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St. Brigid’s School Kyogle Centenary Celebrations

February 18, 2014 12:39 pm
GREAT WEEKEND PLANNED TO MARK ST. BRIGID’S SCHOOL CENTENARY
 
St Brigid’s School, Kyogle, will celebrate 100 years with a weekend full of activities being planned to mark a major milestone for not only the School but also Kyogle.
 
Saturday August 16th and Sunday August 17th will see a variety of events being held that will hopefully see a lot of ex- pupils, staff and friends of the school return to the town.
 
St Brigid’s Old Boy, Tom Fitzgerald, remarked ‘The provision of 100 years of Catholic Education in Kyogle is a major accomplishment, and celebrating a Centenary is an important milestone in the life of any organisation. The weekend will give ex-students of St. Brigid’s the opportunity to re-kindle friendships, as well as share their memories and events of days gone by. It will also be a great opportunity to forge the links from the past to the present’.
 
The programme of events includes an Open Day on the Saturday, at the School from 10am to 3pm. The day will include entertainment from the current pupils of St. Brigid’s, guided tours of the school and a photographic exhibition collated by Jim Hogan of the School through the years.
 
On Saturday night a formal dinner will be held at Kyogle Bowling Club. The cost is $30 a head and includes a two course meal.
 
On Sunday, everyone is invited to attend Mass to celebrate the Centenary. Mass is from 9 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church followed by morning tea in the Parish Hall.
 
Colleen York, the current principal invites everyone to join the School in August to help celebrate.
"A Centenary is a wonderful achievement for a small school like St Brigid’s and this is due to the community support received in so many ways throughout the years. The current students are very excited about the 100 year celebration and are developing units of learning which reflect the amazing history of the past century. This occasion is a time of gratitude and a time of remembrance for the Sisters of Mercy who pioneered the beginnings of such a wonderful school. The present school facilities are a far-cry from the original simple foundations but the same spirit of our school motto "Strong in Faith" is unwavering in providing the same pastoral care, engaging education and dedicated staff making the difference to children’s lives on a daily basis."
 
Also available across the weekend will be merchandise to purchase to mark the Centenary.
 
If you would like more information on the weekend then please contact cinnamonclark@gmail.com.