September 1975 saw the opening of St. Margaret's School (Elora) housed in the old "Ing" Nursing home on the corner of David and Geddes streets. The guest of honour at the first Founders' day was the Honourable Pauline McGibbon, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The first Headmaster of the school was Mr. Mac Hardy, followed by Mrs. Anne McPherson and finally Mrs. Madeleine Speed. One constant on the faculty was Mrs. Shirley MacRae as Assistant Headmistress. St. Margaret's and St. John's amalgamated in 1985 and formed three distinct campuses - girls grade 3 to grade 8 in Elora; boys grade 3 to eight in Elora and a co-ed campus in Waterloo for grade 8 to OAC which was housed in a converted light industrial building on Phillip Street.
Do you have fond memories of your time at St. Margaret's school in Elora, were you a student in those early days?
Do you remember Choir camps at Buckeye and weekends at the McGibbon farm?
Do you remember Mrs. Lyons and her wicked sense of humour or Mrs. Scott and her pond studies?
Do you remember the MacRae farm and tobogganing on Garbage bags or singing for Mr. Edison?
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