The Whanganui Girls' College 125th reunion celebration wound up yesterday with a high tea and cutting of the cake.

Principal Tania King said the weekend events had gone brilliantly and about 700 people attended a formal dinner and dance at the Whanganui Racecourse on Saturday night.

Former students Shirley McDouall and Sue Westwood led the singing of the school song before the cake cutting.

School alumni were served tea in the big marquee in the school grounds before the event's two oldest attendees, 96-year-olds Eunice Newton (nee Chisholm) and Lillian Bell (nee McKnight), cut the cake with assistance from current student Caitlin Gedye.

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The school was presented with a kauri tree by the Whanganui Girls' College class of 1954.