Col­lege cen­te­nary plans al­ready un­der way for 2018

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - TERESA HAT­TAN

In 2018 Mata­mata Col­lege will cel­e­brate 100 years of serv­ing its com­mu­nity.

Al­though it may seem a while away yet, prepa­ra­tions are al­ready un­der way.

Prin­ci­pal Alan Munro said plan­ning events as large as a school cen­te­nary al­ways take a lot of work and a team of ded­i­cated helpers.

He also hoped to give past stu­dents plenty of no­tice so they could plan to at­tend from all parts of the world.

The big cel­e­bra­tions will take place over Easter week­end in 2018.

‘‘We want to get the mes­sage out there that it’s hap­pen­ing and it’s pretty amaz­ing that Mata­mata Col­lege has been serv­ing the com­mu­nity for that length of time,’’ Alan said.

He said the school con­tin­ues to be based on the same tra­di­tional val­ues that were es­tab­lished in 1918 and the col­lege con­tin­ues to meet the needs of ev­ery­one in the com­mu­nity.

An amaz­ing num­ber of MPs have walked the cor­ri­dors of Mata­mata Col­lege in­clud­ing cur­rent Waikato MP Lind­say Tisch, Ju­dith Collins and Sue Moroney.

For­mer stu­dent Dame Cath Tizard was also a guest at the school’s 75th cel­e­bra­tions.

Alan said it will be ex­cit­ing to see past stu­dents come to­gether to cel­e­brate the suc­cess of Mata­mata’s only sec­ondary school.

‘‘It’s pretty amaz­ing that Mata­mata Col­lege has been serv­ing the com­mu­nity for that length of time.’’

The event will fea­ture sport, tours of the new fa­cil­i­ties and a num­ber of chances to catch up with friends and teach­ers.

To be added to the mail­ing list and data­base, get in touch with Shee­lah Lamb at la@mata­mat­a­col­lege.school.nz.

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