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 next Annual General Meeting has been postponed until further notice. Please continue to check our website as once the meeting has been scheduled it will be advertised here. Accounts for both 2019/20 and 2020/21 will be tabled at the meeting
The Annual Reunion is planned for the first week of December 2021, and is usually held on the morning of the last senior assembly for the year. Since there was no reunion in 2020 due to the lockdowns, this reunion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classes of the years 1970 and 1971. Invitations will be sent to students in those classes where we have a current address or have been able to find one. More details later.
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. Alex Jurga 2007-13
Williamstown High School pictorial : a walk through some of Williamstown High School’s collection of photos for ex-students and students. Compiled and edited by Lyn Evans and Alex Jurga 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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