Re­union

Whangarei Report - - NEWS / OPINION -

Some of your read­ers will be for­mer stu­dents of Ardmore Teach­ers Col­lege which was es­tab­lished in 1948 to help ad­dress the dire teacher shortage which fol­lowed the end of the World War II. A derelict Airforce Base which had been set up dur­ing the war be­side the Ardmore aero­drome in South Auck­land was used as a ‘tem­po­rary’ teacher-train­ing in­sti­tu­tion — and op­er­ated un­til 1974. Over the 26-year pe­riod the ful­lyres­i­den­tial col­lege pre­pared 6463 young teach­ers for schools through­out New Zealand, the Pa­cific Is­lands and the world. Teach­ers who trained at Ardmore were widely re­garded as the best in the pro­fes­sion.

To com­mem­o­rate those years, to re­live mem­o­ries, and to re­new friend­ships a re­union gather­ing and lun­cheon is to be held in Hamil­ton on March 15 next year.

Visit www.ard­mor­ere­union.com, the Face­book group, or make di­rect con­tact with reg­is­tra­tion sec­re­tary at [email protected] for more in­for­ma­tion.

_ Gary Ben­nett Ardmore Teach­ers Col­lege Re­union Gather­ing 2019

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