School was like a walk in the park for Chevalier College students today (June11). A theme park that is.
There were carnival rides, food stalls, creative opportunities in the form of chalk art, and plenty of sporting fun and other activities.
The cause for all the fun was a special celebration, the college's 75th anniversary.
The special event attracted several special guests including five past principals, several MSA priests, students from Chevalier's sister school Daramalan College in Canberra and local Catholic Primary Schools.
A special mass and morning tea marked the start of the special day with the celebrations them moving outdoors and taking on the form of a carnival.
It was an occasion close to the heart of the college chaplain Fr John Mulrooney who has a 55-year connection with the school.
He began as a student at the college from 1966.
"I came back as a teacher from 1981 to 1985, then returned as a school principal from 1996-2001," he said.
Fr Mulrooney has been a chaplain at the school for the past three years and was thrilled to be a part of the anniversary celebrations.
"It is lovely just to see the kids enjoying themselves," he said. "They are terrific kids."
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