Brisbane’s St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School hosted its annual Mothers’ Luncheon on Friday 12 March. The Mothers’ Luncheon saw almost 450 women gather to enjoy each other’s company and a delicious lunch at the Gambaro Hotel Brisbane in Petrie Terrace.

St Margaret’s Principal Ros Curtis says the event has a long tradition at St Margaret’s and exemplifies the school’s strong ethos of community. “It is testament to the strength of our community spirit that 450 current mothers, some of whom are also former students themselves, come together for this event,” Ms Curtis said before the event.

“The Luncheon will give these women a chance to connect with friends and make new ones after a year where such opportunities were few and far between. This is also a major fundraiser for the schools Parents and Friends’ Association, which provides significant support to the school by donating to projects which benefits our students.”

Fiona Carrigan from Thallon and mum to Primrose in Year 12 and twins Paige and Holly in Year 11 said she was looking forward to the event. “My husband and I, and the girls, have made lifelong friends over the last six years while our daughters have boarded at St Margaret’s,” Fiona said.

For Kirstin Aralar, mother to Charlotte in Year 12, this will be her last Mothers’ Luncheon. “The Year 12 mothers are making a special effort to attend this year as for some, like myself, the 13-year association of being a St Margaret’s parent is coming to a close. I do believe however, the sense of community which is provided and the friendships which are enhanced by St Margaret’s, will endure for years to come. The Mothers’ Luncheon is always a happy event and provides a fabulous opportunity to connect with mums from all sectors of my years involved with St Margaret’s and as an Old Girl myself, a chance to connect with old friends and reminisce,” Kirstin said.

St Margaret’s was established 126 years ago by the Sisters of Society of the Sacred Advent with the pursuit to prepare young women for future education and for life. This mission remains the foundation of the school to this day.

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