The Southern Cross : March 2013
March 2013 Page 19 www.thesoutherncross.org.au The Southern Cross schools | Are you living well in your retirement? P 8291 8000 | E firstname.lastname@example.org W www.southerncrosscare.com.au At Southern Cross Care we offer a range of independent retirement living options to choose from across Adelaide extending to Goolwa, Victor Harbor, Mt Gambier and also in Darwin -- where community, comfort and care unite. To find out more about living well in your retirement, or to arrange an inspection, call Antonietta on 8291 8072 or 0417 882 437. More than 1200 old scholars, staff, students, parents and friends of Blackfriars Priory School celebrated the school's diamond jubilee commemoration day on February 11. A procession of 60 old scholars, representing each of the 60 years since the school opened on February 10 1953, was a highlight of the day. As Brother Brendan, who first taught at Blackfriars in 1960, rang the original hand-held school bell for the procession to commence, two reception students, Liam Luther and Ethan Hines rode up the school's driveway on pushbikes, following in the "tracks of 1953 students John Robbins and John Haimes on day one of the school. Old scholar Mostyn Button marched proudly down the driveway with fellow students from the first decade leading the procession. "I was indeed proud to be recognised as an old scholar, and excited to observe the quality and demeanour of the present crop of students who will proudly carry with them into adulthood that 'special something' that flows from the Dominican based educational system," Mr Button said. Past and present members of the school community are invited to attend the Blackfriars Diamond Jubilee Ball on Saturday November 9 and the Diamond Jubilee Community Birthday Party on the school's front lawn the following day. A day to remember FOCUSSED: Tenison Woods College student Austin Fatchen concentrates on his pancake flipping technique during the Mount Gambier school's Shrove Tuesday pancake making day in support of Caritas Australia's Project Compassion. Photo: Nethanel Sutton Have The Southern Cross delivered for $35 a year or give a friend or family member a subscription as a gift. Phone 8210 8117 for more information. MEMORY LANE: Left: Prefects from the first decade of the school processed down the driveway. Above: Liam Luther and Ethan Hines who rode their bikes in the procession.