Education alumni association, the Old A’s, is recruiting new members

20 November 2017

The alumni association of the old Auckland College of Education is opening its doors to new members. The Old A’s began in (approximately) 1907 as the alumni association of the old Auckland College of Education. The association's intention was to create a special time for former students to get together again in what amounted to a multi-functional annual reunion.

The Old A's have a rich history of proud achievements. One prime example was the association’s initiative in 1918 to organise the erection of a memorial for Old A’s members who had fallen in battle during World War I. The memorial can still be viewed at the gates of the Faculty of Education and Social Work today.

In 2004, the Auckland College of Education amalgamated with the University of Auckland to become the Faculty of Education. This brought together two institutions with long histories and reputations for excellence in education. The amalgamation did not stop the activities of the Old A’s and they continue to meet twice a year at the Epsom Campus where an esteemed guest presents about interesting activities at the faculty and current developments in teacher education. Each gathering concludes with a buffet lunch. The alumni group are also invited to free university events, concerts and public lectures.

The Old A’s is currently recruiting new members. Whether you are a teaching alumni of the Auckland College of Education, or the University of Auckland, the Old A’s are looking for new members to join the group.

If you are interested please contact the Chairperson, Bob Baird, who would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact judybob306@gmail.com for more information.