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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)

You’re Invited to Join a Wallsend Church Small Group

Men’s Dining Group

The Wallsend Church invites members of the Macquarie College to join one of its many small groups. 

These groups have been established as a way of making new friends and building community, and offer a range of different activities you may be interested in.

Click Here to see the small groups on offer during Term 4, 2017.

More information on small groups coming in 2018 will be available soon.


Final Days: Egypt and Middle East Archeology Exhibition

The Ancient Mysteries Revealed achaeology exhibition is coming to a close, but there are still a few more days to explore.

The archaeological exhibition will feature replicas of Tutankhamun’s death mask, the Dead Sea Scrolls and other pieces from ancient Egypt and the Middle East, plus many more.

Friday: Exhibit 6.30-7pm followed by a seminar 7pm – 8pm
Saturday:  Exhibit 1.30-2pm followed by a Seminar 2-3pm

Sunday: the Exhibit will be open between 12pm – 3pm on Sunday during Spring Fair.

The Exhibition and Seminars will take place in the Multipurpose Hall 1.

Wallsend Church Presents Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton

The Wallsend Church presents Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, speaking on “Faith and Forgiveness”, this Saturday 13th August at 11.00am.


Join us at the Wallsend Seventh-day Adventist Church as we hear Lindy share, on faith and forgiveness, bringing encouragement, hope and inspiration to both young and old. We invite you to stay for a light lunch afterwards.

There is no pre-registration required for this event, everyone is welcome.

For any event enquiries, please contact Matt Jackson on 0409 023 462 or Email Matt.

Wallsend Church Website