Sixty year reunion for Morwell High School

Former students and teachers will this year come together to celebrate 60 years since the Morwell High School was established on 7 February, 1956.

The anniversary is aptly named the diamond reunion, and if the organisers have their way, the celebrations will be a jewel for the memory books.

Past student Diane Astbury, who attended the school from 1974 until 1980, is planning a six hour-festival of reflections, food and a photographic display at Morwell’s Immigration Park and Kernot Hall.

She has locked in a 13 November date for the whole school reunion, but hopes a range of cohorts will make the most of the get-together and organise additional functions.

“It will be a really big weekend for people just celebrating their old school,” she said.

Ms Astbury will arrange a program of speakers to share their memories of the school and hopes to organise a dance for the Saturday night.

Expecting thousands to attend from across the country, Ms Astbury is mostly looking forward to seeing old friends, “but also something wonderful and fun for the Morwell people”.

“It’s years of memories, brought back into their life,” Ms Astbury said.

Ms Astbury is volunteering her time to get everyone together, but is on the lookout for a professional event organiser who could “make this really great”.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the event, volunteering their time, setting up a food stall or speaking on the day should register their details online at

Those wishing to RSVP should do so via the website.

Morwell High School ‘Diamond Reunion’

When: Sunday, 13 November

Time: from 10am until 4pm

At: Immigration Park and Kernot Hall, Morwell

Visit: for the details