The Woodville High School Old Scholars Association exists for past WHS students and friends in continuing their connection with their old school and its history. Its purpose is to provide a means to meet and celebrate their school memories, reminiscing experiences of it through events and gatherings.
Currently the Association runs approximately three events during each year including an Annual Dinner, luncheons and excursions.
The Woodville High School Old Scholars Association was reformed in 1991 and has continued to thrive since then. Newsletters are sent throughout each year to almost 500 recipients, and its financial membership ($20/year) provides the main source of income to the Association. The Association generously supports the school through annual donations and is active in supporting the schools programmes.
2021 Upcoming Events
Next Committee Meeting
MEMBERSHIP SUBS DUE; OUR 2021 PROGRAMME; AND MORE....
After suspending annual membership fees in 2020 (due to COVID) and expecting that we will have a full programme of activities in 2021, membership fees for 2021 are now due. The annual fee will remain at $20.00. Payment details are below. Please pay promptly. Whilst our bank balance is stable, we have had little new income for two years.
Your membership fees do important work. Aside from subsidising our events, in 2020 we again contributed funds for annual School prizes - a vital way to encourage achievement by the next generation of citizens carrying the Woodville High spirit!
If you are a life member your membership subs have already been paid. However, think of supporting the School by making a donation to our Association.
On a separate note, pencil now into your calendar 7pm Tuesday 10 August 2021 for our Annual Dinner at the Strathmore Hotel. After holding the dinner in October last year (in between COVID outbreaks) we are returning to our traditional month of August for the Annual Dinner.
Also provisionally note the a tentative date of our end of year Tiros Regency Park luncheon - 12.30pm Friday 3 December 2021.
Bringing our Annual Dinner back to August means we can squeeze in another member activity around October at the height of Spring.
Behind the scenes we are continuing to work with the School on mark #2 of the Leslie Street Brick Paver project, on supporting new School principal Anna Mirasgentis and her team, and strategies to link graduating students since 2000 to our Association - an area where our membership numbers are low.
These decisions have been made by your new committee taking into account feedback from our March 2021 AGM. Your 2021 Committee includes two new faces - Leanne Williams (1977 graduate) and Dr Aaron Jackson (2000 graduate). A warm welcome! The Committee is:
Peter Anderson (President)
Frank Schirripa (Vice President)
Diane Cocks (Secretary)
Marco Monti (Treasurer)
Brian Marsland OAM (Immediate Past President) retains observer and mentor status.
We all give time voluntarily in service of our School and its heritage. Thank you for your support. We are happy to be contacted to help member networking or input new ideas. More information is on our website, easily accessible through the School link.
2021 SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL / MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION WHS OLD SCHOLARS' ASSOCIATION - DUE FROM 1 APRIL 2021
For existing or new Members - payment of renewals / new memberships / donations can be made via cash, cheque or Electronic Transfer of Funds to:
Woodville High School Old Scholars Association: BSB 105-039 Account Number 173051940.
Payment by EFT is easiest but don't forget to include your name and reference either 'renewal', 'new member' or 'donation'.
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Images from 1915 to 1939
Images from 1940 to 1969
Images from 1970 to 1999
Images from 2000 to 2015