Class of 1980 reunites for 40-Year Reunion

June 15, 2022

We welcomed back our Class of 1980 for their long-awaited 40-Year Reunion after several postponements due to the COVID pandemic over the last two years.

The men enjoyed a tour of the College expansive grounds and buildings – including many new facilities since their school days – as well as enjoying the opportunity to reconnect with many they have not seen for many years.

Many of the group shared their stories, some moving and others entertaining, during the afternoon when the microphone was shared around the group.

We thank those in the Class of 1980 for joining us on Sunday, 5 June and look forward to seeing you again in only eight years’ time!

Here are some photos from this great day out, enjoy.

We were delighted to welcome a large group from the Class of 1980 and former staff for their 40-Year Reunion on 5 June at the College’s OCA Pavilion.

Damian Franzmann, Chris Vanderkley, former Headmaster Br Bill Wilding and John Gannon.

Nicholas Place, right, chats with former staff Juri Kaczkowski and Terry O’Shannassy.

Peter McMahon, Paul Coburn and Ralph Barba.

Vin Armstrong, Mario Santilli and Peter Earnshaw.

Les McGowan interviews Vin Armstrong on the roving microphone.

Neil Vallance and Jim Nolan.

Brendan Watts and Brian Coughlan.

Les McGowan interviews Peter Linane.

Chris Butler, Stephen Blake, Geoff Whitefield, David Jirik and Peter de Vries.

Mark Broemmer, Anton Kriz, Damian Franzmann and Brendan O’Connell.

Brendan Watts, Brian Coughlan and Chris Fryar.

Rick Corbett, Jim Nolan and Peter Linane.

Michael Bull, Les McGowan and Ken Green.

Brett Curran interviews former Headmaster Br Bill Wilding.

Les McGowan, Rob Macklin, Michael Bull, Peter Morris and Ken Green.

Paul Hotchin, Brett Curran, Steve Moneghetti, at front, from left, Murray Verbeek and Jack McDonald.

Ralph Barba shares his story with the group, giving thanks to his immigrant parents who made many sacrifices for him to be schooled at SPC.