01 July 2014

Generations meet

​Memories were born, others came alive and generations came together for one of our best Jane Barker luncheons ever. More than 40 Old Girls met Year 4 girls at the event which is held every year to celebrate the generational bonds with St Catherine’s.

Georgia Ireland from Year 8 holds this year’s Jane Barker scholarship and spoke about her experience at the School so far and included some of her mother’s memories too. The Scholarship is awarded every two years to a daughter or granddaughter of an Old Girl entering Years 7-11. Georgia’s mother is Louise Ireland (Martin) from the class of 1990.

Year 4 girls helped lay tables for the lunch after practising at home the night before and they also played host to the Old Girls, escorting them from the School gates to their tables in the Magnolia room.
Guests were welcomed by Dr Julie Townsend who spoke of the importance of the Old Girls in providing warmth, depth and values to our School which is grounded by the events and the girls who have gone before.
Mrs Pam Pointon (Carter) from the class of 1951 said her St Catherine’s education inspired her to become a teacher. She said St Catherine’s reunions helped renew the bonds of friendships formed at the School and kept them strong over the years.