St John’s Centenary Fair this weekend

St John's Girls' School Parents Association committee member Jordi Jack (left) and former principal (1996-2006) Trish Boyle, with Jason Haggerty, the co-owner of the hydroplane.

A hydroplane will be on display for photo opportunities during the St John’s Girls’ School Centenary Fair on Saturday, October 28, from 11am-2pm.

The hydroplane is capable of reaching speeds of 230km/h with a 605hp Ford racing engine.

Co-owned by Jason Haggerty and his father Garth, the hydroplane is used for racing events throughout New Zealand.

The public fair, to be held on the school grounds on Dee St, was being held to raise funds to extend the school’s playground.

During the fair there will also be pony rides, food stalls, a white elephant stall, a giant auction, bouncy castle and mini jeeps.

Pupils have also made products to sell as part of their Enterprise Focus Projects.

Former principal Trish Boyle with former pupil and now Parents Association committee Member Jordi Jack reminiscing over what Jordi wrote back in 2000 and put in a time capsule which has been opened for the centenary celebrations.

Devonshire Teas will be available at Gilmour House throughout the day.

Former principal Trish Boyle said she had enjoyed being part of the organising committee for the centennial celebrations and was looking forward to catching up with former pupils, staff members and parents.
Trish was especially looking forward to sharing the Time Capsule she co-ordinated in 2000. The letters would be made available at the Saturday dinner and offered back to the pupils who wrote them.

St John’s Girls School was founded in 1917 by St Johns Anglican Church, Tay St.
The centennial celebrations run over three days beginning Friday, October 27, with an assembly, dinner, photos and games and a special church service for former pupils on Sunday.


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