EAGLEHAWK Secondary College is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
There are a host of events planned for this week as students and staff, past and present, come together to recognise the contribution the school has made to the community.
Principal Noel Claridge said there would be a lot of former students returning who may not have seen the school in 20 years.
“The first ticket we sold for the gala was to an ex-student in Sydney,” he said.
“The best thing is catching up with old friends, and the stories people tell.”
Teacher John Pearce said it was a weekend of fun and celebration.
“It is always good to reflect on where you have come from and that gives meaning to where you are,” he said.
“Teachers and parents have a responsibility to create positive memories for kids. This is one way to revisit those memories."
The celebrations start today with the launch of a documentary, Eaglehawk Secondary College: 50 Of The Best, which is being shown at the Star Cinema.
On Friday there will be an Art Show at the college between 7.30pm and 9pm, in partnership with the Dahlia and Arts Festival.
On Saturday the school will be open from 10.30am to 4pm with displays tracing Eaglehawk Secondary College through 50 years.
On Saturday night there will be a gala dinner at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre.