The capsule, which was buried inside of a brick construction, was put in 2008, in the course of the school’s centennial year celebrations, and was intended to be opened in 2033 – 25 several years later on.
Within the capsule had been four cylinders containing get the job done, art and letters from pupils and staff of the faculty in 2008.
David Jackson, a Mt Barker resident, and governing council member chairman for the significant faculty at the time the capsule was set up, stated its theft was upsetting.
“It’s heartbreaking really, at the time the governing council had a sub committee of centenary gatherings,” Mr Jackson stated.
The council organized a route with bricks marked with previous student’s names to go along with the capsule.
“A great deal of challenging get the job done went into it, not only from pupils and council members but volunteer dad and mom.”
The Mt Barker local’s two children attended Mt Barker Significant Faculty in 2008 – Scott Jackson, now 27, and Kirsty Jackson, now 29, who was the Student Agent Council president at the time the capsule was set up.
Ms Jackson stated as SRC president she served organise the time capsule.
“I believe that is why we had been shocked. We didn’t really see the position and have an understanding of why an individual would do that,” Ms Jackson stated.
‘I believe at the finish of the day … all we’d want is just the cylinders, or the points inside of the cylinders, returned.”
Mr Jackson stated he would like to see the cylinders returned to their place within the faculty.
“That’s why we’re hoping any individual will have a bit of a mindful … and ideally drop it at the faculty.
“They possibly do have earned some sort of punishment, but I’d be pleased to just get them (the cylinders) back to where they belong.”
Group members have taken to social media to specific their anger in the theft.
“Trying to make sense of this heartless, thoughtless, terrible vandalism and theft,” one individual wrote.
The theft has been reported to police.
Mt Barker Mayor Ann Ferguson stated she does not have an understanding of the theft.
“It’s really unhappy that the pupils and academics that place so a lot exertion into this heritage … and vandals have arrive alongside and stolen it,” Ms Ferguson stated.
“I just cannot have an understanding of it.”