Opening of Grade 8 SAS Nourse Dormitory

On Thursday 9 February the new Grade 8 dorm in Blackmore was officially opened. A small function was held at Blackmore, attended by Sas’s daughter Ann, his son in law, Clive, his granddaughter, Lea, together with a few invited guests.

Sas Nourse was a DHS Old Boy who attended DHS from 1932-1935. He first taught at DHS from 1941-1944 after which he returned and taught from 1952-1972.

He was the first Headmaster of Blackmore House when it moved to its current location in September 1969. Sas also coached the 1st XV from 1955-1967.

Jeremy Oddy (Class of ‘62) and Archivist of DHS, described Sas as a quietly spoken man. He was fair with his decisions regarding discipline of the boys and had an aura of authority and wisdom. He was an excellent science teacher and was respected by both the boys and the staff of DHS.

Sas also received the highest award for gallantry in reach of the SA Surf Life Saving Association for his courage when he went to the assistance of a fellow bather who was fatally attacked by a shark off Warnadoone Beach in January of 1946.


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