Going strong for 100 years
Centenary celebrations for St Mary of the Angels
Primary School attracted many former students back to Guyra and the school where they spent their formative years.
A small organising committee had put many hours into the event which saw hundreds of past students and staff gather on the weekend to mark a significant milestone in the school’s history.
Principal Sharon Wittig said that it was a big weekend and the feedback was very positive.
“It was fantastic to see so many people come to help us celebrate,” Sharon said. “We had 220 people attend the celebration dinner on Saturday night, the Church was full on Sunday and the school was buzzing.”
“We had a wide range of ages mingling and enjoying catching up and reminiscing – from the oldest at 102 years of age to the very youngest five-year-old current students, it was fantastic to see everyone coming together,” she said.
“There were many generations here who have passed through the school and lots of family groups reunited. Many had travelled long distances to be here and people came from as far as Dalby in Queensland, Launceston in Tasmania and lots of places in between.”
“I would like to thank Matt Frizell, Tiffany Martin and David Taylor for joining me on the organising committee to help make this happen. Tiffany organised the singing, dancing and fun activities while Matt spent countless hours putting together the memorabilia display,” she said.
“Special thanks must go to the parents of our Year 4/5 students who catered for the dinner as a fundraiser for their Canberra excursion next year - they did a great job.”
As the school prepares for its next 100 years, Mrs Wittig said that the future is looking good.
“The school is continuing to grow with an enrolment of 90 K-6 students and a further 14 in transition,” she said.
“Going forward we have strong enrolments in the next few years and we will continue to build on the last 100 years of strong family traditions and preparing students for the future.”