Celebrations imminent

About 300 former pupils will gather tomorrow at the former Catholic girls' Teschemakers boarding school to celebrate its centenary.

An anniversary organiser, Willie Campbell, of Dunedin, said yesterday about 200 had been expected to register so expectations had been exceeded. Registrations of interest were closed off last night.

The main events at Teschemakers on Saturday include registrations, photographs, memorabilia displays, a liturgy of welcome in the chapel, a tour of the school and planting of a commemorative oak tree. In the afternoon, former pupils have a number of options then a dinner at the Galleon.

Sunday morning Mass at St Patrick's Basilica will be followed by a return to Teschemakers for morning tea, lunch and farewells.

Teschemakers opened as a boarding school with five pupils in 1912 and closed in 1977.




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