Classmates from 1972-1977 Reunite

Forty years ago, a group of five HSC graduates left Newcastle Adventist School (now Macquarie College) to take on the world!  

On Sunday 19 November four of these graduates reunited at the College along with some classmates who shared their education journey with them at various stages between Year 7 (1972) to Year 12.

Twelve former students and several spouses gathered for a special occasion to share memories, reminisce and catch up on the last 40 years.

Canteen staff provided a delicious lunch after which the former students enjoyed an informative tour of the College.

According to reunion organiser Mark Vodell (now Principal at Gilson College in Victoria), the concept of the reunion was inspired by the premature passing of a former classmate and the death of his old headmaster Pr Ernie Krause. Mark emphasised that it is important to “get together whilst you still can”.

Back row L to R: Mark Vodell, Loren Watts, Darrel Nelson, Shane Felk, Bill D’Costa
Middle row: Margaret (Jones) Jobber,  Susan (Greenstreet) Beattie, Kim (Rodger) Clarke
Front row: Rose (Durrant) Blair, Sharon (Robinson) Vodell, Jenny (Davy) Strahan, Joy (Arthur) Guy 



The 1977 HSC graduates Margaret Jones, Joy Arthur, Mark Vodell and Jenny Davy cut the celebration cake for all to enjoy.

Joy Guy (nee Arthur) (1977)