Former Pupil Association
With an increasing number of former High School pupils working in all sectors across the world the Former Pupils’ Association is a vital link enabling them to maintain a real contact with their old school and the friends they made there.
The aims of the association are:
· To promote the values, aims and ethos of Cookstown High School
· To maintain and promote social contacts among all those connected to Cookstown High School
· To support the continued development of Cookstown High School
A previous Former Pupils’ Association which organised social events and assisted with the publication of the school magazine seems to have wound up in the late 1950s. The present generation of former pupils is very excited about the potential for the association.
The association was re-established in 2014 with the project being led by Canon Wilfred Young OBE who served as Headmaster of the High School from 1970 to 1991. Planning meetings were ongoing throughout the summer and autumn of 2014 with a highly successful formal launch event held at school in February 2015. This event was attended by former and present pupils spanning seven decades!
Membership of the Association is open to anyone who has attended Cookstown High School or Cookstown County Secondary Intermediate School or been a member of staff of either school.
There are ambitious plans for the future including social gatherings, school reunions and special events with guest speakers particularly of former pupils, so many of whom have gone on to give leadership in many diverse fields. A key aim at present is to build the Association’s membership base and make links with as many former pupils as possible. An application form can be downloaded from here. The association is the property of the membership and therefore the possibilities for future activities are unlimited.
Speaking of the Former Pupils’ Association Canon Young said, “Cookstown High School is a prestigious school with an impressive history. So many former pupils have gone on to lead such distinguished careers. Many people have made friends for life at school and we want to harness all that to keep people in contact with each other, to promote the values of the school and continue the school’s development long into the future. “
All former pupils are encouraged to download the Information and Application form below, visit our Facebook page or telephone the school for more information.