hannah youngAfter leaving school, Hannah studied PE and Maths at Otago University and became a teacher. She took up a teaching position at Ashburton College in 2015. Her love of sport has continued with involvement in rugby, hockey and rowing, unsurprisingly her most memoriable school moments involved Sports Tournaments and being an enthusiastic member of Red House.

If Hannah were to go back to her school days, she said to "Make the most of every opportunity, be yourself and don't worry or compare yourself to others. You are on your own journey in life."

alice moodyAlice was at Ashburton College from 1994 - 1999 and a member of Blue House.

She was very much into the arts scene participating in the Stage Challenge and playing violin in the orchestra.

Alice's most memorable school moments were the Japan Tour where she was accompanied by Chris and Mary Buckland, along with actually making it through the five years of secondary school alongside her best mate Karen Skevington.

Liz Carrick - Stage Challenge along with Jane Taylor - Geography were teachers who made a great impression. So much so that Alice went on to train as a teacher and can be found at Ashburton Borough Primary School.

If she could go back in time to her school days, her advice to herself would be...don't take it too seriously, have fun and don't worry about the small stuff.



malcolm tarbottonMichael started his secondary education at Ashburton Technical High School in 1953.

As a member of Green House he also went on to captain the Boys' 1st XI Hockey team.

His partner in crime was Neil Alexander.

Michael's most memorable moments were the socials, that were held at the start and end of every term (3 terms back then) The students played musical instruments and the venue (what is now the Police Station) swung into life.

When it came to the teachers that made an impact, three immediately came to mind: Colin Knight, Bill Corbett & Trevor Gibson, the latter not so fondly, as that involved three of the best with the cane for something very trivial.

If he could go back to his school days and give himself some advice it would be to take the right path, watch and learn.

After leaving school in 1957 Michael worked for his father and has been on the land ever since. He is currently very busy working on his subdivision on Tarbottons Rd.