Anniversary Weekend – Friday 6th to Sunday 8th August
Tickets are selling fast – last day to purchase is next Monday 2nd August, so don’t miss out!
The weekend kicks off on Friday 6th August at 11am with a Mihi Whakatau for all old boys – we want to formally welcome you back to the STC campus. After a spot of morning tea, our senior students will host walking tours around the grounds. These will allow you to experience the current day STC in action – come along and check out some of your old classrooms and maybe some of your old teachers! Then join us for assembly in the hall – this will be a showcase of all that STC offers from a cultural and musical point of view. Brush up on the words to the school song (Virtute Scentiam Complete for those that have forgotten) – we need a strong rendition of it from all in attendance! If you’ve got a parched throat after assembly, please join us for afternoon nibbles and drinks (please note this will be a cash bar) with your fellow old boys and our staff.
Come Saturday, the First XV is contesting the McKendry Cup against our old foes, St Bede’s College. You can either meet us at St Bede’s or you can join us at St Thomas’ by 1.15pm, where we have arranged for buses so that we arrive en masse at St Bede’s. Dig out your old blazer or sports uniform – we need to be a “blaze of blue” on the sidelines! After the match, we will return to St Thomas’ for afternoon tea and drinks (again with a cash bar). The big event for the weekend will be the Celebration Dinner. This will start at 6.30pm – we are keeping speeches to a minimum and the focus will be on gathering, catching up and celebrating the STC brotherhood. We are aware that the All Blacks are playing the Wallabies – rest assured we will have the match playing on the big screen and that grace and dinner have been scheduled to accommodate the match! There will be a cash bar at this event too.
We would love partners to attend – they will really enjoy the Saturday events!
The cost for all events on Friday and Saturday will be $60. We have limited capacity in the hall so please secure your tickets as soon as you can (even after reading this!)
There are three ways to purchase a ticket:
1) Online via the STC Website – click here
2) Online via Internet Banking
a. Please contact Lynley Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
b. 03 0830 0014233 000
3) Direct from the STC Office
In addition to these events, there are two other events that are also occurring.
There will be a Tausala/Fiafia event on Friday night hosted by the STC Pasifika Parent Community. All past and present members of the STC community are invited to attend – this will be a wonderful way to experience the talent of our STC students and the hospitality of the Pasifika parent community. This is a free event but guests are invited to bring cash for the Tausala and a donation for the meal. As we are encouraging families to attend, this will be an alcohol-free event. The Tausala will start at 6pm in the STC Hall.
The capacity of the hall is limited to 500 people so please let us know via this link click here if you are going to come along and how many people you will be bringing. We warmly encourage you to attend and look forward to celebrating St Thomas’s with you.
On Sunday night, St Thomas of Canterbury College, in collaboration with Christchurch West Parish, are celebrating our Mass for the Sacraments of Initiation at Our Lady of Victory. We have 32 students getting baptised, making their 1st Holy Communions and Confirmation. Mass will start at 5pm and we invite you to attend and celebrate with the boys and their families.