23 March 2019
Welcome to our class website. The information in these pages has been collected over a few years and is gradually updated. So keep coming back to see how things progress.
You are encouraged to make your own additions and updates and to post photos or memorabilia that may be of interest to your friends.
In the top right corner of each page you will see symbols. Click there and you can share the page with your friends by email or facebook.
We pay tribute to Jim Gallacher for his epic work creating these pages.
This current update is for our next gathering in October 2019, but our aim is to retain this site as a contact point for future years and more frequent gatherings.
Maintenance of this site is shared, so you will see entries from several administrators.
We have retained much of Jim's work.
The dates for this 55th Anniversary were set in 2014, so here we are again. This event cannot rival our 50th for scale, novelty or frissance. However, this time we have some new participants, and excitement is building as we continue to find "lost" friends.
In the early sixties we stretched our wings and set out, with hope, ambition,and boundless energy. Decades of work, further education, pitfalls and triumphs, joys and losses have made us who we are today. Those who knew us at the beginning can understand, be astonished, celebrate, share and encourage us as the journey continues.
You are all welcome to contribute ideas,suggestions, information and your skills.
I hope to see you in October,
Percy (Robert) McPherson.
Previous note from JimG.
Well time has certainly flown since the Reunion, and I must admit I had hoped to have been more active with the web site; however as we all age, more time is taken with health issues. I’m sure we do not plan for these in retirement – but that is the way of life and we must all make the most of every day.
Ann Jeffrey (nee Young – our first Lady) and I recently visited the school and made a donation of $1075-00, which you had donated as a goodwill gesture following our visit to CHHS last October. Principal Patty Kearns was most appreciative of the donation. It is being used to provide a new honour board for the Sport Awards (old one full) as well as 3 x $100 scholarships for needy students in Year 8 to attend a Class Camp in May.
We will be on the road “grey nomading” for the next two months to Mount Gambier via Canberra, Eden and Melbourne and then back via the Murray – leave next Sunday.
WELCOME TO THE WEB PAGE OF THE COFFS HARBOUR HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 64 REUNION.
WOW – WOW – WOW!!!
What an amazing weekend we had!
I sincerely thank everyone for attending and for the manner in which you all became involved. I may have co-ordinated it, but you ALL made the weekend such an enjoyable and amazing experience.
I make special mention of Ian “Puff” McGrath (for his Bag pipe bracket) and Margaret and Colin Gill for the singing. Both brought the house down and left us all a bit “gob smacked”
Again thank you everyone!
If you could not make it – keep the 3rd weekend in 2019 free and make sure you are here!
Yep – the 55th Anniversary will happen - of course if the “Man Up Above” so wishes.
There are people left to find and photographs to be located – so watch your emails – I haven’t finished with you all yet!
Check out the Photo Albums for photos from the weekend.
The reunion is for everyone who was at CHHS in 1960 - 1st Year, 1961, 2nd - Year, 1962 - 3rd Year, 1963 - 4th Year and 1964 - 5th Year. If you were with us for any or all of these years/classes, you are more than welcome.
Our list of missing people has grown - please check the List of Classmates tab and help me find them!
We would love to see everyone there – but are realistic to accept that some people, for various reasons, will not be able to attend – that decisions is for each person to make.
There are some that we sadly realise have passed away and we have included these names on the Memorials Page.
To navigate the web page, click on the Tabs to the left of this message and the page will change. We have already included some Memorabilia and invite everyone to create a “Profile” by following the suggestions on the two pages “How to use the webpage” and “Classmates Suggests”.
Whether you can come or not, please enter a profile – as it will be tremendous to read everyone’s story. Also regularly visit the web page as there will be updates done as profiles and photos are submitted.
If you can assist with the location of anyone on the missing list within the “List of Classmates” tab, pass the details onto me, and I will chase them up. There are also some faces on class photos that we have not identified - if you can help, please click on the "Contact Us" tab and let me know.
Cheers and talk to you all again soon.