A BGS boy's connection with the School doesn't end when he graduates – it only grows stronger. In the latter half of this year our alumni have connected at reunions in San Francisco, New York, Melbourne and at peer coordinated milestone reunions.
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Melbourne based Old Boys came together at the beginning of September for a BGS reunion hosted by Headmaster Anthony Micallef and OBA Vice President Ross Hirst. Attendees spanned an incredible 70 years, from 1945 graduate John Mills to Thomas Tod who graduated in 2014. Mr Micallef and Mr Hirst spoke to the group about the key priorities for BGS over the next few years and the variety of ways our interstate alumni can be involved with the BGS community.
Class of 1966 | 50 Year Reunion
On Saturday 17 September, the Great Hall was the venue for a 50th reunion dinner for 67 Old Boys who graduated in 1966. Guests included Headmaster Anthony Micallef, Chairman of Trustees Howard Stack, and three 1966 Masters in Alan Jones, Trevor Bryce, and Barry Montague. A highlight of the evening was an audio-visual presentation of 1966 nostalgia, including interviews with Old Boys, and amusing anecdotes from 1966 school days. In addition, all Old Boys in attendance were issued a polo shirt with an embroidered commemorative logo.
San Francisco Reunion
Headmaster Anthony Micallef hosted a reunion of Old Boys and their partners residing in the San Francisco Bay Area together with alumni and staff from Newington College (Sydney) and Abbotsleigh College (Sydney). Special guests at the function included Chairman Doug Elix and Board Member Ian Diery of The Australian Independent Schools (AIS) USA Foundation.
Class of 1956/59 | 60 Year Reunion
The class of 1956-1959 held their 60th anniversary lunch in The Lilley Centre on 29 September. We were privileged to host 65 Old Boys, including some from Interstate and Queensland country regions. The momentous occasion was an outstanding success. The School's catering team provided a gourmet lunch backed up with superb service. Guest speaker was Rob Macklin, a distinguished historian, biographer, journalist, and author. Prior to Rob's excellent entertainment Old Boys were kept on their toes by researcher Cliff Dawson, who conducted a 1956 trivia session confirming those present could still hold their own.
New York Reunion
Headmaster Anthony Micallef hosted BGS Old Boys and partners for dinner in New York City, an evening filled with great comradery. Mr Micallef shared news of BGS' future vision and master planning along with plans for the upcoming sesquicentenary for which we hope to find a way to involve all our alumni and community, domestic and international, for 2018 celebrations.