By Marlene Plummer, School Archivist
11 August 2022
We thought Book Week was an appropriate time to discover the story behind the naming of the John Fuller Library at Wentworth Falls Junior School.
The library was named after John “Johnnie” Fuller, a former Junior School Teacher. Johnnie Fuller commenced as a Junior School teacher in 1967. Amongst his many roles he became Head of the Junior School from 1974 to 1985 when it was situated in Lake Street (now Kindle Hill School) He loved and encouraged the reading of books, and showed a particular interest in children who had learning difficulties and took remedial classes after school. He taught art and craft throughout the Junior School and took an active role in all school sports.
John was the resident master from 1967-73 in the boarding house, Blue Horizons, (now the Silvermere Guest House) and Boarding Housemaster in 1978.
This colourful character is remembered fondly by many for his loud voice and vigorous personality. He had a great sense of humour, an attitude of fair play and interesting attire.
When asked, a past student used three words to describe Johnnie “passionate, eccentric and fun”
After his retirement, John continued to have an active interest in Blue Mountains Grammar School by organising Golf Days, in conjunction with our alumni reunions. The Junior School Library was refurbished in 2016 and John visited and approved the new changes.