Dear St Mark’s families and friends,
It is my absolute pleasure to invite you to join with us to celebrate 100 years of St Mark’s Church School. We have a weekend of celebrations planned with something for everyone. You will have a chance to reconnect with friends from the past, share memories and see St Mark’s as it is now. Please spread the word and encourage others to attend and help us to make this an event to remember.
We look forward to welcoming you back to St Mark’s Church School as we celebrate the past, and look forward to the future.
Nulla Dies Sine Linea
Kent Favel, Principal
We have a weekend of events planned with something for everyone. Keep an eye out as we finalise more details.
Friday 8 September 2017, 6pm to 7:30pm
Registration and Welcome Cocktail Function – Harbour View Lounge, Michael Fowler Centre
$50 per person
The Centenary Registration Desk will be open at the Michael Fowler Centre from 4:30pm. Collect your registration pack before joining us in the Harbour View Lounge Room at the Michael Fowler Centre. This will be your first chance to reconnect with old friends and begin the formalities of the weekend. Your function ticket includes a drink on arrival and canapes as you are welcomed to the Centenary.
Saturday 9 September 2017, 10am to 3pm
Open Day at St Mark’s
Included in your registration
If you didn’t collect your registration at the Welcome Cocktail function, you will be able to do that today at St Mark’s Church. Past students, families and staff will be able to take a tour of St Mark’s, explore the archives trail and reminisce about St Mark’s proud history.
The day will feature a full programme of events including musical and dramatic performances from current students, presentations by past staff, joining with old class mates for decade photos and plenty of time relive those memories of lunchtime games in the Birdcage. Tea, coffee and refreshments available during the day, included in your registration.
Saturday 9 September 2017, 6:45pm to midnight
Centenary Dinner – Te Papa
$130 per person
The highlight of the weekend, help celebrate our Centenary in grand style at Te Papa. This will be a night of great food, great friends and great music. Enjoy a drink on arrival, before we are seated at 7:30pm to enjoy a buffet meal and music from one of Wellington’s top bands “The Relatives”. Our well-known MC and Old Boy (class of 1970), Mark Hadlow, will keep us entertained. Cash bar for the rest of the evening.
Sunday 10 September 2017, 2pm
Centenary Church Service – Wellington Cathedral of St Paul’s
We will mark the occasion of our 100th year with a special service at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul’s on the Sunday afternoon. After this, you may wish to meet up with other alumni from your years at St Mark’s and enjoy a meal out or a drink with old friends.
Monday 11 September 2017, 8:45am
St Mark’s Founders Day Assembly – St Mark’s Church School
We will celebrate Founders Day with a special assembly marking 100 years to the day that St Mark’s Church School was officially opened. Current students, families and staff will mark St Mark’s Foundation Day in St Mark’s Church. We will be joined by Her Excellency, The Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand. Alumni and other friends are warmly invited to join us for this assembly, which will finish with a piece of birthday cake.