As time goes by at Rose Bay High

THE Lindisfarne Historical Society is calling upon former Rose Bay High School students, teachers and the wider school community to join what is expected to be an unofficial school reunion.

Former Rose Bay High School student Geoffrey Cashion said there may be quite a few community members who were unaware of the importance of the school’s history.

“The school started in 1961 down at Montagu Bay High School because the construction of Rose Bay had not been completed before the school year,” he said.

“We spent the start of the school year in the corridors of Montagu Bay until Easter, when we finally moved up to our new school.

“At the time, there were four classes with around 150 students.

“Our headmaster was Ken Hudspeth and there were 12 teachers.”

Lindisfarne Historical Society president Philip Sweetingham encouraged all those with a connection to the school to attend.

“We would love as many people to attend as possible and bring along any kind of memorabilia you may still have, whether it be photos or pieces of the old school uniform,” he said.

“There’s a lot of rich history in those memories and it’s an important part of the local community.”

The meeting will be held at 2pm on Monday 30 July at Lindisfarne Community Activities Centre, located at 37A Lincoln Street, Lindisfarne.

It is free to attend and afternoon tea will be provided.

For more information, phone Geoffrey Cashion on 6243 7740.

Caption: From left, former Rose Bay High School student Geoffrey Cashion, former teacher Anne Hopkins, former student teacher Ross Butler and Lindisfarne Historical Society president Philip Sweetingham.

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