I Re­mem­ber When...

Hills Gazette - - NEWS - Matthew Pavli­novich, mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer Real Estate Plus

CAN you re­mem­ber your last day of high school?

I can still re­mem­ber walk­ing out of the Br Lau­rence Mur­phy Gym at La Salle Col­lege on my fi­nal day of Year 12.

The daily rou­tine of school and the hol­i­days that came with it had come to an end and it was out into the real world to fend for my­self.

I was for­tu­nate enough to have re­ceived an in­vi­ta­tion re­cently from La Salle Col­lege to at­tend the launch of the book Mak­ing A Dif­fer­ence to cel­e­brate the col­lege’s first 60 years from 1954 to 2014.

For­mer prin­ci­pal and his­to­rian Clem Mulc­ahy has done a fan­tas­tic job in cre­at­ing the pub­li­ca­tion that cov­ers the his­tor­i­cal as­pects of La Salle Col­lege since its foun­da­tion in 1954. The mem­o­ries came back for me as I caught up with my two pas­toral care ad­vi­sors from my five years there – Ms De Fil­lippi and Mr Sor­gio­vanni – as well as many other teach­ers who I had an as­so­ci­a­tion with while at the col­lege.

I had not seen many since I left the col­lege and they knew who I was and are big fans of the Re­mem­ber Mid­land Face­book page. I was in­tro­duced to a for­mer head girl of the col­lege be­fore my time. She too was a fan of Re­mem­ber Mid­land and ap­pre­ci­ated the video that was posted on the page of a drive along Great North­ern High­way in Mid­land in 1991.

This brought back mem­o­ries for her, es­pe­cially dur­ing her time at the col­lege and the Mid­land she re­mem­bers grow­ing up in. La Salle has cer­tainly played its role in the his­tory of the Mid­land area and con­tin­ues to do so to­day.

I can say that I still hold great mem­o­ries of my time there and to at­tend a school with a rich his­tory con­trib­uted to my pas­sion for local his­tory to­day.

If you have any mem­o­ries you would like to share, please let us know at mem­o­ries@ realestateplus.com.au.

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