SARONG KEBAYA
The sarong kebaya-clad choir was a highlight of the July 31 celebration.

Marymount Convent School, started by the Good Shepherd Sisters, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with various activities.

One such celebration was held on July 31, the birthday of St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, the foundress of the Good Shepherd Sisters.

During this event, students were taken on a picture tour to various places in France, to the places where their foundress lived and worked. Some Good Shepherd Sisters also shared with the cohorts of different levels their experiences, ministries and hopes.

The celebration saw Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean officiating at the opening of the school’s upgraded premises and new Heritage Gallery.

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DPM Teo Chee Hean officiating at the opening of the school’s upgraded premises and new Heritage Gallery.

The day climaxed with a homecoming dinner during which students put on a musical reminiscing the past. The sarong kebaya-clad choir sang and the gymnasts put on displays of their prowess.

Modern and Chinese dancers also took to the stage, as did a young harpist playing with the music ensemble.

Former pupils who returned for the celebration included Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah, celebrity chef Violet Oon, veteran singer Jacintha Abisheganaden and radio DJ Jean Danker.

The school now also has a small prayer room where children’s adoration sessions are held weekly.

The school will hold a carnival on Nov 18.

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