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
Phone: (03) 8520 9092
Facebook: McKinnon Secondary College
Alumni - Thistlelonians

The 2018 Grand Reunion bookings are now open. Please share and tag friends and update contact details via website below to help us get the word out to as many schoolmates as possible.

The 2018 Grand Reunion encompasses the classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008, 2013
Date: Saturday 27th October, 2018
Time: 6:30pm - School Tour. Be amongst the first to visit the newly completed three- storey VCE Centre!
7:30pm - Reunion begins
8:00pm - Class photos
Where: McKinnon Secondary College Assembly Hall
Dress: Smart Casual
Drinks at bar prices and finger food will be served. Gluten free option will be available.
Book tickets online at:
Online tickets $25 each
Tickets will also be available at the door on the night for $30.00 each (cash or credit)
Partners / friends are welcome
Phone: (03) 8520 9092

Please note - if you are from the class of 1968 - you will be receiving an invitation via post or email to attend your special 50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea to be held on Sunday 27th May 2pm - 4pm at the college.

Upcoming important dates:

Friday 4th May
10:30am AGM
11:00am Members meeting

50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea
Sunday 27th May

Grand Reunion
Saturday 27th October
6:30pm School Tour
7:30pm Reunion start

Phone: (03) 8520 9092

2018 50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea (Class of 1968) *NEW*

2017 Thistlelonians (Online) Magazine
For Ex-Student and Staff of McKinnon Secondary College - Click Here
NOTE: This magazine can be downloaded as a PDF if you need a printed copy.

    2017 50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea (Class of 1967)

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