Just over 2 weeks to go

As I sit here typing today's blog, we have just 15 days until the big events! Of course the “official’ date the school turns 100 is actually May 12 however as this is also Mothers Day, we decided 2 years ago that we would need to move the celebrations for our school to the following week to allow families to enjoy the special day with their mums.

Our Centenary Courtyard is almost complete and I can tell you that it looks superb! What a wonderful addition to our school. We are very pleased with the work done and hope that this area will bring joy to all. Progress pictures of the construction of the Courtyard will be on display in the Hall on May 18 and will also feature in the 2019 ACTA magazine at the conclusion of this Centenary year.

We have received quite a number of phone calls recently concerning the seating arrangements for the May 17 Soiree evening. Please note that it is near impossible for our staff to organise tables of people. We are relying on you good folks to contact or meet up with friends from your years and choose a seating area. During the night our MC will be asking for various year groups to raise their hands and organise an area where you might want to go to. Don’t forget to sign our visitors book as you make your way into the MPC on that Friday evening in 2 weeks time.

It has been wonderful to hear from so many past students over the time we have been planning our celebration events and I am looking forward to seeing you all catch up with your peers. Quite a few reunions have been organised and are using our celebration events to ‘kick-off’ their activities. This was our hope and also the reason that we decided to hold our events on the Friday night and Saturday morning thus allowing various reunion groups to continue their celebrations on Saturday evening and some even into Sunday.

Okay … enough for today. Just 2 weeks to go …

John Bowdern