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Greedy Smith dies of heart attack

One of our well known classmates Greedy Smith has died suddenly of a heart attack on Monday 2 December 2019.


Mental As Anything founding member and songwriter Andrew "Greedy" Smith has died after suffering a heart attack in his car. He was aged 63.

Mental As Anything's 'Greedy' Smith has died.

Mental As Anything's 'Greedy' Smith has died.CREDIT:RICK CLIFFORD

Band manager Grant Bartlett on Tuesday confirmed to AAP that Smith had suffered a heart attack while driving in Sydney. An ambulance arrived promptly to provide treatment but he later died.

Mr Bartlett, who has managed the Australian pop-rock band for 16 years, said Smith's fatal heart problem came as a surprise.

"One of the healthiest guys I've seen," Mr Bartlett said.

The band released a statement saying: "It is with an incredibly heavy heart to announce that one of the founding members of Mental As Anything, Andrew Greedy Smith passed away last night .

"Our grief and confusion at this time are little compared to what Andrew's family will be feeling – our hearts and prayers go out to them."

Australian musicians Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool, Mondo Rock) and Ed Kuepper (the Saints, Laughing Clowns) were among those to pay tribute to Smith on social media, in the hours after his death was made public.


Vale Geoff Clark

For those with fond memories of Geoff Clark there is a Youtube video on his contribution to the worlds first solar powered train in Byron Bay



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 keithrlongworth@gmail.com 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.



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.

• Fundraiser.

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.

• Fundraiser.

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



Website Functions

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.



Re-union Photos

The photos of the 30th, 40th and 45th re-unions are now located under Reunion Photos. Click on the View Photos