Taieri College staff who are former pupils (from left) Sue Brinsdon, Debra Seddon, Ronnie Gale, Judith Taylor, Gwenda Hill, Sally Shanks, Wayne McFarlane, Monique Evans, Lynne Blackwood, Fiona Smeaton, Mike Newell and David Hunter. Photo supplied.
More than 140 people have joined the newly formed Taieri
College alumni group ahead of its official launch this
Group president Kirsty Fiddes said she had been pleased with
the number of former pupils - ranging in age from 18 to 80 -
from Taieri College, The Taieri High School, Mosgiel
Intermediate and Mosgiel District High School who had joined,
but she was keen to get more people to do so.
The plan was to build up a database of former pupils of the
four schools, three of which are now defunct, and start
holding reunions, Mrs Fiddes said.
The group would allow ex-pupils and ex-teachers to give back
to Taieri College, financially or by offering their skills.
Members would also be told about events at the school, and
newsletters would feature ''tall poppy'' stories,
highlighting ex-pupils' achievements.
Former pupils and teachers were also invited to come to an
event marking the alumni group's launch at 1.30pm on Sunday.
After meeting at the college's library, people would be shown
around the soon-to-be-demolished A block one last time and
would also be provided with afternoon tea.
• To join, visit www.taieri.school.nz or fill out
forms at various local businesses.