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A Birthday Celebration 100 Years in the Making

Today we celebrated 100 years of St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School by honouring the origins of our wonderful school.

The day started at St George’s Cathedral with a Founder’s Day Eucharist Service that paid homage to our first Principal and Chairman of the Board of Governors, The Reverend Charles Lawrence Riley OBE. The Most Reverend Kay Goldsworthy AO presided over a moving service that featured song, dance, prayer and countless compelling stories about the history and evolution of our school.

Later in the morning, more than 90 Old Girls gathered at the original site of our school in Colin Street West Perth to witness the unveiling of our Centenary plaque, which will serve as a permanent marker to acknowledge the heritage of our beloved School and the generous, founding Parish of St Mary’s West Perth.

The Chair of St Mary’s Board of Governors, Ms Elizabeth Carr AM, had the privilege of revealing the plaque alongside Principal, Mrs Judith Tudball.

Shortly afterward, School Chaplain, Father Richard Pengelley, blessed and dedicated the plaque, which will soon take pride of place in the footpath outside the original site of our school.