Stratford Press

Time to register for 125th jubilee

- Alyssa Smith For more informatio­n, contact Tania Booker admin@

As former pupils of St Joseph’s School Stratford walk the school hallways next year, they’ll be able to look at the new and reflect on the past.

Next year the school is celebratin­g its 125th birthday with a jubilee event.

Jubilee committee member Tania Booker says plans are underway for the celebratio­n to take place in March.

“Registrati­ons are now open for the event. These can be done online or by calling into the school’s office.”

While registrati­ons have initially been slow, Tania says she expects them to pick up and encourages

people to get in quick.

“We expect to receive more in the coming weeks.”

As well as celebratin­g the school’s birthday, she says the Jubilee event is a chance for people to see how the school has changed.

The modernisat­ion project was completed last year when the new school hall was completed.

Tania says the school has changed dramatical­ly over the years.

“We can’t wait to show off our new school. It may look slightly different from what people remember. The entire school has been rebuilt with the old buildings being removed. The only original part of the school is the caretaker shed, which is due to be demolished very shortly.”

The celebratio­n will begin with decade photos in the morning.

“This will be to capture all of the age groups that attend the celebratio­n. The school will be open so all past students, staff members, and families will have the chance to have a look around the new school.

‘‘There will be a light finger-food lunch provided.”

The event will continue with a

dinner and a dance at the War Memorial Hall.

On Sunday, a Mass service will take place at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Stratford, she says.

 ?? Photo / Alyssa Smith ?? St Joseph’s School Stratford is celebratin­g its 125th birthday next year.
Photo / Alyssa Smith St Joseph’s School Stratford is celebratin­g its 125th birthday next year.

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