It was OUR heartbreak high (before it was sold!). MBHS Reunion.


This is not my photo. Somehow, in my day, some years earlier, such a photo could not have been taken, in the grounds of Maroubra Bay High School (later to become the set of Heartbreak High, the T.V. series.

In 2009, it will be 50 years since Maroubra Bay High School opened. (It was closed in 1990.) First used as the setting for the Heartbreak High T.V. series and then replaced by a lot of town houses.

In 1959, a lot of my fellow South Sydney Boys Junior High School students, were transferred from Randwick to the new school, in Maroubra Bay.

Not sorry at all!! The new school was co-educational and that meant: Girls!.

Being started with girls only in Year One, and being made up of students from Year 1 to Year 5 (The Leaving Certificate year.), the ratio was rather in favour of the girls!

There was a reunion, in the early 80s which I attended but did not enjoy. There was confusion, at our table, which was for the students of Year 1959. It was a sit-down dinner, followed by lots of rock ‘n roll.
The ’girls’, now somewhat older, still enjoyed the ratio of about 1:4.

There was a reunion, in 2003, which I thoroughly enjoyed! No sit-down dinner. Little tables, spread through the room, allowing lots of movement and interaction. Had a great time showing off the pictures, which I’d collected, via a large screen.
There is a reunion, taking place again, 7th March, 2009, fifty years after the opening of the school. It will be great!!

Would be good, this time if ‘The Atlantics’ (…….Ahhhhhhh! Wipe-out!!_) could perform. After all, they first performed at the MBHS dances.


Would be good if Alison McCallum
McCallum was there!

See you March 7th, Noon until 6 p.m.. Shannon Room, AJC, Randwick.

CLICK HERE, for the REUNION ’09 up-dates!

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