WelCom November 2023
Jo Buckley, Principal
St Bernadette’s School Naenae celebrated its 75th Jubilee on the Feast of the Assumption, 15 August, with a beautiful Mass and singing. Songs included Our Lady of Knock, a community favourite hymn from when the Presentation Sisters taught here.
Morning tea followed Mass and everyone gathered to plant a Jubilee tree. Marilyn, who came to St Bernadette’s as a five-year-old several years ago and is now back from her retirement as a volunteer in our classes, led the tree planting with students. Lay Pastoral Leader Barbara Rowley led a blessing of the tree.
Students performed for guests and our culture group ended the official ceremonies. The students also led tours of the school.
It was great to have so many past pupils visiting and sharing memories of their time at St Bernadette’s School with current pupils.