College centenary plans already under way for 2018
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.
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