The Seatoun School community is excitedly planning for the start of it’s centennial celebrations, which kick off on Friday 17 September 2021 with a Powhiri to warmly welcome former pupils and the local community.

Throughout the weekend, past and present students will be treated to a trip down memory lane with memorabilia on show from each decade throughout the century.  There will also be plenty of opportunities to have fun and reminisce with old friends, including a Centenary Dinner at the Rydges Wellington Airport hotel, an art auction with drinks and canapés and a parade around the streets of Seatoun to the tunes of the New Zealand Defence Force ‘swing band’.

Events and Information

Event Details

Powhiri, Seatoun School – Friday 17 September from 1pm -5pm

Join us for a warm Seatoun School welcome and the chance to tour the school, see 2021 Seatoun school pupils in action and browse some of their work reflecting on the centenary.

No cost.

Drinks, Canapes and Art Auction, Seatoun School – Friday 17 September, from 7pm-11pm

Catch up with friends old and new and get the opportunity to snap up some original artwork from local Seatoun artists.

Cost: $35 a head including a welcome drink and canapes.

Tickets can be purchased here –

Seatoun School Parade, Seatoun Wharf – Saturday 18 September, 1pm

Join us for a walk through the streets of Seatoun while waving a commemorative Seatoun flag to the tunes of the New Zealand Defence Force “swing band”. The walk will end with a special commemorative event at Seatoun School.

No cost.  Although special Seatoun commemorative flags will be available for purchase!

Catch up with your decade! Seatoun School – Saturday 18 September, starts immediately after the parade and finishes at 5pm

Pop in to school and find the classroom hosting your decade to view displays from your era and catch up with familiar faces over a cup of tea and cake!

While you reminisce about the good old days, there will be some fun gold coin activities for children to enjoy outside on the school grounds.

No cost for the event. Gold coin donation for children’s activities.

Centenary Dinner at the Whiskey Lima Golf Restaurant, Rydges, Wellington Airport – Saturday 18 September, 7pm-10.30pm

Treat yourself to a very special evening at Whiskey Lima Restaurant, Rydges Hotel.

Cost: $100 a head including a delicious three-course meal, welcome drink and commemorative keepsake

Tickets can be purchased here –

Farewell, Seatoun School – Sunday 19 September, 10am-11:30am

A chance to reflect on the weekend’s events and say farewell (not goodbye!) to old and new friends. You’ll also get to enjoy a nice hot drink and some tasty home baking.

No cost.


The Rydges Hotel is kindly offering a special rate for Centenary attendees should you require accommodation.   When making your reservation either via email, or by phone (+64 4 896 9150) please refer to the “Seatoun School Centenary” to secure the following rate:

$169.00incl GST – Room and Breakfast for 1 per night

$189.00incl GST – Room and Breakfast for 2 per night

Next steps

Use the eventfinda links to purchase your Drinks and Canape Evening and Centenary Dinner tickets.

Postponement plans

If we are unable to hold our weekend Centenary celebrations in September as planned, we will postpone the celebration to 4-6 March 2022.  We will give you as much notice as possible if this is the case but please keep this date in your diary too in case we need to move the weekend celebrations.

Keeping in touch

Over the next few months, we will provide further details about the big event. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for latest updates and a steady stream of photos from the past!


All help welcome

While our committee is well represented with people currently involved with the school we would love and encourage participation from anyone else.   All help is very welcome, whether it is just a few hours here and there or participation in our organising committee.  If you are interested or would like to discuss further, please email Caroline Woon or call 0210580488.