St Andrew’s Catholic PS celebrates 20th anniversary

Angus Mazurak. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d474169
Wadumbah Dance Group. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d474169
Wadumbah Dance Group. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d474169
Wadumbah Dance Group. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d474169
Angus Mazurak. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d474169 Wadumbah Dance Group. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d474169 Wadumbah Dance Group. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d474169 Wadumbah Dance Group. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d474169

FORMER teachers joined current staff and students celebrating St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School’s 20th anniversary this month.

Principal Sam Fontaine said the September 20 celebrations started with mass, then a performance by a WA Police bagpiper and cake cutting.

“After lunch, the children and staff were treated to a performance by the Wadumbah Noongar Aboriginal Dance Group,” he said.

“In the evening we held our annual open evening including an inaugural art show in the hall which contained masterpieces from the children, a historical photo display of the school, and memorabilia from the school’s time capsule, which was due to be opened this year.”

Almost all the foundation staff, including inaugural principal Margaret Sweetman and former principal Eileen Climo, attended the event, as well as Catholic Education officials, board members and P&C members.

“It was wonderful to see a number of ex-staff attend this celebration as well and comment upon the growth and development of the school as a whole,” Mr Fontaine said.

Mr Fontaine said eight staff started the school, which now had almost 50 staff members.

The school dedicated the first stage of its naturescape play area to the 20th anniversary.

Year 6 students decorated sneakers for the art show.