IT'S A big milestone for a little school - St Joseph's Primary School is turning 100 at the end of the month.
The West Tamworth school still uses the same building where classes were first held on March 30, 1919.
The convent building was originally used as a private hospital and was purchased to accommodate the Sisters of St Joseph's.
The school will celebrate its centenary on Sunday, March 24 and is inviting all former students, teachers, staff and family to join.
The day will start with a 9am mass at St Patrick's parish, followed by a morning tea in front of the school. A luncheon will be held at 12.30pm at West Leagues Club.
Assistant principal Greg O'Toole said the school's 169 students, along with its staff, were "very excited for the massive occasion".
"It's a great legacy to education, and Catholic education, in Tamworth," Mr O'Toole said.
"It's a fitting tribute for what has been 100 years of education."
Mr O'Toole said it was also symbolic the school was in line for an major upgrade in the near future.
"We've got a new building project in the pipeline, which will add some new classrooms, a new library and restore the current building in to a parish centre," Mr O'Toole said.
The school has collected memorabilia from every decade of its existence, including photos, diaries, poems and school projects.
"It just goes to show that people who went here took a lot of pride in what the school is about," Mr O'Toole said.
Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased from the school's office.