In 1985, Miss Mary Boucher became principal The staff had grown, so in addition to the classroom teachers there were specialists in each of the areas of Learning Assistance Enrichment, P.E., Music, and French. The enthusiastic staff was also involved in extracurricular activities, volleyball, basketball, swimming, track and field and computer training.
Events such as Walkathon, Pumpkin Carving at Seniors Centre, caroling at Richmond Extended care, Spring concert” Have you heard the Good News?”, crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary in May and Sports Day in June, etc., were happening. In 1986 St. Paul’s served as home base for Saint Joseph the Worker School when its buildings were in the process of construction. The friendship continues.
St. Paul’s School celebrated its 25th anniversary May 2nd and 3rd 1987. Saturday night featured founding pastor Fr. William Kilty as guest speaker. The evening featured a banquet and dancing following the formality a speeches, etc. (They kept them short, really!). The many past principals, teachers and students had a wonderful reunion. On Sunday, Archbishop Carney offered Mass at 2pm, which was followed by an informal reception, in the gym. The great amount of memorabilia displayed was enjoyed by all, as we renewed acquaintances and shared memories.
To commemorate the anniversary, the statue of St. Paul, now in the church, was purchased.