Cannington Senior High School Perth W.A.

by Sue Weeks
(YATE BRISTOL U.K.)

I have lived in England for almost 30 years now but I remember my High School years at the above with great fondness. I can still picture some of my old friends and teachers faces clearly today.

I attended this school between 1974 and 1977.

I remember my school days as happy and enjoyable. We were always taught to do our very best in everything. School uniform was not compulsary and we only had 10 school rules.

Some teachers were stricter than others but all were friendly and wanted you to do well. Never did I feel any teacher was there just for the money nor were they fed up with teaching. Teachers were role models for how you should behave and we had lessons on deportment, music and dance (jive and disco), speech in fact we were prepared for life after school and how to be good people.

We had very few bullies and everyone knew who they were. A very few people took drugs in those days I never knew anyone who did but smoking was prevelant out on the field at recess.

My school days in Australia were relaxed unlike my children's school lives here in England today.
Susan Weeks Nee Hawkins

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Aug 18, 2017
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Remembering NEW
by: Craig Roberts

Hi Sue

I remember you. I was also at CSHS 74-76. You may also remember Cheryl McKay and her younger sister Jackie who were both there then, but have been back in UK for about 35 years also. Hope all is well with you

Regards

Craig

Jul 23, 2017
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Loved my days there NEW
by: Dawn Sharland

I went there from 1975 First year to third years in 1977, Had fun and enjoyed my school years there. Mr Anderson always put me in the room between the science Labs for talking lol, Still remember Hush and Captain Matchbox coming to the school. Still in Perth Western Australia.

Jun 08, 2017
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School Reunion 2019 NEW
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Hi there, were you born in 1959 and attended Cannington Senior High School? If yes then you are invited to our school reunion in 2019. See the CSHS fb page for detail.

May 30, 2017
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Wonderful years NEW
by: Vicky Feekings née davies

I too went to CSHS

I really loved it. I'm so proud to have gone there. I was one of the smokers caught by Mr Carlson.
Had Mr Dowsett for maths he sent me out every day. I still don't know what for lol.
Wonderful English teacher Miss Battle my best friend JJ and I went to carousel to buy her a going away gift.
Never saw drugs never saw pregnant teenagers, lol my father had a thing about pregnant teenagers at Kent street high so he sent me to CSHS .
I WOULD LOVE SOME PICTURES

May 30, 2017
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Cannington SHS Facebook group NEW
by: Phil Elliott

Hi all,

Came across this site whilst browsing some old students.
If anyone is interested a public Facebook page for Cannington SHS can be found at this link

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7142036145/permalink/10154563665876146/

Regards Phil
Student 1967-1971

May 16, 2017
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Hi NEW
by: Mrs Cook

Hi Russell, I remember you too. The after school pool parties and the chips I was persuaded to cook for you boys. All nice polite boys.
Happy days. Good wishes. Kims Mum

May 14, 2017
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Hi Russell NEW
by: Kim Stripe

Hi Russell, yes how could I forget you. You were the only high school student that I knew who went to the gym and had really cool parents. I also remember the parties at your house. We all had lots of harmless fun back then. You married Jane I believe?

Apr 12, 2017
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1972-74 NEW
by: Russ Kirkham

Just found the page. Have a lot of good memories re high my time at this school. Just now getting in touch with a few school friends .
Kim Stipe nee Cook remember me?

Oct 05, 2016
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More info NEW
by: John

Sorry my last comment was a little vague, The girl I am referring to would have been attending Cannington High in '72, I think she lived on Kingsdown or Longfield st in Maddington, not sure if she would have been in year 9 or 10 at the time, most likely year 10

Oct 05, 2016
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Just curious NEW
by: John

I went to Cannington high in 1972 looking for a girl that used to walk her dog along Weston street in Maddington
Strange eh ?
Just curious

John

Feb 27, 2016
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CSHS
by: Kim Stripe nee Cook

I went to CSHS between 1972 - 1974 also with fond memories. My teachers included Richard Aggis and Mr Dowsett. My science teacher whos name escapes my memory right now, spent extra time with me to make sure I knew all my chemical symbols to stay in the advanced class. I too had dance classes, jive and disco and we also had canoeing and archery. I loved my days there and was accepted even though I didnt wear the Levis like the cool kids lol. I never felt left out. We had many partys without drugs but we did experiment with alcohol. We were sensible though and did not damage property or disgrace ourselves. We had total respect for our elders and the law.

Nov 18, 2015
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My mum was born in 1955
by: Anonymous

Hi desperately seeking twins from CSHS
1970s.. Raywin MacMannus was the female twin, I think her brothers name was Jim..
jodesfoster15@gmail.com
Thank you

Oct 29, 2015
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by: Anonymous

Nice post thanks for sharing.

Sep 12, 2015
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Memories
by: Bernard Greening

I went to Cannington Senior High School between 1967 and 1969. If anybody remember me I would appreciate me via this site.

Sep 12, 2015
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Memories
by: Bernard Greening

I went to Cannington Senior High School between 1967 and 1969. If anybody remember me I would appreciate me via this site.

Jul 15, 2015
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My father went to cannington senior high school
by: Louise

My father went to cannington well that's what my bitch of a mother told me but im hoping that it's true and if someone that went to cannington remembers him is name is Andrew Heap. If someone remembers him please contact me on 0405728106 or email me louisegrocott13@hotmail.com

Oct 14, 2014
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Past pupils of Cannington High School 1962 onwards
by: Jan Ellis nee Bradley

My name was Janet Bradley I started Cannington High School when it first opened in 1962/3???? Came over from Kenya, East Africa, lived in Tudor Avenue, Riverton. Loved the new school is anyone out there that was there at that time?

Sep 13, 2013
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My memories of Cannington high school!
by: Tania Clarke

I was 10 when my family left NZ to live in Australia. My parents and younger brother travelled from Adelaide to Perth where we settled in 1978 I think.I attended a smaller school in Beckenham and then went to Cannington high. I loved it there. I remember my friends Joy, Jenny, Trudie and many more and Christine was a kiwi too. I loved that we didn't have uniforms and the huge shop the school had and my favorite thing from there was a frozen milk drink.I had such a good time at that school that when my family split, I didn't want to return to NZ.I missed that place and my friends lots after I left Australia. I went to Cannington around 1979-1980-81.I was 12-13yrs old.

Dec 25, 2010
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Memories of Cannington Senior High School
by: Jana

Technology these days is unreal. I was born in New Zealand to parents of Maori and Samoan desent but my entire upbringing was through-out australia.

I have fond memories of aussie so I thought I would search for Cannington Senior High School to find it does'nt exsist anymore after googling it.

I attended Cannington High in 1991 and was in year 10 at the time. As a kid i found it a struggle, having just being up rooted by the family to move from Sydney to live in Perth.

However I found my solice in hip hop dancing in those days through a group of people whom were in the same year and maybe year 11 students that became my mates.

Then, it was the in thing to do but for me it was an 'out'. We had a dance crew of five Paula, Desree, tony, Paul (I think) and myself. We practised nearly every lunch-time and became that good we represented Cannington Senior High and took what we had to the Secondary Dance off competions and came second or we won.
I do remember it was amazing and the dance crews that were around then were absolutely wicked.

Im 34 years old nw, back in N.Z. and never been back since, howevr its a time in my life il never forget being at Cannington Senior High.

Jana Pihama

May 30, 2008
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i think i know susan
by: paula ward

i think i know susan,from cannington senior high scnool, my name is paula ward does susan remember me ? she can contact me on friends reunited web site.

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