by Al Williams
Waimate Main School is preparing for a weekend of celebrations to mark its 150th jubilee.
Jubilee committee member Jo Carter said the event was scheduled to go ahead on Easter Weekend, Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16.
“We have a strong local committee of Raewyn Williams, Judy Clarke, Nicola Smith, Adam Rivett, Marie Van Kleef, Jo Carter, Jeanette Paul and Robert Todd and our new principal, Paul Cartlidge.”
Saturday’s activities would include tree planting, photographs, cake cutting, entertainment from Waimate Main School pupils and an evening social event with live music and a continuous supper.
On the Sunday, participants would look around Waimate and share afternoon tea.
Ms Carter said the school had reduced in size over the years from 750 pupils in the 1950s.
“The school’s roll sits now at about 90 children and is slowly increasing in size, especially with the addition of the children from the Morven School closure.”