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Old Boys Club

Asquith Boys High School 60th Anniversary
2021 Events + Book

60th Anniversary events planned for 2020 will now be held  in September 2021, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The new 60th Weekend Celebration dates are:

  • 60th Golf Day, Friday, 10 Sept 2021 - (day event) to be held at Asquith Golf Club
  • 60th Reunion Dinner, Saturday, 11 Sept 2021 - (evening event) at a location to be confirmed
  • 60th Anniversary Community Day, Sunday, 12 Sept 2021 - (day event) in school grounds

Further event details will be available from March next year. Please check the school website, ‘Backchat in Brief’ and the Old Boys Newsletter for more information and opportunities to get involved.

In the meantime, production of the school’s 60th Anniversary Book is well advanced

This 240-page ‘coffee table’ book is the result of a two-year collaboration between a former teacher and student of the school, a parent of a senior student, as well as the help of many others, who have basically done the hard slog for free. Research, design and artwork have also been done voluntarily and are now slowly nearing completion for print. Featuring photos, articles and illustrations from the school archives, former staff, students, as well as local media publications, it attempts to capture how our local boys’ high school has evolved over the decades, hairstyles and all. Sample spreads attached.

Are you able to help us get this book printed?

Funds are now being sought to help cover printing costs to reduce the final book price - so that it is more accessible for those who’d like to buy it. A page in this book has been set aside to acknowledge $100+ donations. These generous donors will be acknowledged with their name in the book, and are guaranteed one of the first copies; autographed by an original Old Boy ‘Pioneer’ behind the book’s production and delivered free locally, hopefully within two weeks of publication.

Donations to the ABHS 60th Anniversary Book fund can be made via our school website.

Once on the site, go to ‘About Our School’, and then select ‘Old Boys Club’.

  1. Click on the ‘Make a Payment’ tab at the top of the page
  2. Enter your name, and in ‘Date of Birth’, please enter the date of payment
  3. Please repeat these steps on the next tab and include your contact number (in case of error) and an email address. This information will be used to finalise your receipt, confirm a listed name for the Book’s donation page and to obtain the correct delivery address. 
  4. Finally, enter ‘Other’ as payment type and ‘ABHS 60 Book’ for the description.

This is the only avenue for book print donations. In the wild off-chance there is some cash left after the printing bill has been met, these funds will be given to the school’s P+C for much needed projects around the school.

Once the book artwork is finalised and off to the printer, a price will be advertised for sale. This cost will be affected by the donations received, and so cannot yet be finalised.

For further information, please email Chris Kent (ex-student and ex-teacher) at:

Why ABHS Old Boys Club?

The ABHS Old Boys Club was initiated in 2005 when former student, Rod Cunningham asked Deputy Principal, Bruce Collins: ‘What's happening about an Old Boys organization?'

In February 2006, a meeting was held and decision made to meet the interests of former students and staff of the School, by publishing an Old Boys Newsletter. The ABHS Old Boys Newsletter is emailed free to former students and staff who have registered their contact. Provision for those wishing to receive the Newsletter, but not having an email address, can be made by contacting the School.

The role of the Newsletter is to:

  • Assist former students of The School maintain links with their peer group and their former School and teachers.

  • Communicating information about former student events.

Editions of the Old Boys Newsletter are available through this site. (see below)

Chris Kent, a former student (1960-65), and former Head Teacher, Creative Arts (1982 – 2005) currently edits the Old Boys Newsletter. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School or

Your news is welcomed by your editor and may be shared with Old Boys Newsletter readers.


 Old Boys Club Newsletter Downloads   Northerly Magazine Archive Downloads

Old Boys Club Registration (pdf, 69 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 01 (pdf, 4780 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 02 (pdf, 1777 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 03 (pdf, 1321 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 04 (pdf, 1250 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 05 (pdf, 1128 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 06 (pdf, 761 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 07 (pdf, 1020 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 08 (pdf, 1417 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 09 (pdf, 1683 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 10 (pdf, 1463 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 11 (pdf, 2092 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 12 (pdf, 1097 KB) 

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 13 (pdf, 1463 KB) 

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 14 (pdf 1755 KB)  

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 15 (pdf 1940 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 16 (pdf 3232 KB)     

Old Boys Newsletter V17 (pdf 4868 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 18 (pdf 2202 KB)

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 19

Old Boys Newsletter Vol 20

Old Boys Newsletter 2020 - Vol 21


Northerly (SA) 1960-85 (pdf, 10100 KB)

Northerly 1964 (pdf, 9433 KB)

Northerly 1965 (pdf, 7851 KB)

Northerly 1966 (pdf, 5901 KB)

Northerly 1967 (pdf, 5663 KB)

Northerly 1968 (pdf, 8809 KB)

Northerly 1969 (pdf, 4918 KB)

Northerly 1970 (pdf, 9547 KB)

Northerly 1971 (pdf, 10270 KB)

Northerly 1972 (pdf, 9456 KB)

Significant School Principal Addresses

Terry Griffiths' Farewell Address 2016 (pdf 347 KB)

Former Student Address to School Assembly Downloads

John Reynold's Address 2016 (pdf 142 KB)

Alan Hayes' Address 2017 (pdf 100 KB)

Chris Kent's Address 2018 (pdf 614 KB)

Please click on the links in the Downloads section to see a PDF copy of our Old Boys Newsletter. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to access the files.

Some of the files are large and could take a while to load depending on the speed of your connection. Please be patient.
You can also right click and save target to store a copy on your computer.

50th Birthday - DVD ordering information available here 50th Birthday DVD (pdf, 382 KB)