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Back-to-the-sheds day

Rowing Camp
A merry “sing-song” at the Rowing Camp, 1938

A Back-to-the-Sheds Day will be held at the Outterside Centre, Abbotsford on the morning of Saturday 25 October 2008.

The old boy crew that bought their seats at the Rowing Reunion Dinner earlier this year will race the School’s 1st and 2nd VIIIs. The Old Boy crew are:

1.. Simon McNamara (1990)
2.. Craig Avery (1984)
3.. Lawson Donald (1991)
4.. Justin Ingram (1989)
5.. John Croll (1981)
6.. Jack Singleton (1990)
7.. Sebastian Pearce (1989)
8.. Brett Jowett (1981)

.. with possibly Oliver Wilson (2001) as cox.

There will also be an unveiling of the “Commander Callaway” name plate that James Ritchie (1960) and John Croll (1981) donated to be hung at the Outterside Centre.

Full details: Back to the sheds day invitation.

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GPS Gold Challenge – 1975 and 1976

The GPS Gold Challenge brings together Old Boys from the nine GPS Schools who have just, or are about to, reach the milestone of 50 years of age to compete against one another across 8 disciplines – golf, rowing, tennis, touch rugby, cricket, athletics, swimming and, during the Closing Dinner, debating.

This year marks the 9th and 10th GPS Gold Challenges with both Alumni 1975 and Alumni 1976 competing for the Aub Thomas Memorial Trophy.

It will be held at Newington College on Saturday 27 September 2008, with the rowing competition being held first thing in the morning at Leichhardt Rowing Club, and the golf being conducted at the Ryde Parramatta Golf Club the day before, Friday 26 September.

The key lessons from previous years are that the greater the numbers of participants, the more enjoyment for all. It is not necessary to roll out the 1st grade teams from 30 years ago, so it is an opportunity for all to participate in a number of sports. High has never won the overall Trophy and it would be appropriate to do that in 2008, the School’s 125th Anniversary.

1975 leavers, please contact Paul Veltman (ph: 0418 523 143 or ); 1976 leavers, please contact Richard Luxford (ph: 0408 967413 or )