JANUARY 21, 2012

They hadn’t aged a bit – and were as just noisy as when they were school kids! The original students of 1962 and the first Calvin Old Scholars– enjoyed an evening of good food, fun and fellowship at the Southern Lights Hotel in Kingston on Saturday the 21st January. Ably hosted by the Master of Ceremonies Wim de Puit (Year 3, 1962), the dinner celebrated the special place the original students enjoy in Calvin’s history. Now scattered across Australia and overseas, many returned to ‘come back to school’ and celebrate this significant milestone.

Old Scholars, together with their partners, renewed old friendships and reminisced about ‘the good old days’ when schoolchildren were supplied with milk, warmed by the sun, and lunchtimes were spent playing in the bush surrounding the school. Quizzes (who used to faint regularly during assembly?, What was Mr Hofman’s favourite hymn? What colour were the strips in the school tie?, What were the words of the jingle that accompanied the change to decimal currency?.), poetry recitations and songs were all part of the evening’s fun.

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