Half a century celebrated

Hamilton high school teachers Glenn Carpenter,Valerie House, principal Donna McDonald and Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett with the archive books. Picture: Martin Kennealey d406324
Hamilton high school teachers Glenn Carpenter,Valerie House, principal Donna McDonald and Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett with the archive books. Picture: Martin Kennealey d406324

The book was put together by education teacher Valerie House and covers the history of the school with photos, newspaper articles, magazine clippings and past yearbooks.

Ms House spent more than 20 years compiling documents for the book after being asked by previous principal Lee Moore to keep press cuttings.

‘There were a lot of them,’ Ms House said. ‘It grew from there with staff and the community passing relevant documents and articles on to me.’

Colleague Glenn Carpenter transferred 847 A3 scrapbook pages of research into digital format that could be presented as a book.

‘When you look through the book you witness the incredible diversity of people’s lives and achievements over 50 years, and that’s the real purpose of the book ” a celebration of our community,’ he said.