The cover was designed by Mr. J. A. Johnson. The Knight is not intended to represent
St. George in particular, but is the heraldic emblem of Courage and Virtue.




At the end of this, the first term at Iringa, I should like to take the opportunity of wishing you all every success. I am sure that all of you appreciate the tremendous amount of thought, effort and money which has gone into the making of your magnificent new school. What is more impor tant is that you should realise that the strength of a school lies largely in its tradition. Remember that in this you are pioneers and that you have a double responsibility; for it is your efforts and achievements, your bearing and behaviour, that will set the pattern for those who follow you at St. Michael's and St. George's; and it is by the standards that you set now that your school will be judged in the future. I am confident that you will fulfil Tanganyika's expectations and make this the finest school of its kind in East Africa.

Government House,




C. I. W. Hodgson, Esq., O.B.E., M.L.C.


Mrs. D. Mahon.
I. J. McPhillips, Esq.
Fraser Murray, Esq.

Brigadier A. S. P. Murray.
F. J. Mustill, Esq., O.B.E.
B. F. Sarantis, Esq.


C. R. W. Francis, B.SC., M A , Scholar of New College, Oxford.


The Reverend S. R. Beesley, B.A. (Bristol)
The Reverend Viotto (Tosamaganga R.C. Mission, Visiting).

Assistant Masters:

P. R. Booth, n.A. (Cantab.)
F. V. Brooker, A.P.T.C. D. I. Brooks, M.A. (Oxon.)
R. W. Charles, B.Mu5. (Wales)
G. A. M. Clube, a.A. (Oxon)
      A.R.C.O., F.T.C.L.
G. B. Hall, B.A. (Oxon)
M. L. W. Halls, Dip. Handicraft
      C. and G
B. Hargraves, M.A. (Edin.)
M. de L. Hart, M.A. (Oxon.)

D. R. Henderson, M.A. (St. Andrews)
W. I. Hickman, A.R.C.M.
J. E. C. Hinchliffe, M.A. (Oxon.)
J. A. Johnson, A.R.C.A. (Lond.)
D. F. Lake, Dip. Handicraft.
J. W. Moss,, (Durham)
C. C. Norman, n.A. (Oxon.)
J. T. Oram, LL.n., M.A. (Cantab.)
R. D. J. Robertson, M.A. (Oxon.)
H. B. Williams, M.A. (Cantab.)
L. J. Wiltshire, F.R.G.S.

Assistant Mistresses:

Miss S. Carter, LL.B. (London)
Miss L. Dickinson

Mrs. C. B. Palmer, M.A. (Cantab.)
Miss J. Stewart

Mrs. L. S. Cunningham, B.A. (Queen's Univ.)

Nursing Staff:
Sister L. von Gebhart, S.R.N.
Nurse S. L. West, S.R.N.

Headmaster's Secretary:
Miss N. K. Jones



Miss M. M. Farrant,
Mrs. M. C. Henery,
Miss S. R. McMaster,
Miss I. L. Palmer,
Mrs. K. Paul Miss B. Prichard,
Miss A. White.

Captains of School:

B. Springbett
Susan Kerr.

Vice-Captains of School and Prefects of Assembly Hall:

C. Bakewell
Anna Boddy.

Prefects of Dining Hall:

L. Mukabaa,
Anna Bonini.

School Prefects:

B Butler,
A. B. C. Chapman,
Jane Kingdon,
Margaret Wiggins.




Kay Puttock,
J. S. Dicks,

VI Arts.
VI Arts.


On the occasion of its birth 'The Iringan' exhibits the bliss of inexperience and is essentially of a 'first issue' character; but it is hoped that the contents of this magazine embody the spirit of the School.

It is certainly not usual for a new school to be opened with a full complement of pupils, and understandably everything was chaotic for a while.

In a surprisingly short time, however, affairs began to run with comparative smoothness and already we are beginning to feel pride in the School and its magnificent buildings, and are founding traditions which we hope will become sacred.

A good school is not necessarily housed in fine buildings, however; neither is a good school magazine necessarily contained in a striking cover. We hope, though, that this magazine will satisfy its readers and stimulate them to contribute to it. Who knows -- perhaps, eventually, this first edition will become a collector's showpiece!

K. C. P




The following telegrams and messages were received on thc opening of the School on the 26th January, 1959.

Telegram from the Chairman of the Board of T rustees,

C. J. W. HODGSON, (,.B.E., M.L.C. --

To the Headmaster, Staff and Pupils,

Warmest good wishes for a successful and happy first term. May God visit his blessing on the School.

The Royal Socicty of St. George. London -- Dear Mr. Francis,

I am writing on behalf of the Central Council and the Society as a whole to offer you our best wishes for the future success and prosperity of St. Michael's and St. George's School: and I hope that this letter may reach you in time for the School's inauguration on the 26th January.

We are confident that, under your guidance and direction, the School will be surely founded in the best traditions of our country and of the Commonwealth and Empire, and will go forward to a proud and honoured place in the history of Tanganyika. We look forward to a long and close association between the School and this Society.

Yours sincerely,

Major M. P. C. Hordern.

General Secretary.

The Rotal Sociot) f St. George, Dar cs Sa laam

Dear Mr. Francis

On behalf of this branch may I congratulate you on your appointment as Headmaster of St. Michael's and St. George's School and offer vou our best wishes for the success of this appointment.

It is a pleasant coincidence that both you and your School share the same patron saint. We trust that it will prove a happy omen.

Yours truly,

P. T. Austin,

Hon: Secretary.



2 The Royal Society of St. George, Iringa- Mr. President,

All members of the Iringa Branch send to you, your staff and yotir pupils all good wishes for your new venture and wish every one of you every success.

Yours sincerely,
F. Gozzard, Hon. Secretary/Treasurer.

The Royal Society of St. George, Mbeya- May I on behalf of all members of this Society at Mbeya send you our

best wishes on the opening of St. George's School and may it greatly prosper.

Yours sincerely,
Guy Pearson, Hon. Secretary,

The Royal Society of St. George, Mtwara --

On the occasion of the first opening of St. George's School, 26th January, 1959, Mtwara Georgians send greetings. Glad to note the School is under direction of Georgian Branch President ensuring fulfilment of aims and objects of our world-wide Royal Society. Good luck and best wishes to School and Staff in your great venture.



The Royal Society of St. George, Mwanza --

Best wishes for success of St. George's School and inculcation of traditional English attitude to life.

The Royal Society of St. George, Tanga- On behalf of the Committee and Members of the Tanga Branch of
the Royal Society of St. George, I send greetings and all good wishes from all Georgians in Tanga to yourself and staff of St. George's School, Iringa.

We all wish you every success for the opening of this new School and feel confident that it will fill a need in the further education of Tanganyikans.




District Commissioner, District Office, Iringa -
With the opening of the School an impending event, may I take this
opportunity to wish you and your Staff every success in what promises to be an exciting task in the years ahead.

It goes without saying, of course, that you can always count on the co operation of the Provincial Administrator in all fields, and I trust you will riot hesitate to call on us on those occasions when, perhaps. you may feel we can be of assistance.

N. Durdant--Hollamby.

Auckland, New Zealand--

Semper Floreat St. Michael's et St. George's.

H umphries, District Commissioner, Iringa.

Worksop College, England--

All success and very best wishes from all at Worksop.

Southern Highlands School--

Best wishes for a successful first term.

Residents of Kongwa--

Best wishes to cx pupils Kongwa School on opening at Iringa.

The Kongwa Club

Committee and Members send best wishes to all ex Kongwa School pupils on opening of Iringa School.




The term commenced on 26th January and ended on the 11th April. The dates of the other two terms in 1959 are

11th May -- 1st August

28th Sept. -- 19th December

Arrival of Staff. The Headmaster and Mrs. Francis returned from the U.K. on the 2nd November, 1958, and Miss Williams, the Caterer, Miss Jones, the Headmaster's Secretary, and Mr. T. Barker, the Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, came in early December. Lt. Co!. H. B. Williams and Mrs. Williams arrived from England in mid-December closely followed by Mrs. Paul from Kenya. At the start of January, we welcomed Miss

M. M. Farrant from Kenya, Mrs. M. C. Henery from St. George's School, Kongwa and Mr. M. de L. llart and his wife from Falcon College, Southern Rhodesia. Mrs. L. S. Gunningham from Mbeya School also took up residence at this time.

The rest of the Staff arrived by air on the 10th January, having flown from London to Nairobi by Charter plane They were met at the Airport by the Headmaster, the Chairman of the Town Council and the District Commissioner. We would like to express our appreciation of the very warm welcome given to the Staff by the residents of Iringa, and particularly to the Chairman and Committee of the Iringa Club for the Sundowner-Dance which they gave for the Staff on 31st January. * *

Dr. Paul White, specialist in rheumatic diseases, broadcaster and author of the "The Jungle Doctor" books, lectured to the School on Friday, 30th January, on medical missionary work and spoke to the VIth Form on 31st January on "Vocation in Careers". * * *

Sir Arthur Kirby, the Commissioner for East Africa, visited the School on 11th February. * * *

A meeting of the Board of Trustees was held at the School on 24th and 25th February under the Chairmanship of Mr. C. J. W. Hodgson, O.B.E * *

Mr. K. G. N. Ridley of the Tanganyika Standard paid us a visit on Monday, 16th February, and a special supplement with pictures and articles about the School was published in the Sunday News on 1st March. During his visit Mr. Ridley spoke to the VI Form on "The Newspaper and Careers in Journalism". *

We have also had two episcopal visits this term; on 1st March from the Right Reverend A. Stanway, Bishop of Central Tanganyika, and on 19th March, from the Right Reverend L. E. Stadling, Bishop of South West Tanganyika. * *

We are grateful to Mr. M. L. W. Halls for arranging the School entertainments on Saturday evenings. These have been Film Shows, Dances for the Seniors and a special party for the Juniors and Quiz and Twenty Questions types of programme.



Mr. D. C. Spencer, the Acting Director of Education, accompanied by his wife, spent a day at the School on Tuesday 3rd March. * *

We were very pleased to have an opportunity of saying Good-bye to Mr. J. E. S. Grifliths, the retiring Provincial Commissioner, and Mrs. Griffiths on their last safari through Iringa on 11th March. We welcomed the new Provincial Commissioner, Mr. J. T. A. Pearce, and his wife at the School on Saturday 5th April.

* *

On 25th March, Mr. R. Hawkins, the Fast African Manager of te Manufacturer's Life Insurance Company, addressed Forms 4--6 on ""lnsur ance -- its History and the Careers it offers". * * *

Congratulations to B. Zakian, a member of the School XV; who has been selected to play in the Cameron Cup for South Tanganyika. * *

It is pleasing to record that the daily average sickness rate for the term has been under 2 % and that the average gain of weight per pupil during the term has been 2 pounds.


Mr. R. C. Carline, the Chief Examiner for Art for the Cambridge

University Local Examination Syndicate, stayed at the School on 9th--lOth

April. He was shown round the Art School by Mr. J. A. Johnson and Mr.

Carline made flivourable comments on the work which he saw.

* *

The Editor of the Tanganyika Standard was kind enough to publish an appeal from the Director of Music to anyone who possessed unwanted '78' recordings to consider making a gift of' them to the School. The response has been very generous indeed. We are most grateful to the following for their kindness in presenting the School with so many records.
Mrs. D. Barlow Cambridge Library Mr. & Mrs. N. 0. Durdant Hollamby
Mr. & Mrs. P. Geers
Mr. J. H. Griffiths
Mr. C. Loads
Mr. M. Lunaii
Mr. & Mrs. MacHattie
Mr. P. T. Miller
Mrs. B. Morphopoulos.
Mr. & Mrs. Richards

Mr. C. F. Tilney
Mr. & Mrs. R. Williamson
Mr. W. J. Young
Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam

I ringa
Dar Cs Salaam
Dar Cs Salaam
Dar Cs Salaam
Ta nga
Iringa (who also gave a '78' automatic record changer)
Dar Cs Salaam
* *

A word of thanks to the School Secretary, Miss Nancy Jones, who, without a word of protest, typed all the Magazine before it was sent to be printed; also to NI iss Jennifer Charles.



two Scouts of the SchooI Troup, J. Coutouvides and P. Kullander will be attending the Central African Scout Jamboree at Salisbury, in South ern Rhodesia, from 4th--l Ith May. They will be returning via the Victoria Falls and Livingstone. * * *

We are very grateful to Mr. G. Kallis and Mr. D. J. Michalakis of the ""White Horse Inn", Iringa who, every Sunday, have entertained for dinner four boys and four girls from the School. * *

The School Tuck Shop opened during the term and has been a delight to us all. We thank Mrs. R. Booth and her helpers for all their work.

CARTER HOUSE Housemistress: Miss S. Carter,
House Captain: Anna Boddy,
House Prefects: Eliana di Zitti Carole Pinder,
Annelize van Buuren

How hectic those first days were! Nobody ever seemed to be able to find time to do anything and always there was yet another problem. Most of the management of the House fell to Miss Carter at this early stage; from the start she has borne everything so capably and so determinedly that in Carter House we have come to know that nothing is impossible.

Four House Prefects on Probation were appointed, and after a difficult period during which we realized the enormity of our task, we accepted the challenge and became very enthusiastic.

When it was decided that inter-House hockey matches should be played, we blindly drew up our two teams, relying on intuition rather than actual knowledge of the ability of the players. Although the first few matches were of a low standard of play, both teams have improved beyond recogni tion throughout the term. Teamwork and passing having become much more sure under the leadership of our House Games Captain, Eliana di Zitti. The Senior Team has drawn or lost all matches except one, but the Junior Team amply compensated by winning all but their last match which was a draw. Indeed, one fateful afternoon during a House practice, the Senior Team was ignominously defeated 3-0 by the Junior Team, a small point which has taken us the greater part of the term to live down. I should like to say a word of thanks to Mrs. Hart who undertook to be our coach and has given us some much-needed advice on the building up of our team.

When the results of the first three-weekly order' became known, we decided that Carter House could earn renown only by excelling on the games field. However we were pleasantly surprised in the general improve ment in the second Order, and now find ourselves capable of competing with the best even from the Academic point of view.

In all, this first term has been interesting and eventful, both in and out of the House, and we are proud to be helping to build up the traditions of this, our new School.




HENERY HOUSE Housemistress
House Captain:
Mrs. M. C. Henery.
Anna Bonini.
Joan Docker.

The House opened the new' term fai4y successfully, although there were the usual complications which naturally occur in a new school. However, it was not long before we settled down into the steady routine of school life.

On the games field we have proved enthusiastic and willing--owing to this spirit the House has done fairly well. As yet, Hockey has been the only game in which we have competed with other Houses. in the Senior Section three games were won and two drawn out of the five matches played. The Juniors were less successful: three won and one drawn out of the six matches. We were delighted that this record was good enough to win us the House Hockey Cup.

On Easter Monday, we were taken out on a picnic by Mrs. Henery, and in spite of bad weather in the morning the outing was enjoyed by all.

Our House activities have been greatly encouraged by our House Mistress, Mrs. Henery, to whom we all owe our gratitude for her willing cooperation in all our interests. Among our activities; badminton, tennis and "'Jazz Sessions" are the most popular. Mrs Henery kindly provided us with her own radio and gramophone; without which instruments we would surely be lost. We also owe our thanks to Miss Stewart, our Assistant House- mistress, for hcr help in our House matters.

Now, after a very hard-working and rather exhausting term, we all look forward to our holidays with the usual enthusiasm. ANNA BONINI.

PALMER HOUSE Houscmistress.' Mrs. Palmer.
House Captahi: Susan Kerr.
Hoiisc Prefects: Joan Brackfield. Gillian Burnett. Margaret Wiggins.

It is not casy to begin in a new sehool but we got off to a good start by winning a junior rounders match, which helped to create a House spirit. There are 51 girls in the House, two of whom are day girls. The House colour is green

This term has not been very eventful as everything had to be organised from the start, but we have been lucky in having a hockey match against the Masters' wives which was enjoyed immensely by the House. There have also been inter-House hockey matches and both the First and Second Teams have played hard and the House has supported both teams well.

I know that everyone in the House agrees that both Mr. & Mrs. Palmer have been very kind and understanding in everything. Being a Housemistress



and teaching at the same time must be a tiresome job and yet Mrs. Palmer has always found time to arrange things for the girls.

The outing on Easter Monday for the House was very enjoyable in spite of the rain and a few incidents; the bus got stuck at one stage but fhe girls came back full of beans and looking more like mud pies. They agrced that it was one of the best picnics they had every had. Mrs Palmer allowed the House Prefects--with whom she has been very patient--to have a party on the last Saturday of term. This was a great success and we and all our guests enjoyed every moment of it. We are very grateful to Mrs. Palmer for all the help and advice she has given us during the term.

We were honoured by having another of our House Prefects appointcd as a School Prefect and the House Captain was appointed Head Girl of the School.



Housemistress: Miss Prichard.

House Cap to in: Jane Kingdon.

House Prefects: Jean Mackay.

Christine Oliver. Carola Sorensen.

The term ended, Prichard House breathed a unanimous sigh of relief as serious trouble has been successfully avoided throughout the term.

Although we have not exactly excelled ourselves on the games field and have not dazzled the rest of the School with our scholastic ability, we have run through the term with a happy and friendly atmosphere in the House.

The term opened with a small party which I think can safely be called a success: we should like here to thank Miss Prichard for all her help and guid ance this term.

On Easter Monday, the House was very fortunate in being asked to Muhesa Farm, where Mr. & Mrs. Richards entertained us for the day; despite the disappointing weather a thoroughly good time was had by all. We should like to express our thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Richards for their kind hospitality.

We are grateful to the Headmaster and the Reverend S. R. Beesley for so kindly coming to say our prayers on occasions during the term. We sincerely hope that we may return to School rejuvenated, invigorated and ready to excel ourselves in thc classroom and on the sports field during the forthcoming term,





Housemaster: D. R. Henderson, Esq.

Matron: Miss Palmer.

House Captain: B. P. Springbett.

Ho use Prefects: B. Butler.

J. Gilmour S Wecshler

The prime objective in the House during the first term of School at St. Michael's and St. Gcorge's, has been to consolidate, as indeed must have been the case in other Houses. From the muddle of independent thought and action experienced in a House in existence for the first time, a disciplined, unified community had to be produced. It is to our credit that such a community developed with startling rapidity. that each member of the House realised exactly what was expected of him; and that, almost from the first, life within the House proceeded smoothly and pleasantly.

A House spirit was not long in making itself evident. The first House match of the rugby season saw Williams vanquished, as forwards and backs played with the qualities of a well-oiled machine. Regrettably, our House Captain (and. incidentally, Captain of 1st XV) fell victim to cartilage trouble after the match against Oram and this, together with other injuries, provided a serious handicap for the rest of the season. Despite the fact that we tasted the bitterness of defeat, the team spirit experienced during our first match remained with us, to enable us to feel justly proud of the fact that we had given of our best.

The same spirit communicatcd itself to the Junior House Team which met with a fair measure of success despite its comparative lack of weight in the scrum.

We have come a long way. Henderson, but let us go a lot further and expand in every aspect of school life as the year progresses.



Housemaster: R. D. J. Robertson, Esq.

Matron: Miss J. Palmer.

House Captain: A. B. C. Chapman.

House Prefects: Em. Vutirakis.

R. A. Franklin.

We started the term in fine fettle, under Mr. Robertson, whom we are pleased to have as our Housemaster. High spirits of the first fews days of the term soon wore off, and the House settled down quickly, prefects being appointed.

House activities centred around the Rugger season, which began without any preamble. After some arduous trainine runs we were hard at practice split into age-groups 'sets'. The Senior XV, though contributing more than its share of members to the School XV (wellnigh half, in fact), too seldom



succcedcd in merging its various personalities into a team, thus losing to Oram in the League and to Williams in the Knock-Out. When it did succeed; it was a formidable side, defeating Williams and Henderson in the other League matches, and taking second place: a satisfiictory achievement. Much of the credit goes to Zakian the captain, a flist and elusive centre, to Em. Vutirakis, a reliable tackler and kicker, and to Franklin, a tireless forward. We congratulate Zakian who has been awarded his School Colours.

The Junior XV, small and inexperienced. took a series of League defeats without flinching; they then gained an unexpected but well-deserved win against Oram in the Knock-Out and put up a splendid struggle in the final against the all-conquering Williams team, before losing 6-Il. Meier, Captain, set an admirable example throughout the term, and he was well supported by Wiggins and Angelides.

Other House acitivites have included the construction of a volley-ball pitch, which has proved very popular: the laying out of a small garden (this is being tended rather more lethargically); and the founding of the Hodgson House Society, of which the forty-odd boys in the house are automatically members: a society for the watching, furthering and general discussion of House affairs and interests, with its own officials and committee.

House members have played their full part in the numerous School Societies, contributing to the Choir, the Dramatic Society and the Editorial Board of the Magazine, for example.

We feel it our special duty to display a School spirit as well as a House spirit, since our House is named after the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, who has already honoured us with a visit,

In conclusion, we say goodbye and good luck to Felix Schmocker, who is soon to begin training at Cranwell for the Royal Air Force, and to David Frank, who is emigrating to New Zealand.



House Master: J. T. Oram, Esq.

Matron: Miss Farrant.

II()use Captain: L. Mukabaa.

In the School's first term Oram House has made a good start and its members have quickly gained a feeling of loyalty to the House.

A good spirit for rugger amongst the boys brought rather unexpected results. We were the first team to win the League Rugger Cup and F. Galli ussi, A. Henderson and A. Schneemann have been awarded School Colours. Much of the credit for winning this cup and the Knock-out Cup, which was gained during the last week of term, must go to these three.

The House has also done well with regard to work. Several boys proved worthy of promotion after the second Three-weekly Order had been assessed.



Many of the younger boys devoted their afternoons to an attempt to beautily the House by cultivating in the garden, plants supplied by Mr. Oram.

In addition to these achievements, some of us were admitted to the Chapel Choir.

Perhaps the highlight of the term was the House party for members of the rugger team, and to which we invited the Captain of School Rugger, and sixteen girls. Our Matron, Miss Farrant, supplied the delicious food and with this and the modern records, the party was a great success.

I should therefore like to congratulate all those who have helped to make this term a success for Oram House and I hope this record will be kept up and, if possible; surpassed.

House Captain:
House Prefects:
Lt. Col. H. B. Williams.
Miss Farrant.
C. Bakewell.
T. Duthie.
R. Escott.
J. Howell.
R. Thompson.

We started the term with 50 members in the House, five of whom were chosen, soon after the term began, as Prefects on Probation, namely C. Bakewell, T. Duthie, R. Escott, J. Howell and R. Thompson and the House quickly settled down under the guidance of our H o u 5 e m a 5 t e r, Lieutenant-Colonel Wtlliams.

The Senior House Rugby XV, although not so big as some house teams, tried hard in the league competitions but unfortunately lost to Henderson with a score of 11-3 and to Hodgson by 19-16 points, after an extremely enjoyable game in which Hodgson held the field at half time with a score of 16-3. To Oram House we also lost with a score of 8-3. These matches were, however interrupted by the School matches in which Williams House contributed four members, C. Rakewell obtaining his School Colours. In the Knock-out Competition we were seeded against Hodgson whom we beat after a very strenuous game but we finished as runners-up after a hard- fought match against Oram in which we lost by the score of 16-0.

Our Junior House matches were a real credit to the House. After their first game they never looked back: in all the six games of the League Compe tition they were not once defeated; finally winning the League Competition Cup. In the Knock-out Competition Cup, in which they played Henderson first, an extremely good game ensued in which, although there were several near tries for the Henderson side, Williams still managed to hold them back to a score of 6-0. In the finals against Hodgson the team again upheld its high standard, beating them to a score of 11-6.

Richard Maure, who captained the Junior Team, showed up very well as a high hope for the School Team in future years.




The House has members in every club in the School, and the hobbies room has been annexed by the Modelling Club, which soon hopes to challenge other houses to competitions with the models being built in the Club.

Although the House gardens have not flourished, yet we are proud of the results of our efforts in building flower-beds, lawns and some garden steps, built by the younger members of the House who have made the most of all the natural resources of materials they could find.

Although, academically, our standards have not been outstanding we are proud of the fact that several of our House have been at the top of their class in the "Three-weekly Orders' and several of the House have been moved to a higher form than before

We are looking forward to next term and the hockey matches for which we feel that, in the seniors, we will be able to produce a reasonable team in comparison with this term's rather dwarfed rugby team.

We had three casualties in the House this term. The first was Tony Duthie who, in two different matches, received injuries in his thigh and knee. However, he has now recovered to his, and our satisfaction. Raymond Oliver had an accident in which he broke his arm, but this, after an operation, is well on the way to recovery, we are happy to say. Lastly, Michael Dove was taken to hospital on Tuesday 31st March for an appendix operation; we all wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him with us very soon.

Lastly we would like to thank our Matron, Miss Farrant, for all her work in the House, especially since we have had to share her with Oram House.



Housemaster: J. F. C. Hinchliffe, Esq.

Matrons: Miss A. White; Miss S. R. McMaster.

Ho use Captain: A. R. Norsworthy,

January 26th, 1959, the first bus load of boys and girls in the history of St. Michael's & St. George's passed through the School gates. History was again made as a bunch of small boys alighted from the bus and made for the entrance of the Junior House. There were cries O{ 'Say man, what a place! So big!"

"Man, this is better than Kongwa!"

"Have you seen the wash-basins?"

"Blimey, it's super!"

Then one or two boys happened to glance at the notice-boards and they were not quite so happy. They saw that they had to do this, and that they were not allowed to do that. Remarks became less jovial and comparisons with Kongwa less complimentary. They decided that perhaps it was not so



super after all. It looked as if the Housemaster, his Assistant and the two Matrons were going to have a difficult time ahead of them: events did not immediately disprove this.

The next two weeks were spent trying to persuade four dormitories of scarcely willing boys that it was time to get up, that a wash before break fast was essential, that to reach the Dining Hall on time was a necessity:

and the same thing in the evening, only in reverse. But eventually the boys began to settle down, and by half-term the majority were washing regularly. eating punctually and getting into bed silently.

One day a set of deck-tennis courts appeared, followed by a volley ball net, table tennis, Monopoly, chess, draughts and cards. A Scout Troop and various clubs were formed, and outings and picnics arranged. The boys began to enjoy life. Then one day a boy returned from exeat with a pocketful of marbles. Happiness was assured. The deck-tennis courts were deserted, the volley-ball net sagged, even rugger lost some of its lustre; whilst runs and 'cross countries' were openly reviled.

Yes, the Junior House had at last settled down. As one boy remarked a day or two before the end of term, "You know I really quite like it here." His expression was neither humourous nor ironic; he was saying what he really felt.



Towering above all other thoughts on worship iii School this term has been the lack of a Chapel. Call this "No-Chapel Notes' and you will be nearer the truth.

Where can one draw aside and be quiet in School? There are magni ficent facilities for enlightening the mind, many good places (though no Gymnasium or Swimming Pool) for strengthening the body--but what of the spirit? A few moments quiet in House Prayers or School Assembly, the hush before God during a Sunday service, but these apart, there is no where set apart for thought and prayer concerning the vital issues of life.

We believe that man is a spiritual being. We believe that it is his spirit that governs his mind and body. Yet we build no place or places especially for the benefit of his spirit.

Some of us pray Sunday by Sunday (and more often) that God will move people throughout the Territory and elsewhere to give and work so that we may have fitting Chapels for the School. We have already received some magnificent church furnishings. There have been private gifts of a great Lectern Bible and Communion vessels. From the Commonwealth and Continental Church Society in London have come funds for buying chalice and patten (solid silver), brass vases and offertory plate, Desk Prayer Books bound in the School colour and embossed in gold, and many other things. Their Ladies Association embroidered Communion linen and alms bags and are sending us carpet for the Communion rails. Their gene rosity has been outstanding. What they have sent would be prized in any



church. Join with us, will you, especially each Sunday, as we pray for Chapels for the School: the need for them presses upon us yet more strongly each day.

Visitors to School services this term have been few. So many who were invited are not free for six or more months. The Bishop of Central Tanga nyika, in whose diocese we are situated, came one Sunday evening and after preaching at Evening Prayer, showed the Lambeth film and spoke at an open meeting of the Christian Union, concerning the 1958 Lambeth Con ference. The Bishop of South West Tanganyika, whose diocese is 'next door', gave a Lenten address some ten days before Easter. The Chaplain's Lenten sermons were on "Great Servants of God in Fast Africa". The Headmaster preached at the beginning and end of term emphasising different aspects of "Practical Christianity."

During Lent the School gave their Sunday collections towards the pur chase of kneelers. _67-I 0-0 was given--_l 10 is needed. One or two private gifts have been offered and we hope to have kneelers for the entire School during next term.

The form of worship in the School during the weekdays has followed closely the pattern common to great numbers of schools in Britain and else where. The entire School, except the Roman Catholics, gather in the Assemb ly Hall at 8 a.m. A hymn is sung and then one of the Prefects reads some ten or twelve verses from the Bible. During Lent, for instance, we have followed the account of Christ's last weeks upon earth. Next term we shall have read ings from the Old Testament. After the reading, the Chaplain prays two prayers selected from one or another of the standard School Assembly Prayer Books. The School then joins in the Lord's Prayer, and with the saying of the Grace or a Blessing the Assembly is over.

Our Sunday worship follows a modified Church of England pattern. This was the custom at Kongwa and is; of course, the normal form of worship in the great British Schools. From a little after Half-Term the services were enormously enchanced by the formation of a Choir. Their lead in the hymns, the canticles and the responses has brought new life to the services. During Easter Day Morning Service the treble and soprano section sang the anthem "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Bach, and the following Sunday--the Sunday nearest to the bi-centenary of Handel's death--the trebles and sopranos sang 0 Lovely Peace" from his oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus".

Like many other good things that we have inherited from Kongwa School, the Good Friday Services followed the Kongwa pattern. Morning Service for the School was of the normal form of Morning Prayer. In the sermon we watched the last few hours of Christ's life through the eyes of Matthew the Tax Gatherer. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. there was a voluntary Quiet Hour to which a considerable number came. It was based upon the Seven Words from the Cross. In the evening two of the ""Sermons from Science" films were shown--""God of Creation" and ""Voice of the Deep".

Easter Day was ajoyful occasion. At the beginning of the day there was the largest Service of Holy Communion that we have had in the School. Morning Prayer saw the congregation augmented by numbers of visitors joining in the service which was the most fully choral that we have had. The Evening Service was similarly characterised by much good singing and a very real sense of the joy of worship.



church. Join with us, will you, especially each Sunday, as we pray for Chapels for the School: the need for them presses upon us yet more strongly each day.
We thank the Director of Music and the Choir for all their hard work. We would not forget to thank Mr. Johnson for two fine paintings that he did to illustrate the happenings of Good Friday and Easter Day. They were hung in Assembly Hall on the appropriate days.

We thank God for all His blessings to us over Easter. We were conscious of His good hand upon us.

We have much for which to thank God, and much for which to pray. Remember us, as you read this, and we ask you especially to remember our needs, material and spiritual, on Sundays.
S. R. B.

CATHOLIC NOTES We are very grateful to Father Viotto for coming over from Tosama ganga on Saturdays and Sundays and giving us so much of his time.

Special arrangements for Easter included a celebration of Holy Mass on Maundy Thursday and Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. It was pleasing to see a number of parents at Mass on Easter Sunday.

We should like to congratulate the girls on their singing at Benediction. and our thanks are due to Shirley Bailey and Marietta de Scossa and their helpers for arranging the altar flowers.

We are sorry to say goodbye to G. and L. Togni, and wish them every happiness in Canada, Their services will be much missed at Mass and Benediction.
H. B. W.


Our preliminary meeting on 22nd February was very encouraging when nearly 100 people were present. The various members of the Commit tee were elected. The numbers swelled in subsequent meetings to 170. At the first meeting proper, the Right Reverend the Bishop of Central Tanganyika showed a film about the 1958 Lambeth Conference and then spoke concerning his visit to the Conference. The Headmaster, Mrs. Francis and Mrs. Stanway were also present. It was an open night and the majority of the School attended.

Since then we have had a Quiz evening which was called 'l.Q. Night'. This was a great success. Two film nights were held and a "Balloon Debate' (who shall be thrown out ofthe balloon caused much amusement and interest).

C. Bakewell won with an overwhelming majority as Billy Graham. The other occupants of the balloon were K. Puttock as Anne Frank, S. Kerr as the Old Woman in the Shoe and C. Carlisle-Kitz as Gottley Daimler.

The last meeting was an entertainment boldly termed ""Talent Show". The talent included a variety of things; singing; piano and cornet solos, paintings, etc. Mr. Beesley gave a small talk at the end and played two records with a religious background. The meeting was ended, as it always is, with a prayer.



church. Join with us, will you, especially each Sunday, as we pray for Chapels for the School: the need for them presses upon us yet more strongly each day.
We thank the Director of Music and the Choir for all their hard work. We would not forget to thank Mr. Johnson for two fine paintings that he did to illustrate the happenings of Good Friday and Easter Day. They were hung in Assembly Hall on the appropriate days.

We thank God for all His blessings to us over Easter. We were conscious of His good hand upon us.

We have much for which to thank God, and much for which to pray. Remember us, as you read this, and we ask you especially to remember our needs, material and spiritual, on Sundays.
S. R. B.

During the term printed Membership Cards were given to those who paid the membership fee of Sh. 1/50. We feel that the Christian Union has been a great success for which we thank God. The Committee and the Chaplain have prayed much and we have seen both interest and numbers grow very considerably, which has been of great encouragement to the entire Christian Union.



Although the Club started its meeting a little late in the term, the number of enthusiasts was large: many of them attracted by Mr. Johnson's colourful and comic posters, others by their own particular feeling towards Art.

The lectures took place on Wednesday nights: they were interesting and in most cases amusing.

Mr. Johnson helped us to appreciate Art, not in a boring manner, but in a simple, pleasant and practical way. The willing models were many:

fat ones, small ones, turned up-nose ones, pink ones and, finally, flat-headed ones!

In addition the members of the Club could use the Art Room at will; and there is a good chance that Crafts will be introduced next term, thus, I am sure. increasing the number of the members.



This Society came into existence in the earlier part of the term through the initiative of Mr. Brooks, to whom we owe our grateftil thanks for intro ducing such a popular activity.

We have an enthusiastic membership of about thirty people, and attend ance has been remarkably constant throughout the term. At the first meeting of the Society, parts were taken in the reading of Shaw's "Arms and the Man

The result was sufficiently encouraging to further the decision to produce this play at the end of next term. Rehearsals will begin next term. Costumes have already been designed by Mr. Johnson, and will be made up by Miss Dickinson assisted by members of the Society.

Various other plays have been read, irecluding "Outward Bound", which was greatly appreciated: and "The Inspector Calls" which was read by a senior group. Thanks are due to the British Council for sending us these plays. Each member of the Society has taken a part at one or another of the meetings during the term. A performance of the first act of Shaw's "St. Joan" was enjoyed by all who attended. Parts were taken by Morag Cormark,

C. Bakewell, J. Dicks and P. Lovell.

Mr. Halls gave an extremely interesting and informative lecture and demonstration on ""Basic Make-Up", Daniella Tognetti being the model,



The popularity of a Dramatic Society depends largely on the effect of its productions; and we hope for a noticeable increase in members after we have produced a few plays. The Chairman; B. Butler, hopes that during the next term a few play-readings may be given before the School, to instil some basic dramatic feeling which will stand in good stead when they come to see "Arms and the Man".

This term has been a successful start to the Society.




After starting a little late in the term; the Gym. Club, organised by Mr. Brooker; soon got into its stride and found favour amongst the boys.

We began with simple box-work, gradually progressing as time went on. It was not long before we found that we were not so fit as we thought. Thus, in an attempt to correct this, Mr. Brooker introduced us to some vigorous "circuit training" which proved to be very hard work and produced a great deal of sweat and tears.

We concluded the term with a vigorous evening's work out which left us with something to look forward to next term.



The Society, having gained a toe-hold upon the African continent in general, and the Southern Highlands Province in particular, is content to bide its time, and declines to jostle for a claim upon the weekly forty minutes. Its few (as yet) but faithful members have sung "La Marseillaise' upon ahilltop and picnicked in a valley. They look forward--who does not ?--to a French dinner, a French play-reading, another picnic and, in due course, a visit to Paris. Meanwhile, like the immortal Candide, they cultivate their garden. Au revoir, chers amis!

R. D. J. R.


It might be said that the majority of those coming to 'St. Michael's and St. George's' expected to find confusion supreme in every quarter. In this they were doomed to disappointment, for no such confusion occurred

apart from in the Library. The feelings of those stalwarts who had under- taken to run the Library must have been similar to those of Hercules when faced with the prospect of cleaning the stables of Augeas. For chaos, utter and complete, stared them in the face. The books at hand were a legacy from St. George's, Kongwa,--this we acknowledge with thanks--but many. having served faithftilly in the front line for so long. obviously looked forward to retirement. No order existed to the books--the squat volumes of Fisher's "History of Furope" rubbed shoulders with "Biggles in the Orient", and '"The Lays of Ancient Rome" found an uncomfortable resting place with "Five Fall into Adventure."



However, discipline was slowly and painfully restored to the scattered array -- my thanks to all who gave unstintingly 9f their time and energy to make this possible.

it soon became evident, though, that neatly packed books occupied only a quarter of the space covered by books in disarray. It has therefore become something of an ambition with us to see all our empty shelves filled. Which seems a convenient point to express a wish that the tradition be estab lished whereby each pupil on leaving the School should present a book to the Library where it might sit proudly in lasting memory of him.

We gratefully acknowledge the gift of 500 shillings by the Standard Vacuum Oil Company, which will go some way towards filling the vacant shelves.

B. BUTLER, Head Librarian.


During this term three meetings have been held on Wednesday evenings at 7.20 p.m. with very good attendances. To suit the wide range of ages (11 to 18) there was a wide variety of music which was kept as popular as possible.

On the first meeting of the Society, Tchaikovsky's 'Piano Concerto in B flat Minor' was introduced and illustrated at the keyboard by Mr.

R. W. Charles; then a recording was given, the orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli with Arthur Rubinstein the pianist.

At the second meeting we heard the music of Schubert. Many examples of his piano music were played to illustrate the spontaneity of Schubert as a composer and song-writer. After a talk by Mr. Charles with piano illustrations, we heard the recording of the 'Unfinished Symphony' (Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Bruno Walter).

The third meeting consisted of a programme of Light Music, chosen from orchestral and vocal recordings, and piano works. The piano music played included 'Rustle of Spring' and 'Automne' by Cheminade, recordings of 'Fingal's Cave' composed by Mendelssohn, together with some light operatic tunes. The evening ended with extracts from 'Oklohoma', the American musical, which proved very popular.

We are all very grateful to Mr. Charles for everything he has done to help us and we hope to be able to carry on these meetings next term.




Our first meeting took place on the 7th February and included some 40 members. Mr. Booth, Mr. Hall and Mr. Hargraves were the joint founders of the Society which has flourished and added members during the term.



Perhaps as it

We hope, over the years

The club meets

Mr. Booth

Our Society

We have also

It has been

C. Bakewell


Thanks to Mr. Norman



On Easter Monday we took a packed lunch which was immensely enjoyed. We went up a fairly high hill and going up and down it caused many laughs. Unfortunately we began in the rain with the result that we were travelling through mud the whole day but it soon cleared up.

We ended the term with some training and a game enjoyed by all on the hill.

Next term there will be camping, bridge building and many other activities. We owe so much to Mr. Norman for the time and help and we have been very successful. In this I am speaking for the whole troop and I hope many more will come and join because it is a good activitity for all ages.


Troop Leader.


Meetings have been held regularly at hi-weekly intervals and have been enthusiastically attended.

Some very attractive collections have been on view and we hope to see even more next term.

H. B. W.


Meetings have been held regularly at fortnightly intervals, and have been very popular.

It is hoped to organise a tournament next term. H. B. W.


Here, too, we have had a term of experiment. The School has been divided into seven groups according to the ability of the players, each group being in charge of a member of staff. A Captain, Susan Kerr, and a Secre tary, Eliana Di Zitti, have been elected. Team-work was lacking at the begin ning of term, but there has been improvement, coaching and match-play being designed to lead to a fully-trained school team and a full fixture list.

With new playing fields we have had our teething troubles: tufts of grass that sprout overnight to catch the ball the next day, and odd corners that catch the rain and become pools in a matter of minutes. However, these are minor matters that will improve. One point that must be raised is the need for each player to have her own hockey stick.

During this term there have been two rounds ofFirst and Second Fleven House Matches; in addition the School Team has played two matches. This was done with great enthusiasm.



For the future we look forward to better pitches, better hockey and the realization that every individual's own efforts make the spirit of the game.

School Team:

Susan Kerr, Fany Papadimitriou, Anna Boddy, Anna Neckelmann, Bryony Hawkins, Anna Howell, Jean Stewart, Maria Tofas, Frances Stewart, Eliana Di Zitti, Diana Milner.

Results of Matches: 1st Xl v Staff and Wives ...... 0-0

1st Xl v Iringa Ladies 2-I

Final House Match Positions:

1st Henery

2nd Carter

3rd Palmer

4th Prichard



In any review of the first Rugby term at a new school, it is obvious that many impressions will crowd into the mind. Let it be said immediately that, in spite of numerous obstacles and difficulties, there is a solid record of achievement and progress. No less than four 1st XV matches have been played against IRINGA, DODOMA and MUFINDI. Two full rounds of Junior House League matches and one round of Senior House Leagues have been completed and it is highly probable that the House Knock-out Compe tition will be over before the end of the term.

Throughout the School there has been a tremendous enthusiasm for Rugby and the keen spirit, which was so evident in the House Matches, was most encouraging. However, it is wise to point out that the general knowledge of basic skills and the new Rugby rules was very limited at the beginning of the term. Before any real progress can be made in Rugby football it is imperative that all players should be familiar and practised in the art of the basic skills of passing, falling, tackling and kicking. There has been an improvement in these skills during the term but much more practice is required. Only recently in a report on the Fngland v Scotland international, Vivian Jenkins wrote. "Change the laws as you may, there is one thing you will never change, the technique of giving and taking a pass, and the ability to do this at top speed in a rhythmic and co-ordinated hand ling movement".

In First XV matches team spirit has been abundant and the will to win always evident but there has been a definite lack of co-ordination between forwards and threequarters, and an elementary although improving approach to the art of tight and loose scrummaging. Finally there has been an absence of all round proficiency and polish in the general tidiness of the game. Many practices belied the basic weaknesses of individual players who when faced with match conditions were often inept and slow to appreciate a situation.



Nevertheless the record of the 1st XV should not be under-estimated. In their first game against Iringa R.U.F.C., the School did well to draw against a heavier and more experienced team. The first try, scored by Zakian in the opening minutes of the game, was the result of good team-work. In the match at Mufindi the team was unsettled and sluggish (not altogether surprising, perhaps, after the long journey) and it was unfortunate that Springbett, the Captain, was off the field with a knee injury for most of the game.

After considerable re-organisation of the team, the game a g a i n 5 t Dodoma, played at the School, brought a narrow victory (3-0). Once again the School was slow to press home obvious advantages and only in the latter stages were there signs of good team-work.

In the return match against Mufindi, played at home, the team probably reached their best form of the term. They thoroughly deserved their victory by II points to 5. The forwards showed much more cohesion in the tight and loose serums while the threequarters were more confident and not afraid to exploit the gaps in defence. The final delicacy of a drop goal by the full back was a fine effort.

In conclusion, a vote of thanks to all masters who have so generously given their services to the coaching of Rugby sets and the refereeing of House matches. And finally a special vote of praise to the 1st XV Colour who sacrificed his own shirt in the good cause of Rugby Football.

The Fifteen:

*A. Schneemann; A. Duthie; *B. Zakian; E. Vutirakis; M. Western;

*B. Springbett (Capt.); A. Chapman; B. Firth; R. Franklin; P. Main;

J. Gilmour; *A. Henderson; *C. Bakewell; R. Keller; *F. Galliussi. * A arded School Colours.

Also played __ R. Thompson, P. Keustermann, R. Gemmell, G. Alexiou.

Results: 7th March v Iringa Home Draw II -- 11
14th March v Mufindi Away Lost 6 -- 11
21st March v Dodoma Home Won 30
28th March v Mufindi Home Won II -- 5

Lost Drawn For
2 1 1 31




1st Round:
Henderson 6 pts Williams Nil
Oram 12 pts Hodgson 3 pts



Nevertheless the record of the 1st XV should not be under-estimated. In their first game against Iringa R.U.F.C., the School did well to draw against a heavier and more experienced team. The first try, scored by Zakian in the opening minutes of the game, was the result of good team-work. In the match at Mufindi the team was unsettled and sluggish (not altogether surprising, perhaps, after the long journey) and it was unfortunate that Springbett, the Captain, was off the field with a knee injury for most of the game.
2nd Round:
Oram 8 pts Henderson 6 pts.
Hodgson 19 pts Williams 16 pts

3rd Round:
Hodgson 14 pts Henderson 6 pts
Oram 8 pts Williams 3 pts

League Positions:
1. Oram 3
2. Hodgson 3
3. Henderson 3
4. Williams 3

1st Round:

Pts. Pts. Played Won Lost Drawn For against Pts.
3 0 0 28 12 6
2 1 0 36 34 4
1 2 0 18 22 2
0 3 0 19 33 0
Williams 6 pts. Hodgson 3 pts
Oram 8 pts Henderson Nil

Oram 16 pts Williams Nil

League Positions:
1. Williams 6
2. Henderson 6
3. Oram 6
4. Hodgson 6

1st Round: Pts. Pts.
Played Won Lost Drawn For against Pts.
6 0 0 116 12 12
3 2 1 25 38 7
2 3 1 22 43 5
0 6 0 9 79 0
Hodgson 5 pts Oram 3 pts
Williams 6 pts Henderson Nil

Final: Williams 11 pts. Hodgson 8 pts.
D. R. H.




When I was in England I used to study the stars. When I came out here I found all the constellations in different places in the sky. Orion, for instance. was low down in the southern horizon in England, but here it is above me, and Sirius is very bright. The Plough was clearly seen in England, but it is not possible to see it here until late evening, when it is on the northern horizon and the opposite way round.

On the other hand, there are some constellations which I could not see in the Northern Hemisphere but can see here. The Southern Cross, for instance, is seen in the Southern Hemisphere clearly, but not in the Northern Hemisphere.

There are stars, however, that at different times of the year appear at different places; e.g. the Lion crosses overhead to the Southern Hemisphere and then crosses back into the Northern Hemisphere.

Venus is also very easy to find; it is the second planet away from the sun and is about the same size as the Earth. At home Venus was sometimes hard to find, but now, as it is in the Southern Hemisphere and it is the right time of the year, it is easy to find it, but it is too bright to see its actual outline.

The moon shines very brightly here as we look at it through less atmos phere; it is also higher in the sky as its path is near the equator. At mid-day the sun is overhead and therefore hotter than it is in an English summer; it is odd having a short shadow.



It was March, 1957. On Monday morning at 6.30 a.m.. my father asked me if I wished to go with him to Port Said for a spare truck-engine. I had my breakfast and we left home at 8 o'clock and started the long journey to Port Said. About three miles from Cairo I put the car radio on to listen to some music, and suddenly the announcer cut in and said that all lights must be out at 6 o'clock and that no one was allowed in the streets. When we reached Cairo my father took me to a hotel where we had dinner and went to bed. At 10 p.m. I was woken up by a noise, and looking out of the window I saw about twenty British jet-bombers. When they reacbed Cairo Airport they dropped bombs and several Egyptian Air Force (Russian) fighters could be seen burning and the runway was damaged.

After the bombing we left in the car for Port Said. At one o'clock in the morning, we saw lots of cars and tanks all going in the same direction. Catching up with them my father, on asking, was told that they were going into Port Said in case of a landing by troops there. When we reached Port Said at 6 o'clock we had to wait until the stores depot opened at 7 o'clock. Having bought the engine we spent the rest of the day in the town. The next day, on leaving Port Said, we were stopped by two policemen who said that we were not allowed to leave because of the threatened attack on the town. On returning to the hotel, I heard a roaring noise and many explosions and, looking outside, I saw British paratroops coming down and fighting started,



Young men and boys were shootint with machine guns at the troops and there were many deaths. Houses were set on fire and far away I could see huge clouds of smoke. For the next five days we had to stay in the hotel until all fighting had stopped. We left the hotel and made our way home, which was about forty miles from Alexandria. After being at home for a week, my father was told that he had to leave Egypt in twenty four hours and we left on a Greek ship from Alexandria.



Some people say they're pretty things

These gnats and moths that fill the air,

But goodness me! I'd rather die

Than have them flitting in my hair.

They really are detestable,

These swarming little pests on wines'

Why God created them, I fear,

Is just one of those puzzling things.

And then of course there is the kind

That slides and creeps about the ground.

And then those awful buzzing things

That fly and circle round and round.

I tell you that it is no joke

After working hard all day,

To get in bed, and find

That there's a dudu in your way.

I never can do anything,

Get into bed or put on shoes,

Without encountering one of those

Infuriating dudus!



One day in April, 2959, a young archaeologist noticed some mounds which were arranged in an unusual way, and so he began to investigate. Aftera short while, many distintuished archaeologists caine from all over the world to give their views on the remains ofthe buildings which were unearthed, They all seemed to have been subjected to a terrific atomic blast.

It was thought that the place had been an Observatory of Natural History which specialized on many subjects, as many skeletons were found embedded in small rooms, evenly set out; however, there were no tombstones. In some large drums nearby, there were many preserved beetles, rats and bats and also, in what seemed to have been a laboratory containing many glass objects, there was a furtive-looking skeleton of a long, thin man,



desperately clutching a butterfly net. Much argument was caused over this owing to the lack of butterflies; however, it was thought that they had most probably rotted.

Tn a long, rather open room there were a few wonderfully preserved books set among others on some rotting shelves, with the body of a man who had obviously been trying to restore order in the room when disaster had struck. Another skeleton was found, with a mortar board and a pair of glass-less spectacles; and in a larger room there were some skeletons of children who were bent over some extremely large bowls which contained cinders. But the rotting tables gave way under the slightest weight. Standing over them was the skeleton of a woman on pin-point heels who was carrying some exercise books which seemed to contain reports on what was thought to be the animal world of centuries ago.

Tn an open space, near the remains of the buildings, there were many mechanical contraptions of all sorts of shapes and sizes, and it was obvious by the care taken of them that they were some personal gods of the elder members of the community.

Found bolted to the remains of a wall was a small, dynamo-like object which, when rapidly revolved, sent out an ear-splitting wail. This is thought to have been an oracle whose every word was law. Not far out, in some fields, there were many skeletons of children, in a long, straight line; but these had clearly perished of exhaustion before the atomic blast had struck.

More reports are expected on the intriguing subject of this community.



To Peter's tired mind the vast Serengeti plain seemed to roll on, endless, flat and grey, shimmering in the intense heat, its monotonous sameness broken here and there with withered thorn. Through the blue haze in the distance he could just make out the lonely humps of the scorched hills. Squinting into the blinding glare. he saw the buzzards, swoopingand gliding, tireless, eternally watchful in their ceaseless vigil of finding food on this parched, baren land.

Soft, choking dust was everywhere, seeping into his clothes, his mouth, enfolding the scattered trees in a suffocating mantle. Gaunt and haggard, a herd of buffalo. zebra and gallant impala, their sweaty flanks streaked with the dust, jostled feebly for a turn at the muddy water hole. The stillness was heavy with a sense of uneasy expectation, and on the horizon piles ofgrey clouds brooded menacingly.

The air became sultrier and sultrier. The stickiness was unbearable. Peter's eardrums pounded.

Slowly the clouds gathered, spreading, spreading until the whole sky was black. They bumped each other uneasily. Flickering warnings flashed one to another. A vicious streak of light forked to the ground, and instantly,



with a clap as of cymbals, the heavens erupted with a clash of rumbling, roaring sound. The earth trembled; for a moment there was a sense of some thing sweet and fresh; then the rain hissed down steadily.

It battered mercilessly at the cowering land, rushed past, roared past, in swirling, gurgling rivers, carrying uprooted bushes, broken branches, animal carcasses, everything in its mad, headlong rush through the land. The trees swayed beneath its force.

Gradually the storm abated, leaving all behind soaked, chilled. The sun came out, gaining strength and brilliance. It glistened and sparkled on the raindrops on the quivering, dead leaves. The air, smelling of damp wood and earth, was deliciously cool and pure. A bird swung on a low branch and bubbled forth its ecstasy.



The camp of the enemy lay to the west;

The enemy warriors (picked from the best)

Followed the trail of the wounded few

Who remained from a hunting party of Sioux.

It was still night, but far in the east,

A pale light spread, and the crickets had ceased

To chirp below the forest trees:

And behind the Sioux came the party of Crees.

Suddenly the leading Sioux stopped still,

And pointed to the western hill;

Smoke was rising above the trees,

Telling the Sioux to beware of Crees.

They hastened to the cliff that led

Downwards to the river bed.

Below rolled the river, and full of hope

They clambered down the rocky slope.

Scarlet arrows were falling around

And two more warriors fell to the ground.

On the cliff top they could see

The head and shoulders of many a Cree.

Unarmed and wounded they had to escape,

And seeing logs of every shape

Floating at the river side,

They clambered down and crawled astride.

The Crees climbed swiftly to the ground

To see the logs just drifting round

The furthest rocks--from there to wend

Their way to safety round a bend.




The low buzz of eagerly working pupils can be heard all over the School, as they bury their heads studiously into their books and let their pens fly across sheets of paper at amazing speed. There is only one thing which mars the perfect contentment of all pupils and masters; it is time for the siren!

The fearful shriek rends the air and everyone is motionless with a sick ening feeling of dread. A few of the pupils endeavour to stop the wailing sound by stuffing their fingers into their ears, but this does not help very much to block out the dreadful noise.

When Mistresses begin to think that they will have headaches for the rest of the day and pupils, although used to the sound of the siren, wonder hopefully whether some meteorite has hit the school, the noise from the siren dies in an agonised moan.


by Charles d'Orleans

Translated by Form IV A.
The Weather sheds its cloak again,
Of wind, of frost, of driving rain,
And clothes itself in shining sun;
So Winter's course is fully run.

There is no bird nor living thing,
That does not in his gladness sing;
The Weather sheds its cloak again
Of wind, of frost, of driving rain.

On every river, fountain stream,
Silver and gold their ripples gleam,
And crisp and fresh their banks again--
The Weather sheds its cloak of rain.

Slinking silently through the grass
Glinting skin of burnished brass,
Momentarily carved as if from stone,
The lion stands alone.

Padding softly on his way,
Majestically leaps upon his prey,
A grunt, a moan and all is still
Around the feast, the lion's kill.


Flapping vutures float on high,
Keen eyes spot and strong wings fly;
Down to earth, they glide, and stay
Until the King leaves, on his way.

Dusk falls and the land is still:
The lion stands upon a hill;
Eyes a-glimmer in failing light,.
He slips away into the night.

We extend our good wishes to those who, so soon, are leaving at the eNnd of the first term We hope they will keep in touch with us, through the Editor of the Magazine.

P. Allanby and Susan Allanby going to Southern Rhodesia
D. Brackfield and Joan Brackfield, New Zealand
M. Delpeche leaving School to start work.
D. Frank emigrating to New Zealand.
B. Godsell going to Kenya.
A. Marczewski leaving School.
R. Oliver and Christine Oliver returning to the U.K.
H. Rushby going to South AfricaA.
L. Sayer returning to the U.K.
F. Schmocker joining the Royal Air Force, Cranwell, England.
L. & G. Togni and Licia Togni emigrating to Canada.
Sonya Chinri leaving School.
Sandra Cato going to Nairobi.
Alison and Margaret Yeates going to school in U.K.