Although there were few flowers bordering the pathways at Vinnies those of us who were students in the fifties and sixties had a very happy time in the oldest Catholic girls school in Australia. It was established by the Irish Sisters of Charity in 1858.
I was one of the littlies in this photo of the infants students taken in 1956.In the fifties the School had a small infants and primary department; these have now been closed and the School is a day and boarding school for girls in Years 7-12. There were 55 girls in our Class of '65.
In 2008 the school celebrated its 150th anniversary with the St. Vincent's Sesquicentenary Alumni Dinner at The Sydney Hilton Hotel. I enjoyed the festivities with 18 of my former classmates including some who were with me in the 1956 photo and a number from the Class of '65 photo.
This post has been prepared for the 17th Edition of Smile For The Camera "School Days."