Mary Ann Baxter Dr. Penny Pollard Maree Quill
Patron President Committee
Jill Tasker Bobbie Jarvis Dame Jocelyn Fish
Minute Secretary Treasurer Committee email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Hamilton High and Girls' High School Old Girls' Association continues to support Hamilton Girls' High School and has three functions a year which any past pupil is welcome to attend.
We have two wonderful publications which were commissioned for our Centenary in 2011 which are available at Hamilton Girls High School Uniform Shop.
One School Two Stories 100 YEARS ON - reduced in price from $60 to $20
This book covers the history from the establishment of the school through to the division into Hamilton Girls' High School and Hamilton Boys' High School.
It is full of wonderful photos and memories of our history.
Delicious Memories - reduced in price from $30 to $10
A collection of recipes and memorabilia from past and present pupils and staff.
Annie Bear - reduced in price from $40 to $20
Jocelyn Fish "The Story of my Life at Hamilton High School" 1946-1948
I look back at my years as a pupil at Hamilton High School with pleasure and satisfaction as it changed the course of my life.
My first two years of secondary schooling were at a high school in town elsewhere in New Zealand. My family moved to Hamilton at the start of my 5th form year, so I had my final 3 years at Hamilton High School, as it was then. My sister, one year ahead, and I had been among the "bright" girls at our previous school but it had never been suggested that we could possibly go to university. Only the daughters of "professional" people in that town were considered likely to have university potential, and our parents were not tertiary-educated.
When I was in the 6th Form, an unidentified staff member at Hamilton High, rang my parents and suggested that I return to school for a 7th Form year, to sit scholarship and possibly go on to university. And that is what happened. (My sister meanwhile, had gone on to Teachers' College.) In my 7th Form Scholarship exams, the results of which were listed publicly in those days (before privacy laws), I gained a marks total much higher than those of my erstwhile colleagues, the girls from my previous school. I have always put that down to the quality of the teaching and the motivation provided by Hamilton High School.
I did go to University in Auckland and gained an Arts degree. This gave me the self confidence and experience to contribute to community service and public life in later years ....all due to Hamilton High School.
Jocelyn Fish presenting a prize to one of our senior students during the Senior Prize-giving ceremony November 2010
Oaks and Roses
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