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Being a first-day pupil at the College in 1970 saw Lois as roll monitor which, although that roll was no problem, it was finding her way around the "huge college" to the office that she found "petrifying". Nevertheless she has happy memories of her years there.
Lois attended college until 1974 and was a keen member of Red House, particularly enjoying netball.
Typing was one of Lois' subjects and in those days students had to wear stiff, starchy fabric 'bibs' to ensure no peeking at the keys, ensuring the all-girl class became competent touch typists!
Lois currently works in interior sales.
Most dedicated staff member' for past pupil Neil Keenan must surely go to the College caretaker in the late 80s who went 'above and beyond' holding Neil's and mates' ciggies in his pocket to avoid certain detentions for the lads from Mr Lynch. The poor man's pocket eventually burst into flames but fortunately he sustained no injuries!
Neil and classmates from 3RY-6RY recently held a class reunion. It was 'highly enjoyable ' and they are looking forward to more.
Neil still resides in Ashburton and his career is in sales.
A reflection from Juliet Hooper
We caught up with Juliet at the A&P Show recently. She had a look at our photo boards and although she didn't find any of herself, she did recognise a few faces.
Juliet (nee Scales) attended Ashburton Technical College where she recalls assisting in the Library a great deal which she "thoroughly enjoyed". Mr Crawford was Principal at the time. Juliet's favourite subjects were science and sewing.
Many of you may remember Juliet's husband Ossie who taught at a number of primary schools in Mid Canterbury and much respected by many.
Juliet keeps herself very busy with her large family, gardening, old-time dancing and church.