St Catherine’s School Captains’ and Vice-Captains’ Breakfast
Each Captain and Vice-Captain has made their own mark and contributed in their own unique way to the history and ethos of our School. It is this history that we continue to acknowledge and honour this year.
In conjunction with SCOGA, we have continued our School 120 anniversary celebrations this week and welcomed 53 past School Captains and Vice-Captains for an official 120 St Catherine’s School Captains’ and Vice-Captains’ Breakfast and participation in our Senior School Assembly. This extraordinary group of women attending the Breakfast spanned eight decades at St Catherine’s, with Mrs Elizabeth Macindoe, our earliest Captain in attendance, representing the 1948 cohort. Mrs Macindoe enjoyed having a morning out with her daughter, Sally Macindoe, who was also a St Catherine’s School Captain in 1984. Other mother/daughter captains included Susan Harrison (’50) with her daughter Fiona Harrison (’81).
In my welcome, I reminded our guests of the importance of their influence as student leaders at St Catherine’s over the past eight decades. I believe this influence has added fully to the character and the culture of our School and the very essence of the St Catherine’s girl today; each Captain and Vice-Captain making their own mark and contributing in their own unique way to the history and ethos of our School. It is this history that we continue to acknowledge and honour this year.
The past Captains and Vice-Captains enjoyed donning their blue blazers for a photo opportunity, with some guests even discovering their final Captain’s speech, delivered on their last day at School, still folded in the inside pocket of their blazer, after years of hanging in the cupboard! It was certainly a tremendous morning and I delighted in the reminiscing of their School experiences. We also enjoyed the opportunity to listen to 1979 School Captain, Dr Amanda Robertson, as she shared her story of her extensive career in Medicine. Dr Robertson’s work in the field of Renal Surgery is world renowned after the coordination of six kidney transplants on the one day.