OLA marks major milestone

Our Lady of the Assumption, Enoggera

Students gathered on the school oval to mark 100 years since the opening of their school

​CELEBRATIONS have kicked off at Our Lady of the Assumption School, Enoggera, as they mark their centenary.

Students gathered on the newly resurfaced oval to take part in one of the many planned 100-year school celebrations when they formed the number 100 while a photographer, perched high on a cherry picker, captured the moment.

Principal Gerard Campbell said the school had a long, proud history, welcoming its first students on Australia Day in 1919, just after the end of WW1.

“We are very proud of our school's heritage and strong community spirit," he said.

The school continues the celebrations with a community festival featuring fun rides, entertainment, food and market stalls on Saturday the June 8 from 11am.

On the feast day of Our Lady of the Assumption, Thursday, August 15 there will be a whole school Mass followed by the students participating and various 100-year activities throughout the day.

Centenary celebrations culminate in a Centenary High Tea on Sunday, August 18 beginning at 11am.

There will a blessing of new school buildings and centenary mural followed by a high tea to celebrate this momentous occasion.

A time capsule buried 30 years ago will be opened and a new one will be buried for future generations.

It will also feature performances by talented musicians and choirs of OLA and an historical display, plus a delicious morning tea. 

Many past students, families and staff were expected to attend the high tea and reminisce over old times as they reflected on the changes that had occurred over the last 100 years.

“We warmly extend an invitation to the wider community to join us as we celebrate 100 years of loving and learning by coming along to our Community Festival and our Centenary High Tea," Gerard said.

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