Old Boys back for reunion after six decades

IT’S been 60 years since their playground friendships and shared stress sitting for their Leaving Certificate in 1964 but at least 50 ‘Old Boy’s’ from De La Salle College Kingsgrove, will soon be making up for lost time at their school reunion next month.

With many lawyers, teachers and even a famed actor among them, organiser Graham Blewitt – who was deputy chief prosecutor for the United Nations Criminals Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia – said six teachers would also be attending, including former district judge John Nicholson.
“There will be Old Boys and teachers flying in from the USA, New Zealand and interstate,” he said.
“I grew up in Panania and actor Bryan Brown was one of my friends and classmates.
“Bryan was coming to the reunion, however, he will be in London in relation to filming and will not be attending but we hope to hear from others keen to catch up about old times.”
With an open bar and a finger food-style lunch, attendees will be treated to a 35-minute video playing on loop of various school scenes and groups.
“The number attending from the 1964 Leaving Certificate classes are 30,” Graham said.
“The remaining 20 are either students from the classes below or above us, or students who left at the Intermediate Certificate and who would have been with us in 1964 had they remained in school, with all invited to attend.”
With the former Catholic boys high school now closed, the reunion is being held at Revesby Workers’ Club on Wednesday, March 6, 11am-4pm.
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