Historical information

On Saturday, 26 Oct 2019, a small band of nine Ashwood College Year 12 students from (1988-1994) gathered at the Notting Hill Hotel for a social get-together to celebrate 25 years after their graduation. To mark this special occasion, a Time Capsule which they had sealed and laid down on the night of their graduation dinner in 1994 (To be opened in 25 years), was brought from the school by an earlier Alumni student, Volunteer School Archivist, Christopher Boddy (1961-1966) and his wife, Kathy.

There was much excitement at what the capsule may hold, and a group photo was taken to mark the occasion. After some difficulty in removing the cap, the Time Capsule was duly opened with a hammer and drift to reveal its contents. There were many school artifacts of newsletters, timetables, magazines and more to remind them of their years at the school together with reminders of significant world events, information about Australian, Victoria and the local area.
The first Year 12 Time Capsule Committee of three was represented by Andrew Breeden. Fellow students- Julie-Anne Briffa, Janna Frail, Nathan Galea, Kieth Lu, Elizabeth Mark, Sam Poutakidis, Michael Scott and Christian Smith were all present on the evening.

Significance

The Time Capsule was laid down on 27 Oct 1994 by the Year 12 Students of 1994 to remind them of their years at the school together with reminders of significant world events, information about Australian, Victoria and the local area.

Physical description

TIME CAPSULE:
Sealed and Laid Down by Year 12 Students- 27 Oct 1994
Opened- 26 Oct 2019
All items in and related to the Time Capsule are recorded in this record

Inscriptions & markings

Sealed 27 Oct 1994
To Open 27 Oct 2019 (25 years)
Actually Opened 26 Oct 2019