GALLERY: Sacred Heart-St Joseph's Bunbury reunion brings old friends back together

LONG awaited catch-ups were on the cards, when about 230 Bunbury's Sacred Heart-St Joseph's school past students reunited at World Kitchen Saturday night.

Encompassing classes from 1938 to 1973, the reunion kicked off with MC John Freeman recounting the history of the school and providing a glimpse of yesteryear Bunbury.

Mr Freeman described school life for many of those present, including various run ins with teaching nuns. 

"There was an old nun we used to call 'crabby' that we used to give a hard time," Mr Freeman said.

Now Bunbury Catholic College, St Joseph's elementary school was the first on the original site in 1883, before Sacred Heart high school joined in 1899.

In 1955 the elementary and high school were amalgamated to form St Joseph's school, before becoming Bunbury Catholic College in 1973.

There with his wife Theresa, Vin Hynes remarked on the number of old friends catching up at the reunion.

"Some of these guys haven't seen each other in over fifty years," Mr Hynes said.

Mr and Mrs Hynes both attended St Joseph's, but didn't get to know each other until after finishing school.

The night saw a sit down meal and drinks, ending with a cake cutting ceremony.

The gathered are seated for John Freeman's welcome address.

The gathered are seated for John Freeman's welcome address.

Margaret Doyle, Janice Batt and Margy Jones.

Margaret Doyle, Janice Batt and Margy Jones.

Margaret Stepherdson, Bill Warburton and John Freeman.

Margaret Stepherdson, Bill Warburton and John Freeman.

Vin Hynes, Robin Dillon and Theresa Hynes.

Vin Hynes, Robin Dillon and Theresa Hynes.

Lorraine Rowe, Mary Hunt and Ann Barnard.

Lorraine Rowe, Mary Hunt and Ann Barnard.

Angela DePaoli, Anne Brooks, Elizabeth Flanagan and Silvia Griffin.

Angela DePaoli, Anne Brooks, Elizabeth Flanagan and Silvia Griffin.

Michelle Jones and Colleen Francis.

Michelle Jones and Colleen Francis.

Jennifer Christian, Francine Oates, Robyn Newman, Pamela Licciardello and Diane Maciejewski.

Jennifer Christian, Francine Oates, Robyn Newman, Pamela Licciardello and Diane Maciejewski.

Norma Kinnel-Kessell, Evelyn Harris, Anne McRobb, Lurline Anderson, Janetta Morgan, Cay Gastien, Ian Freeman and Dudley Gordon.

Norma Kinnel-Kessell, Evelyn Harris, Anne McRobb, Lurline Anderson, Janetta Morgan, Cay Gastien, Ian Freeman and Dudley Gordon.

Christine McNamara, Ruth Gardiner, Barbara Nietrzeba and Bev Simpson.

Christine McNamara, Ruth Gardiner, Barbara Nietrzeba and Bev Simpson.

Lorraine Carlson, Lucy Rodda and Lena Hilton.

Lorraine Carlson, Lucy Rodda and Lena Hilton.

Helen Carroll and Sonia Turkington.

Helen Carroll and Sonia Turkington.

Cheryl Parker, Michael Pyke and Lyden Pyke.

Cheryl Parker, Michael Pyke and Lyden Pyke.

Mary Clifton, Nola Sutherland, Pat Jones, Jan Batt, Anne Van Dyke, Barbara Colgan, Faye Buntenshaw, Beatrice Musitano and Carole Frisina.

Mary Clifton, Nola Sutherland, Pat Jones, Jan Batt, Anne Van Dyke, Barbara Colgan, Faye Buntenshaw, Beatrice Musitano and Carole Frisina.

Eddie Nietrzeba, Malcolm Prichard, Kevin Gardiner and Michael Andrews.

Eddie Nietrzeba, Malcolm Prichard, Kevin Gardiner and Michael Andrews.

Margaret Dalton, Val Piggot, Larraine Andrews, Bernadette Maguire, Julia Veza and Gladys Moon.

Margaret Dalton, Val Piggot, Larraine Andrews, Bernadette Maguire, Julia Veza and Gladys Moon.

Pamela Liccardello and Anna Versaico.

Pamela Liccardello and Anna Versaico.

MC John Freeman recounting the school's history.

MC John Freeman recounting the school's history.

Christine Jones, Ann Watts and Anne Brooks.

Christine Jones, Ann Watts and Anne Brooks.

Cutting of the reunion cake.

Cutting of the reunion cake.

Bernadette Mayuire, Margaret Dalton and Valerie Piggott.

Bernadette Mayuire, Margaret Dalton and Valerie Piggott.