Class of 1974 reminiscing half a decade on at reunion

June 3, 2024

We welcomed back nearly 50 members of the Class of 1974 for their 50-Year Reunion on Saturday 1 June 2024 in one of the biggest half-a-decade reunions in recent years.

Class of 1974 College Captain Kevin Minchinton with his well-worn school bag, which he donated to the College on the night.

Old Collegians and partners enjoyed the opportunity to tour the College and see the transformations of the buildings and grounds, including the brand-new Performing Arts Centre.

Thank you to Jamie Bobrowski, Director of HR, Risk and Compliance, for taking the tour and Brendan Eckel (SPC 1969-75), for representing the Old Collegians’ Association on the night.

It was wonderful to welcome some members who were attending their first reunion half a decade on from leaving the College.

Thank you to Class of 1974 College Captain Kevin Minchinton who welcomed the group back and in a surprising twist, also donated his well-worn school bag back to the College. Thank you Kevin!

We also thank classmate Shane Pianta who poured his heart and soul into tracking down classmates, encouraging such a large crowd on the night.

The group also paid their respects to their classmates who have sadly passed away.

It was great to hear many of the attendees ended up catching up again on the Sunday for a lunch together before heading home. There are already plans by members of the Class of 1974 to catch up again in November at an informal lunch, organised by classmates. To find out more, please click here

Thank you to the Class of 1974 for a wonderful night of catching up and reminiscing at their 50-Year Reunion!

Members of the Class of 1974 at their 50-Year Class Reunion at the College’s OCA Pavilion on Saturday 1 June 2024.

Members of the First XVIII Football Team from the Class of 1974 at their 50-Year Reunion, including, from left, Kevin Brown, John McLoughlan, Mick Frawley, Paul Armstrong, Michael Reidy, Paul Caelli, Mark Bromley, Mike Cleary and Kevin Minchinton.

The Class of 1974 boarding cohort at the 50-Year Reunion included, from left, Luciano Corazza, Maurice Conway, James Camille, Paul Caelli, Shane Pianta, John McLoughlan, John Perkins and Kevin Minchinton.

Members of the First XV Rugby Union team at the Class Reunion, included, from left, John Perkins, John Stewart, James Camille and Neil Currie.

Harvey McKinnon, Paul Grigg, Neil Currie, Luciano Corazza and Shane Pianta.

John Fitzgerald and John Stewart.

Damien Morgan, Brendan Eckel and Paul Armstrong.

Vickianne and James Camille chat with Peter Schuijers.

Kevin Minchinton, John Perkins, Mark Bromley, Chris Bates and Paul Arnts.

Debra Butler chats with Francey Brown.

Michael Coutts and Tony Butler.

Mark Donehue, Peter Le Lievre and Paul Caelli.

Jacinta Westbrook chats with Marita Wright.

Michael and Samantha Caligari chat with Tim Fithall.

John Stewart, Kevin Brown, Andrew Nicholls, Mick Frawley, Mike Cleary, Philip Westbrook and Michael Reidy.

John Perkins and Paul Delaney catch up at the reunion.

Michael Sargeant, John McLoughlan and Maurice Conway.

Mark Jolly, Stephan Cornips and Dan Hudson.

Neil Currie and Paul Grigg.