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