Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52ISSUE THREE October 2016 43 Class of 1996 20 Year Reunion WHERE did those 20 years go? Let’s go back to December 1996 - the world was a different place ... the Macarena and the Spice Girls were topping the music charts, the Liberal Party had just been elected to fix the ‘Recession we had to have’ and the class of 1996 had managed to get through VCE; and when we heard ‘pencils down’ in that last exam, many of us were thinking - right, what’s next?! And so 20 years on, a group of 28 of us reunited at the Mornington Peninsula Brewery for a night of recollections and re-familiarisation with faces from a bygone period. Facebook makes it easier to keep up with most of peoples’ big news these days (or in some cases, what their cat did that day) but nothing beats a firm handshake and a ‘How the hell have you been?!’ with some old class buddies. And while you may have other reunions of sorts, there is something very special about the friends you make at school; not just your contemporaries, but the teachers also. So a big thank you goes to the following teachers for coming along: • Matt Bebe for hosting us at his fantastic venue (running a brewery seems to keep you looking young!) • Daryl Neal (as sharp as ever with remembering names) • Steve Wiltshire (our patient Head of Year 12) • Ray Gurry (has not aged a day! Must be drinking from the same fountain of youth as Bebe!) • John Suttie (who noted that half his footy team was in the room) • Rev. John and Wendy Leaver who were looking fantastic (special thanks to John, who was handing out the pizza!) • TOPSA President, Ian Cockle who welcomed us all (and drove a few of us to Beaches!) • Peter Cook, Vice President who showed some of us around the School on the tour. A few had travelled from interstate, and some recently returned from overseas, so to those guys, thanks for making the effort. Also, a big thanks to Suzanne Ashley for organising the event - it’s not an easy task herding cats, and the class of 96 proved to be very feline in our RSVP rates! Robert Reith Class of 1996 TOPSA - our alumni