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About the Thistlelonians:

The Thistlelonians was formed in 1994 to encompass the ex-students and staff of McKinnon High School/McKinnon Secondary College.

Our goal is to celebrate and facilitate communication and involvement amongst the past and present college community.


Office Bearers
Contact Details
President: Geoff Woolnough ('71)
Vice-President: Andrew Newton
(Former Assistant Principal)
Secretary: Jenny Cooke ('65)
Treasurer: Ian Jackson ('66)
Administrator: Melanie Lynch
Email: thistle@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au
Phone: (03) 8520 9092
Facebook: McKinnon Secondary College
Alumni - Thistlelonians





Phone: (03) 8520 9092




Important Information for 2020:
Due to the Coronavirus, the last few months have seen unprecedented circumstances for social distancing which have unfortunately affected some of our annual celebrations.

We will not be celebrating our 50th Afternoon tea or Grand Reunion this year.

We have decided that we will be merging classes across these celebrations in 2021.

This means the 50th Anniversary afternoon tea will be celebrated in 2021 by both the Class of 1970 and the Class of 1971.

The Grand Reunion held in 2021 will be encompassing the following years: 
1960, 1961, 1965, 1966,  
1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 
1980, 1981, 1990, 1991, 
2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, 
2015 and 2016

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and school website for updates.

We will be publishing our annual electronic magazine later in the year. To ensure you receive this, don’t forget to keep your contact information current by informing us via the form at the bottom of this page.

We very much appreciate your ongoing support.




2019 Grand Reunion (Classes of '59, '64, '69, '74, '79, '89, '99, 2009 and 2014) *NEW*


2019 Thistlelonians (Online) Magazine
For Ex-Students and Staff of McKinnon Secondary College - Click Here
NOTE: This magazine can be downloaded as a PDF if you need a printed copy.

2019 50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea (Class of 1969)



Donate to Thistlelonians Scholarship Award

The Thistlelonians scholarship award is presented to year 9 students who have demonstrated general excellence and contributions to the college.

If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund: Please click the amount you wish to donate:








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