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Lara Quinn (Houston) from Adelaide wrote on May 24, 2017 at 11:09 am:
A reminder if you attend at the GLENUNGA Campus from 1963-1990 there is a very active FB group for you to join. I am working closely with the school and the Blue and Gold Alumni to fill in the "missing" years of the school History. We have over 1100 Old Scholars on the page now and are using the information gained to establish an up to date Old Scholars data base for the Blue and Gold Alumni.
Warren West from Adelaide wrote on April 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm:
Dear Members of the Class of '53,


You are invited to join your former friends from the Adelaide Tech Class of 1953 at an informal reunion luncheon to be held at the Sussex Hotel (corner of Walkerville and Stephen Terraces, Walkerville) on Tuesday 16 May 2017 at 12.00 for 12.30pm.

The informality of the event comes from there being no need to do anything other than confirm your intention to join us so that we can in turn advise the hotel of the number of attendees. On the day you will be able to order and pay for your lunch from the normal hotel menu just as you would if you were there with a couple of friends. As has been the case with past reunions, you will also be responsible for your own drinks. The only action you need to take is contact me before Friday 5 May 2017 to say you will attend. We all look forward to seeing you there.

Warren West
0417 816 603
warren@gjc.com.au
Lara Quinn (Houston) from Adelaide wrote on October 15, 2016 at 8:26 pm:
Hi to all the old scholars of the Glenunga High School 1974-90 Era! I have created an old scholars group on Facebook and have over 700 members from the 1968-92 era and I am looking for more ex students to join and record our school history! If you are interested in joining please email me with your name, and years attended and I will give you the Facebook link to our group. liquid.silk@bigpond.com
Christine Howard from Collinswood wrote on March 4, 2016 at 3:05 pm:
Dear Adelaide Tech 'Old School' old scholars,
The Class of '61 invites you to join us at a family barbecue on Sunday 20th March at the Broadview Football Club.
Bar opens for beer and wine at 11 am and our host, Bob Johinke, fires up the barbecue at 12.
Bring your own meat and salads to share.
Vegetarians welcome - you work it out !!
Air conditioned clubrooms, all facilities indoors and out, pergola as well, well equipped kitchen for our use and well stocked bar or byo soft drinks.
Shady car park on site, Hardy Terrace, adjacent the clubrooms main entrance.
We had a wonderful day last year .. wives, husbands and sweethearts as well .. all agreed, we just connect !!
If you'd like more information and photos of who was there last year please email me .. christinehoward4@bigpond.com
RSVP by Saturday 12th essential ..
See you there ?
Christine Howard.
Christine Howard from Collinswood wrote on February 20, 2016 at 10:39 am:
Supporting Judy McKeough's comments, I would like to add that this website and the alumni, not to mention old scholars association, may be well served by the delivery of promises over the past year or more to further develop and complete this website.
The material provided by many of us is plentiful.
Like Judy, I've also sent many interesting colour photos of recent events .. and even volunteered to input my time to help develop this website.
About a year ago, sadly, a brilliant lot of photos of the Class of '61 reunion at Brookman Hall and Ayers House luncheon appeared on this website very briefly but ... they were out of order and placed carelessly, many lying sideways!
One quick email from me and they disappeared, not to return.
It is a great shame that this happened and even worse that our website is not being developed.
Why ??
We can all embrace change but if we see nothing to relate to, how can we support our old scholars' association?
Anyone at all who attended ATHS in Brookman Building, who is interested in joining our group of old school chums, please drop me a line at ...
christinehoward4@bigpond.com
.. text me on 0408 087 136 ..
or put some pressure on B&G Alumni committee!
Warrigarooma !!
Regards to all,
Christine Howard.
David Stoba from Adelaide wrote on January 31, 2016 at 4:42 pm:
I noted the comment made by Warren regarding the IB and SACE Dux prizes awarded at the GIHS Graduation Ceremony held at the Adelaide Town Hall in October 2015. These prizes are awarded by the school based on performance in school reports over terms 1,2 and 3.
The "Adelaide Technical High School Commemorative Awards" are based on the final year external examination results which are not published until Dec/Jan each year. These awards are presented by the alumni president at the school assembly in the following February and are clearly acknowledged as such.
Judy McKeough from Seaton, SA wrote on January 26, 2016 at 11:51 am:
As a former 'Archivist' for the ATHS Old Scholars' Association, I am disappointed in the presentation of the Photo Gallery on the website. Together with the former Website Manager, I had attempted to find as many class photos as possible to include as these were never available in the school magazines. I had also provided lists of names for many of these photos, which I hope will eventually be added to those already included.
For those who may not be aware, most of the archives were deposited in the SA State Library for safekeeping, & they are available for members of the public who wish to do research, but cannot be taken out of their custody (except by the Blue & Gold Alumni Association).
If any old scholars need copies, I still have a number of photos from the ATHS archives(many with lists of names) on my computer at present - I would be happy to email a copy if required.
Warren West wrote on January 15, 2016 at 10:56 am:
It was disappointing to note that the fourth Glenunga International High School Newsletter for 2015 listed the major prizes awarded at the 2015 Graduation Ceremony simply as โ€œDux - International Baccalaureateโ€ and โ€œDux - SACEโ€.
These prizes are sponsored by the Association (originally by ATHSOSA but now by the Blue and Gold Alumni Association) and were meant to honour the memory of the Adelaide Technical High School. The Committee approved the sponsorship on 17 June 2013 subject to the condition that the awards be known as โ€œThe Adelaide Technical High School Commemorative Awardsโ€.
GIHS failed to meet this condition in 2014 and has again failed to do so a year later, despite the earlier oversight being brought to its attention by the Association President. Perhaps it is time to re-evaluate the continuing sponsorship of the awards.
Trevor Mead from Mawson Lakes wrote on December 16, 2015 at 7:45 pm:
I recently found a class photo of 2CA taken in 1966.
I have sent a copy to the Old Scholars Association.
If you were in this class you may be able to identify yourself.
Warren West from Adelaide wrote on December 15, 2015 at 11:10 am:
The Committee should be congratulated on the development of the new Blue and Gold Alumni Association website. While it is obviously a โ€œwork in progressโ€ it is heading in the right direction and I expect it will continue to improve as more features are added.
This is probably a good time for members to suggest features they would like to see. As a thought starter I would suggest that:
1. The format of the student lists be changed to be the same as that of the original ATHSOSA website which allowed for searches to be carried on either a year basis or a student name basis.
2. The Photo Gallery be expanded to include photos taken at the various old scholars functions (meetings, lunches and class reunions) and that where possible the subjects of all photos be named. In extending the Photo Gallery I suggest that the long service of Clive Hutton as the Associationโ€™s voluntary official photographer be acknowledged.
3. That information be provided about the Associationโ€™s archives such as their present location, how they can be accessed and how additional archival material can be donated.
I urge other members to advise the Committee of what additional features they would like included on the website. Remember it is our association and the Committee cannot meet our needs unless we tell the members of the Committee what our needs are.
Christine Howard from Adelaide wrote on October 17, 2015 at 9:10 am:
Hello again to all old school chums,
This week - Thursday 22nd October 12 noon - is our annual reunion luncheon at the Arkaba Function Room.
If you'd like to join us you'll need to hurry up, pay $45 online and select your menu choice (if you don't select they'll give you chicken .. which is just as good as the steak !)
You'll see some familiar faces and, this year, we have an influx of old scholars who haven't attended the annual luncheon before.
I'm spreading the word about our new website so if you're reading this for the first time, please post a message .. even if you just say 'hi' and let us know where you are.
So far, the photos posted are pretty old, but very interesting regardless and you might see your mum or dad in one of the 1940's or 50's sports team photos.
Gradually the webmaster and volunteers will bring photos up to date .. and if you have any photos at all that youโ€™d like to offer to represent your years at The Tech please make contact on this website.
What we're aiming to do though, is post photos of our recent events, particularly last year's Class of '61 reunion at Brookman Hall... and also hold many more events in the future.
Through the years of Adelaide Tech on North Terrace the school didn't have a 'catchment area'.
It's the one vital fact we've all acknowledged when we say to each other "how have you been all these years ???"
We came in to the school from far and wide because we wanted a very special technical education.
We wanted it so badly that we sweated through an examination with a pass mark of 90%. A handful of students from schools all over SA made the grade and so we came together at Adelaide Technical High School .. and made history in the annals of South Australian education.
The after-school years saw us scattered geographically and professionally.
Many of us have remained close friends through the years but now, even more of us are picking up the threads of those incredible friendships formed in the most vital years of our lives.
It feels really, really great to clasp the hand of an old classmate fifty years down the line, look again into a face that hasn't really changed and feel so incredibly connected.
Now we have our opportunity to find old friends again and share memories of the best days of our lives .. in what are now the best years of our lives !!
The Class of '61 looks forward to seeing everyone possible from the halcyon days of Adelaide Tech.
Christine Howard.
Class of 1961 - 1CA - Art.
Christine Howard from Adelaide wrote on October 9, 2015 at 4:46 pm:
ATHS Class of '61 friends all say "Warrigarooma" and Welcome to our new website.
Our hopes are to enjoy easier communications online and swap notes, anecdotes and plan future events.
During the past 12 months we've held two main events .. the Brookman Hall meet 'n greet with lunch following (and laughs a'plenty) in the Ballroom of Ayers House, a family barbecue at Broadview Football Club and lunch with the girls at the Hackney.
Barbecues at The British are becoming a feature, particularly when an old school chum is in town from interstate and this also is a growing trend.
We're not planning any main events at this point but look forward to seeing many more friends at the annual old scholars' Arkaba luncheon on October 22nd.
Cheers for now,
Christine.
Thomas wrote on September 21, 2015 at 7:21 pm:
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