Guests welcomed to school anniversary

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Guests welcomed to school anniversary

AMillicent school will welcome back four nuns and other past staff tomorrow (Wednesday) as its marks 125 year since it was founded by a Catholic religious order.

Nuns from the Sisters of Mercy order founded St Anthony’s School in 1899 and taught continuously at the school until 1981.

The last teaching nun was Sister Margaret Abbott who was an old scholar of the school when it was known as the Convent of Mercy.

Sister Margaret was the school’s principal from 1978 until 1981.

The special guests include Sister Barbara Broad, Sister Kathryn Travers, Sister Loyola Crowe and Sister Elaine Treagus, former principals Irene Hann and Amanda Parslow and past staff Di Wight, Nicole Coote and Ali Noonan.

Sister Kathryn, 84, joined the Sisters of Mercy in 1957.

During her 54 years in Catholic education, Sister Kathryn also taught at St Raphael’s Parkside, St Martin’s Greenacres, St Anthony’s Edwardstown and St Aloysius in Adelaide.

She was pastoral associate at St Michael’s College for nine years

Tomorrow’s celebrations commence with a Mass at St Alphonsus Church.

Later in the day, the celebrations will switch to the school where there will be morning tea, school tours and a commemorative cake cutting ceremony.

A new 125-year commemorative walk will be unveiled this year as well as two new classrooms which are under construction.

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