Founder's Day in Melbourne
Founder's Day Dinner in Melbourne
Mano Thevathasan retelling his ACS story
Founder's Day Dinner in Melbourne
No matter where you are, you cannot forget your teachers!
Founder's Day Dinner in Melbourne
The younger generation of ACSians
Founder's Day Dinner in Melbourne
The older Old Boys

25 faithful ACSians gathered together at the Abbruzzo Club on the famous Lygon Street in Melbourne on March 3 to celebrate the 132nd ACS Founder’s Day.

While the numbers felt noticeably smaller than previous years, the camaraderie and interaction were far greater than before. Under the able organisational skills of Associate Professor Alvin Chong (Class of 85), all reported they had a good time with plenty of opportunity to intermingle.

In typical Italian fashion, the food was great in very generous portions. This year, a few representatives (including ladies) from different eras were interviewed to recall their schooldays with nostalgia.

The most telling was Dr Mano Thevathasan who shared that the ACSian connection had spared the life of his grandfather (who was a principal in one of the feeders) in WW2 when being interviewed by the Kempetai.

Needless to say, the gathering meant another opportunity to sing the beloved school anthem. It also sparked flurry on social media with the dream to have a continental get together in the near future.

Founder's Day Dinner in Melbourne
A microcosm of Melbourne ACSians

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