St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School celebrates 95th birthday


(From left to right) Georgia McAlpine, Hannah Coopes and Robyn Fairbairn (Head Girl).
(From left to right) Georgia McAlpine, Hannah Coopes and Robyn Fairbairn (Head Girl).

ST Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School will cap off its 95-year anniversary celebrations at a world fair held in October.

The school first opened in West Perth in 1921 with 98 students and currently catered for more than 1400 students in Karrinyup.

Principal Lynne Thomson said the community fair included a series of events for alumni, current students and staff.

“We hold a fair like this every five years for a significant school birthday,” she said.

“It is going to include food, games, stalls and entertainment… it is just going to be full of life and we have a parent committee who have been working on organising the fair.”

Mrs Thomson said there had been changes but some things had stayed the same.

“Two things that we have kept are a strong sense of community and that means all the time since 1921 and one of the (other) things that I love is to see is St Mary’s be a happy place where the girls like coming to,” she said.

“In terms of changes that I have seen go on … the obvious things are the buildings have grown and become specialised such as the arts centre, a library and an additional gymnasium.

“This is (also) the first year that we have awarded one-to-one computers.”

The St Mary’s World Fair will be held on October 22.