Former Kelso High Campus teacher Hans 'Stroevey' Stroeve has launched an initiative to collect memorabilia reflecting the history of the school prior to the devastating fire in 2005.
Mr Stroeve is looking to connect with former Kelso High students who have kept any photos, articles or documents reflecting the history of the original building, which opened in 1978.
"Now that I'm retired, I've been doing some research into the history of Kelso High and there's a significant gap in pre-2005 resources," he said.
"We lost so much of the school's history in the fire, but I'm hoping to reach out to former students who might have some proud memories locked away."
Mr Stroeve is currently focusing on creating a digital archive featuring pre-2005 resources in a bid to safeguard the original school's history for future generations.
"It's a small, unpaid project, but I'm hoping that people will remember me from the old days and get in touch," he said.
Mr Stroeve retired from full-time teaching in 2017 after nearly 40 years at Kelso High.
But with this new project, it's clear that Mr Stroeve is still dedicated to the continued growth of the school's legacy.
"I've already scanned all the yearbooks and post-fire resources for the collection, but I'm hoping to connect with people in the possession of Kelso High memorabilia that hasn't been seen for years," he said.
"The old building had such a warm atmosphere, and we'd love to see its history immortalised."
For those with desirable Kelso High memorabilia, contact Mr Stroeve at email@example.com.