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John had to think long and hard about the year he started college. He settled on 1974. He was in Orange House and loved the annual swimming sports day, his favourite activity in the school calendar.
He confessed to getting into trouble with many other students but wasn't prepared to name drop! He did have fond memories of teachers, Pete Fougere and Brian Lynn, and remarked that he should have listened to them a little more and worked a wee bit harder.
After leaving Ashburton College John worked for Dalgety NZ Ltd and is currently the Mid/South Canterbury Area Manager for the Continuous Group.
Sonya started Ashburton College in 1980 and was a member of Red House.
She had a giggle regarding her most memorable moment. It involved Helen McCusker, Mrs Thomson and the wearing of slave sandels, which weren't part of the school dress code!!
Mrs Wall her Family Form teacher had a huge impact on her time at secondary school.
After leaving school, Sonya worked at the legendary Malibu Steak House and then ventured to Australia. Now back in Ashburton and proud Mum of Sarah, she said she wouldn't change a thing about her time at AshColl.
1986 - 1991
Angela loved sports, especially basketball, and theatre sports.
Drama came up in conversation several times the most notable being when in Form 3 Angela along with her friends and class mates: Debbie Wood, Sonia Young (nee Etheridge), Sonia Bishop (nee Burrowes) and Tanya Bennett (nee Shar) did the teaching in place of the teacher! Needless to say her drama teachers Steven Hirsch and Chris Farr made the most impact but there were fond memories for her Family Form teacher Dennis Saunders.
After leaving school Angela worked at Spiers Motor Group and is currently the Sports Co-ordinator for both Ashburton Intermediate School and Tinwald Primary School.