Southland · 19 Oct 2020

Woodlands Full Primary School 150th Jubilee, Waitangi Weekend 2021

News Desk

News Desk


A weekend of friendship, fun, memories and long lost friends — all those with ties to Woodlands School are invited to come along and celebrate a community milestone at the Woodlands School 150th Jubilee.

From past and present — pupils, teachers, well-wishers, board and committee members alike will get together from February 5-7, 2021 to commemorate the school’s sesquicentennial over food, drink and plenty of chatting.

We are also inviting schools which amalgamated or that have closed including Mabel Bush, Morton Mains, Longbush and Dacre.’

The three-day event will take place as follows:

  • Friday evening at the Woodlands Rugby Club with a welcome and supper of nibbles and drinks — where registration packs will be available for collection.
  • Saturday at Woodlands School, guests will again be able to register in the morning, which will be followed by activities including the cutting of the cake, group photos and archival displays. Lunch at the school will follow and guests will have a chance to mix and mingle with past and present members of the school community, while children get involved in some old-fashioned games from egg and spoon to three-legged races. The evening festivities will be held at Ascot Park Hotel with a buffet meal and a range of entertainment, including guest speakers and music performances.
  • Sunday’s events will commence with a morning church service at the school followed by lunch to wrap up the weekend-long social occasion.

The oldest person and the youngest person will be asked to cut the cake to mark the 150 years.

Items pulled from the rafters of the school would be on display — a showcase of its history, from old photos to a picket from the old school fence and even a chalkboard among the collection of materials set to be on-show.

The Woodlands Car Club would also be bringing along a collection of vehicles from different decades for attendees to enjoy.

Those interested in attending will need to register before 5th November 2020, through the Woodlands School 150th Jubilee website.

Woodlands School 150th Jubilee
When: February 5, 6 & 7 2021
Where: Woodlands Full Primary School
To register: For costs and to register by 5th November 2020 go to