Matamata College Centenary a Huge Success

A big thank you to the Chair of our Centenary Committee, the fabulous Lynette Stanley, who together with Event Co-ordinator Darlene
Thomas and their amazing committee worked with diligence, air and enthusiasm, giving up so much of their me and energy to pull this Centenary celebration together.

Thanks to their collective efforts this truly was a celebration to remember. Throughout the weekend, participants were able to reflect on days gone by, the decades of milestones and achievements of past and present students, and more importantly reconnect, retell stories and celebrate lifelong friendships made in this school.

Like most involved in the Centenary organisation Lynette has first-hand experience of Matamata College as a student and parent. Lynette also served on our Board of Trustees, including two terms as Board Chair. Lynette’s contribution to our school has been immense. It is down to her leadership and commitment that the Centenary celebration became a reality and I thank her.

Working closely with her committee and event coordinator, Darlene Thomas from Little Red Marke ng, the team can now draw a breath, reflect, and be very proud of a job well done.

I would also like to acknowledge and thank the rest of the strong Centenary Com- mi ee team:

  • Sheelah Lamb (Alumni Coordinator)
  • Lynne Jobe
  • Ruth Oldershaw
  • Maria Gage
  • Tim Hampton
  • Colin Kemplen
  • Justine Crabb
  • Bruce Warrender
  • Alison Andresen
  • Debbie Nowell
  • Pip Simpkin
  • Keith Earl
  • Melissa Allen
  • Adrian Joe
  • Andrew Kilham
  • Estelle Claassen
  • Rangi Douglas

The event would not have been possible without the tremendous support we received from sponsors and the wider Matamata community.
Thanks also to the many community volunteers who gave up their time to contribute to this very successful event. Local service groups Kiwanis, Lions, Community Patrol, Rotary and individuals all pitched in, going above and beyond in support of the school.

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