Williamstown High School Ex-Students and Staff Association Inc. A0041347A is an important and valued part of our school community. It provides a great way to keep in touch with what is happening currently at the school and also renew old acquaintances and keep in touch with your old school mates.
- To provide a forum for ex-students to establish and maintain contact with the school and their peers.
- To inform ex-students about the activities of the school and to foster and maintain interaction between the school and its ex-students.
- To engender support for the school.
- To continue to develop the Scholarship Fund and set guidelines for its administration.
Subscription fee is $15 per annum and members receive four copies of “The Anchor” each year.
Regular reunions are held at the school and six scholarships are presented to Year 9 to Year 11 students annually.
Membership Applications and Updates
To apply for membership of the Association download the membership application form by clicking here and email or post it to the address on the form.
If you wish to update or correct your details please use the following form Membership Update
Annual General Meeting
The AGM will be held on July 27th 2019 (to be confirmed) in the Pasco St Library. Please RSVP your acceptance to confirm attendance at the AGM. Post to:- WHSESSA Inc. PO Box 81. Williamstown Vic.3016 or email to Iris Whitehurst firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9397 7695
The Annual Reunion will be held at the Pasco St Library on Wednesday December 4th 2019 (to be confirmed). We try to have our reunion coincide with final School assemblies for the year.
The committee has decided that it’s time for a Photo Day.
What we want is for as many members as possible to hunt through their photo albums and old shoe boxes for any photos taken at Willy High. We are particularly interested in Class Photos but any other photos will be gladly reviewed.
We would like you to bring them along to Willy High and we’ll check them against our current holdings and scan any new ones that turn up. That way you get to keep your treasures and we get to have a copy for the archives and to help us complete our set.
The date for this event is Saturday 25th May starting at 2:00 pm in the library at Pasco St. We will be there for at least a couple of hours so if you can make it any time after 2:00 pm we would love to see you.
Please have a look in your cupboards and ask your children to do likewise if they went to Willy High. There were a lot of photos taken over the years and our archives contain only a very small sample of them.
We have received a group of photographs from Ella Gogolka now resident in USA, and here is her class photo for Form 2C in 1964.
Here are the names she remembers – can anyone add more names?
Back Row 1.2.3.Jacobs 4.Ian McKenzie 5.Ian Leister 6.Alan Lindo 7.8.Egon Safronenics 126.96.36.199.
3rd Row 1.Ian Hampson 2.3.George Pinkney 4.5.6.Jeff Salter 7.8.9.
2nd Row 1.Rhonda Winder 2.Merilyn Sheerer 3.Judy Morton 188.8.131.52.
Front Row 1.Gail 2.3.4.Carole Heathcote 5.Ruth Corner 6.Jillian Bates 7.Ella Gogolka 8.9.Lindy Marks 10.11.12.Pam Coulston
Teacher: Mr. Kaiser
The Association is trying to build-up a complete collection of WHS form photos, including identification of the students in each photograph.
Here is a chart of the 1951-1960 photos needed by the Association. We are very keen to complete our files for these years before the photos are lost forever. We have few class photos prior to 1951 and copies of these are also very welcome.
If you are able to help, please send either a scan of the photo or a good quality copy (but not the original) to
PO Box 81
Williamstown 3016 VIC
or to the following e-mail address WHSESSA@gmail.com
The school history, Holding Fast and Williamstown High School anecdotes Books 2 and 3 are still available. Contact the Secretary for details.
Holding fast. Emma Curtin, 2014. 209pp.
Williamstown High School anecdotes. Books 1, 2 and 3. 2007-13
Williamstown High School pictorial : a walk through some of Williamstown High School’s collection of photos for ex-students and students. Compiled by Lyn Evans, 2005. 184pp
Williamstown High School Ex-Students’ Association 1922 – 2002, 2014. Compiled by Moya McCrackett Palmer, 2004. 152pp
Wealth of a city: an account of the industries of Williamstown, 1947. 40pp. Available on-line at http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/128851
High tide 1921-1990. DVD.
The 1995 Edition of High Tide
The school’s annual magazine High Tide has been published almost every year since 1921. One of the recent exceptions was the High Tide for 1995. A draft magazine for 1995 was prepared but it was never completed in time for publication at the end of 1995. The draft was hidden away in the School’s Archives, now thanks to the School’s Librarian Jainie Carrington we have been able to scan the draft and make it available through the State Library’s Victorian Collections web site at https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/599b80c421ea6716d0ab1728 . Many other issues of High Tide can be seen on the Victorian Collections web site.
For further information about WHSESSA or to unsubscribe from our e-mails contact one of the following office-bearers:
PO Box 81,Williamstown, 3016
PO Box 81, Williamstown, 3016
Telephone: 9397 7695
Call or text 0405692217
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