Thursday January 28, 2016
Scots College celebrates 100 years By Nikki Papatsoumas
This year Scots College will celebrate 100 years of educating boys in Wellington. Celebrations for the milestone event at the school in Strathmore will kick off next month Centenary co-ordinator Charlotte Wood has been organising events for the last decade. She said when she saw the position advertised for centenary co-ordinator she jumped at the opportunity. With a background in weddings and corporate events, Charlotte said
this was one of the largest celebrations she has worked on. However, she said she has enjoyed the challenge. “Being involved in something this big is amazing. It has been great to work with a team and the school. “It’s a privilege to be involved in something like this. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” Festivities will begin on February 2 with a whole school chapel service and a balloon release. Later that week the school will take part in a parade from Queen Margaret’s College to Parliament and a picnic
is organised. The celebrations will continue well into the year with more key dates planned for August. Charlotte said it was a great opportunity for the school community to come together. “People involved with the school over the last few years will have the opportunity to catch up, reminisce and re-connect with others in an institution that was so formidable for so many people.” For more information on centenary events, head to www. scotscollege.school.nz
Festival season heats up The sun is officially shining and that means Wellington is gearing up for its summer festival season. Throughout January, February and March various festivals will be held about the capital. From the Island Bay Festival ‘Day in the Bay’ on the capital’s rough and ragged southern coast to the Kilbirnie Festival, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy this summer.
FESTIVAL DATES February 6 – Waitangi Day February 14 - Day in the Bay February 13 – 21 - Island Bay Festival February 28 – March 13 - Kilbirnie Festival February – March - Newtown Festival Charlotte Wood has co-ordinated centenary events for Scots College.
March 6 - Newtown Festival Street Fair Day
SCOTS100 CITY PARADE
Celebrating 100 Years of the All-Round Man
Fri 5th Feb Departs 9am
Come and join us at our Birthday Celebrations!
Queen Margaret College, Hobson st, Thorndon View the route map online at scots100.co.nz Led by the Scots Pipe Band the College will join forces with Queen Margaret College and march from QMC, the original site of the College in 1916, on a dedicated route to Parliament to be greeted by Hon. Chris Finlayson. Everyone welcome.
SCOTS100 PICNIC & GAMES Mon 8th Feb 1pm - 6pm At Scots College Pack your picnic basket and celebrate our official birthday with cricket, tennis, old-skool yard games, premium food and beverages including the Mojo Coffee cart and Tuatara beer tent, music and much more.
For more details on these events go to www.scots100.co.nz Scots College I Monorgan Road I Strathmore
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