25th Jubilee 2004

Colwill School Jubilee

12 November – 13 November 2004

On the 12th of November 1979 a new school with an award winning design was opened.

25 years was celebrated with a weekend devoted to memories and good times.

Friday night was a “mix and mingle” with dancing, supper and lots of catching up with classmates and previous teachers who looked just a little older!  A historical photo display provided much amusement and a lot of reminiscing.

Saturday was designed as a family day with fun and food for everyone.  In addition to an official welcome and presentation there were food stalls, a pasifika performance, a jump jam medley, pet shows and stalls featuring a wide variety of culture food and lots of fun activities to participate in.  Two teaches were honoured at this time:

Margaret Mager a foundation staff member who continues to be invaluable in her role as a reading recovery teacher.

Jill Stacey a foundation teacher who was much loved and respected.  Jill sadly passed away in September 2003, a memorial garden and seat honour her contribution to the school.

All principals, past and present were in attendance during the weekend festivities; Ian Gray, Terry Hewitson, Jane Boyens, Raewyn Matthys-Morris and Rob Taylor.

Joan Gaskell along with many other past and current  Colwill staff  worked tirelessly to make this a great event. As a result of all their work many Colwill members went away with new memories and fun memorabilia that included; etched glass tumblers, pens, commemorative penknives, tee shirts and the ever-needed thermo coffee mugs.

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School Hours

  • Gates open 8:15
    Office open8:30
    Bell – lessons start First Block 8:50
    Bell – Home time 3:00
    Office closed 3:30
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Colwill School Massey,Kintara Drive,
Massey East,Auckland,
New Zealand.

Ph:09 833 6081
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