Fair caps off an­niver­sary

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Workplace -

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.

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