Baby Boomers to reunite next week

It really is shaping up to be a most successful reunion. It is just amazing to consider that nearly 60 years have gone by since we were students at the school.

Peter Summerton.

Organisers of the ‘Class of 58’ upcoming School reunion are delighted with the growing number of old school friends, teachers, and their partners, who have indicated their intention to attend the get-together.

With proceedings to commence at a 2.00pm ‘meet and greet’ afternoon tea at the West Whyalla Football clubrooms on Thursday, November 9.

This will be followed by an evening meal at the same venue. The event is sure to be an exciting and memorable experience for those able to attend. 

There will also be a special tree planting ceremony at 9am on Saturday, November 11 in recognition of Ms Joan Knight’s 35 years of service as a teacher at the school. 

This event will be followed by a walk through the main building and grounds of the school by those in attendance. 

Co Host of the reunion, Leonie Leschke said: “At this point of time, it looks as though there will be good number coming together to join in for the catch-up.   

“It’s up to everyone interested to pass on the information as no individual invitations will be sent. Those  wishing to attend the afternoon tea and/or evening meal please indicate for catering purposes.

“We have deliberately left Friday the 10th free from any combined events so that on that date individual groups can organize their own private get-togethers should they wish to do so.”

Event co-ordinator Peter Summerton said: “It really is shaping up to be a most successful reunion. It is just amazing to consider that nearly 60 years have gone by since we were students at the school.

“It’s going to be a fun time reminiscing and catching up with so many old friends.

“Incidentally, for those wishing to know more details you will find us on Facebook – go to ‘Baby Boomers Back To Whyalla WTHS Reunion’  or feel free to contact Leonie or myself direct.”

Whyalla Technical High School was the first high school built in Whyalla, being constructed by BHP in 1943.

It was built as a Technical school for BHP’s apprentices to be educated in.