Former students celebrate 50 years of being teachers

19-04-2019 by admin

REUNITED: Tony Hamilton-Foster, who attended the college from 1965-1966 and Nerida Hoy, who has not been back to Wagga since she graduated, are back for the Wagga Teachers College Alumni anniversary. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

As this group of students entered a new chapter in their lives, the teaching establishment wherethey started their careers ended an important one.

The last three classesof the old Wagga Teachers College have reunited in Wagga to celebrate 50 years since graduation.

More than 120 students from 1965, 1966 and 1967 gathered for three days of activities backwhere it all started.

Former student Bruce Forbes recalled attending lectures from 9am to 5pm and demonstration lessons at Lake Albert Public School when it only had two teachers.

These were the last students to complete the leaving certificate before the new system was implemented and the establishment became the Riverina College of Advanced Education.

Mr Forbes said he witnessed a “youth revolution” with a new group of tattooed students who dressed differently.

“They came driving cars and they had money in their hands,” he said.

The formerstudents attendedformal dinners, city and campus tours, barbecues and plenty of trips down memory lane.

The Wagga Teachers College was established in 1947 after it was converted from defence force barracks.

A 70-year celebration will be held in October next year to recognise the role education has played in the development of Wagga.

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