MEMORABILIA  &  SCHOOL HISTORY

 

This page is dedicated to displaying memorabilia;  a vital part of this ex students' website.

There is a vast amount of material, too much for one page, so the links to the right will make it easy for you to browse each decade of memorabilia. You will find a wonderful selection of photographs and galleries, scrapbooks, staff information, sports memories, contributions by WHXers and much more.

Contributions from one and all is encouraged! So, if you would like to contribute anything by way of photographs or articles, please contact Allan Searant.


School History

Beginnings

Whitebridge High School was established in 1963 and is situated about eight kilometres from the centre of Newcastle and one kilometre from the beach.

It is set in a pleasant tree-studded campus with excellent student facilities.

Official School Opening

 

School Opening

 



9 October 1964

The photo on the left was taken at the opening of Whitebridge High School on the 9th October 1964.

Shown are Senior Prefect Brian Goodwin (obscured) presenting the Minister for Education, the Hon. E. Wetherell, M.L.A., to prefects Greg Cross and Allan Searant. On the far right is the School Principal, Mr H Kearsley.

 

1964 School Opening

 

The official opening of the school was conducted from temporary staging, erected in the quadrangle, adjacent the Canteen Building. Dignitaries included Hon. E Wetherell, M L A., Mr H Kearsley, Mr J C Harding (Deputy Principal), Mr G Fraser (President of the P & C Association), Cr T R Pendlebury (President of Lake Macquarie Shire), Mr W A Gelfius (Education Department), Mr J T Stewart M L A, and Rev J D Moody (representing visiting clergy).

Some 700 people attended the function, an urgent plea was made for an assembly hall (built some 20 years later!), and a holiday was granted in honour of the occasion.

 Plaque

Plaque (refurbished June 2013) attached to 'D' Administration Block and commemorating the official opening of the school in 1964.