St Joseph’s diamond Ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions be­gin

Over 1000 at­tend the open­ing mass at Sa­cred Heart Cathe­dral

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Saint Joseph’s Sec­ondary School’s 60th Ju­bilee has be­gun. The Old Girls came from around the world to take part in the diamond ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions.

The cel­e­bra­tions started off with a open­ing mass at the Sa­cred Heart Cathe­dral in Suva yes­ter­day. Over 1000 peo­ple at­tended the open­ing mass in­clud­ing the Old Girls Alumni and cur­rent staff, stu­dents and par­ents. SJSS Old Girls pres­i­dent, Pule Sukanaivalu said the girls had been plan­ning the week-long event for over seven months now.

“It is fan­tas­tic to see how ev­ery­thing turned out af­ter so much work and plan­ning to get all the alumni of SJSS from 1950s till date,” Ms Sukanaivalu said. “We all are happy that we are here and so far it has been a suc­cess­ful cel­e­bra­tion. “We have ma­jor­ity of our alumni girls trav­elled from Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, United King­dom and Pa­cific Is­lands.” She said the whole week would be filled with fun ac­tiv­i­ties and per­for­mances from the alumni. “The week-long event will also have one of the im­por­tant ac­tiv­i­ties which is the story telling; where the alumni girls will share their ex­pe­ri­ences to the stu­dents,” Ms Sukanaivalu said. She said they have con­ducted a lot of fundraisers to or­gan­ise the event which would help them cater the ex­penses. “We or­gan­ised the fundraisers to meet the ex­penses for this cel­e­bra­tion and the money left will go for the school ex­penses,” Ms Sukanaivalu said. The cel­e­bra­tion closes on Sun­day Septem­ber 11 with a clos­ing mass at Sa­cred Heart Cathe­dral in Suva. Edited: Maraia Vula

Photo: Ashna Ku­mar

All set for the re­union St Joseph’s Sec­ondary School old girls at Sa­cred Heart Cathe­dral in Suva yes­ter­day.

Photo: Ashna Ku­mar

From left: Roneane Crabbe, Doreen El­liott and Chather­ine Groom at Sa­cred Heart Cathe­dral in Suva yes­ter­day.

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