Bishop gives bless­ing

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

A SOLEMN bless­ing and the of­fi­cial open­ing of two new class­rooms at St. Au­gus­tine’s School took place on Sun­day af­ter­noon, Novem­ber 20th 1960, by His Lord­ship, Most Rev Dr B D Ste­wart – Bishop of Sand­hurst.

Cer­e­monies com­menced in the church, af­ter which the pupils of St Au­gus­tine’s formed a guard of hon­our for the bishop, of­fi­ci­at­ing clergy and al­tar boys as they moved to the school where the bless­ing took place.

Fa­ther Ka­vanagh OSA was chair­man for the speeches, to­gether with many guests in­clud­ing the mayor and may­oress of Kyabram – Cr & Mrs T Atkins. The chil­dren were seated on KY fruit boxes for the oc­ca­sion.

The new ad­di­tions to the school con­sisted of two class­rooms and an en­trance cor­ri­dor the full length of the build­ing, mak­ing a to­tal of 5 class­rooms for the school. The builders, McCormick & Fitzsim­mons, were highly praised as was the ar­chi­tect, Mr Done­gan, whose ser­vices were free of charge.

A large crowd in­spected the new class­rooms, and were served af­ter­noon tea in the old rooms.

■ Com­piled by Eileen Sul­li­van, Kyabram His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety vol­un­tary li­brar­ian, from the files of the Kyabram Free Press.

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