Thornhill Pioneers

The following are the names of some of the pupils who attended Thornhill on the old site at the Air Force base (1955 - 1957). This is not taken from any official list, so there are bound to be errors and omissions, given that they come from the collective memory of a group of people who were at the school over 50 years ago.


Alan Rumball
Aletta Bezuidenhout
Alfie Smith
Allan Gordon
Alwyn Strauss
Andrew Norman
Ann Von Staden
Anne Panton
Annette Botha
Barry Johnston
Ben Benzies
Ben van der Pol.
Bev Davidge
Beverley Mitchell
Brian Buckley
Brian Shirley
Buddy Nysschen
Bucky Rowlands
Chris ("Broekies") de Jong
Chris Pelly
Chris Skinner
Chris Viljoen
Cliff (Spook) van Rensberg
Colin Green
Colin Smith
Connie Birch
Daphne Cousins
Dave Chalmers
Dave Goddard
Dawn Quincey
Denise Lotter
Denise Wilkinson
Donald Gibson
Dorothy Snodgrass
'Dup' du Plessis
Eleanor Baier
Ena Nysschen
Enid Bott
Enid Lee
Ernest Botha
Evans Hundermark
Felicity Barry

Fred Munger
Fred Strauss
Gail van Niekerk
Gaye Robertson
Gerry Dippenaar
Hank van de Weg
Heather Hatt
Ian Gordon
Jacobus Hoffman
Janet Lancaster
Jannie Olivier
Jannie Nell
Jennifer Scheitel
Johan Kriek
John Alexander
John Cunliffe
John Davies
John Gordon
John Moren
John Shirley
Judith Gatiss
Judy Rautenbach
June Bennett
Karlynn County
Lawrence Boddington
Leslie Van De Poll
Llanis Pringle
Lynette Palmer
Margaret Nish
Marie Dippenaar
Matthys van Schalkwyk
Megan Winter
Michael Columbine
Mike Dubell
Michael Eckhardt
Mike Stewart
Molly McGowan
Nan Winter
Neil Willemsen
Nick Carter
Nigel Rowlands
Noel Blankenberg

Noeline Russell-Smith
Nora Archer
Norma Rowlands
Patricia Barlow
Peter Cowan
Pieter van Niekerk
Pinkie Pieters
Ray Kaschula
Ray Parker.
Ray Wyatt
Reg Kaschula
Reg Wickens
Reggie Cousins
Rob McGowan
Robbie Bester
Robert Redman
Rodney Giles
Ronald Cousins
Ronnie Benzies
Rosalie Hughes
Roy Davis
Roy Kalil
Ruth Sercombe
Sally Scott
Sally Struckel
Sarah Dippenaar
Sheila Murch
Sheila Plenderleith
Sophia Nysschen
Stan Price
Steve Theron
Susan Daynes
Susan Priest
Thomas van Blerk
Victor Reece
Veronica Steffen
Virginia Pringle
Wendy Sparg
William McFarlane
Winifred Callow
Yvonne Emslie