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Old Girls’ Day 2018

It was a superb occasion and another fantastic turnout of Old Girls on Saturday, 4 August.  After the Chapel Service, which this year was held in the Hall due to renovations to the Chapel building, the Old Girls walked up to Saints Café for tea, catching up and taking photos, all to the lovely sounds of the Marimba band. The Tour Choir performed their winning repertoire from the recent World Choir Games, much to the delight of the Old Girls who gathered in the Creativity Centre (CC) to listen. Jonathan Manley, Executive Principal, and Bronwyn Cawood, St Mary’s Foundation Trust Manager, addressed the Old Girls before a delicious lunch. The beautiful décor, food and ambience ensured it was a special occasion for all who attended.

 

In addition to the festivities, the 1st St Mary’s Hockey Team (in white) took on an Old Girls’ Team (in blue) in the Inaugural Amanda Ntuli (2016) Memorial Shield game the day before. It turned out to be a highly competitive and enjoyable match with the Old Girls taking an early lead. The 1st Team responded and the final score was 4 – 2! The SMOGs were a makeup of Old Girls from various years, including current staff members Michelle Di Marco nee Bonnet (1983) and Nicky Simpson (1997). There were also 2 sets of sisters competing against each other on the day!

 

The Shield was awarded to the winning team by Carol Mbili. Carol is the mother of Amanda, a passionate Old Girl Hockey player, who sadly passed away in February this year whilst playing the game that she so loved. Carol was very touched at the spirit, fun and competitiveness of the game and assured the many who knew Amanda “that she was smiling down on this special event”.

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