George Desmond Swinburn (1927 - 2021) Muaic Master from 1957 to 1977 Des died peacefully aged 94 on Wednesday last, 20th January at 4.00 am in a Nursing Home close to his home in Norfolk. His daughter Helen shared this information with us. The funeral is planned for 12th February, time ...
Posted: Sunday, 24 January 2021
In memory of Reverend Hugh Broadbent - Teacher: 1995 – 2009 Foundation Governor: 2015-2019
Hugh sadly passed away on Sunday 29th November 2020. During his illness he not only wrote the book 'Where is Love' (available from Waterstones and Amazon, he also wrote Immanuel, ahymn, which you can see him perform on YouTube by following the link below: Immanuel composed and performed by Hugh Broadbent...
Posted: Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Scouts to return to Thirdsden as reported in the Newshopper online
Plans are in place to renovate an Orpington scout hut, allowing one of the world's oldest groups to return to its "spiritual" home.
The 3rd Orpington Scout Group was forced to leave their Goddington Lane headquarters, after St Olaves School Grammar School, which shares the site,...
Posted: Sunday, 2 August 2020
New School Badge
Please see the extract from the Headmaster's newsletter dated 14th June 2019 (below) for a full discussion on the new school badge. The Society will keep its current logo, as seen in the banner at the top of the page.
Posted: Friday, 8 May 2020
Ghosts from the past
Robin Walter has sent the attached photo, along with the following: People who were at school in 1956-57 will probably remember Jean Hurinville who was French assistant that year. In fact when he wrote to me recently, he still referred to himself as Mr Orange Peel. You will see from this page tha...
Posted: Friday, 8 May 2020
St. Olave's goes to Hollywood, thanks to Old Olavian
Mike Battle, from the Class of 2012 leavers who, since graduating from Bristol has been working in the film industry and spent the whole of last year working as the set designer’s PA on the new Terminator: Dark Fate film in Budapest and Madrid. Mike has revealed the following exciting news:
Posted: Sunday, 17 November 2019
If you missed any of the Headteacher's Newsletters, they can be found here on the School website.
Posted: Sunday, 26 May 2019
Peer Year 1974 visit to Lalit Hotel (Tooley St Building)
Paul Shotton writes:
18 of those who started at the school in 1967 met for a reunion dinner at the old school in Tooley Street a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps our contemporaries can play 'match the name to the face'!
Those attending were - Peter Brown, Martin Hinchcliffe, David ...
Old Olavians attending the last service held were treated to tea/coffee and cakes after the service. Some had met up at the Barrowboy & Banker on London Bridge prior to the service for a spot of lunch. Photos have been posted to the album 'Commemoration 2019'.