Brian Sullivan is looking forward to reminiscing with old school friends at the Christian Brothers College reunion later this month.
Brian Sullivan is looking forward to reminiscing with old school friends at the Christian Brothers College reunion later this month. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Reunion will mark centenary

MANY friends will come and go from our lives but none make a mark quite like those with whom we share our schoolyard days.

Former students of the Christian Brothers College will soon be able to catch up with those long-lost mates at a reunion to mark the school's centenary.

Warwick man Brian Sullivan attended the school until 1960 and is on the reunion committee.

Mr Sullivan said while there are still plenty of the "old boys" around town, it would also be great to catch up with some of the former students who have moved on to other parts of the country.

"People always make lifetime friends at school and Christian Brothers College is certainly no different," he said.

"It was a good school, with good teachers and we were given the opportunity to do lots of things like play sport."

In a similar reunion - held a quarter of a century ago to celebrate 75 years since the school was established in Warwick - plans were already put into motion to hold this month's event.

The reunion committee is hoping to have some high-profile former students attend the event, including football super coach Wayne Bennett and politician Paul Neville.

"Wayne was a student of the school and we are hoping he will come along and share a few memories," Mr Sullivan said.

"We have more than 100 people saying they are attending but we anticipate that could double over the coming weeks."

A special parish thanksgiving mass will be held at St Mary's Church at 10.30am on Saturday January 28, followed by a barbecue lunch and inspection of the display of memorabilia at the new facilities at St Mary's Upper School Campus.

It will be followed by a formal dinner at St Mary's at 7pm.

In order to arrange catering, an RSVP by December 20 would be appreciated.

To confirm your attendance please contact Kathleen Cuskelly at the parish office on 4661 1033 or fax 4661 4232.


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