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Members of the almost 100 strong choir involved in the performance of Faure’s ‘Requiem’ at the 2012 Anzac Day concert included current students, parents, staff and Fairholme Old Girls.
FOGs Joceyln Mercer and Leona Morton and past parent Mrs Sue Palmer, recently enjoyed speaking with the Fairholme Junior Year 2 class about Fairholme days gone by!
Toowoomba FOGs enjoy the annual FOGA Service at St Stephen’s on Sunday 19 April 2012
Kay Gregory (Roberts) (1953-62) and Dr Frank Haddan (Past Fairholme College Medical Practitioner, who also helped to deliver Kay’s children) catch up at the St Stephen’s Church Service.
The Fairholme family ‘lends a hand’ at the official opening of the Olive McMahon Cancer Council Toowoomba Accommodation Lodge.
Fairholme College Old Girl, Olive McMahon (1940), was honoured in November 2011 at the opening of the Queensland Cancer Council Accommodation Lodge in Toowoomba. Olive was one of many generous benefactors enabled this outstanding facility to be established.
The College was delighted that the Year 6 String Quartet was invited to play at the opening and that our Year 10 Hospitality class was able to serve morning tea, kindly provided by College caterers, The Compass Group.
Laura Whitton (1995-1999) to David Beattie (June 2011)
Shelley Colvin (1992–1995) to Gordon Logan (August 2011)
Namali Harch (1997-2001) to Andre Holwerda (May 2012)
Jess Ryan (1995-2001) married Craig Anderson (from Hampton) on 3 December 2011. They were married at our Lady of Lourdes Church in Toowoomba and are now living in Toowoomba. Their stunning wedding photos were taken at Craig’s parents’ dairy property at Hampton.
Peter and Amanda Mahy (nee Schafferius, 1997-2002) were married on 4 November 2011 at Peppers Creek in the Hunter Valley, by none other than Fairholme College Chaplain, Pastor Richard Jessup. Amanda’s bridesmaids were all Fairholme friends and included Elizabeth Burnett (Devenish) (1991-2002), Eliza McLauchlan (Taylor) (1997-2002), Alex Vlietstra (Creed) (1998-2002), Lisa Hewitt (1998-2002) and Tara Price (Follington) (1999-2002).
The Schafferius family L to R: Andrew, Lyn, Peter Mahy, Amanda, Peter, Carolyn (1992- 1997), Bronwyn (1995-2000)
Katie Munn (2001-2003) married Andrew John Marsden on 20 August 2011 at Anzac Park in Townsville.
Jessica Firth (2005-2007) married last year with her cousin Stephanie Firth (2005-2009) In attendance as Bridesmaid.
Sally Baker (1998-2003) daughter of Jenni Baker (Mcintyre) (1974) recently married James Brazier at her family home “Doonkami”, Boggabilla and now lives at “Pipers Flat” Molong.
Sister Pip Gardiner (Baker) (1995-1998) was matron of honour and Sally Watson (1998-2003) was a bridesmaid.
‘FOGs re-unite’ L to R: Michelle Devenish (1993-2003), Sarah Michelmore (2002-2003), Sally Watson (1998-2003), Alicia Henman (2002-2003), Sally Brazier (1998-2003), Elke Murray (1998-2003), Alex Hacon (1999-2003), Edwina Robertson (1998-2003), Katie Moor (1999-2003), Sarah Acton (1999-2003), Jess Cassidy (nee Derrick) (1999-2003).
Rebecca Spark (1997-2004) married Liam Brown on 28 January 2012, at the Toowoomba Grammar School Old Hall.
Rebecca and Liam partnered each other to their respective Senior Formals - and have been together ever since.
Michaela Antonio (1995-2002) married Jonivan Olsen at Broadway Chapel, Woolloongabba on 20 August 2011, with the reception at Hillstone, St Lucia Golf Links.
The bridesmaids were Michaela’s sisters, Matilda (1995-2005) and Bronte (1996-2008). Michaela and Jono enjoyed their honeymoon in New York (arriving a day before Hurricane Irene) and Mexico.
Congratulations to Evelyn (nee Sandercock) (1943-1946) and Kevin Flemming who celebrated their 60th Wedding anniversary on 19 January 2012
Family and friends recently gathered at the Southport Yacht Club to celebrate Old Girl Dorothea (Doss) Hart’s 100th birthday (Borland) (1926). Doss felt honoured to receive several congratulatory messages including one from the Queen and the Governor-General.
Doss resides at a retirement home at the Gold Coast and is still in good health and enjoys a glass of champagne with her lunch each day.
Doss’s daughter Diana Royds is also an old girl (1959) as is her daughter-in-law Margaret (Slaughter 1963). Doss is pictured with Granddaughters (L-R) Maree Hart (1989), Lavinia Tyrrell (Hart) (1990), Helena Rowbotham (Hart) (1997).
Archer James Woods, son of Emma (Blakeney 1989-2001) and Lachlan Woods. Archer was born 4 August 2011 weighing 7lb 4oz. Photo taken by Aunty Hannah (Blakeney 1991-2002) and supplied by proud grandmother Maureen Blakeney.
Julian and Carolyn Moore (nee Schafferius) (1997) welcomed their beautiful daughter Amelia Joan Moore on 24th September 2011. Amelia is a baby sister to Thomas Peter (2 years) and Katelyn Joy (1 year).
Emma Coleman (Hohn) (1993-1997) and husband Jeff welcomed with much love their third child, Angus Edward Earl, on 9 September 2011. Angus is a gorgeous little brother to Lucy 5 1/2 and Sam 3 1/2.
Sisters, Alicia Martin (1995) and Peta Martin (1997), are pleased to annouce the birth of their babies.
Alicia’s little girl, Sophie Ellen Murray, (pictured right) was born on 20 November 2011 and Peta’s little boy, Liam Charles Crosby, (left), was born days later on 22 November 2011. Alicia is currently living in London and Peta is in Brisbane.
Jade and Natalie Twidale (Utschink) (1994-1998) welcomed their daughter, Heidi Summer Twidale, on 6 February 2012. She weighed in at 6lb 2.5oz and measured 50cm.
Tim and Amanda Bowen (Williams) (1994-1997) welcome the safe arrival of Luke Robert Bowen, born 15 July 2011. A little brother for Jack and Charlie.
Bill and Rebecca Hawkins (Ranclaud) (1997-2001) had their third baby girl, Savannah Kate Hawkins, on 27 January 2012 at Mater Mothers in Brisbane. Sister for Olivia (3 years) and Ava (1 year).
Andrea Hands (Nicholls) (1992) and her husband are the proud parents of Benjamin Jeffrey Hands who was born 6th July 2011 weighing 7lbs 2oz. He is pictured here with his ‘very proud’ brother, Samuel (4 years old).
Beau Anderson Gardiner was born 26 July 2011 to proud parents Hugh and Phillipa Gardiner (Baker) (1995 - 1998) Beau entered the world 3 months early but all is well.
The following Old Girls sadly passed away since our last update and we pass on our sincere condolences to their families.
Jean Fuller died on August 22. I know she carried with her very happy memories of her short time at Fairholme, and she was able to share some of these with you in recent years. By her wish she had a private funeral and we, her large family, will miss her dearly. She was 96.
I am writing to let you know about Olive Beth Smith nee Axam. I Would like to inform you that sadly Mrs Smith passed away on 26th April 2011. She spoke so many times about Fairholme, which she loved.
Valma Jean Macaulay (Weir) (1934-36) passed away 1 March 2012 aged 91 years.
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