A number of former students and current teachers who have been a part of the schools fabric for many years and at the 30 year reunion for the Class of 1978, the notion of giving something back to the school and its current VCE (Year 12) students was raised and overwhelmingly supported and the concept was born.

A common theme kept emerging through various conversations, around the range of challenges that various students confronted whilst a teenager and the informal support, encouragement and assistance provided willingly by many teachers to ensure those same students remained in the school environment.

The same challenges that were confronted in the 1970’s existed today, some 30 years later and it was those former students and teachers armed with life’s experiences asked, “How can we make a difference?”

Within 12 months the “Thomastown Secondary College Alumni” was born.