Close knit group celebrates 50 years

FORTY-two members of Sydney University's Teachers College 1950s Physical Education course will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation in Coffs Harbour next week.

June Seccombe, one of the PE Class of 1959 who has lived in Coffs Harbour since 1964, is organising the local reunion, which will be based at the Novotel Pacific Bay Resort and will be held from March 17-19.

She said the original class of 20 girls and 20 boys had gone through the three-year course with the same group and had then spread out to teach throughout NSW.

She said ever since they left college, the close-knit group had met up for reunions every two years in the home town of one of their members.

This year will be special, with three days of activities which will include golf, sightseeing and two dinners.

“We're slowing down a bit,” June Seccombe told the Coffs Coast Advocate.

  • UNIVERSITIES will be encouraged to develop stronger research links with other institutions through mission-based funding compacts, Innovation Minister Kim Carr says.

“Funding mechanisms and compacts will be used to encourage hubs-and-spokes arrangements that support collaboration between universities and build on research strengths,” Senator Carr said.



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