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'Educating the whole person for
the challenges of a changing world' ​

As a senior teacher at All Saints' College, I have heard this so often and in so many contexts. Dare I say it, as I go about my day to day teaching, the All Saints' philosophy, whilst important and true, rarely ever strikes a conscious note, if at all. And anyway, isn't this what all schools are on about in the 21st century?

Rarely ever strikes a conscious note until...an unexpected collaboration between patient and physiotherapist. Sophie Gill (2002), an ex-student of mine, now acting Head of Physiotherapy at St Luke's Hospital in Sydney, personified to me the 'whole person' that All Saints' claims to be producing.  She has become a remarkable young woman. She and her team helped me return home in record time after surgery.


 

As I survey the lives of my many friends (LOL) on Facebook, I notice that a significant few are ex-students doing all sorts of wonderful things. I think back over the past 18 years and for the first time I marvel and feel an uncanny sense of pride at all those ex-All Saints' lives that have crossed my path.

Like any educational institution, despite best intentions, we may not always get it right. I am convinced, however, having time to actually think about it,  our greatest advertisement for the All Saints' philosophical and mission statements are our ex-students

Mr Peter O'Neill

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Vietnam Veterans’ Recognition

 

The College Council is eager to acknowledge the service in the Vietnam War of former students of All Saints’ College, Bathurst and Marsden Girls’ School.
Below is a list of OBU known to have served in Vietnam. There may be more.
T.D Becker
C.R Blacket
I.R Bowler
K.S.Brunette
G.G.Campbell
C.C Cosgrieve
R.G Douglas
S.M.Doyle
J.W.Ellis
J.A.Gerrard
M.R.Merrifield
W.N.Maroulis
R.J.Morse
C.M.Morse
R.H.Murray
R.K.Porter
P.K.Williams
 
If you know of any former students of All Saints’ College or Marsden who served in Vietnam and are not on this list, please notify the Executive Assistant, Mrs Challita by email felicity.challita@saints.nsw.edu.au or telephone (02) 6332 7310. These may be family or friends.
The College Council would like to recognise Vietnam veterans on an honour board to be displayed in the College dining hall. Your assistance in ensuring this list is accurate and complete is greatly appreciated.
The invitation to recommend names for inclusion will remain open until the end of October. Please spread the word among the OBU to assist with this project.
 
Dr Peter Miller (Head of College)
 

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Obituary: Pamela Liedtke

Pamela Jan Liedtke, née Carter, of Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, passed away at the age of 71 in Boston, Massachusetts on July 4th, 2015. Pamela leaves behind her husband Harry, daughter Katja, son-in-law Matt, and son Michael. 

She was born on October 24th, 1943 in Tamworth, NSW, Australia. She was the daughter of Keith Carter and Gwynneth "Mink" Carter née Love, and youngest sister of Geoffrey (deceased) and Richard. She attended the Marsden School in Bathurst, and then Williams Business College in Mosman. In 1970, she moved to New York and started working at the United Nations. After meeting a charming German in New York, she decided to stay in America. She and Harry Liedtke were married on March 17th, 1973 at St. John's Church in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Her daughter Katja was born in January 1976, and son Michael was born in November 1978, both in Syosset, New York. In 1980, the Liedtke family moved to Mirror Lake, New Hampshire where the children grew up and attended school.

In 2006, Pam proudly became an American citizen, while still retaining her Australian citizenship. She loved the pomp and circumstance of Independence Day, which makes it very fitting that she passed away on the 4th of July. She also loved Australia, and managed to travel there with her family many times. Her most recent trip to Australia was the trip of a lifetime with her husband. This trip included a train ride across the country, camels on the beach, camping in the outback, and a visit to her childhood home in Bendemeer.

Pam was an adventurer and loved life. She left Australia to move to America with a suitcase and not much else. She made some friends on the plane, who became friends for life. She inspired her children to explore and dream big. This led to her daughter moving to San Francisco, and her son moving to Sydney, Australia. Despite the geographical difference, she always remained very close to Katja and Michael. Once retired, she and her husband Harry travelled far and wide, and took full advantage of their time together. 

A celebration of Pam's life will be held at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on August 22nd, 2015 at 3:00pm. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Cancer Society in her name. Pam was dearly loved by her family, friends and community, and will be greatly missed. 

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Wedding Bells for former All Saints' School Captain

Toby Llewellyn (All Saints College Senior School Captain 2006) married Monique Arnold at “The Belmore" Bundanoon on Saturday, 8th August.

The happy couple are spending  their  honeymoon in Italy and will then continue to live and work in Sydney.

One of Toby's groomsman was a friend from England whom he met on his GAP year at Bromsgrove School in 2007.

Of note is the fact that there were 11 immediate OBU family members present at the wedding - nine of whom are featured in the photos below.

Toby with his sisters, Amber Hutton (nee Llewellyn - ASC 1997)
and Kristie Innes (nee Llewellyn - ASC 2000)
and mother Anne Llewellyn (nee Crossing - Marsden 1970).

Toby's grandparents, Richard Crossing (ASC - 1942)
and Ginger Crossing (nee Muriel Brownlow - Marsden 1941).

Toby's mother, Anne, with his aunts and uncles, Jock Crossing (ASC - 1973), Meg Low (nee Crossing - Marsden 1975)
and Gae Watson (nee Crossing - Marsden 1975).

OBUs not in photos: Gae's husband, Mark Watson - ASC 1970 andMeg's son, Mark Low - ASC 1999.

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“BACK TO SAINTS"

OBU DINNER

(during Spring Fair weekend)

WHEN: Saturday 12th September

WHERE: ASC dining room

COST: $65  3 course meal  (includes wine and beer)

TIME: 7 for 7.30

ALL BOOKINGS TO ASC 02 6331-3911

Bookings essential. RSVP & payment by 7/9/15.

Click HERE or further details. 

Thank you to over 600 ex-students who have recently updated their contact details via the newly designed All Saints web page. As an incentive to further update our OBU database we are running a draw with 4 x $150 Bunnings vouchers as prizes. One entry in the draw will be awarded to everyone who:-

a.       Has or will update their own online contact details via the online web site at http://www.saints.nsw.edu.au/bathurstian (or replied to an earlier email or phone call requesting details) 

and;

b.      Provides three verifiable email addresses of other All Saints / Marsden ex-students via  return email (*1) 

A further entry will be awarded for each additional group of three verifiable ex-student email addresses (*1).

Note (*1) excluding lists previously provided to the O

Entries close on Thursday 10th September with winners drawn at the OBU dinner (12th September). Winners will be contacted by email and do not need to be present at the dinner. Results will be published on the All Saints Facebook page.

Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Saints-College-Bathurst/157525194295651

Anne Llewellyn (OBU President)

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Four generations of All Saints' students

All Saints' students, William (Year 8 - not in the photo), Hugo (Year 6) and Banjo (Year 1) Goodlet (photographed with their grandfather, Ken Goodlet) hold the 220 yards All Schools' Championship trophy won by their great-great-great-grandfather, All Saints' College student, 18-year-old Henry Cooper Matthews, in 1879, five years after All Saints' College officially commenced. 

The cup was returned to the school probably in 1927, two years before Henry died, and was awarded to the school's 220 yards senior champion from then each year until 1963. 

Henry became proprietor of Acme Flour Mills between Howick and William Streets, next to the present ambulance station and behind the child care centre. 

Henry's son, George Henry Ascot, and George's son, the boys' great-grandfather, Hessel William Henry Matthews, also attended the school. 

So, after skipping two generations, the boys are the fourth generation to attend the school.

Mr Ken Goodlet

UPDATE: FIVE GENERATIONS!

After the above article was put on the website it was discovered that Jennifer Rogan (ASC 2001-2004) was of Matthews' descent. Her mother Sue's maiden name was Matthews, daughter of Ken Goodlet's wife Jan's father's brother George. This means there was a Matthews at All Saints in five of the last six generations, since the 1870s. 

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Recollections of a 1948 student
John Lingham

 

Click Here for story

 

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'Saints Who Served in the Great War'

ANZAC Project/Tony Cable visit

Across Australia, there are many activities currently being undertaken to mark the Centenary of ANZAC. All Saints' College Bathurst is no exception with respected Old Boy and historian Mr Tony Cable (ASC 1953-59) completing six years of painstaking research into the lives of the many All Saints' College students who served their country in the Great War. On Tuesday, 28th April, Tony and his wife Ada visited All Saints' to address the Senior School assembly about his research.

Tony has researched and created a collection of personal histories or dossiers on the ‘Saints Who Served'. The project has culminated with publication on the College website of these personal histories in time for ANZAC Day 2015. These personal stories of All Saints' Old Boy soldiers will become an important asset for the school. It is envisaged that they will be used as teaching resources in history classes for current and future students.

These personal dossiers provide much more than just a stark list of names. The story of each man has been brought to life by Tony with selections from the soldier's Personal Service Records from the National Archives as well as newspaper clippings, casualty and Red Cross reports. Tony has incorporated copies of illuminating original documents including diaries, poignant battlefront letters and heartfelt original poems in the dossiers rendering the final reports very sad and confronting. Each story is presented in a “scrapbook" style that allows the reader via the College website to scroll through the actual original documents which include the sometimes shockingly real stories of the war.

Amongst the stories is the report of a wounded soldier shooting himself in order to avoid being taken prisoner by the Germans. Another is of a soldier who was evacuated a few days after the Gallipoli landing with a ‘nervous breakdown' being sent home ‘under a cloud'.  Yet another account features a Secret Service mission to the Far East in 1917 undertaken at the request of the Australian Prime Minister in order to investigate future possible Japanese intentions in the region.

Tony's address to the school assembly provided a fascinating insight into the men who served and the depth and detail of his research.

The school is extremely grateful to Tony for all the work that he has done over the past six years to honour the memory of these All Saints' Old Boys.

Senior School Captains, Sophie Stockman and Tom Galvin, made a special presentation to Tony and his wife Ada at the conclusion of his address to the school.

The collection of personal dossiers of the ‘Saints Who Served in the Great War' can now be accessed on the All Saints' College website at www.saints.nsw.edu.au

The Anzac Project: http://www.saints.nsw.edu.au/the-anzac-project

Those who died in war - Gallipoli and elsewhere: http://www.saints.nsw.edu.au/those-who-died-in

Those who also served at Gallipoli and survived the war - http://www.saints.nsw.edu.au/those-who-survived-the

All others who served: http://www.saints.nsw.edu.au/additional-remaining

Mr Wayne Feebrey (Head of HSIE/History)

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Wedding of ex-student

All Saints' College staff member, Mr Robert Poole (1992 to present), was the proud father of the bride, Amy, when she married Lucas Winter at Abercrombie House on Saturday, 11th April, 2015.

Amy was a student at All Saints' from 1992 to 2002, a school prefect and Glover House Captain.

Rhys, Amy and Emily Poole

Two of Amy's bridesmaids also attended All Saints' - Emily Poole (1996-2008) and Kate Parsons (1994-2002). Amy's brother, Rhys (ASC 1992-2004), read a poem during the marriage ceremony.

Kate Parsons and Amy Poole

A reception was held for the newlyweds at Athol Gardens in Blayney.

The three siblings benefited from an All Saints' education with Amy becoming a speech pathologist, Rhys a detective in the NSW police force, and Emily a lawyer.

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Dubbo Dinner 2015

This year's Dubbo Dinner was attended by 55 former students who all enjoyed themselves.

We were saddened by the death of Malcolm Tink who never missed one of these dinners and who was a great supporter of All Saints' College. He was a fantastic sportsman and his blazer, still in pristine condition, was donated to the school.

The Dubbo Dinner is always held on the second Saturday in March so please put next year's date (Saturday, 12th March 2016) in your diaries now!!

Judy Jakins

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In Memory of MALCOLM TINK (1933-2015)

 

Malcolm Graham Tink attended All Saints' College in 1949 and 1950. His father, Stan, was at All Saints' from 1902-04, and brother, Peter, from 1946-47.

Malcolm was not the school type but was an above average sportsman, excelling at cricket and football.  He was a fast bowler of some note and a very strong batsman.  At rugby he was known as a “ferocious non-stop tackling machine". In 1949, he was appointed provisional prefect and was awarded full colours for both cricket and rugby.  On leaving school, Malcolm continued to play cricket and football at local and district level.

Malcolm worked as a farm hand, moving on to farm station management positions, before acquiring his own property, as well as being a harvesting contractor. He later spent some time as a livestock buyer.

Malcolm married Violet Hopkins and they raised a family of three sons. Some years later, Malcolm and his second wife, Helen, conducted a very successful real estate business - Malcolm Tink Real Estate.  Malcolm was a great auctioneer and really knew how to work a crowd.

Although Malcolm endured a number of tragedies and misfortunes throughout his life, he faced his difficulties with fortitude, strength and dignity.

“Tinkie" was a happy and friendly man who could tell a story and who loved a good yarn.  He particularly liked to reminisce of his time at All Saints'. He could be liberal at times with both truth and fact but was always entertaining and never vindictive. Malcolm truly cherished life memories of All Saints', being a lifelong advocate for the school and was a keen and avid supporter of the Old Bathurstians' Union.

Malcolm Tink was a generous and loyal friend and a man who will be missed but not forgotten.

 Malcolm was 82 years of age at the time of his passing on February 26th, 2015.

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