2011 Events

Annual General Meeting 20 August 2011

The AGM was held on Saturday 20 August 2011 as planned and the Committee was re-elected unopposed.

The Minutes can be downloaded here.

We then adjourned to have a few drinks with members and other former students with a few new faces attending.

Planning Meeting

Former students met on 15th Januarry 2011 and two events for this year are set with the first on 2 April 2011 at the schools starting at 12:30pm and the official opening of the BBHS sports lab funded by the Association at 1:30pm.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO DATE TO BE FIXED.

The calendar of events can be found here.

2010 School Graduations

The Blacktown Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools held their respective graduation ceremonies on 23rd & 24th September. Alumni Association representatives attended both occasions and took great joy in supporting the class of 2010 as they reached this particular milestone in their lives.

Graham Blackman – Vice President of the Alumni Association– was invited to speak at the BBHS Graduation. Graham reflected on his years at school and the benefits he gained from the friendships formed. He recounted his trepidation when he left the school for the last time and ventured out without the aid and support of those friendships. He drew on his own experience and promoted the Association as a means to keep in contact in the post school years.

Sue Gurling – Secretary of the Alumni Association – attended the BGHS Graduation. The graduating class was made up of almost 100 young women from a multitude of cultural backgrounds. Throughout the assembly, the girls demonstrated great pride in their school, affection for their teachers, and celebrated the successes of their peers with genuine cheers and applause. Principal, Peter Flowers acknowledged the Alumni in his address and congratulated the 64 graduates who had taken the opportunity to join the Alumni Association.

The annual graduation ceremonies provide a wonderful opportunity for past students of both schools to join with the school community in acknowledging the success of the current graduating class. We hope to have an even greater presence at the 2011

Second Reunion For Whole Of Both Schools 31 July 2010.

There was a get together for the whole of both Blacktown Girls High School and Blacktown Boys High School at the Blacktown Workers Club in Campbell Street, Blacktown at 2pm on Saturday 31 July 2010.

It was a great afternoon with many stories being told. Over 60 former students of both schools assembled to chat and have a few drinks. Some travelled from interstate and by 6pm were adjourning to the club cafe to continue on into the evening. Some hadn't seen each other for over 40 years. Here are two photos courtesy of Karl Matuzelis (with apology for the quality of one).

31 July 2010 #1

31 July 2010 #2

 

Our next event was aimed for 20 November 2010 at the schools. This event has been postponed to early 2011 due to the fire in the Sports Lab at BBHS. It was hoped that we could hold an 'official' opening on that day and the Association AGM. The AGM will be held in mid December 2010 on a date and at a location to be shortly advised.

If you have contact details for other ex students please let them know or send us those details so we can make contact.

Not a member but would like to be click here.