President's Message

Chris BryettChris Bryett 1966 Cadet

The 2011 Management Committee Report

At the AGM on 20 August 2011 I delivered the Management Committee Report required by the Associations Incorporation Act. Our activities have slowed due to the busy nature of our lives but I expect the momentum to regained shortly. A copy of the Report can be downloaded here.

Its time to renew your membership

If you haven't renewed your membership please do so. This means those who joined the Association in 2009 need to pay the 2010 membership fees of $10.00. All members will need to consider paying their 2011 membership fees of $10.00. This can be done by cheque or funds transfer. If by funds transfer please send funds to the Blacktown High Alumni Association Inc General Account BSB 112-879 Account 473-669-601 inserting your family name and initial in the details panel.

Our Sports Laboratory Project

Members and other former students will be aware that a gym or sports lab has been in our sights for some time. We have steadily worked our way toward obtaining Deductible Gift Recipient Status which we achieved on 1 June 2010.

We can now report that due to the generosity of a few members that the funds for the Sports Lab at BBHS have been raised. We are now liaising with Principal Shaun Addy to implement this.

Details of the project and current photos can be found here and details on how to donate for future projects can be found here. If you have any problems please ring me on 0402 043 040.

In about September 2010 the volunteer worker working on the Sports Lab fell of the ladder in the Sports Lab and suffered a severe ankle injury. This accident caused some delay in finishing the lab off.

Added to this unfortunate event in early October 2010 some irresponsible person/s broke into the Sports Lab and set fire to the rubber matting which caused some damage to the matting and extensive smoke damage to the lab and ajacent toilet area.

This had the consequence that the planned event for 20 November 2010 at the schools, which would have incorporated the Association's Annual General Meeting and an 'official' opening of the gym funded by the Association, was postponed to early 2011.

Annual General Meeting Membership and Rule Changes

Our AGM was held on 11 December 2010 and the Committee was re-elected unopposed. Special thanks to Charlie Behrens for allowing us to use his boardroom.

The Committee Report that I delivered to the meeting can be found here.

The proposed rule changes were adopted and a current copy can be found here.

Welcome to our Teachers

It's good to see a few teachers joining in and contributing or even cooperatively sharing ideas from other groups.

One such teacher, formerly of the BGHS, has contributed a wealth of material on how the school was run in the 1964-65 period which is available here. Thanks to all teachers (in particular Ms Starkis later Mrs Pesudovs).

The Story So Far

To read the story so far click here.

Special Event For Whole Of Both Schools 31 July 2010

The Committee of Management held a whole of both schools get together at 2pm at the Workers Club at Campbell Street, Blacktwon. Photos of our last event are in an album on our Facebook page and here.

If you would like to attend future functions please register with us now so that we can provide name tags.

School Magazines

If you have copies of the school magazines such as the Boongarrunby please send us a copy.

The 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965 Boongarrunbys can be downloaded here (about 3mb each). 1962-1964 copies were provided by courtesy of Old Boy Bill Farrow (1964) while earlier ones were provided by BBHS. The 1961 copy by Old Boy John Rodger (1964) and the 1965 by Old Boy Grahame Anderson (1965-1968)

Management Committee

The Committee is currently:

President and Acting Secretary: Chris Bryett

Vice President BBHS: Graham Blackman

Vice President BGHS: Susan Batho

Treasurer: Charlie Behrens

Committee Members BBHS: Bob Wynne, Mike Miller, Barry Calvert, three BGHS positions and the Secretary's position are vacant if you are up for it talk to us.

For the Boys of the 1965-1970 Cohort

Additional 50th Celebration Photos Post #1 this balance can be found on our Facebook page.

Cadet Photos

Additonal Cadet photos spanning serveral cohorts.

Not a member but would like to be click here.

Come and join us!

Chris Bryett

0402 043 040