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St Mary’s School, Waverley, turns 125 years old

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

St Mary’s School, Waverley, celebrated its 125th birthday through worship, and music with the extended school community on 23 May. The Right Reverend Steve Moreo presided at the Patronal Eucharist and was assisted by past chaplains of the school, Bishop Peter Lee and Reverend Jerry Bailey. The festivities included a picnic for the entire school, the ceremonious cutting of a delectable birthday cake and the singing of the well-loved, traditional war cry of “Oh When the Saints”.

As the oldest school in Johannesburg, St Mary’s School rose from the dusty Johannesburg gold fields in 1888 and established itself as an independent Anglican school for girls. Deanne King, the headmistress, said at the celebration: “The school is blessed with a rich history and strong traditions which guide us as we journey into the future.”

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