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28 April 2010

Staff celebrate centenary of St Francis Xavier School, Goodna

The Catholic Leader

Sharing: Former teachers of St Francis Xavier's School, Goodna, Ann  Everett (left) and Lisa Boyd chat to current teacher Brenda Reynolds  about changes to the school over the past 100 years

Sharing: Former teachers of St Francis Xavier's School, Goodna, Ann Everett (left) and Lisa Boyd chat to current teacher Brenda Reynolds about changes to the school over the past 100 years


CURRENT and former staff of St Francis Xavier's School, Goodna, took a trip down memory lane as they celebrated the centenary of the school recently.

About 60 people enjoyed a night of fun and memories as they gathered at the Goodna RSL function centre for a staff reunion dinner.

Master of ceremonies and former teacher librarian Glenda Hogg acknowledged guests and shared stories as past principals and staff entertained the group with anecdotes that kept the festivities on track.

Ms Hogg, who worked at the school for 25 years, was a great source of memories.

Tables were awash with the school's colour of blue, with accents of silver, and many gasps, sighs and chuckles could be heard as guests were treated to a slide show.

A highlight of the night was the trivia competition on the history of the school, which kept everyone talking.

Current staff member Brenda Reynolds said she was "ecstatic to mingle with former colleagues and catch up with friends from times past on such a wonderful evening".

2010 marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of the school and the staff reunion dinner was the first of many celebrations.

Events to look forward to included the opening of the new school buildings and the creation of a school mural.


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