Williamstown High School Ex-Students and Staff Association Inc. A0041347A

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 to 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

Upcoming Events

Annual General Meeting

The next Annual General meeting information will be posted here.

Annual Reunion

The Annual Reunion has usually been held on the morning of the last senior assembly for the year. There was no reunion in either 2020 or 2021 due to the coronavirus lockdowns. More details will be posted when available.

Class Photographs

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.

WHS Forms List 1951-60 Required

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

WHSSESSA Publications:

Holding fast. Emma Curtin, 2014. 209pp. Available from Iris Whitehurst at $40.00 plus postage from the mail or e-mail address shown above

The school history, Holding Fast and, Williamstown High School anecdotes Books 2 and 3 are still available. Contact the Secretary for details.
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.

High Tide

The school’s annual magazine High Tide has been published almost every year since 1921. We have been able to make most of them available through the State Library’s Victorian Collections web site, and other copies are available for inspection in the School Library.

Further Information

For further information about WHSESSA or to unsubscribe from our e-mails contact one of the following office-bearers:

Fred Cumming
PO Box 81,Williamstown, 3016
Telephone: 0425778131
Email: whsessa@gmail.com

Iris Whitehurst
Vice President
PO Box 81, Williamstown, 3016
Telephone: 9397 7695

Ray Price
Call or text 0405692217
Email sealbook@iinet.net.au

WHS Anchor Latest Issues

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WHS Anchor Newsletter – December 2020

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