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Tasman School Centennial

marking 100 years of history

Took place on March 15, 16 & 17, 2013


Please see below for the order of events for our Centennial:

Centennial Details:

This marks the historic achievement of Tasman School reaching its centenary. Tasman school celebrated 100 years’ providing education to the region’s children. There was much to celebrate and there were a number of special events organised for the reunion proceedings.

Formal Opening:

The celebrations started at 4.00 pm with the registrations and the formal opening of the Centenary at Tasman school. Wine and nibbles were served and this was the first opportunity for participants to catch up with old classmates. 

Open Day:

Saturday was ‘open day’ at the school.

There was also a wonderful school play called 'The School That Grew From an Apple Tree'. This play tells the history of our school from 1910 to now and includes familiar local names, it was performed by our current Tasman School students.

Decade student group photos (including previous Board Members and Teachers) were taken after the school production for those wanting a keepsake. This was followed by a commemorative tree planting and afternoon tea. 

Art Auction:

An art auction was held to raise funds for the school. We had works from more than 30 local artists on display in the office area of Tasman School.

Art Auction Catalogue 2013

The Main Event (Dinner):

The main Centennial event was held on Saturday night with a dinner and dance starting from 6.00 pm and continuing until late. This was held at Tasman Bible Church on Williams Road. Dinner was catered by ‘The Jester House’ and the entertainment was provided by Damon Ward. A special Centenary cake was displayed.

Muddy Buddys

The conclusion of the weekend’s fun was the Muddy Buddy event. This is a renowned annual adventure fun run through the mud flats of the Moutere Inlet. Centennial attendees were encouraged to enter in the Blast from the Past category. Winners of this section received an amazing trophy celebrating the past.

To see more on the Muddy Buddy event go to: www.muddybuddy.co.nz.

Church Service
There was a Church service at Tasman Bible Church in the afternoon.