Centenary 2019

2019 was the 100 year celebration of the opening of Whitiora School.

Centenary celebrations were on Labour Weekend 2019 
                   - Friday 25 October to Sunday 27 October

Friday -          morning from 11:30am  to 1:00pm 
                                              -   Open half day at the school 
                        evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
                                              -   Registration 
                                              -   Meeting old friends
                                              -   Viewing photos and memorabilia
Saturday   morning     - Registration continues
                                            - Powhiri Welcome from current students
                                            - Cutting of the Centenary Cake
                                            - Formal photo session "through the decades" 
                                            - Opening of a 90th Reunion time capsule
                        afternoon  - Free time and Optional tours 
                                                     -  Hamilton sites / Hobbiton
                        evening - Formal Dinner

Sunday -        Time of Thanksgiving
                        Light lunch
                        Farewells ... and pre-booking for the next centenary !

All comers were welcomed to the school.

Thank you to Heather Taylor for coordinating our celebration occasion.

Thank you also to :
- all staff and Board of Trustees and Centenary Reunion for hosting the Centenary Reunion
- students for putting on a great display of the school in action both past and present, and cultural performances,
- and to the publishing teams of students, teachers, and Board members who produced an excellent Whitiora School Centenary Reunion Book for all to enjoy.

 School Hall fundraising:                             
The school has been saving rugby car parking fundraising for a number of years
 and has raised $350,000. The Board of Trustees have identified a school/community hall would support the wider learning that is seen as important for the children in our school community. The target to build the hall is $950,000.

We need the support of past students and our community if we are to achieve this goal. Many drops will fill a bucket, so we ask, "Can you help?". Any help you are able to give will be much appreciated. 

Thank you for considering to support the school in this way.

If you are able to make a contribution, you can contact the school directly. This fundraising is planned to continue for the new few years until the target is reached.
Whitiora School Fete 1927