THERE are few of us who can’t reflect back on our school years and remember at least one special thing about it.
When 28 former students of St Marys College got back together for their 50 year reunion at Woodlands on the weekend many of them would have talked about one particular thing.
Their reflections would have been about Saturday, June 30, 1973 when they made the front page of the Queensland Times.
The good news story revealed how the cohort from that year had mounted a fundraising campaign to buy a new car for the nuns at the convent who were using public transport to get around.
Their campaign involved the entire school and through such things as a wake-a-thon where 37 students stayed awake for 30 hours, cake stalls, cent auctions and hushathons then managed to buy the car in just three months.
The ex-students who attended had come from all parts of the country to the same venue where they had done their final retreat as a Year 12 class. Apparently most of the girls needed a quiet Monday to recover.