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/Treasurer: Andrew Newton
(Former Assistant Principal)
Secretary: Jenny Cooke ('65)
Administrator: Melanie Lynch
Phone: (03) 8520 9092

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and school website for updates, and you can connect with us on LinkedIn. Make sure your contact details are up-to-date! Scroll to the bottom of this page and complete the form to update your details.


The 2024 Grand Reunion bookings are now open. Tickets are available here.

The 2024 Grand Reunion will be held at the McKinnon Road Campus on Saturday, 26th October, and will encompass ex-students and staff of McKinnon from the following years: 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1994, 2004, 2014, 2019 and Covid catch-up groups 1990 and 1991.

We aim to include those year levels who missed out due to COVID over the next couple of years. Unfortunately, it's impossible to include all catch-ups in one year. Thank you for your understanding.

We would love your support and encourage you to tag classmates and attend this great night! Partners and friends are welcome. Drinks at bar prices and finger food including hot fresh pizza will be available. 

Please note - if you are from the class of 1959 (65 years since graduating) & 1974 (50 years since graduating) - you will be receiving an invitation to attend your special 50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea, also to be held on Saturday, 26th October from 2-4 pm. 

Please make sure you have updated your current details. Scroll to the bottom of this page if you need to update your details.

We hope to see you there!


2023 Grand Reunion (Classes of '63, '68, '73, '78, '83, '93, '03, '13, '18 and Classes of '01, '02 who had to miss out on their 10 year reunion due to covid lockdowns.
2023 50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea (Class of 1973)


2023 Thistlelonians Magazine  - Click Here
2022 Thistlelonians Magazine  - Click Here
2020 Thistlelonians Magazine  - Click Here
2019 Thistlelonians Magazine  - Click Here

We very much appreciate your ongoing support.

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.

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