Merici College alumni get connected

merici-1-re-sizedMore than 100 ex-Merici College students from years ranging between 1964 and 2015 reminisced about their classrooms, teachers and friends as they attended an alumni soiree held at the college.

The graduating classes of 1976, 1986 and 1996 held reunions on the occasion.

For some, many years had passed since their last contact with the school, while for others their visit to the college was the first since graduation.

A joint prayer was offered by 1976 school captain Louise McMullen, Helen Beasley, Corinne Preston and current Year 12 student Madeleine Carden.

This symbolised the coming together of the college’s life, past, present and future.

Principal Mrs Loretta Wholley said the alumni “provide a link to the college for you, our past students, and also provides a sense of community.

“We are pleased to have so many of our ex-students here today,” she said.

“Over the last 57 years we have welcomed many faces through the college doors and we would like to renew our connection with you.”

The college restaurant was buzzing with excitement during the Soiree and several school tours were conducted.

“It is very pleasing to hear that many year groups have remained in touch,” Mrs Wholley said.

Merici College welcomes updates on ex-students and encourages past students to get in contact with the school by emailing