Flashback Friday: Photos of the Port Stephens school leaders in the year 2000

Throughout 2020 the Examiner is looking back to the year 2000 and sharing photos and stories that was making news 20 years ago.

This week we're looking back to the 2000 Port Stephens school leaders.

The Examiner, which has been printing news in Port Stephens since 1893, has a long and proud tradition of publishing photos and stories on the local government area's school leaders.

This tradition continues in this week's edition of the Examiner (February 20). You can find the school leaders special on pages 20 to 26. Click here to see the digital edition of the Examiner.

As this week's Examiner features this year's school leaders, we thought it was only fitting to see who the Port's young representatives were in 2000.

Some of the biggest changes to the Port's schools in 20 years:

  • In May 2005, Raymond Terrace High School officially changed the name it had had for almost 50 years to Hunter River High School
  • Williamtown Public School, which opened in 1869, closed in 2008
  • Medowie Christian College, which opened in 1995, introduced secondary education (high school) in 2005
  • St Philip's Christian College, established in Salamander Bay in 1995, graduated its first Year 10 School Certificate cohort in 2001 and first Year 12 Higher School Certificate cohort in 2004
  • The newest school development - construction of Catherine McAuley Catholic College in Medowie. Due to open 2021

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