AFTER a two-year absence, Kelso High School's Panorama Magazine is back, and a sellout success.
A labour of love by retired Kelso High teacher Hans Stroeve, who along with the help of his wife, brought the publication back to life in 2020.
He said in Kelso High School's history, there have only been about five missed publications.
"One of them was the year of fire," he said.
With the magazine now published and distributed, Mr Stroeve said it looks amazing.
Featuring contributions from staff and students it documents school life in 2020, including the experience of remote learning during lockdown, faculty reports and pictorials from the year.
Year 9 student Ashleigh Dennis designed the artwork for the cover, which features Indigenous art.
Mr Stroeve said students invested heavily in bringing the year book back to life.
This year, due to COVID-19, students were away from the school for weeks, and normal events like athletics carnivals, school camps and excursions didn't take place.
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This meant copy for the magazine was more difficult to source.
But Mr Stroeve said the students and staff all stepped up, and contributed.
He said student photographers Chelsie and Olivia took a lot of pictures, with students also writing articles to be published in the magazine.
Mr Stroeve said the plan for 2021 is to continue publishing with students continuing on in a hands on role.
He said the importance of a school magazine is evident by the number of requests he has from former students for copies of Panorama dating back decades.
He thanked everyone involved in bring the magazine back to life, including Central Commercial Printers.
"They were so flexible.
"Peter Wright did the printing at CCP, he's is a former student here, and they really did a great job.
"It's great to have the magazine back," he said.