St Joseph’s Orbost celebrates 100 years
13 April 2023
People travelled from far and wide to celebrate St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Orbost’s 100 year birthday with a School Open Day and get together on Saturday 25 March.
A Mass led by Catholic Bishop of Sale, Most Reverend, Greg Bennet was conducted on Sunday, 26 March followed by a community barbecue.
Past students, staff and some of the Sisters of St Joseph’s attended to share their memories of St Joseph’s.
Photo: Sisters of St Joseph’s cut the cake
98-year-old Ella White enjoyed the day. She attended the school as a child and went on to become a nurse in Gippsland and Melbourne.
Photo: Darren Chester MP chats with Ella White.
A large photo display was created in the school hallway as well as digital power points of old photos in each classroom and memorabilia in the hall.
Thank you to St Joseph’s Primary school staff, students, families, Parish and all those who contributed to developing this memorable weekend.