Class of 1983 reunion - 22 June 2013

Last Saturday, 22 June, the Year 10 Class of 1983 returned to the College for their 30-year reunion.

Some friends had kept in touch - others hadn't met face-to-face for years, and some interesting catch-ups occurred amongst these middle-agers.

Kaye was dropped off by her daughter, who, in a turn-up, was on standby for pick-up duties when required later in the evening.

Although girls outnumbered the boys at this reunion, during their years at school, there were more boys. This, in the early 1980s, was still a legacy of the smaller numbers from Holy Name in comparison to Savio College. Significant, too, that the other local Catholic secondary school between Glenorchy and Hobart, Sacred Heart, was at that time a girls-only school.

The Class of 1983 was joined by Principal Beth Gilligan, Rector Fr Frank Bertagnolli and Parish Priest Fr Lawrie Moate, who was in charge of the middle school for the time this group passed through. And Tony Webb and Leesa Baker, from the Old Scholars Association welcomed and chatted with the group as well.

It was great to see Matt and Fiona, who were school captains, and both reflected on some misbehaviour in their senior years, which they regretted at the time but can smile about now.

The Class of 1983 are to be congratulated - several members travelled from interstate, or overseas, to return. Special thanks to Leesa O'Keefe for planning the event and encouraging the her classmates to celebrate.

Many of the group enjoyed the evening together in town afterwards, with a meal, drinks, and plenty of laughs. 'It was a hoot!' said Fiona.

Seven of those attending had been at Dominic since Prep (no Kindergarten then).
Some more photos are on our website Photo Gallery.

More are accessible at Fiona's Facebook album: