The memorable Year of 2020 would have marked 30 years since saying farewell to Gunnedah High School life for a group of former students who were finally able to gather in their old home-town.

Due to varied setbacks, namely COVID-19, the reunion had to be postponed a number of times but memories came flooding back as 33 past pupils finally came together at Gunnedah Services & Bowling Club to celebrate their significant school reunion, which had morphed into a 33-year school reunion. 

The classmates were also joined by four of their former teachers – Louise Hill, Kim Gibson (Year Advisor), Lyn Sanson and Barry McRae –  three are still employed at Gunnedah High.

Students travelled from all around the state, some as far away as Canberra and the Gold Coast.

When this group of fresh-faced youngsters started high school in 1985, it was one of the biggest year groups ever to grace the halls of Gunnedah High School. Of these students, 172 finished Year 10 in 1988 and 77 students went on to graduate Year 12 in 1990.

A tour of the school was organised on Sunday morning with new executive principal, Donna Riley, meeting with some of the group for a walk around the school. 

Some of the former students had not set foot in the school grounds since leaving in 1990. They were shown what had changed over the past 30 years and told of some of the exciting new plans for their old school in the coming years.

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