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St Mary High School celebrates 50 years

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM



Teacher of English at St Mary High School, Elaine King (right), explains some of the work on display at the school's open day to parent Jacqueline Rhule (left) and her daughter Samantha Rhule. - Contributed

Past and present students of St Mary High School have been urged to sustain the legacy of their school, while also ensuring that the institution is always geared to the times. This reminder came from Custos of St Mary, A.A. Bobby Pottinger, at the school's annual open day celebrations. Mr Pottinger was invited to cut the symbolic ribbon, signalling the start of the activities.

In his brief address, Pottinger reminded the students of the school's rich heritage, starting in 1960, when it first opened its doors on January 12. The custos lauded the academic and other staff for the work that they have done, over the years, to ensure that the school's name has been kept flying high in areas such as academics and sports.

Pottinger's comments came while officially opening the full day of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the school.

Principal, Lieutenant Colonel Errol Johnson, urged the parents and past students at the event to remember the school in all its endeavours, as all stakeholders must work together for the benefit of the institution.

The activities came as part of the almost year-long celebrations to mark the school's 50th anniversary.