On Friday 16 September, Fahan School welcomed back around 80 Alumni for the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend. Alumni from 1946-50, 1956-60, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2011 and 2015 were invited to return to the School and participate in a number of activities planned over the course of the weekend.
The Reunion activities began with the popular Alumni v Student Sport matches with Netball and Hockey taking place in the Gymnasium. The students were victorious in the Hockey match and, for the first time, the Alumni were crowned champions in the netball. The teams were cheered on by students from around the School who were drawn to the Gym with a sausage sizzle and music.
A tour of the School followed the trophy assembly, which was attended by Alumni from all years who enjoyed seeing the changes made to the School since their departure.
On Friday evening, the School hosted a Welcome Back to Fahan Cocktail Party on Level 2 of the Senior School. Overlooking magnificent views, the Alumni enjoyed reliving fond memories and exchanging stories about their time at Fahan over a drink and some canapés.
An Alumni lunch was held at Prossers on the Beach on Saturday 17 September and was attended by around 50 Alumni from the Class of 1956 through to 2015. Over a delicious two course lunch, they were entertained by a panel discussion featuring former teachers; Myrna Bedding, Margaret Cormack, Marlene Lette and Margaret Watson. The discussion was recorded for archival purposes and was chaired by Kathryn Thomas (Class of 1978).
Fahan Principal, Tony Freeman, said “The Fahan School Alumni Association committee members are to be congratulated on their efforts in working with the School to stage another very successful Alumni Reunion Weekend. The passion and commitment demonstrated by these Alumni emphasise the strength of the Fahan Community and was evident in attendees at all events over the weekend.”