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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.


All of our fundraising endeavours are proudly channeled direclty back to the College.

Office BearersContact Details

President: Geoff Woolnough ('71)

Vice-President/Treasurer: Andrew Newton (Former Assistant Principal)

Secretary: Jenny Cooke ('65)

Administrator: Melanie Lynch


Phone: (03) 8520 9092

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Stay Connected

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


Are you a McKinnon Secondary College Alumni on LinkedIn? If so, we’d love you to please update the education section of your LinkedIn profile to include the McKinnon Secondary College LinkedIn page. 


Our college LinkedIn page includes an ‘alumni’ tab, and once you've added McKinnon Secondary College to the education section of your profile, you will be added to the alumni on our official page. 


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Grand Reunion 2024 

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 would love your support and encourage you to contact 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!

Past Events - 2023

2023 Grand Reunion - Classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1993, 2003, 2013, 2018 and Classes of 2001, 2002 who had to miss out on their 10 year reunion due to covid lockdowns.


2023 50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea (Class of 1973)



Thistlelonians Magazine Archive 

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:



We very much appreciate your ongoing support.

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