Centennial House Official Opening

Board of Trustees Chair Greg Moyle and Lemaunga Lydia Sosene unveil the Centennial House plaque.

Today was a historic day for MAGS, with the official opening of Centennial House – our girls boarding facility – in our Centenary Year.
Associate Principal Jo Williams spoke about the history of boarding at MAGS, and the long journey to opening a girls facility after the building was first purchased in 2017.
Lemaunga Lydia Sosene – a long-serving MAGS Board member, parent and Member of Parliament – officially opened the building, which will house up to 30 MAGS Girls in the future.
She thanked the Board of Trustees and MAGS staff, particularly the Senior Management Team, for helping to realise the long-held vision of girls being able to board at MAGS.
Foundation Centennial House Girl Jorja Fruean, a Year 12, spoke about why she took up boarding and the opportunities that opened up for her, particularly in sport.
There was also a performance of Hine e Hine by Gloriana, our girls choir, before Board of Trustees Chair Greg Moyle wrapped up proceedings, saying the opening of Centennial House, which accepted girls at the beginning of this term, meant that girls now had equity at MAGS – something the board was pleased to achieve.