• Peter and Shirley Harris

    Peter and Shirley Harris

  • Robin Blake, Roger Houstein and Lyn McGuinness

    Robin Blake, Roger Houstein and Lyn McGuinness

  • Robert Webb and Robin King

    Robert Webb and Robin King

  • Margaret Gibson, Kate Norgate and Narelle Finn

    Margaret Gibson, Kate Norgate and Narelle Finn

  • Margaret and Murray Hanson, Claudia Morris and Doug Bartley

    Margaret and Murray Hanson, Claudia Morris and Doug Bartley

  • Halina and Bernie Collins

    Halina and Bernie Collins

  • MC for the reunion Rodney Webber

    MC for the reunion Rodney Webber

  • Phil Kendall and Roger Houstein

    Phil Kendall and Roger Houstein

  • Leon Norgatem Elizabeth Masters and Geoff McGuinness

    Leon Norgatem Elizabeth Masters and Geoff McGuinness

  • Deidre and Kim Tronson with reunion organiser Dianne Grosvenor

    Deidre and Kim Tronson with reunion organiser Dianne Grosvenor

  • Bob Bates, Lydia Kacer, Geoff McGuinness and Rodney Webber

    Bob Bates, Lydia Kacer, Geoff McGuinness and Rodney Webber

  • Bob and Kathy Borer, Jill Nathans and Tony Lea

    Bob and Kathy Borer, Jill Nathans and Tony Lea

  • Bill James and Keren Webber

    Bill James and Keren Webber

  • Bernie Nizynski and Peta Dawson

    Bernie Nizynski and Peta Dawson

  • Andrea Hookway with Mick and Pauline March

    Andrea Hookway with Mick and Pauline March

Narrabundah High School 50th Annivesary Reunion

24 October 2015

Narrabundah High School was the brash new high school for the expanding suburban sprawl of Canberra’s 60’s ‘burbs. The choice of high school before that was either Canberra High or Telopea Park, with the two grammar schools if you wanted to spend up big.

These were the ‘good old days’ for the Narrabundah class of ’65 returning to Canberra to celebrate their 50 year reunion at Manuka Oval’s Bradman Room. They were among the first students and the last group to graduate after five years of high school under the NSW leaving certificate. Those days were when kids rode their bikes to school, wore a school uniform and bought vegemite crusts from the tuckshop to take away the taste of the warm milk at recess.

But it was also the time of the Beatles and the generosity of Bill James giving his tickets to the Sydney show to two girls is still talked about. Margaret Hanson remembers all the girls complaining about doing gymnastics in the quadrangle where they could be easily observed by most classes and muso Bernie Nizynski reminisced with Peta Dawson about his musician days with one band “Casual Set” well remembered by these former students. They learnt the Pride of Erin but danced the twist instead.