Newspaper Article – Get-together relives school days

Get-together relives school days

A special get-together by former pupils of St Luke’s School at the weekend generated excitement and enthusiasm, according to the chair-woman of the reunion committee, Margaret Caird.

More than 130 former pupils, including some from England and Canada, took part in the reunion.

It included a church service and lunch at the Hawke’s Bay Racing Centre’s Cheval Room, Hastings, on Saturday.

Two of oldest pupils, Sybil Redpath and Margaret Rhodes, both over 80, cut a reunion cake.

“It was a day of great excitement as many of the pupils had not seen each other since the school closed more than 40 years ago,” Mrs Caird said.

Most of the pupils believed that St Luke’s was a special school.

They felt privileged to have been educated there, she said.

Photo caption – St Luke’s School’s oldest pupil, Sybil Redpath, found herself in a 1922 school photograph at the reunion. Miss Redpath attended the school from 1922 to 1929.

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