Zeti explaining the set of Malaysian commemorative coins as she presented it to Sister Enda.
IT was an emotional time for 34 Assunta Secondary School 1964 Fifth Formers who got together recently, 50 years after leaving school.
For many of them, it was the first time they were meeting each other in half a century.
Kelab Golf Negara Subang, which was the venue for the reunion, was filled with excited chatter as the “girls” swapped stories.
It was a testing time for many as they tried to match names to faces and faces to names.
Six former students who had migrated to Australia, Britain and the United States, returned specially for the event.
Among the guests was Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, who made it a point to attend despite her hectic schedule.
Other guests included Assunta founder and former principal Datin Paduka Sister Enda Ryan as well as several teachers who taught the class of 1964.
The school’s first head prefect, Prof C. Nesamalar from the class of 1962, and a few other seniors were also present.
The event was made even more exciting with lucky draws and gift exchanges. Zeti gave each guest a Bank Negara gift set of Malaysian commemorative coins.
The dinner ended with everyone singing the school anthem. They also sang When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, as a tribute to Sister Enda’s roots.