Old Boys' Society
It is with great sadness we learned of the recent passing of Allan Garbutt, an old boy from 1975 - 1979 and a well respected and popular physics teacher at the school for 22 years. His funeral was attended by several hundred including a large number of current and past students as well as teachers. The many tributes offered described a wonderful family man who dedicated his professional life to OBHS and had a passion for sailing. Bill Trewern spoke on behalf of the school and told a few tales from the staffroom and of Allan’s fascination with ‘blowing things up’. We extend our sincere condolences to Allan’s family and friends.
With less than a month to go to our 150th celebrations the excitement is building with registrations close to 500 at the time of writing. I encourage and welcome all old boys to attend and we have already received a good number of our alumni travelling from abroad to be there. The weekend (Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th August) promises to be a fabulous opportunity to share in the success of the school and to catch up with old friends and I urge you to register now so as not to miss out. You can choose to attend the full programme of events or select individual events as you wish. We are having to close off registrations on July 19th so the organisers can finalise numbers for catering, etc.
The 150th commemorative book on the history of the school is called ‘Above the City’ and is a truly exceptional publication with over 400 pages of very informative writing and hundreds of photos and images from the past. It is available for purchase online with your registration and will be also available after the reunion. I recommend you secure a copy and am sure you will be pleased that you did.
See you in around 3 weeks.
President OBHS Old Boys' Society