A most entertaining anniversary!

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A most entertaining anniversary!
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Carol  Seagar is a very proud Principal after the celebrations of her school’s 75th Anniversary. It’s a school with roots in history, but as up-to-date as any other school around!

St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School in the Launceston suburb of Newstead was named after the 16th Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, Thomas More, who stood up for God and his Catholic faith, even to his death. There are links to Mary MacKillop and Fr Julian Tenison Woods through the Sisters of St Joseph who founded the school 75 years ago - the current sisters, who live in the Emmanuel Centre nearby, are still great supporters and friends of the school.

The celebrations for the 75th Anniversary ran over two days. Friday, November 29, saw an Open Day at the school with memorabilia on display, a sausage sizzle and Devonshire tea, planting of a tree and burying of a time capsule, and - most impressively - a play and concert by the students.

The play had been specially written and took the form of a This is Your Life’ spoof on the life of Mary MacKillop. It was both informative and hilarious and a credit to the young actors. The various school choirs that followed the play were sensitive and sounded delightful with their harmonic presentations.

The parents, friends and old scholars were entertained very well!

The following day there were more celebrations with open school from 4 pm before 6 pm Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Newstead, and then supper.

Congratulations to Principal Seagar and everyone who made the events so memorable. We hope to cover the opening of the time capsule – 25 years in the future at the Centenary!!!!