Greg Wilson - "Sad to advise the passing of Preb Maehl on Saturday evening. Was School Vice Captain and returned as Maths Master for a number of years in the 1960’s. Was a member of the Old Boys, but resigned when he was incapacitated by a Stroke. Was a good friend of Charlie Goffet and Len McRae, who were also Old Boys and Teachers at the School. In my day Languages and Maths Teachers shared the ground floor Staff Room."
Bob Aus - " Preb went on to be Deputy Principal of Gateshead High School, was there when I prac taught in 1966, then became Principal of Lambton High School (possibly the first)."
Norm Rodgers - "Had him as a teacher too. My father also used to run against him. He was a pretty fair sprinter."
FORMATION of the NBHSOBA ...
Instigated 27 years ago!!
On 9th December 1986, in a phone call between two old boys, Dale Kemp and Dick Sanders, it was decided to form the Newcastle Boys' High School Old Boys' Association (NBHSOBA).
The Steering Committee of ten met at the Newcastle Police Centre on 7th January1987.
The OBA was launched at the Police & Citizens' Boys' Club on 20th March 1987, where the inaugural committee was elected by the 93 former students and teachers present.
Four Sub-committees were agreed on
together with their members and Chairmen.
The goals of the Association were agreed on, becoming the basis for the Constitution.
The briefing notes circulated to the first Steering Committee meeting on 7 January 1987 listed the following aims:
- Share expertise between reunion committees.
- Maintain a master class list and mailing list.
- Annual dinner (all years), as per the NGHS Ex-Students Union.
Relics, memorabilia: collect, restore, preserve, catalogue and display.
- Personal photographs, printed matter: copy and return.
- School relics (gates, honour rolls, flag etc): recover.
- School prizes, student donations: current status
The body of former students, covering almost all of this century, has a wide range of professional and personal experience from which we could all draw, to our individual benefit, and that of Newcastle.
By the time the Constitution was drafted, the following important aim was added:
" To solicit, acquire, establish, administer and award gifts, bequests, scholarships, prizes and benefits for students of Newcastle High School and Waratah High School and such other schools as the Association from time to time may determine."
The Constitution was modified on incorporation of the Association
NBHS OBA Membership Figures March 2014
Ken Clifford Retires after 26 years as CEO
Hunter Academy of Sport
‘‘I’ve always said it’s like a hobby, it’s not a real job,’’ Ken Clifford, 72, said yesterday afterannouncing he would be retiringat the end of the month as the Hunter Academy of Sport inaugural chief executive.
(Newcastle Herald 01/10/2014)
NBHS Old Boys' Association Pioneers
Dick Sanders & Dale Kemp 1987
Outstanding Old Boy
1951 - 2014
NBN Tribute Video
Newcastle Herald Obituary
MISSING NAMES FINALLY ADDED
TO WARATAH WAR MEMORIAL 62 YEARS ON - NBN NEWS
36 names missing from a world war two memorial have finally been included, 62 years after the school plaques were unveiled.
Former Newcastle Boys High students had a tear in their eye, honouring classmates who paid the ultimate sacrifice.