2019 Reunion – 50 years since the end of Year 12!

A group of 30 ex-students and staff from our years at Watson High (1965-1969) gathered at Yowani Country Club to celebrate the passing of half a century since many of us finished school (and even longer for those who left earlier!)

Staff who attended included Peter Scott (Science) with his wife Wendy, and Anne Somes (PE) from the founding staff of 1965. Sadly, Louise Blue, who has attended many of our gatherings, passed away this year. We were glad to see Lyn Gorrie and Betty Growder (Maths) joining us again. Alan Murray was unable to attend at the last minute.

Friends from our year came from far and near – Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and many who still live locally. The evening was filled with animated conversations and happy laughter, and the mandatory group photo, ably managed by our own award-winning photographer.

The following morning a group of us gathered (some with partners) for brunch, more conversation and fond farewells. The years seem to be going by rather quickly and hopefully it won’t be the last time we gather, reminisce and renew old friendships.

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Meet and greet. Dinner conversation. John, Anne, Betty, Lyn, Wendy and Peter. Jen, Pam, Yolanda, Salli, Koby, Alyx, Lynne and Guy. Tricia, Lesley, Janice, Paul, Attila, Paula and Geoff. Tricia, Lesley, Janice, Paul, Attila, Kathy and Geoff. Phil, Paul, Robert, Faye, Annette and Faye. Annette, Faye, Meryl, Kim and Phil Annette, Faye, Meryl, Kim, Phil, Paul, Robert and Faye. Looking far more serious. Kim, Phil, Paul K, Robert, Faye S, Annette, Faye A and Meryl. Tricia, Lesley, Janice, Paul L, Paula and Geoff. Wendy and Peter Scott, Kathy, John, Anne Somes, Betty Growder and Lyn Gorrie. Pam, Yolanda, Salli, Koby, Alyx, Lynne, Guy  and Jenny. Mmmm, dessert! Kim, Phil and Paul. Robert and Koby. Lynne, Guy, Jen, Pam, Meryl and Robert. John, Anne, Betty and Lyn, Yolanda, Wendy and Peter (Scott), Kathy. Lyn and Betty were in the Maths Department, and have joined us on many occasions. It was the first time most of us had seen Peter since he left Watson. Anne hadn't been for a few years - lovely to catch up! Alyx, Tricia, Lesley andJanice. Paul, Attila, Paula and Geoff. Faye, Annette and Salli. Leslie Stenhouse / Attila - Schoool Reunion - Canberra, ACT The usual faffing before the group photo. Trying to line up. Still finding our places. Our intrepid photographer. Group shot - ex-Watsonians from the class of 1965-1969. 26th October 2019. Schoool Reunion - Canberra, ACT

4 responses to “2019 Reunion – 50 years since the end of Year 12!”

  1. Dolores says:

    It looks like a good time was had by all. Sorry I was unable to attend this time, but look forward to the next gathering,
    Dolores aka dolly

  2. Deborah Chadwick says:

    I am very sorry that I didn’t make it this year. 50 Years!
    What a great night.
    Thank you Kathy and team for keeping us in touch.
    Deborah (Debbie)

  3. Attila says:

    Great to catch up with old friends and colleagues.
    Isn’t it great that we still manage to keep in touch and have a few laughs about our school days which seem a lifetime ago.
    Oh they were…50 years ago! where did all that time go?

  4. Patricia Coles says:

    I’m really disappointed I didn’t make this reunion but it was great to enjoy it via the photos. Thank you for putting them up; and for organising it in the first place. Hopefully there will be future opportunities to catch up, whether in Canberra or Queensland or somewhere in between.
    Pat (Kirkham)