by ROWENA OREJANA
HUNTLY — St Anthony’s Catholic School has kicked off its centennial celebrations this year with 100 cupcakes baked for students, parishioners and former students.
representative Philippa Bredenbeck said the Huntly school
is slowly building up its profile as enrolment increased
not only because of the entry of young children but also because
of students transferring to the school.
“Families from out of town and other families that have changed
schools have chosen us as the school they want to send their children to,” Mrs Bredenbeck said.
The school recently put a new mural up on its gate to increase its presence in the community.
Mrs Bredenbeck says the school has a very tightknit community,
which is attractive to parents. “There are quite
a few primary schools around. Some of the big schools have 250 students, while we have 57. There is a lot of teacherstudent
time,” she said.
Mrs Bredenbeck said her children are fourth generation St Anthony
students. “My grandmother, my father and myself all went through St Anthony,” she explained.
“It’s tradition. That’s the main reason why my children
go there as well. It’s a small school. It’s that
really tight knit community. Everybody knows
everybody. You are part of quite a special community.”
There will be a three day celebration starting on June 13, which will culminate with a Mass onJune 15. It will include
a mix and mingle night as well as a dinner and
dance night.

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