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South Grafton High lessons not forgotten

FLASH BACK: Do you recognise any of the South Grafton High School students of class 2E of 1965? Please let us know by emailing newsroom@dailyexaminer.com.au or phoning The Daily Examiner office on 6643 0500.
FLASH BACK: Do you recognise any of the South Grafton High School students of class 2E of 1965? Please let us know by emailing newsroom@dailyexaminer.com.au or phoning The Daily Examiner office on 6643 0500.

LYN Turton's needlework classes at South Grafton High School are sewn into her memory, so much so that decades after finishing school she took revenge on her teacher.

Mrs Turton was a student in the third year to go through the school, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next week.

"I really enjoyed needlework and often thought the teacher, June Blackadder, was picking on me when I had to undo a seam as she said you can do better and I knew my sewing was better than a lot of other students and they didn't have to undo theirs," she said.

"It paid off as I have exhibited at many patchwork and craft exhibitions.

"I did get my own back later when I was teaching patchwork at adult education and June attended, so of course I made her undo some seams to match the points better."

Mrs Turton travelled to the high school from Brushgrove.

"I would leave home at 7am and not return til 5pm so they were long days," she said.

"I was very envious of the students who lived nearby as they were home, changed into casual clothes ... and were out playing with their friends as I was just leaving school on the bus."

Mrs Turton's time at the school didn't come to end when she finished as a student; she has worked there for more than 20 years as part of the administrative team.

"During my career I have worked in all aspects; kitchen, science, library and office," she said.

"I became the administrative manager in 2008.

"It is a very changing environment as there is always a new program to be learnt. New technology like computers to be learnt (and) new staff joining our school in admin and teaching so new names and faces to be learnt."

Mrs Turton is a part of the South Grafton High School's 50th Anniversary committee with celebrations to be held at the school next Friday and Saturday.

"We would like to invite anyone who has been involved in some way with South Grafton High School to come along and join in the celebration on Friday, September 12 and commemorate our 50th anniversary," she said.

See The Daily Examiner on September 12 for a liftout on the history of the school.

Details

Friday

Breakfast at 8.30am at the School Hall - sponsored by Bendigo Bank. All welcome

From 9.30am, people can attend classrooms and see lessons being taught. All welcome.

At 11.40am there is a school assembly with students performing different acts then light refreshments for morning tea and lunch. All welcome

There's a dinner in the evening. Phone the school on 6642 1466 for more information. Bookings essential

Saturday

School open day, 9-11am. All welcome.

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