Patrea Turton has seen a lot change at Catholic College Wodonga.
She was part of the first co-ed class when they allowed boys to enroll in the school, experienced the school move from St Augustines, to Irene House for two terms, before moving to the current Silva Drive site in October 1979.
And she will come back to her old high school on Sunday to celebrate 40 years of CCW.
Mrs Turton, who was a past captain and graduated in 1982, will be one of many past students to walk the courtyards and share their memories for the school celebration.
"My class in particular was a quite specific class in 1979 when they decided the catholic school in Wodonga would go co-ed," she said.
"So you could count them on your fingers how many we had in our class and we only had about four who went the whole way through to year 12.
"That was also the year the first male teacher arrived as well, so that was very exciting for us girls.
"We spent two terms in what is now Irene House and that was very strange because the classrooms were just dividers and we weren't allowed out for lunch because there was no real yard.
"By the time my class graduated there was 23 in year 12 and now they are telling me there are more than 140 which is massive. It was good to lead the school through that time as college captain."
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Mrs Turton said her class have had no school reunions but said she hoped to see a few old class mates at the 40 year celebration.
"I think a few of them are coming which will be nice to catch up," she said.
"But I haven't had a tour in years so that is what I am really looking forward to and seeing all the old photos and memorabilia."
The main anniversary event is on Sunday and starts with a mass at 10.30am at Sacred Heart Church Wodonga, followed by morning tea and self-guided tours at the college from 11.45am.
There will be old school uniforms, photos and plaques on display and past students, staff and parents are being asked bring their own keepsakes on the day. The school hope the 40th anniversary will be a way to collect memories for the 50th anniversary in a decade.
There will be video booths available with students filming to record people's stories. Students and teachers will gather on Monday in the shape of a 40 for an aerial photograph.