Students, staff and parents celebrated 80 years of St Anthony’s

Mike Mazzella, Tony Mazzella, Maria Bedola, Joe Mazzella and Louise Ferron.  Picture: Martin Kennealey        d442904
Mike Mazzella, Tony Mazzella, Maria Bedola, Joe Mazzella and Louise Ferron. Picture: Martin Kennealey        d442904

PAST and present students, staff and parents celebrated the 80th anniversary of St Anthony’s School in Wanneroo this month.

The school held a mass on September 4, concelebrated by St Anthony Catholic Church priests Fr John Daly, Fra Chris Ross, Fr Vinh Dong and former student Fra Giles Atherton.

Guests included the Sisters of Mercy nuns, Servite priests and nuns, politicians and members of the school’s 1935 classes. Year 4 student Dante Sinagra presented a photo display with his great-uncle Joe Sinagra, who was a student in the school’s founding year.

School board members and parent volunteers Ruth Barker and Rachel Sinagra spent several months gathering historical photos and memorabilia for displays, which guests browsed after the mass.

“We respect the 80 years that have built our foundations,” principal and former student Mark Marando said.

“The prospect for St Anthony’s looks very bright and I am proud to share the next chapter in the St Anthony’s story.”