Fair caps off anniversary
ST Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School will cap off its 95th anniversary celebrations at a world fair to be held on October 22.
The school opened in West Perth in 1921 with 98 students and presently caters for more than 1400 students in Karrinyup.
Principal Lynne Thomson said the community fair would be the finale of a series of events for alumni, students and staff.
“We hold a fair like this every five years for a significant school birthday,” she said.
“It is going to include food, games, stalls and entertainment… it is just going to be full of life and we have a parent committee who have been working on organising the fair.”
Mrs Thomson said there had been changes at the school, but many things had also stayed the same.
“Two things that we have kept are a strong sense of community, and that means all the time since 1921, and one of the (other) things that I love to see is St Mary’s be a happy place where the girls like coming to,” she said.
“In terms of changes that I have seen go on… the obvious things are the buildings have grown and become specialised, such as the arts centre, a library and an additional gymnasium.
“This is (also) the first year that we have awarded one-to-one computers.”
Students Georgia McAlpine and Hannah Coopes and head girl Robyn Fairbairn.