2019 FALCONIANS’ DINNER
Geoff Baxter has been organising to get some classmates to attend the annual Falconians dinner. It is a fun night catching up over dinner and drinks in the old hall at school. Anyone interested I have republished the invitation below. Please note you will need to confirm by this Saturday 15 September if attending.
FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2019
A.F. HENRY ASSEMBLY HALL
NORTH SYDNEY BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL
FALCON ST CROWS NEST
6:30 pm for 7:00 pm/ Tour at 6.00pm
Join us for the annual gathering of the Falconian flock – the perfect opportunity to catch up with your mates, make some new ones and remember our great days at Falcon Street. Guest speaker will be Geoff Sirmai class of 1979. Former consumer advocate, author, journalist, TV reporter and radio presenter as well as a musician, actor and comedian.
Delicious 3 course mealPlenty of refreshments, including quality wines, craft and mainstream beers.School Tour (includes new Library and new Sporting Facilities)Raffle
Click on link below to download booking form.
45th Re-union on Sat 10 November
A very enjoyable night was had catching up with over 30 classmates and teachers at the Oaks Hotel. Special thanks to James Daniel being the catalyst to making it happen. You can see the welcoming speach from Peter Sheldon and a talk from one of our favourite teachers, Ian Cochrane. Photos from the night have been posted under re-union photos. For those classmates/teachers that took photos on the night please email any of them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will include them on the site.
Ian Cochrane - NSBHS teacher and old boy awarded Order of Australia Medal
Special congratulations to Ian Cochrane for being awarded a Order of Australia medal for services to people with a disability and to education. Ian was a teacher at North Sydney Boys High during the years 1968-72 and many of us will probably have been taught mathematics by him. He was a great teacher and has had a wonderful life of gving service to others. We are so pleased that his work has been recognised. Thanks to Paul Fookes for alerting us to this award.
MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Dr Ian Douglas COCHRANE, Wahroonga NSW 2076
For service to people with a disability, and to education.
Adult Disability Camp
• Co-Director, 15 years.
• Camp Leader.
• Volunteer, 2001.
Friends of LAMB in Australia (FOLIA)
• Co-Founder, 2005.
LAMB School Bangladesh
• Teacher and Teacher Trainer, since 2005.
Livingstone School Bangladesh
• A school for the poorest of the poor in north-west rural Bangladesh.
• The only Teacher and Teacher Trainer since it began in 2010.
Other Teaching Roles
• Mathematics Head Teacher, All Saints Greek Orthodox Grammar School, 1998-2003.
• Headmaster, Mamre Christian School, 1994-1996.
• Leading Teacher, Grantham High School, 1989-1993.
• Mathematics Head Teacher, Barrenjoey High School, 1984-1988.
• Lecturer in Mathematics Education, University of Sydney, 1979-1983.
• Mathematics Head Teacher, Burwood Girls High School, 1974-1978.
• Relieving Mathematics Head Teacher, Macarthur Girls High School, 1973.
• Mathematics Teacher, North Sydney Boys High School, 1968-1972.
• Developed the Sydney Teacher Behaviour Inventory [STBI], a rating instrument to assess the quality of teaching in secondary schools. Used by over 4000 people in both Australia and Bangladesh.
40th Re-union Speeches
Our website now has a cleaner "responsive design" which allows it to properly display if you are using a PC, tablet or mobile phone. The main changes apart from the look and feel are the menu items in the top right hand corner of the Home page.
The Mail icon will allow you to email any of our classmates.
The Bell icon will provide any alerts to you of changes on the system that you want to be notified for. eg someone updates their profile, new updates occur etc
The Profile icon will allow you to change your notify me preferences, update your contact info, change your profile including adding photos and videos, change your password and log out. Tip, if you are uploading photos or videos click on the small pencil icon.
The Gear icon is for system administrators so most people will not see this icon.
The 3 lines Menu icon allows the menu items of Home Page, Classmate Profiles, Reunion photos, In Memory and Forum to be selected when running off your mobile. Functionally redundant when operating on a PC or tablet as you can select same items from the menu bar.
The photos of the 30th, 40th and 45th re-unions are now located under Reunion Photos. Click on the View Photos