What is it about Narrabundah that draws ex students and workers
to return to catch up with old friends, 20 odd years down the track. For most of us who attended the 20 year reunion in 2007, we had great memories of our times at the school and we'd like to start collecting some of those memories for our site. There were some people who wouldnt come to the reunion because they had terrible memories of their time there. We'd really like to collect memories, small recollections and anecdotes from those people too. These recollections help keep the history alive as
this is not a renewable resource - once it's gone, its gone.,
Narrabundah College celebrated a 50 year reunion in 2011 and some uf us have children and nieces and nephews who now attend the school. We hear that the school is still seen as one of the best and their website looks pretty impressive http://www.narrabundahc.act.edu.au/home. Its hard to believe that its 25 years ago that we were all hanging out in the quadrangle watching the perpetual game of hacky sack, the impressive unicycling/juggling combo or off having beers at the German club. Looking at the site its hard to believe that we ever looked like those fresh faced kids on the site.
It does sound as if the school and its culture hasnt changed that much really. We hear Mac is still teaching visual arts and that N day is still held out at Uriarra every year. A graduate of 2007 wrote "Looking back, Narrabundah still stands out from the places where I have studied and worked for the diversity of people that could be found in the same quadrangle. I don't mean racial diversity or anything like that, but all the gangs with their different subcultures.There were the drama queens that sat under the pine trees in the Quad, and the Telopia IB gang that sat in the canteen. Then there was the gang that sat around chain-smoking in their cars out the back of the canteen. And behind them, the hacky sack gang.
It sounds much the same!
a sad part of life that after 20 years it is certain that some classmates will be
unable to join us in our celebrations. We remember with great
fondness those who passed away during our time at Narrabundah College
and those who have passed since.
Duncan Cameron (Bucky)
Barnaby Ward (Batterz)
May they rest in peace.