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Lachlan Liao
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Hi Jon. At Knox Grammar (NSW) we help organise 5 year reunions for all the year groups. The trend amongst the younger years is to have drinks/supper at a local watering hole. It is generally the older years (from about 30 year reunion +) who would like to have dinner on the campus, and which the Headmaster is supportive of.
However, some of the younger year groups do want to visit the campus, so we do the following format:
3pm – Reserved seating at 1st XV rugby game (with afternoon tea)
5pm – Campus tour
6:30pm – optional chartered bus to drinking hole ($5-$10 on boarding)
7pm – party on……
The only drawback of on campus reunions is there are so many other things happening, so there are times when function spaces are at a premium. Also, when the older groups have their reunion dinners they start talking (and a bit of drinking), so it is harder to push them out at the end of the night. Also, as there are often boarders on site, we need to ensure the reunion attendees do not detour around the campus whilst exiting!

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