R. D. J. Robertson, Esq.
Matron: Miss J. Palmer.
A. B . C. Chapman.
J. S. Dicks,
R. A. Franklin,
This term we welcomed Henri Marmorat, the brothers
Mullin, Rymer, Short and Strong; Zakian became a boarder and was
appointed a House Prefect; and our number reached a total of fifty.
The fifth and sixth form members with School Certificate in view at
once plunged into trial examinations, and emerged with fair
On the games front, cross-country running was the
order of the day, and after some hard practice the House was
rewarded with second place in the final event, in which
Marcandonatos, the captain, Viglietti and Strong distinguished
The Athletics Standards Competition followed, and
while standards were piling up, our relay team practised
The House Relay Competition gave us perhaps the
year's most decisive win. We took 9 of the 14 events, and Zakian,
Gemell, Cormack and Hallow~ showed excellent form. Our athletics
strength was confirmed by further victories in the Standards
Competition and in the School Sports. Much of the credit goes to
our Captain, Zakian, who set a fine example, from which promising
juniors such as Marmorat, Lyon and Blackman are profiting.
It was hardly to be expected that our cricket team
should flourish to the same extent, and both our teams suffered
resounding defeats, though each was robbed by the weather of a
certain victory. Our captain, Mills, Nicholls and Meier did good
work against odds, and have laid some found ations for the
On a more intellectual level it is only fair to
admit that in classwork we have not shone. Here again, however,
prospects are improving. Our House Captain, Chapman, has set the
example, and Emmanuel and Lefty Vutirakis, Randall, both Mullins,
Yazdani and Rymer have all worked admirably. We have been
represented in the School Orchestra, and the House has volunteered
with a will to join Carter House in a production next term of a
potted version of "My Fair Lady"~a most ambitious venture! The
early rains have helped our small but devoted band of amateur garde
ners, and the House precincts are becoming quite an agreeable view
School and Higher Certificate came with customary
suddenness at the end of term, and all our seven candidates are
grateful to Mr. & Mrs. Robert son for their encouragement and
hospitality during this trying ordeal. We are all, as ever,
grateful too to Miss Palmer, our Matron, for looking after us so
competently and patiently.
Our best wishes go with our leavers, Philippe
Marmorat, Naya, Kobak, Marinakis and Hallowes.
Hodgson House's first year has been sometimes
hectic, usually happy and frequently highly successfully. May
future years bring the House its fair share of all these
ingredients, and confirm its spirited start in the Terri tory's
rapidly developing educational scheme.
R. D. J. R.
A. B. C. C.