We farewelled Peter Costello, Graham Blanks and Leigh Hucker this week and it was great to see a number of past students and staff take the time to come along and be part of the occasion. The following photos might give you a feel for what was a special night.
Amazing that Cossey can still muster the same smile after 40 years of teaching! Just a reminder that we will be celebrating Peter Costello's, Graham Blank's and Leigh Hucker's contribution to FDMC next Wednesday at the West End Bowling Club (6 pm). If you are thinking of joining us it would be appreciated if you could click on this link to register.
A recent stock take in the Library has unearthed some gems from our past which we will be sharing over the next few weeks. This one is a page from the student newspaper Fresh Prints published in 1996
We always appreciate messages and notes from our Old Boys, especially the ones that don't just tag someone in a Facebook post. The following was received recently from Leighton Hart and we hope he doesn't mind us sharing it with you.
A reminder that we would appreciate you registering your intention to attend our farewell to Peter Costello, Graham Blanks and Leigh Hucker, which can be done at this link - The Three Legends.
Hello. I recently read about the retirement of Graham Blanks and Peter Costello. They both have had fantastic careers, which have help shaped the lives of many. Mr Blanks as I knew him for so long was my teacher on my first day at FDMC in 1988, this was also his first year at the College. When I look back on my time at FDMC I have many fond memories and these were created due to the hard work and dedication of the teachers.
Pictured are a group of First Day Boarders taken at the 25th Jubilee in 1984. Who can put some names to the faces?
We at the College are very proud of our four men in black, not just for their achievements but because of the strong characters they have proved to be. As Mrs Milne would have said, four "Good College Men".
Due to a number of technical issues the 2015 College Magazine has only recently become available. We have added a pdf of the magazine to this post for any one who wishes to look over the glory that was 2015.
Three great stalwarts of the FDMC staff are calling it a day at the end of this year, Peter Costello, Graham Blanks and Leigh Hucker. Our official recognition of their great service to the College will take place at 6 pm on Wednesday 30th November at the West End Bowling Club. We are using an outside venue to allow a wider section of the FDMC community, including old boys, to attend. There will be finger food provided and a cash bar will be in operation. Numbers are limited so we ask that you register your intention to attend for planning purposes by visiting the following link.
An Old Boy's Card
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The FDMC Foundation exists to keep old boys aware of their old school and give them the chance to stay connected.