Bunbury Catholic College turns fifty

21 March 2023

An image of past principals of Bunbury Catholic College displayed at the school’s 50th anniversary. Photo: Supplied

The Bunbury Catholic College community came together on Saturday 11 March to commemorate fifty years as a school with a special Mass and family picnic.

More than 300 attendees, including Catholic Education Western Australia Deputy Executive Director Wayne Bull participated in the Mass celebrated by Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan, followed by an exhibition of memorabilia. The exhibition displayed the stories that shaped the college’s history throughout the years. At the picnic, attendees were treated to musical performances by students Cacharel Cavan, Cara Darling, Sol Russell, Darcy Potter, and Zavier Noonan.

Principal Michael Pepper described the day as a wonderful celebration of the ‘special journey’, undertaken not only over the past 50 years, but also of the years preceding the formation of the college.

Deputy Principal Deborah Garbutt said community is at the ‘heart of everything’ the college practices adding that the anniversary celebrations will extend throughout the year.

“During Term 2 we will be hosting a new initiative, the Wardandi Gift, which involves the College and our local primary schools, as well as a dinner-dance for parents of the college. Term 3 will see the Ex-Students’ Association Reunion and our annual Art Extraordinaire.”

For more information on the college, go to https://www.bunburycatholic.wa.edu.au/

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