The Magazine of

St. Michael's and St. George's School,


Catering Staff:

Chairman: C. J. W. Hodgson, Esq., O.B.E., M.L.C.
Miss E. M. S. Williams
Miss S. A. Liddle

Mrs. S. Marczewski

Memhers: Mrs. D. MahoB,
J. J. McPhillips, Esq.
Fraser Murray, Esq.
Brigadier A. S. P. Murray.
F. J. Mustill, Esq., O.B.E.
B. F. Sarantis, Esq.

Miss M M Farrant
Mrs M C Henery
Miss S R McMaster
Mrs. Meier
Miss J L Palmer,
Miss B Prichard
Miss M Tappenden
Miss A White
C. R. W. Francis, B.SC., M,A., Scholar of New College, Oxford. Captains of School:
R. Thompson,
The Reverend S. R. Beesley, B.A. (Bristol) Margaret Wiggins.
The Reverend Viotto (Tosamaganga R.C. Mission, Visiting).
Assistant Masters:
Vice-Captains of School and Prefrcts of Assembly Hall:
P. R. Booth, B.A. (Cantab.)
F. V. Brooker, A.P.T.C.
D. I. Brooks, M.A. (Oxon)
R. W. Charles, B.MUS., (Wales)

F.T.C.L., A.R.C.O
A. M. Clube, B.A. (Oxon.)
B. Hall, B.A. (Oxon.)
L. W. Halls, Dip. Handicraft

C. and G G.
B. Hargraves, M.A. (Edin.) M. de L. Hart, M.A. (Oxon.)

A_vistant Miss S. Carter, LL.B. (London)
Miss L. Dickinson
Mrs. J. Wiltshire
Miss 1.11. McNaughton, M.A. (Edin.)
Miss M. M. Shaw, M.A. (Edin.)
D. R. Henderson, M.A. (St. Andrews)
W. J. Hickman, A.R.C.M.
J. E. C. Hinchijife, M.A. (Oxon.)
J. A. Johnson, A.R.C.A. (Lond.)
D. E. Lake, Dip. Handicraft.
J. W. Moss, B.SC., (Durham)
G. C. Norman, B.A. (Oxon.)
J. T. Gram, L.L.B., M.A. (Cantab.)
R. D. J. Robertson, M.A. (Oxon.)
H. B. Williams, M.A. (Cantab.)
L. J. Wiltshire, F.R.G.S.

Mrs. C. B. Palmer, M.A. (Cantab.)
Miss J. Stewart
Mrs. L. S. Gunningham, B.A. (Queen's Univ.)
L. Mukabaa, Isabel Herkes.

Prefects of Dining Hall:

Em. Vutirakis, Gillian Burnett.

School Pretects:

Ann Hickman,
Carol Pinder,
R. Escott,
S. Wechsler.

G. D. M. Palmer, F.C.W.A., A.C.I.S.

Nursing Staff'

Sister L. von Gebhardt, S.R.N. Nurse S. L. West, S.R.N.

Headmaster's Secretary:
Miss N. K. Jones

Secretary to the Board:
Mrs. E.G. S. Dathan
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We were shocked to hear, of the tragic death of Rusion Thompson at Dar es Salaam at the beginning of the holidays; we all share a keen sense of personal loss, and extend our deep sympathy to his family.

Ruston came to us from Kongwa when the School opened in January, 1959, and, in this short time, has contributed much to the School. He Captained Williams House before being appointed Captain of School this. term; he was an excellent School Captain, calm and self-controlled and able to assert himself firmly when necessary--a natural leader. He had maturity and integrity and was utterly reliable.

Ruston was a first class athlete, was awarded his Rugby Colours. this year and played hockey for the School. He was Chairman of the VI Form Society and was always ready to give his services to any School activity.

His talents were more practical than academic, but he showed a dogged persistence in subjects for which he had no natural aptitude and achieved a good standard in them. He was not one to refuse a challenge.

Those of us privileged to have known him personally will remember him for his ready and efficient co-operation in all things, his modesty and that quiet, almost diffident, manner which belied an essential toughness of character. The School owes him a great debt, and will not readily find his equal.



This term has been more than usually interesting: life has been crammed with events: the Provincial and Territorial Sports, in which our teams did so well: the momentous visit of the Archbishop of York; the School play; the unusually goed Saturday entertainments, one ofwhich was attended by the Board of Trustees; and the Inspectors' visit--perhaps the best entertainment of all! For three days we sat back and enjoyed the spectacle of the Staff being observed, although, of course, we were told it was US they were intere sted in. However, the temperature of the atmosphere rose encouragingly after a chilly start, and we all revived.

Outside--and, in these buildings, inside as well--the cold south wind has swept and moaned, and driven us (even the Staff, who have comparatively recent memories of English winters), into sweaters and cardigans. Never theless, we look forward to next term's milder temperatures with a warm glow of hope.

Kay Puttock,



The term commenced on the 28th Apr,il and ended on the 23rd July. Next ter,m will start on the 26th September, and end on the 13th December,,

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Speech Day will be Saturday, 10th December, and the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place on Sunday, 11th December.

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The total number of pupils for the term was 5117, made up of 233 girls. (225 boarders and 8 day pupik) and 284 boys (275 boarders and 9 day pupils).

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This term we welcomed two new mistresses, Miss. M. M. Shaw, M.A. (Edin.), to teach Mathematics and Miss I. H. MeNaugliton, M.A. (Edin.), to teach English. Mr. W. Eustace, B.A. (Cantab.), who had held a temporar,y appointment for just over one term as a teacher of General Subjects left to return to England.

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At the end of the term we said goodbye to the Chaplain, the Reverend

S. R. Beesley, and to Mrs. C. B. Palmer and Mr. M. de L. Hart, both of the teaching Staff.

The Chaplain left because of the continued ill-health of his parents in the tinited Kingdom. We are very grateful to him for the splendid work which he has done here as Chaplain, and particulay for his insistence en Christian principles as the basis of living. His ministry has. served all deno minations and his teaching and preaching will long be remembered because of their simplicity and sincerity. He has taken a great interest in all aspects of School life. The Christian Union, of which he was the founder Chairman, meets every Sunday evening and occupies profitably upwards of 200 pupils. He has also started the Careers Department of the School and established it as a lively organization, and many of the younger boys owe their know ledge of the basic principles or Rugger and Cricket to his coaching.

The Reverend S. R. Beesley is taking up the appointment of Chaplain at Sutton Valence School, a boys' Public School in England, and their considerable gain is our great loss.. We ask God's blessing on his work and on his wife and son, Mark, and daughter, Robyn.

Mrs. C. B. Palmer has resigned because of ill health and we shall miss not being able to call upon her advice and experience. She has been the senior Housemistress since the School opened and the happy but disciplined atmosphere not only iii her own House but throughout the girls' section of the School is largely due to her ceaseless efforts on behalf of the pupils and constant vigilance to sci up and maintain the highest standards of acade mic work and behaviour.

Mrs. Palmer is going to England with her, two children, Richard and d Alison, and she takes with her our sincere gratitude for all she has done here and our best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.

Mr. M. de L. Hart has left to take up an educational appointment in the Channel Islands. He has been a successful and inspiring teacher of English and has achieved outstanding results as master i c. cricket

standard of cricket has improved rapidly during the first two seasons and this is largely due to Mr. Hart's organisation. his expert coaching and his in fectious enthusiasm for e game. We wish him, his wife, and dauehter Cary, the best of good fo rtune for the future.

The Rt, Rev. A. Stanway, Bishop of Central Tanganyika, has kindly released one of his missionaries, the Rev. R. Glen, to act as Chaplain next term. Mr. Glen is an Honours History Graduate of the University of New Zealand, and has taken his M.A. in Theology at Cambridge. He arrived in the Territory in June of this year and has had experience of teaching in co- educational schools in New Zealand.

Miss Dickinson will take over Palmer House next tern', and Mr. P. R. Booth has been appointed Careers Master.

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The Highlight of the term has been the visit of the Most Reverend and Right Honourable the Lord Archbishop of York, Dr. A. M. Ramsey, accompanied by his Chaplain, the Rev. Martin Kaye, on the 27th and 28th May.

His Excellency celebrated Holy Communion at 8 a.m. at the School on the 28th May and later preached at a special service.

We are especially grateful to Bishop Stanway for including the School on the Archbishop's itinerary.

The half-holiday requested by His Grace was added to the extra half holiday previously arranged for Wednesday, 1st June, making a whole holiday. An extra half was also given on Thursday, 5th July.

The School had its first full-scale inspection from 6th-9th June. The team of Inspectors. was headed by Mr. J. G. Gray and he was assisted by Mr. R. S. Elwell-Sutton and Miss M.I. M. Causton, all attached to the Department of Education, Dar es. Salaam. We are grateful for their constructive suggestions and criticisms.

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Congratulations to Bryony Hawkins and F ranees Stewart on passing Grade V, Theory of Music Examination of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

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The School Athletes, under the expert guidance of Mr. F. V Brooker, go from strength to strength. After winning the team event at the District Sports on 25th June, 11 boys and 6 girls were sent to Mbcya on the 9th
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July for the Provincial Sports. They won team prizes for men and women, achieving II f First and 8 Second places.
8th June R. W. Smith, Esq., Member of the European
Education Authority

Congratulations to Hocking on being awarded the President's Cup for her two record-breaking successes. in the 100 yards and 220 yards, adjudged to be the best individual performances. of the day.

Ten boys. were selected to represent the Province at the Terrrtorial Sports on Saturday, 16th July.
2nd 3rd July:

9th 12th July:
D. C. Spencer, Esq., Acting Chief Education Officer

The Rev. J. 1. B. Collins, vicar of St. Mark's Church, Gillingham, Kent.

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We are very grateful to Lord Twining, K.C.M.G., M.B.E. for the presentation of a shield to be awarded to the boys' cock House. Points will be awarded for academic work and all other School activities and every boy will have the opportunity of making a contribution to his House total.

The shield is a beautiful piece of work displaying the highest standard of craftsmanship and artistry. It stands 3 ft. 9 ins.. high and is made of mninga wood. In the centre is. a circular plaque of mkalya wood showing a carving of St George slaying the dragon. Above this is a small circular plaque of mkala with a St. George's cross in mahogany and a scroll under- neath bearing the inscription St. George for England."

Mr. A. Lees. of Tanga designed and made the shield and he is to be congratulated on a very fine achievement.

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Form 3A submitted 10 essays for the R.S.P.C.A. Territorial Essay Competition and they were awarded second prize.

We offer our congratulations to St. Joseph's. Convent who won the first prize.

Miss Isobel Slater, M.B.F., the founder Director of the Tanganyika R.S.P.C.A., visited the School on Wednesday, 13th July, and presented the hook prize and certificate.

Mrs. Slater also showed animal films to the School in the evening.

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Other visitors to the School have been:

29th April 3rd May: The Very Rev. E. M. H. Capper, Provost of St.

Alban's. Collegiate Church, Dar es Salaam

2nd--l3th May: The Rev. Denis Payne, Chaplain of Makerere College, Uganda

10th May: Professor E. L ucas, Professor of Education, Make- rere College

20th May. C. Hill, Es.q., Permanent Secretary to the Treasury.

On the 2nd and 3rd July the Board of Trustees held a meeting at the School under the Chairmanship of C. J. W. Hodgson, Esq., o.u.r.

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The School Play this year was Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest", Three performances were given on the 14th, 15th and 16th July

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Just before the end of term, Mr. T. Barker, the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Superintendent, left to take up an electrical contractor's post in Nairobi. Mr. Barker's services have been invaluable during the starting up period of the School's. life and his control of all our machinery has been hirs.t class He has our best wishes for the future.

Mr. Barker is succeeded by Mr. I . T. Bird

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The examination for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of

Music was. held at the School on July 15th and 16th. The examiner was

Dr. Douglas Hopkins, Professor of Music and Choir Training at the Royal

Academy of Music, London.

The School entered twenty-eight candidates, and obtained one pass. with distinction, six passes with merit and fifteen passes. Of these candidates twenty-four were pianoforte, one flute, one oboe and two violin pupils.

For this examination total marks are 150, pass. marks 100, pass with merit 120, and pass with distinction 130

This is the first year candidates have been entered from the School and the results. are very encouraging.

The following pupils have passed their music examinations:

PIANO: Grade Vl. Grade V. Grade IV.

Bryony Hawkins

Mary Abbink

Susan Croft Carol Lee
Grade Ill. Ann Currie
Kirsty Watson
Heleni Morphopotilos
Grade II. Timothy Hannah
Catherine Edwards

,, (with Distinc tion) ,, (with Merit) ,, (with Merit)

,, (with Mcrit)
Grade I. Susan Munns
Aris Sapountzoglou
Ruth Wiggins
Pamela Rayment
Sean Golby
Shahpar Farhoumand
Una Snapes
Elizabeth Gehding
Elizabeth Gow

VIOL IN: Grade Ill. Sheila Markham Helen Goode
,, (with Merit)
,, ( w ith Merit)
(with Merit)
In the tennis tournament we were firmhy last with an incredibly low number of points. Obviously tennis is not our forte,

Denise Puttock and Patricia Egan both gave very good performance in the School play, "The Importance of Being Earnest", a play that wa greatly enjoyed by the House. Patricia is going to England now and we wish her all the best for the futtire and many more successes.

Visitors to the House included the Provost of St. Alban's, Dares Salaain, who gave us a most interesting talk, and the Government Inspectors who were not in the least terrifying (as we had imagined they would be) but very charming.
FLU TE: Grade III. Bernard Staub
OBOE: Grade Ill. Vanessa Maher

"Les Girls", our team of entertainers, have had a busy and successful term. "Lollipop" was probably their best number. They made their own costumes out of crepe paper; these were most effective and stood up to the strain despite our fears to the contrary. Les Girls" are now training a team known as "Les Boys"; the latter do not seem to take the stage quite so seriously.
CARTER house.
In conclusion we are sorry to say goodbye to Penny Neal, Linda Mc Donough. Patricia Morgan, Pamela Rayment, Luciana Cartoni and Frances Constable who are leaving and they have our very best wishes for the future.

Assistant Housemistress: Matron:
House Captain:
House Prefects:
Miss M. S. Carter
Miss M. Shaw
Mrs. E. Dye
Carole Pinder
Kay Puttock, Linda Hildesley,
Penelope Neal, Denis.e Puttock,
Daniela Tognetti.

We began the term with a change of House Staff. Mrs. Wihtshire became Assistant Housemistres.s. of Henery House and Miss Shaw replaced her in our House. We arc very grateful to Mrs.. Wiltshire for all she has done for us., particularly for her efforts to awaken our interes.t in gardening. We are delighted to welcome Miss. Shaw who takes a keen part in all our activities. There were also changes among the Prefects: Ehiana di Zitti, our former House Captain, left and we all miss her a lot. Daniela Tognetti was made a House Prefect.

It was a very active term for sport. Our attention was. focus.sed, a term early, on athletics as four of the team of six chosen to represent the School at the Provincial Sports were Carter House girls.. They trained intens.ively under Mr. Brooker, Vir. Hall and Mrs. Dye, and we were all proud of the results that they achieved. Evelyn Voigt was. awarded School colours (she broke two records) and Penny Neal, Barbara Lori and Fiona Silcock were awarded House colours, Barbara lor her part in the high jump and Penny and Fiona for being in the winning and record breaking relay.

Henery House, once again, were our main hockey competitors and gave us some very good games indeed. We were second to them in the Senior Division and we were first, with Henery second in the Junior Division. To our delight and surprise we were given a cup for the Junior hockey. We were surprised as we had come to regard hockey cups as similar to the "Ashes"

S. C.


Hous em is tress: Mrs. M. C. Henery.

House Captain: Frances Stewart.

House Prefects: ts: Elena Salvato, Deirdrc Richaids, Shirley Bailey, Mary Abbink.

The term opened with the usual bustle and exchange of news about our homes and holidays. We regretfully said goodbye to Miss Stewart, our Assistant Housemistress, and welcomed Mrs. Wiltshire in her place.

We should hike to thank Mrs. Wiltshire for her great help in our garden

next term we look forward to seeing the shrubs emerge from their wlgwams of straw, The long holiday and the absence of flying feet will give the grass a chance to grow

We were delighted to grow! Peggy Pocock, Sharon Carpentei, Angela Priestly and Marion Golding at the beginning of the term. Towards the end of term our old friend Peggy Walman returned, and Jean Spratt became a boarder.

The term has been happy, and not withiout interest it has been noticed that some juniors have a certain talent for climbing. However their activities were smartly curtailed. Mrs. Henery says that she will be happy to give information about organised climbing expeditions, prefelably in Switzer-
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land or in Wales. It is possible that Jane Randall may visit Wales. the best of luck, Jane!

The Headmaster's. Commendation List showed definite proof that dihigent study is enjoyed by an increasing number of girls in the House. Alas, we have had a few on the Black List, but, to our great joy, four of these became nice white lambs before the term wa', over. Congratulations to Mary Abbink, Elizabeth Gow and Una Snapes on their success in their music examinations, and to Frances Stewart who had success last term. It is pleasing to know that we have a little culture as well as. the eternal "Rock".

Now games results:- We were pleased to receive the Hockey Cup this term for the first time. The Wooden Spoon was won again after hard matches with Carter House and Palmer House. The match with Palmer House was very exciting- we were all there plus the newest member of the House, "Boldie", the black kitten, who looked very smart in his yellow ribbon. Mrs. Henery has stated that any resemblance between the name of her cat and the behaviour of the house is. purely coincidental!

The Henery and Priehard prefects had a pleasant surprise when tliey discovered new curtains in their study; the colour mostly red for Priehard, but with touches of yellow for Henery. This sounds frightful, but the cur tains are very gay. and bright and not at all square.

Our congratulations to Prichard House for winning the Tennis Cup

We werc all very sad to hear that the Reverend S. Beesley must leave us to go to England. We shall miss his visits to our House, but we shall always remember his patience and his never failing kindness to us. Our best wishes and prayers go with him and his flimily for a happy and prosperous life in England.

We arc also sorry to bid goodbye to ',ix of our girls: Lesley Marriott, Sharon Carpenter, Anne McAdam, Susan Lockhead, Jane Randall and Dcirdrc Maloney. Our good wishe', go with them.

We should like to thank all the stall who have looked after us during this term and we wish them all a very happy holiday.

Frances Stewart.


This term has been a fairly unventful one for Palmer House We welcomed five new girls, two of whom were immediately placed. in our Junior Hockey team and one in the Junior Tennis team As regards hockey we have not done too well again in the Senior matches we lost to both Henery and Prichard Houses, and. drew with Carter House The Junior team won one match, drew another and lost their last one We did. consider ably better in the tennis tournaments and managed to come 2nd. in the final results. Valerie Summersett shows great promise in her play, and Helen Abbott proved to be the School's best Junior player, winning all her matches, For the Seniors, Krys.tyna Oplustin played very well. No-one from our House went to Mbeya for the Provincial Sports this term, but perhaps we shall see someone there next time.

Academically we have continued to do quite well, although at the beginning of the term there was rather a large increase in the number of report cards issued. These, however, diminished. again by the end. of term, Six members. of the House are hoping to take their School Certificate next term, and to them and. to Margaret Wiggins, who is taking the Higher Examination, we wish every success.

Last year there was nobody from Palmer House acting in the School Play, but this year Morag Cormaek is playing a leading role, and Anne Hickman is also taking a part. The House has been quite well represented in the Musical Entertainments this term, as both Seniors and J.uniors have taken part. There are, as last year, a good number of Palmer House girls in the School Orchestra and in the Chapel Choir Congratulations to Bryony Hawkins in her success in her music examination which she took last term, and otir best wishes to those taking their exams this term.

We welcomed Miss MacNaughton into the House at the beginning of term; she will become our Assistant Housemistress next term when Miss Dickinson takes over duties from Mrs. Palmer, who is returning to the U.K. We arc grateful to Miss Dickinson for all her vvork in the House this term, especially as she as been so busy making costumes for the School Play. It is with great regret that we have to say farewell to Mrs. Palmer, but we hope she will return here one day. She has done so much for us in the eigh teen months that she has been here that it will be very hard to imagine School life without her. I do not think that my prefects could. h ive hid. more support from their Housemistress than we have always had from Mis Palmer. Before leaving, she very generously gave the House something that we have always wanted vain creatures that we arc i e a full length mirror This is typical of the generosity that Mr and Mrs Palmer have always. shown to the House We welcome Miss Dickinson as our Housemistress next term, and we hope, with her help to strengthen all that is good in our Housemistress:

As Assistant Housemistress: Matron:
Head of School:
Head of House:
School Prefect:
House Prefects:
Mrs. C. B. Palmer

Miss L. M. Dickinson Miss Tappenden
Margaret Wiggins
Gillian Burnett
Anne Hickman
Silvia Papini, Chriso ula Papachristos,
Krystyna Ophustil

In conclusion we congratulate Krystyna Oplustil on her appointment as House Prefect and Anne Hickman on her promotion to School Prefect.

Gillian i,in Burnett.

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Housemistress: Miss. B. Prichard. Housemaster: D. R. Henderson, Esq.
House Captain: isabel Herkes.
Assistant Housemaster: G. B. Hall, Esq.
House Prefects: Jean Mackay, Susan Allanby, Matron: Miss J. Palmer.

Vanessa Hocking, Brenda Watkins.

The second term of the School year has proved to be eventful and success ful for Prichard House. In the academic sphere higher form positions and numerous Headmaster's cred.its have been obtained by a majority in the House. The Commendation Lists have risen and the Black Lists are slowly decreasing.

We were extremely fortunate in gaining the tennis. trophy and. we owe much of our thanks to the work of Brenda Watkins, Isabel Herkes., Jacqueline Hudson, Caroline Lee, Anne Herkes and Lyn Jones, who, together with the Junior Team, showed enthusiasm and team spirit throughout all their tennis matches. The House Hockey team seems to have improved consider ably from previous. terms, winning one match and drawing three. Jacqueline Hudson, Vanessa Hocking and Susan Allanby all played some excellent games throughout the term and., contrary to expectations., we have gained a higher position in the Senior League.

The House is. extremely proud of Vanessa Hocking and Jeanette Baral Ion who both gained Athletics colours and broke records. when they were chosen to represent the School in the Provincial Sports. at Mbeya. Vanessa returned. triumphantly with the President's Cup for the best all-round. performance of the day, the first girl to do so in Tanganyika.

The Rev. Beesley has taken House prayers on two occasons. this term, and. we are very sorry to be losing him but our good wishes. go with him to his new School. We were very pleased that Mr. BeesTey was able to pre pare nine members. of the House for their Confirmation by Bishop Wiggins on the 4th June.

Our congratulations go to Caroline Lee, Susan Munns and Helen Goode, who gained deserved success in the Royal Schools. of Music Exami nations. Helen Goode, a violinist, is an enthusiastic member of the nevvly formed School Orchestra.

In conclusion we bid farewell to three members. of the House; Susan Allanby, who has taken a keen interest in all House activities., is. going to begin a career in Southern Rhodesia and we wish her all the very best; Judith Simpson and Caroline Lee are returning to the United Kingdom to school. We all hope that Miss. Prichard will have an enjoyable home leave and. will be in good spirit to resume the arduous task of Iooking after us all next term.

Isabel Herkes. Head of House: S. Wechsler.
House Prefects: S. Riddle, R. Stanton, M. Western,
G. Alexiou.

This has been a pleasant, if not notable, term for Henderson. Sporting activities overshadowed other memories of the term. This. is particularly true since the final week has. been an athletics festival. The House has. not fared. particularly well, taking only third place in the relays, standards, sports and cross. country, but there have been some excellent individual results. The most distinguished of our athletes. have been S. Riddle, the House Athetics. Captain, M. Western. D. Stanton and D. Western: all these have shown real ability but have worked for their success.. All repre s.ented the School and Iringa at Mbeya, and all except the last qualified for the Territorial Sports. in Morogoro. The senior relay team is. to be congratulated. for winning all their events apart from the hurdles., and breaking four School records.. M. Western and S. Riddle completed a fine term's athletics by taking second and tl'ird. places respectively in the Cross. Country. It is. hoped that the middle and junior members will be encouraged by their example to train hard for next year.

If the term seemed to give an impression of athletics. only, this. was dispelled. by the presentation of the Cricket Cup to P. Kuestermann, the Captain of the House and School cricket. Both House sides shared the honours with other Houses, the seniors with Williams., the juniors with Hodgson. Kuestermann has done much for the House cricket by his force ful, yet sensible, batting and bowling. He has. been well supported at all times by D. Pletts, another member of the School team.

Off the games field the House has continued to show something of the

spirit which developed last term. The prefects, old and new, gained in autho rity, the House in responsibility. Work has improved; the commendation list is growing longer.

In our final House meeting we said good-bye to Mr. Beesley, whom we shall miss. very much, and we wished Mr. Hall every success in his forth coming marriage. (We only just rescued this. House report from Mr. Hall before he dashed down to Dar es Salaam-his thoughts were obviously projected. into the future.) We all look forward to next term.

G. B. H. and S. S. W.
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Housemaster: R. D. J. Roberts.on, Esq.

Matron: Miss J. Palmer

House Captain: Em. Vutirakis
In conclusion, our thanks. to Miss Palmer, our matron: she must be as. relieved as. we are that we have had a term remarkably free from illness.

R. R.

House Prefeess:ts: 0. Marcandanatos.

J. van Schoor, El. Vutirakis,

B. Zakian.

Shortly after the beginning of term we said goodbye to Aubrey Chapman, as he left to begin medical training in England.; and in his place as House Captain we welcomed Emmanuel Vutirakis.. Jan Van Schoor and Lefty Vutirakis were appointed House Prefects. Geoffrey Nieman joined us. from the Junior House, and Peter Reynolds. from school in England.

It has. been an uneventful and quietly successful term. We re-asserted our athletics. supremacy by an easy win in the House Relay Competition, winning thereby a handsome Cup most generously presented. to the School by the Vutirakis. brothers.. We also won, equally easily, the Standards. Cup

--an excellent combined effort. We are glad, however, to find our mono poly of athletics trophies. being challenged, and. it was. only by the narrowest of margins that we retained the Sports. Cup; we sincerely congratulate Williams. House on giving us such a close run. Cormack, Ulyate, Marmorat, Blackman and Gemmell are among the School's leading athletes, and the last-named. won two events at the Provincial Sports at Mbeya, helped to set up a record in a third., and represented the Province in the Territorial Sports, where he vvon two sprint medals.. Zakian, although less. often seen on the track this. year, has. kept an experienced eye on the team, and still runs faster than anyone else when he wishes to. He and Gemmell are to be congratulated on the award. of their School Athletics Colours..

The House cricket teams have by no means. been eclipsed. Mills, School Vice-Captain of Cricket, led the Senior Xl to victory over Dram House, and did his best to do the same against the strong Henderson side. Angelides. did better still with the Junior Xl, vvho beat Henderson and Willi ams, losing only to Dram. We congratulate Mills. and Meier on the award of their School Cricket Colours, and wish them well in their forthcoming series. of matches for the Dragons at Dar es Salaam.

Classwork by all members of the House showed a steady improvement throughout the term, and our eleven School Certificate candidates seem in good. form for next term's ordeal. Rymer was a member of a group whose essays won Second Prize in a Territorial R.S.P.C.A. Competition; he also scored a notable success as Canon Chasuble in the School Play, thus main taining what is perhaps becoming a Hodgson tradition.

We say goodbye and. good luck to Tony Franklin, Klaus Gaetje, Michael Goode, Graham and. Ian Mountain (on leave), and Pambos Piscopos., all of whom will continue their schooling elsewhere. We also wish all the best to Robin Gemmell. who, after so many services to House and School games., is leaving to go to work.


Housemaster: J. T. Dram, Esq.

House Matron: Mrs. K. Meier.

House Captain: L. A. Mukabaa. Prefects: A. Schneemann,
N. Farhoumand.,
F. O'Brien,
B. Dzuira.

This term has been a rather full and busy one. Once again we welcome a new matron and we have Mrs. Meier to thank for her patience and co operation in the House. Not only does she have the arduous. task of being our matron, but she has. also to cope with Williams. House.

Once more, we have not greatly excelled in our sports although the House spirit of both the teams and spectators on the games field was extreme ly high. We tried hard in the Senior League Competition in Cricket, but we found ourselves tieing for the third place with Henderson having lost to Hodgson and Henderson and beaten Williams after an extrcmelv enjoy ible game. Special credit goes. to N Birker who is a meinhei of the School Xl and. who was awarded. his School Colours this term The junioi te im emulating the seniors., also tied with Williams House for third. place. They lost to Henderson and Williams, but beat Hodgson. Although the results do not show this, yet it was apparent to spectators that both teams gave, at times, a rather good performance.

The Athletics Meetins were held. during the second. half of term interrupted by the District Provincial and. Territorial Spoits I im pioud. to say that A. Henderson, F 0 Brien V Poupoulas and. A Schneemann who is Captain of the School Athletics team competed. at the Territorial Sports. A. Henderson was presented with a Medal for coming third. in the Shot. Apart from these individual achievements, although we tried. hard. we came last in the reIays athletics and standards competition To crown it all, we came in last in the cross-country as well! We congratulate one of our runners., V. Poupoulas, for his overwhelming efforts in coming first in the race.

Our efforts in the class-room, however, proved to be more rewarding and we hope, with the prize examinations looming ahead next term, vve can maintain this. standard.
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A Confirmation Service, conducted by the Right, Reverend M. L. Wig gins, was. held on the 4th June, at which M. Ridley and J. O'Brien were confirmed.

This term the boys have discovered a new pastime, keeping pigeons; on investigating we found, to our horror, we had reached a grand total of about fifty birds.. This has now been banned, but no doubt we shall find another hobby with which to occupy ourselves next term.

L. A. Mukabaa.

We must heartily congratulate the House on a wonderful performance in the cross country run. We secured first place with ease. The leading four runners in the House were D. Webster, E. Hutchinson, F. Palmarini, and M. Lehner.

We contributed towards the School Play in that the two leading male characters. were ably played by D. Nelson and P. Barber. A. Hickman also took part, playing the role of a butler. We must not forget he wervices rendered towards the lighting and stage work by N. Borriwow, E. Hutchin- son, and several other members of the House.
D. Webster and A. Hickman were appointed House Prefeets and.
R. Escott took over from R. Thompson as House Captain, when the latter was appointed School Captain.


Housemaster: Lt. Col. H. B. Williams,

Matron: Mrs. Meier,

Sess:hool Captain: R. Thompson,

House Captain: R. Escott,

House Prefects: D. Nelson,

D. McLachlan,

D. Webster,

A. Hickman.

We welcomed four new members into the House this term, and we wish them every success in House and School activities.

Our senior cricket team, ably captained by D. Nelson, drew with Henderson for first place in the inter-House cricket championship, while our junior team, captained by R. Abbott, managed to draw for third place with Oram. Our senior team included six members. of the School team, of whom C. B. Carlisle-Kitz, P. Barber. and A. Baxter were awarded their School Colours. Baxter, an outstanding cricketer for his age, headed the school bowling averages.

The House was very successful on the Athletics field this year, our senior and junior teams. being captained by D. Webster and F. Palmarini respecti vely. We secured second place in the Inter-House Athletics, Relay, and Standards Championships, being narrowly beaten in each case by Hodgson. Our success. was due mainly to excellent performances by the intermediate and junior teams., and the most outstanding athletes were D. Webster and G. Palmarini. Palmarini broke four records, the most noteworthy being the junior high jump. F. Hutchinson should be congratulated on his fine performances. in the mile and 880 yards races. We suffered from the absence of F. Kullander, an outstanding intermediate hurdler, who unfortu nately was. unable to take part owing to illness.

In the District, Provincial and Territorial Sports R. Fscott, D. Web ster and. R. Thomson were among those who represented the School. All three were awarded their School Athletics Colours. We should like to thank Mr. Clube for all the help he has. given the House. Our thanks also go to Mrs.. Williams for maintaining the House library, which continues to flourish.

We much regret that we shall be losing Mrs. Meier at the end of the term, and wish her the best of luck.

We are also sorry to say farewell to the two Thomsonw, Allanby, Pre- ketes, and Barber, and they have our best wishes for the future.

R. Escott,


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

Assistant Housemaster: M. de L. Hart, Esq.

Matrons: Miss S. R. McMaster, Miss A. White,
Captains of House: J. Hallowes,
J. A. Richardson.

The tail end of the rainy season was still with us when the term began, but it soon ended and we quickly settled down to the new games cycle of cricket and athletics. The cricket sets were constantly at practice under the able tuition of Mr. Halls., Mr. Johnson and Mr. Booth. On the 21st June our team visited the Southern Highlands School; they hatted first and in the face of some hostile bowling by Haggerty (6 wickets.) and Mazzoni (3 wickets) we had them out before tea for a total of 89. After tea we passed. their score, thanks to some fine batting by Haggerty (42), Bursztyn (40), and Geoffrey Jones (30), within an hour and in the time remaining went on to score 137 for 4 wickets. On July 9th we had a return match at home, and on the un familiar and full sized pitch we had them all out for 45; this time it was. Mervyn Whiteman who took six wickets. Again we went in after tea and made 55 for 2 wickets, (Bursztyn 25, Mazzoni 13, Haggerty 9). In both matches it was obvious that our standard of cricket had improved a lot upon the previous year, though in all fairness, the Southern Highlands School were not able to field the strong side that they had had. the previous year. We thoroughly enjoyed both matches and hope that they will now be annual events.

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With the arrival of the Iringa "gales", kites were s,,oon flying in all directions, but the res,ulting toll ialfl valuable handkerchiefs, and. scarce strialng brought the era/c to an early end this, year.

In the inter-dormitory competition Henderson has again won the cup, for the third. term in succession; knowing the members of that dormitory s,o well the rest of us find it hard to understand how!

As in all other respects, so from the health point of view we have had. a remarkahly successful term; the number of us 'officially' away sick did not even reach double figures.

In the athletic sports at the end of term we competed on behalf of our respective senior Houses and particularly good. performances were put up by Snelling, Stuart Reynolds, Baker, B. von Mutius and. Monckton.

On the whole holiday, half of us went for a picnic and swim at Mr. Ghaui's farm: it made a most enj yable and welcome break, and we should like to thank Mr. Ghaui for his kindness and hospitality. Another week end. the Scouts went to camp at Col. Towne's farm at Dabaga. This too was a most enjoy ill: and successful week-end and we should like to thank Col. Towne for his hospltality and Mr. Norman and Mr Halls for making all the arrangements.

We are all very sorry to be saying farewell to Mr. & Mrs. Hart and vvish them every success and. happiness in the future; and to the Chaplain and M Mrs. BeesI ey w his ose cheerfulness and. friendliness will leave a gap we shall find it hard to fill.

Lasily our good wishes go to our own leavers, Tony Coulam, John McDonough, Philip Eyre, Peter Lev, Bruce & Stuart Reynolds, Paul Snelling and. Raymond Timms, all of whom, except for Philip Fyre, are going to school in Brit ain, where we trust they will conitnue to have every success.



The highlight of this term was, of course, the visit of the Archbishop of York, vvho arrived on Friday 27th May. His Grace celebrated Holy Communion n the next morning, and. there was a very large congregation at this service.

Ascension l)ay had. been two days before, and as his text at the service later that morning the Archbishop used the phrase "Jesus. is Lord". Hrs Grace said that Christ's disciples had been sad. immediately after he had as ended., but the realisairon that "Jesus was Lord" and therefore King over all the world dispelled. their depression. His Grace then went on to sh w how the fact that "Jesus is Lord" is still in effect today. He talked. about East Africa in particular.

The Arel bishop said lie was touring Central and East Africa because this year is the huirdredih anniversary since the foundation of the Univer- sities Mi sion to Central Africa. This great society had been started. by David L ivingstone, who I ad been so impressed by the need for missionaries

in Africa particularly when he saw the horrors of the slave trade that on his return to England he had appealed to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to send missionaries out here.

The first mrss.ion went to Nyasaland, but most of the people died of fever within a few years; so a new start was made in Zanzibar, where the first Cathedral was built on the spot where the slave market had been. Meanwhile another group of Christians went to Nyasaland again, and a mission was set up on Likoma Island in Lake Nyasa. His Grace said that everywhere he had been, people had celebrated this centenary, coming many miles. to see him in very remote spots as well as in larger towns. Through out East Africa, Christians are grateful for their faith, and want it to spread ever further afield. Soon there will be self-government in this country, and, the Archbishop asked, is it not therefore important to make sure that the future leadership of this country be Christian?

At the beginning of August, the Archbishop continued, a Province of East Africa will be set up under its. own Anglican Archbishop, with five Dioceses--four in Tanganyika and. one in Kenya. His Grace concluded with the hope that this new Province will give greater cohesion to the Church in East Africa, and thai all will be working for the same end; that the faith of Christ may be spread throughout Africa and. the world.

The Archbishop had to leave Iringa within two hours of the end of the service and so the School assembled in an enthusiastic crowd to see him off. Before he went, His Grace gave a short talk to the School, at the conclusion of which he asked the Headmaster if we might have an extra half-holiday to commemorate his visit. Amidst the enthusiasm that this request engender ed, the Archbishop was driven away to the airport to continue his East African tour.

The other visiting preachers whom the School has welcomed. this term are the Provost of St. Alban s Collegiate Church Dar es Salatam (the Very Rev, E. M. H. Capper) the Chaplain of Mbeya (the Rev Stanley Cann), the Missionary-in chirge of Mbeya the Baptist Mrssaonary Society of East Africa (the Rev Carlos Owens) and his successor (the Rev Charles Evans), the Chaplain of Iringa (the Rt Rev G A Ch imbers) the Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Churches of Tanganyika (the Rev. Stephen Vandermerwe), and the Vicar of St. Mark s Church, Gihislingham, Kent (the Rev. J. T. C. B. Collins) who is the Special Speaker for the Mission to the English Speaking Congregations in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika. The Headmaster and the Chaphain have also preached.

On July 4th, the Bishop of Southern Victoria Nyanza (the Rt. Rev.

M. L. Wiggins) visited the School and confirmed 33 School members, including his own daughter. On Whilsunday, July 5th, he preached at both Morning and. Evening Prayer. His addresses concerned the work of God the Holy Spirit, and the lives of those in whom he works.

The Chaplain, who is leaving the School at the end of term, took for his final sermon three questions that had often been put to him "In thie School, why do we have Scripture, and a Chaplain and why, one day, do we hope to have a Chapel?" He began by pointing out that the Western way of life is. based on Christianity anont Christianity's main "text book" is the Bible. From the purely practical viewpoint, therefore, if we believe 21


that our way of life, in contras.t to that of the communist, has something to commend it, we should study the "text book" to see what it contains,. From the Book we should endeavour to meet with the One about Whom it speaks, Jesus. Christ Himself, for He alone can give the power to live out fully the rich and free life which is. the life of the true Christian. Our way of living affects vitally how we use all the information that we gain at school. If we have a selfish way of life we shall use our knowledge selfishly, but if we are serving Christ we shall use our training for His glory and. to help others (i.e. the Christian way, the Western way of life).

The Chaplain went on to suggest that, if it is important to have specialist teachers. on the Staff to teach special subjects (e.g. English, Physics), how much more important is it to have someone to teach the way of life which will govern how we use all our specialist knowledge.

Then lastly he mentioned how the former Headmaster of the Prince of Wales School had told him that Roman Catholics and members of the Jewish faith had contributed money for the building of their School Chapel. Their reason for doing this was that in a School which possesses a Chapel there will be maintained high moral standards, a belief in the spiritual, and the production of the finest form of character possible.

In summarising, he said; "Why teach Chnstianity in School? Because a vital faith in Christ produces the best sort of character for living in this life--and the life to come. Why have a Chaplain? Because an expert in teaching this. way of life is essential to a complete school. Why build. a Chapel? Because it will ensure that the highest standards are maintained. and a place provided where students will be able to meet most easily with the Source ofwhat is best in our way of life, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself".

Kay Puitock and S. R. B.


We have been greatly encouraged to find that the Christian Union is, now by far the largest Society meeting in the School For some of the films that have been shown. over 400 members of the School have attended and. even for our least popular form of meeting we have never dropped below 80 Normally our attendance is between 120 and 150 We record these figures. with gratitude to God for all the good things that He has grven us thiough these meetings. He has indeed blessed and prospeicd. the Christian Union s activities this term.

On the first Sunday ofthe term. Pro\ost Capper talked with the Christian Union about pioneer missionary work in Tanganyika. On ihe following Sunday, at a Boys versus Girls "20 QuesLions" contest, a team of missionaries' daughters beat a team of School Prefects, but only just! Four members of the Staff visited us. the following week-end and as a Brains Trust, answered. questions. ranging from "Uhuru" to "Why should smoking be banned in School?" (there may be some connection between these questions!)

In the following weeks we had a series of visiting speakers in the flesh or by proxy. The Rev. Stanlev Cann sent a film strip and a tape recoiding which he had made on the Centen ary of the Universities Mission to Cential Africa. Then Bishop Wiggins showed some more of his magnficent Koda slides on the impact of Missions in Tanganyika. The Rev Carlos Owens showed two films of events in the Acts of the Apostles porti ay ed in Biblical costume. We had an evening of films provided b\ the British Council The Rev. Stephen Vandermerwe showed a colour film of the work of the Assemblies of God Mission in Africa-South-of-the-Sahara. More British Council films were shown. The Rev. John Collins. spoke on "The Cost of Serving Christ". And our final evening was one of slides loaned by the Staff, finishing with those taken during the visit of the Archbishop of York.


Father Viotto has coninued to look after us. and we are grateful to him for giving us so much of his. time.

A new development this term has been the celebration of Mass on the first Saturday of every month. On the last of these occasions we were very pleased that Mr. J. J. McPhillips was able to be present, and that he was still here to attend Mass in School on the following morning.

We must record our thanks to Shirley Bailey, Helen Constantinides, Barallon, Di Zitti, Norsworthy and F. Palmarini for the help they have given us in various ways.

H. B. W.

We have had a varied programme this term, never pleasing everyone on one evening, but trying. under God, to show, through one medium or another, that it is possible to be a Christian and happy at the same time.

S R. B

I should like to take this opportunity of thanking Mr. Beesley for all that he has done for us this term, in previous terms and, also, for the Christ ian Union at Kongwa of which this. one is a continuation.

Mr. Beesley has been an unfailing inspiration and encouragement to all with whom he has come into contact. All best wishes go vvith him in his new job and we hope that he will prove to be the same valuable asset there as he has. been here. We also hope that the Rev. Robert Glenn will find that the standard of the Christian Union is a high one.

M. Wiggins,



The annual Inter-House Cross-Country Championship was held on 20th July. Each House entered twenty-five boys, the first eighteen in each 23


team to count, The course, over rough and hilly ground., was just over three and. a half miles.

V. Poupoulas must be congratulated on his veiy line performance in coming first by a very good margin.

Williams House agatn put up a very fine show by winning the Team Championship for the second year.

The final team positions were; 1st Williams 373 points
2nd. Hodgson 679 ,,
3rd Henderson 757 ,,
4th Oram 883 ,,

The hrst three runners were:

1st V. Poupoulas Time 19 mins. 12.3 secs. Oram House 2nd. M. Western Henderson
3rd S. Riddle Henderson


The Society has. met consistently three, and. occasionally four, times, a week during the term and we are all making progress in one direction or another.

Early in the term we were introduced to "Free Play" actually fencing against one another. After the initial shock of having to face an armed. opponent with only one's own wits and skill to defend onesel{ it proved to be great fun, although there were one or two displays reminiscent of the "Three Musketeers" or Errol Flynn! Fencing is still however, hard work and all the members. will remember their aching limbs after ten minutes strenuous exercises and the inability to run upstairs the day after.

We are hoping to hold a fencing competition against some other club in the near future. Once again we must all thank Mr. Brooker for being such a patient and. untiring instructor throughout the term.

Anne Hickman.


Hockey this term has been our main game and., although no outside matches, have been played, we have had inter-Hotise and inter-set matches.

In past issues of the "Iringan" the condition of the pitches has been men tioned as the principal pal drawback. Signs of improvement are at last noticeable owing to the new and efficient method of watering.

Last year, Carter House, after a fierce struggle against Henery House, managed to win both the Senior and Junior Hockey Cups, but this year Carter has reluctantly handed over the Senior Cup to their rivals. Henery also managed to win, for the second time running, the wooden-spoon knock- out competition.

Priehard. House lias shown an amazing improvement and this term drew for first place with Henery.


Palmer Ilouse, in s pite of its failure in the Inter-House matches, must be congratulated on its performance in the wooden-spoon knock-out compe tition, in which it attained. second place.

In closing, the teams would like to thank all those members of the Staff who have given their time and patience in coaching and. umpiring the matches throughout the term.

FINAL POSITIONS: Senior Hockey Cup 1. Henery
2. Prichard
3. Carter

4, Palmer J.unior Hockey Cup 1. Carter
2. Palmer
Henery f
4. Pritchard


The School 1st Xl played six matches this season, all on the School ground. Our opponents found us. a much stronger side as a result of the ardent coaching and enthusiat',m of Mr. Hart. The wicket proved to be a very fast one which hampered some of our bats- men, while the wind, which is typical of Iringa, proved a great help to our bowlers.

Baxter, who was new to the side, had great success with his left arm, round-the-wicket, spin bowling Meier, as wicket keeper and opening batsmatn, was indispensable. Carlisle-Kitz, the other

opening batsman, played typical English test-match cricket, scoring in one match 3 runs in 1-1/4 hours, wh ich obviously annoyed the bowlers. Kuester- mann's bowling was up to his best standard, his wickets costing him an average of 17 runs. Mature showed. great promise in his bowling but unfortunately pulled. his back. Pletts bowled. well in some matches, but had difficulty in others in finding a length. Warwick, who was. twelfth man, always turned up to give us plenty of encouragement Kuestermann was appointed Captain and Mills Vice-Captain and Secretary Our thanks go to all who were concerned with the maintenance of the pitches; and to Miss Williams for the excellent refreshments provided at all matches.

The season opened with a game against the Staff on May 22nd. The Staff won the toss and. batted first. The opening partnership was broken with only 13 rtins on the board. However, Mr, Oram with 25 and Mr. Halls with 57 helped to score the 138 for 7 declared. 1 he School lost wickets cheaply until Kucsterinann, 55 not out, and Barber, 81 not out, carried the side to victory by 7 wickets.



The Iringa District Sports were held on the 25th June 1960 on the School grounds. The School prloduced a strong team, winning the Iringa District Shield though competition was small, owing to the absence of the Malangali Secondary School and Ifunda Trade School.

In the 100 yards Gemmell and Kuestermann came 1st and 2nd. whilst Riddle came 1st in the 220 yards with Kttestermann a close 2nd. In the 440 yards Gemmell obtained. 1st place, and. Webster 2nd. In the 880 yards M Western and D Western came 1st and 2nd respectively, whilst Poupoulas his. came 1st in Ihe mile. In the Javelin O'Brien came 1st followved by D Western 2nd, and A. Schneemann 3rd. In the high Jump Stanton came 1st and A Schneemann 3rd Alexiou came 1st in long jump, followed by D McLachlan. R. Thompson came 1st n tlc Discus, while Fscott came 1st and Hendersoii 2nd in the Shot. Mr, Brooker came first in the Pole Vault, followed by R Mullin.

Our Under Sixteens won many events, mostly in the sprints., in which Sellick Cormack and Ulyate showed considerable promise. The field events also came ofT well; Maure, De Scossa, Pletts and Palmarini put up splendid performances. Mr. Humphries presented the shicld and certificates; our many thanks to Mr Brooker for the smooth running of the Sports.

V Poupoulas

Against the Railways ( lu b the School was dismissed for 124 (Mills 32 Carlisle-Katz 18, Ba bet 15). In an exciting finish the Railways won by one wicket (Satchu 21, Paleker 28, Baxter 5 for 22).

On July 2nd the e Dodoma team paid us a visit for a two day match Dodoma was put in to bat, anti after being 146 f(br 8, made a total of 225 (Green Si, Tazzard ?9 not out, Hills 23, Burkes 21). The School started well in reply, Pleits making 27 and Meier 41, but a collapse in the middle batting saw tle score p ass from 115 for 3 to 115 for 6 Kuestermann, howevet scored 96 and was last out with the tubtal score at 197. Dodoma thus won by 28 nuns On the Satunday night both sides enjoyed an excellent dinner, for which we express our gratitude to the Mess Cateress

Ihe game against the Aga Khan XI resulted in an exact tie at 181, Meier making 30 and Nelson 53 for theic School; for the Aga Khan side Sadin scored 43 and Wa li 38

T he last mate t of an enjoyable season with Iringa Club, was lost by 4 wickets. the School (without Kuetermann) scoring 98 (Warwick 26) the Club 103 for 6 (Muir 59).

The School 1st Xl went to Dar es Salaam to play an the Twiga Festival at the end of July

A final woid of tha nks to Mr. Hart for all he has done for us on the Cricket field, and our best wishes for his success in his new school in Guernsey

P. Kuestcamann M Malls


Seventeen of the School qtialtfled to represent Ir inga District in the Provincial Sports in Mbeya, six being girls

1 The girls took practically all the honours in the female section of the Sports

Vanessa Hocking was aw rded the Presidents's Cup for the most out standing performance ofi the day taking away four certificates and a cup for winning and breaking the Provincrial records in both the 100 yds and the 220 yds. in the times of 12 5 and 28 8 seconds respectively also for comine third in the long jump and participating in the record breaking relay team

E. Voigt also showed up well by coming second in both the 100 yds and 220 yds, and first in the long lump The members of thie 4 x 110 yds relay team, which broke the Provincial record in a time of 59 seconds, were P Neal, F. Silcock, V. Hocking and F. Voigt J. Barallon and B. Lori came first and second respectively in the high jump with a height of4 ft 4 ins

In the male section of the sports we did very well but Gemmel deserves most of the praise bv coming first in the 100 yds in i time of 10 7 seconds and first in the 440 yds with a time of 53 7 seconds' D Webster coming second in the latter. S Riddle won his event the 220 yds., in a time of 24 1 seconds and Stanton came first in the high jump clearing aria 5 ft 5 iris R Fscott and A. Henderson came first and second in the Shot the former putting a distance of 34 ft 8 ins V Poupoufas c ime secor (1 in tl e mile in 4 mins 52 secs., and R Thomson came second in his event the Discus 26 27
Mr. J Oram leads out the Dragons side in Dar es Salaam.

We must not forget David and Martin Western who showed up very wehel in Ihe 880 yds. In the 4 x 440 yds. relay, in which the Iringa District put up a team entirely from the School, we distinguished ourselves by break ing the Provincial record in a time of 3 mins, 43 secs., the participants in this event being D. Western, D. Webster, R. Gemmell and M. Western.

Lastly, on behalf of the whole team, I should like to thank the Staff at Mbeya School for their generosity and kindness whilst the team was in Mbeya, and also Mr. Brooker, because I am sure that if it were not for him we would not have done nearly so well,

D. Webster.


This year, the School contributed eleven members towards the Southern Highlands Province Team, which shared third place with the Western Province in the overall classification at the 7th inter-provincial sports. meeting held at Morogoro Eight of the schoolboys. qualified for the finals, which were held on Saturday, the 16th July, 1960, in the presence of the Governor of Tanganyika.

Henderson and Escott attained third and fourth places respectively in the Shot; D Webster came fourth in the quarter-mile with a time of

53.5 sees. which was a personal best. V. Poupoulas came seventh in the mile in 4 mins. 50.2 secs., running against strong competition, improving, however, on his own time by 3.3 sees. S. Riddle finished fourth in the 220 yds., whilst M. Western came fifth in the half-mile. TThc climax of the meeting came with the relays in which our Province gained 13 out of the 25 points. The 4 x 110 yds relay, in which Riddle and Gemmell ran 3rd and 4th respect ively, finished s.eeond in 45.8 sees, which bettered the previous Territorial record by one tenth of a second. The 4 x 440 yards relay team, which consisted of M. Western, S. Riddle, D. Webster and R. Gemmell, finished first, by a very small margin, in 3 mins. 39.2 sees., which was 3.3 sees outside the Territorial record. Great credit goes to R. Gemmell who finished the relay with a magnificent last lap, gaining at least twenty yards on the leading teams, and pushing into the front five yards from the tape.

Returning on Sunday, the 17th, we looked forward to the School Sports and Cross-Country run, which were waiting for us in the following three days.

A. Schneemann


The Boys' Sports were held on Monday and Tuesday, 18th and 19th

July, in perfect weather. A large programme of events 44 in all was carried through without a hitch, thanks to Mr. Brooker's admirable organi sation It was a very enjoyable two days sport, on what is possibly the best track in the Territory, and featuring some outstanding pertormances by some of the Territory's best athletes, as comparison with Provincial and Territorial results can prove.


The best individual performance as we have come to expect was that of Boris Zakian, who won all four events. in which he took part Hrs record 220 yards was partreularly impressrve Mention should also be made of the Palmarini brothers, who between them won six events The best race was perhaps the Senior Half-Mile, in which M Western Poupoulas and Webster all ran with the utmost spirit, to produce a thrilling finish and a notable record. Other events. which one recalls with pleasure were the Junior Half Mile, in which the first three runners led by Willie Pamarint all beat the time for the Intermediate Half-Mile the Sentor Quarter Mile in which Gemmell, fine runner as he is, was fully extended by Riddle and Webster the Intermediate Hurdles, in which Von Mutius courageously held off Sherred's challenge in very good time Van Buuren s record in the Inter mediate Pole Vault; and Poupoulas solitary Mile which he ran more or less on his. own, to set up a record. In fact 9 new records were achieved and 26 best peformances in the other age-groups underlined the fact that there is plenty of talent lower down in the School, on which attention is being increasingly directed.

As has been observed before, in the case of School Rugby, the improve ment in standard and technique from last year in noteworthy. The combi nation of Mr. Brooker's. expert supervision and of the boys' enthuisiasm has resulted in great progress., which one hopes will be maintained. The inter-House Competition produced a hair-raisingly close finish, Hodgson beating Williams by less than S points, to retain the Athletics Cup. Uodgs.on also retained the Cup for the Standards. Competition, again heading Williams, this time by a wider margin.


100 yards 220 ,,
440 ,,
880 ,,


110 yards


Long Jump

Hop, Step & Jump

Iligh Jump




Pole Vault


RESULTS I Zakian 2 Gemmell 3 Riddle 10.3 sec *
I Zakian 2 Gemmell 3 Riddle 23.3 ,,*
I Gemmell 2 Webster 3 Riddle 52.8 ,,*
1 M. Weston 2 Poupoulas 3 Webster 2m 5.6s.*
1 Poupoulas 2 Webster 3 Hutchinson 4m. 49.2s,*

I Sehneemann 2 Eseott
1 Zakian 2 Alexiou

3 Van Schoor 16.3s.* 3 McLachlan 19 if.
1 Zakian 2 McLachlan 3 Riddle 36ft. 1-1/2in.
I Stanton 2 M. Western 3 Barallon 5ft. lin
I Escott 2 Henderson 3 Thomson 39ft. 4-1/2in.*
1 Thompson 2 Escott 3 Henderson I lOft. 6-1/2in.
1 O'Brien 2 Schneemann 3 Wechsler 146f1. 4-1/2in.*
I Mullin 2 D. Western 8ft. 6in.
1 Lunn 2 Eseoft 3 D. Western 92ff. 6-3/4in.
100 yards I Pletis. 2 Ulyate 3 Wright 11.3s.*
220 I Cormack 2 Ulyate 3 Pletts 25.7s.*
440 ,, 1 Cormaek 2 Caine 3 Wood 57.4s.
880 ,, 1 Caine 2 Thompson 3 Cormack 2m 24.4s.*
Mile I Ulyate 2 Sherred 3 Von Mutius 5m. 33.8s.*


110 yards


Long Jump Hop, Step &


High Jump




Pole Vault Palmer lost to Henery 1
I Von Mutius 2 Sherred 3 De Scossa I7.4s, * Palmer lost to Pricha rd1 1 Maure 2 Yiannikos 3 Ulyate l6ft. 3-3/4in.* Palmer beat Carter 4 2
1 de Scossa 2 Maure 3 Caine 34ft. 7-1/2in.*
1 de Scossa 2 Maure 3 van Bunren 4ft. 11in.*
1 Pletts 2 Meuschke Wright (equal). 34ft. 1in,*
1 Wright 2 de Scossa 3 Meier Il1ft. 4-3/4in.*
1 Marczewski 2 Afentakis 3 Meuschke l25ft. 110-1/2in.*
he van Buuren 2 Meuscl'tke 8ft. lOin.* Record*
Henery drew with Carter
Hencry drew with Prichard
Henery beat Palmer

Carter lost to Prichard
Carter lost to Palmer
Carter drew with Henery
5 1
2 4


100 yards 220 ,,
440 ,,
880 ,,

80 yards


High Jump

Long Jump




Under 13: 90 yards A
90 ,, B
150 ,, A
150 ,, B
80 yards


Long Jump High Jump 1 Marmorat 2
1 G. Palmarini 2
1 F. Palmarini 2
1 G. Palmarini 2
Lehner 3 Blackman 1 1.8s.* Prichard heat Carter 60
F. Palmarini 3 Marmorat 26.7s.* Prichard beat Henery 60
Blackman 3 P-Wilson 59.2s.* Prichard lost to Palmer 2
P-Wilson 3 Marmorat 2m 20 4s*
Palmer beat Henery 6
1 Lehner 2 Lyon 3 Bonini 14s.* Palmer beat Carter 5
1 G. Palmarini 2 Klapprott 3 von Stranz 5 ft.* Palmer beat Prichard 42
I Lehner 2 Blackman 3 Lyon 15ft. 11in.*
1 G. Palmarini 2 Marmorat 3 Pierce 38ft. 2in.* Carter lost to Prichard 0
1 F. Palmarini 2 Lanchbery 3 Barker 113ff. 10-1/2in.* Carter lost to Palmer 1
I Logothetis 2 Pierce 3 Norsworthy 83ft. 6-1/2in.* Carter beat Henery 6
I Snelling 27 Koutouvides 3 Fyre
1 S. Reynolds 2 B. Rcynolds 3 Monckton
1 Snelling 2 Koutotivides 3 Haggerty
I S. Reynolds, Monckton (equal) 3 Timms

1 Baker
1 Haggerty
1 Haggerty

2 Drummond 3 Monckton 2 Snelling 3 Lyre
2 Snelling 3 Papini
Be, t performance*

13.5s.* l4ft, 3-1/4in.* 4ft. 5in. *

R. D. J. R.
Henery lost to Prichard
Henery lost to Palmer
Henery lost to Carter


FINAL PLAClNG Senior Junior Points
I. Prichard 5 3 5 6 6 2 20
2. Palmer 1 4 1 6 5 4 13-1/2

TENNIS 3. Henery 5 3 3 0 0 0 11

T his term all girls who wished to play tennis werc coached on two after noons every week. This necessitated rather large numbers for every session, but patient co-operation brotight tis happily through the term.

Once again. it has been. possible to observe the remarkable progress made by most of the girls. This advance in standard has helped many thoroughly to enjoy their week-ends. on. the tennis courts.

Congratulations to Pritchard House on winning the first tennis compe tition, the full details of which are as follows:

Prichard beat Palmer S I
Prichard ,, Carter 5 1
Prichard drew with Henery 3 3
4. Carter
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D. E. L.

It was rather an achievement to produce a School phay at all this year; it was. such hard work finding a cast since everyone was surfeited with drama tic activity after the House plays last term. A play had to be selected to fit the prospective cast, rather than. the other way around But all's well that ends well, and we express our gratitude and congratulations to the cast of "The Importance of Being Earnest". 31

Although it was difficult to find actors, there was no paucity of people cager to help in other ways. This enthusiastic band helped to paint the set and scenery and, incidentally, painted the floor as well. But a stalwart hand of scrubbers soon. cleared up the mess Despite this "help", Mr. Johnson, like the weather in. the play. "continued charming", and we arc grateful to him for the final splendid results of the scenery. Mr, Lake's contribution was no less valiant, for not only did he build the set, but also garden. seats and tables, a fireplace, bookcases and realistic looking bushes. In. addiion to this larger scenery there was a confusing amount of properties

from Georgian furniture to watering cans and all would have been chaos without Mrs, Brooks' management of them. We are very grateful to those wbo lent these properties. particularly to Mrs Dathan. whose house was pillaged. The lighting by Mr. Norman. was as excellent as ever, an.d a third batten., constructed by Mr. Halls, was added to the lighting equipment. Most of the credit for the gratifying audience at the public performance of the play goes to Mr. Wiltshire, for his enthusiastic publicity. The beautiful costumes, designed and made by Miss Dickinson., were one of the main charms of the play. Fveryone admired the rustling skirts, the hustles, the feathered hats, and the leg-of-mutton sleeves

Thanks arc also due ton) the stage hands, wvho did a magnificent job; to the prompt, Margaret Glynn and to Frances Stewart, who played the piano for Algernon And I should like to thank the producer, Mr. Brooks, who is to he so heartily congratulated.

The first performance, before the Juniors, was not encouraging (but who can blame them for finding the play difficult); the Seniors, however, gave us a most encouraging reception. and, with the added confidences, we gave the best performance as was right and proper on the Saturday

We are sorry that no photograph is printed here, hut those that were taken were unsuccessful.

Kay Puttocks,

Secreatery retort


" The Importance Of Being Earnest"

The first half of the nineteen. century was one ohe the most unrewarding periods in the English theatre. It was a great era in poetry and fiction., hut men of letters seldom found themselves in a congenial atmosphere when. writing for the stage. Audiences were content with farce and melodrama. Ilow different is the second half on)f the century! A renaissance of taste and dramatic writing was ton) take place. I or a short while, one writer of comedy adorned the stage, and then. tragically disappeared. His reputation. depends on a small group of plays which he wrote between 1892 and 1895. From the first, Oscar Wihede was working towards a comedy that 'shall be all compact on)f elegant artifice', and this ultimately he achieved in "The Importance of being Earnest". One must remember that the play was written for a fashion able and well-bred audience, and Wilde had to preserve a strait-laced deco rum anonhe yet achieve gaiety and wit. That hc succeeded is a measure on)f the brilliance of his dialogue. He endoniwed comedy with a scnsc of good-natured amusement, of fun, on)f gay irresponsibility, so that this play has not its like on the English stage. One may only conjecture as to what might have

happened had D'Oyly Carte brought Wilde and Sullivan. together instcad of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Three performances of the play were given. at the School on July 14th, 15th and 16th. Some weeks previously, the editor had invited me to write about the production.. How well he had chosen his victim I was no expeit in the art of 'Bunburyism'! It is with some misgiving that I attempt this piece of criticism, for was it not Algernon Moncrieff himself who said (in the Methuen edition. of the play). 'Literary criticism is. not your forte, my deai fellow. Don't try it. You should leave that to people who haven't heeii at a University.'

It appeared that at the flist performance some of Wilde's wit was a little too subtle for the Junini School I was privileged to scc the presentation on the second evening and the audience composed chieffy of the Senior School, witnessed a wonderful show which it received warmly and intelli gently. Mr, Brooks had created a miracle of elegance and we are most grateful to him for the very many hours he sat and exhorted his young players oft.en in. a cold and draughty hall There was warmth gaiety and polish of which Wilde himself would have approved The casting was well nigh per fect.

Barber was an. admirable Algernon., moving easily and casually, always haiting ('My dear fellow, the way you flirt with Gwendolen. is perfectly disgraceful') Jack Worthing, who looked remarkably like Nelson. Algernon. always knew who he was, whereas poor Jack was always. at a loss to account for himself. We were glad when Jack was finally able to turn the tables There is little action. in. the play. Wilde's use of words is all important. Here Nelson. really shone. Barber might have made better use of a longer vowel quality in his diction, and a more legato, rhythmic style of speaking. Both had exacting parts which they had learnt well. I shall always remember Barber's floppy quilT of hair. How beautifully he assured his darling Cecily that it curled naturally 'with a little help from others.' Nelson's performance was srimmed up by Algernon. when he said 'you are the most earnest-looking person I ever saw in. my life.'

The play really came to life with the entry of the ladies. Denise P tittoek as Lady Bracknell was reontirired by hci author to dominate everyone and dominate everyone she did both by word and look a born Augusta Her utterance oh each well-known pearl 'a hand bag?'; 'the line is immaterial Mr. Worthing'; 'to marry into a cloakroom and form an. their alliance with a parcel', was given with perfect dignity accent and timing This was an out standing performance and we arc duly grateful to Denise for the pleasure she gave us.

For L ady Bracknell's daughter Liweridolen. we might have had some sympathy in. the possession. of such a mother hut we soon. found that she was quite capable of taking her own line and th tt Nelson had in. fact some grounds for fearing that in. about 150 years she might resemble her mother. Uhe part of Gwen.dolen. was taken by ('I am always smart! Am I not, Mi Worthing?'). Moriag Cormack. With Jack's reply 'you're quite perfect, Miss Fairfiax' we most heartily agreed Her movements of shoulder and head were a joy to watch. Her more deliberate diction made a striking contrast to the quicksilver tongue of Cecily, a part brilliantly portrayed by Patricia Egan, whose large, innocent eyes and golden. hair were more than. a match
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for Wilde's words. For me, the highlight of the evening was the tea-party scene between these two young ladies., and as they parried and thrust, not one member of the audience could have been unaware of their beautiful dresses in pink. and blue, magnificently designed and made by Miss Dickin son. I wish she were my tailor too.

I have already mentioned the perfection. of the casting. As if these three ladies were not enough for our delight, here is another; the most cultivated of ladies and the very picture of respectability. She approaches, she is nigh. Miss Prism, we feel, however remote her connection with the teaching profession, must have at least been. a teacher of elocution.. Anne tackled the part with adroitness and relish, giving the right touch of sub servience and of authority, and speaking all her lines with intelligence.

So much for the ladies. Dr. Chasuble was a joy. We shall be seeing much more of young Rymer in school plays. He spoke with due solemnity the pompous lines given him by the author. There was not a person. present who was not convinced that a sprinkling or an immersion at Dr. Chasuble's hands would have produced the most perfect canonical christening. And as. his. defences crumbled in the closing seconds of the play, that glorious embrace of Letitia richly deserved the most spontaneous applause of the evening.

The two small parts of Lane and Merriman were neatly played by Hick man. and Mukabaa. They quietly buttled as only butlers can. With lift.ed eyebrow and telling word they indicated that they knew a thing or two that only butlers could.

A wonderful entertainment! There was the pleasure which lay in the play itself, for one must give the author his due: but that was easily surpassed by the pleasure of watching these skilled young actors putting across, under the direction of their producer. a beautifully polished performance in. which there was hardly a blemish. We really are most grateful to them for giving up so much of their time and for succeeding so completely in maintaining the high reputation. which the school has already gained in things theatrical.

It remains for me to thank. Mr. J.ohnson, who not only did make-up, but also designed and painted the set, a picture of white elegance. His. remark- able talents were put to fine use in those large pictures of 'old masters'- Mr. Lake for the building of a set more solid than anything in the West End, and for his duties of stage manager Mr. Norman for his lighting, more brilliant than ever Mr. Wiltshire, an. efficient business. manager--and Margaret Glynn, an. almost silent prompt.

But who made the muffins? R W C.
Gwen.dolen Fairfax (her daughter) Morag Cormack k
Miss Prism Ammne Hic kman
Cecily Carbew (J.olin Worthing's ward) Patricia Egan
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. (Rector of Woolton.) Michael Rymem
Merriman., (Butler to Mr. Worthing) Louis Mukabaa

Stage-hands: E. Hutehinson; D. McLachlan; N. Borrisow; 0. Marcan danatos; M. Wright: G. Coutouvidis; N. Lockley; H. man: R. Escott; M. de Scossa; D. Caloupis; R. Maure.


A gentle rate of progress is being maintained and we are very pleased with the additions made this term (including, indeed, the cheerful cushion covers on the bench seats). Most of the new books have been purchased through the Library allowance, but some have been presented- we are grateful to Mrs.. Dathan for the books on naval subjects which have proved very popular, and to the East African Railways and Harbours for the two fine volumes on the Railway's.

It is, of course, true of all libraries that the more they serve their purpose the more losses are suffered. However, there was. a disconcertingly large number of books missing, presumed lost, at the end of term we appeal again to the light-hearted amongst us to use the quite simple "self-help" system

There is a wide selection. of magazines available for general reading The Times Weekly Review, 1 he Daily Telegraph, The Observer (all of these air-mail editions); The Tanganyika Standard and Sunday News l'he Illus trated London News; Newsweek The Spectator The Listener The Children's s Newspaper; The Elizabethan. African Life Motor Sport Music and Musi cians; World Sports; The New Scientist and others Some of these have of course, a limited appeal but others are in tatters very quickly We aic grateful for those sent by the British Information Service and the British Council. Any suggestions for new magazines and books would he welcomed.

Next term we hope to enlarge the Technical, Scientific and English Literature sections, and look forward to the receipt of yet another generous gift from the British Council.

Our thanks to those (Gihehan Burnett in particular) who help to keep things almost under control.

D. I. B.

C A S T Algernon Monerieff Paul Barber
Lane (his manservant) Tony Hickman
John Worthing David Nelson.
(of the Manor House, Woniolton, Hertfordshire)
Lady Bracknell Denise Puttock

The School Orchestra gave its first performance at the musical evening held on Saturday, July 2nd The numbers played were "Three Welsh Melo dies" ("The Ash Grove", "All Through the Night" and "Men of Harlech"), "Cradle Song" by Schubert, and "Lullaby" by Brahms.

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The general opinion of the School seems ton) be that the orchestra has made a good start and that the standard d on)f playing was much higher than. generally expectcd.

1 The difficulties of intonation, balance and cohesion, which beset those who undertake ensemble playing, arc being overcome surprisingly well, if one takes. the youth and inexperience of the orchestra into account,

Fifteen months ago the School had seven pupils who could play an orchestral instrument. The orchestra now has eighteen members. which means that eleven pupils have learnt to play their instrument well enough to join the orchestra, in a very short time. This proves very hard work cheer fully undertaken. The conductor is probably being driven to an early grave, but the experience the players are gaining is invaluable. No game requires more team spirit.

The group practices and two full orchestral rehearsals are held weekTy. It is hoped that the orchestra will be able to give a performance each term. Rehearsals have already commenced for a concert at Christmas.

Members of the School Orchestra.

1st Violins: Pauline Crole-Rees, Helen Goode, Sheila Markham, Angela Moneys, Richard Wiggins., Louis van Rooyen.

2nd Violins: Rosemary Ledermaun, Sally Stead.

3rd Violin:







T rombone:

Piano: Paul Snelling.
Ann Markham
John Marinakis
Bernard Staub
Vanessa Maher
Dennis Drummond, J.onathan Paterson.
Guy Monck.ton
J.ohn Lanchberry
Bryony Hawkins
W. J.. H.

This. term the School has been very pleased to welcome Mrs. Murray to teach ballet. Classes have been held twice a week in Palmer/Carter House Common Room. The girls have been split into three groups one for beginners, and the other two according to age and experience.

Three promising pupils, Marylin Benzimra, Susan White and Susan Lochead daneond a Galliard at one of the School's musical evenings. and it is hoped that next term more will be competent to perform.

Apart from routine elasswork., a number of character dances have been learnt, such as a hornpipe, tyrolean dance and czardas.

Although no-one is a prospective Margot Fonteyn, it is to be hoped that ballet will make the girls into graceful young ladies- and a little lighter on their feet!

THE VIth FORM SOCIETY. Patron: T he ileadmaster
President: J. W Moss, Esq.
Chairman: R. C. Thompson

The beginning of this term found our fledging society already consider ably decreased in number, having lost its Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and three other members. Accordingly, at our first meeting held on 2nd May, Anthony Hickman and Stephen Wechs).er were elected and after concluding other society business the President gave an amusing talk on the pitfalls of public speaking.

On Thursday, Viay 12th, our Patron, the Headmaster, with only thirty- six hours notice, kindly agreed to give his inaugural talk. Owing to the illness of the Chairman, Cary Chapman chaired the meeting and introduced the Headmaster. The subject of his talk was the VI Form Society he helped to run for ten years at Work.sop College He first discussed the purpose of such a society and stressed the importance of interest in things of first class merit, declaring that One of the most important was the encouragement of public speaking in the School.

He gavs,e many helpful suggest ions as to what we could do at our meetings and how we should conduct them. Among our interests we might include art, in the widest sense, literature. painting, s.ctilpture and drama, and also a problem which is comparatively near to us sociology.

He suggested that we might arrange four meetings a term, two internal meetings and two which would ineheonide a visit from a speaker or a distinguish ed person. At our internal meetings we could hold debates, mock trials and public speaking competitions. He advised us to keep our meetings formal and private but hoped we would show generosity to others when a speaker was present. In conclusion he stated that as Patron he hoped he would not be just a figure-head but an active member and a help to the society.

Margaret Wiggins, the vice-chairman, then proposed a vote of thanks to the Headmaster.

On Wednesday, 18th May, a small party was held at the President's House for Aubrey Chapman, Silvia Papini and David Nelson.

On Friday, June 24th, after the minutes of the previous meetings had been read out, it was decided to elect Raymond Escott. There followed a most enjoyable musical evening during which we played various types of records, including a selection of Victor Borge numbers, the Creed beautifully sung by a Russian choir and part of HoIst's. 'Planet Suite".

In conclusion the society would like to thank the Presidcnt and Mrs. Moss for their kind hospitality on several occasions and for the help they have given.

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This term has. been a very successful one in the varios activities. of the Society. We continued to hold meetings. on the Wednesday afternoons and Friday evenings. There have been tftrce visiting speakers during the term, and the talks have ranged from Tobacco to Marine Biology.

Our visiting speakers have been

B. Ak.ehurs.t, Fsq., of the Tobacco Research Station, who gave a very interesting talk. on Tobacco--attendan- ces at this exceeded the normal;

B. Hargraves Esq., who outlined climate through the ages, and finally

A. Bowman-Edgar Esq., who gave a very lively talk on a trip down the Ruaha in a home-made boat. This talk ended with a display of some rifles he had brought with him. A new interest was taken in the aquarium after a discussion on aquatic life by Mr. Booth. After a clean-out, the aquarium was. restoeked with various fresh-water flora and fauna from the local ponds and the Ruaha.

The Wednesday afternoon activities have been: a further study of the local countryside. of which a fairly comprehensive knowledge has been gained during the term; a further classification of the trees and herbaceous plants in the area has been carried out, and a lengthy list compiled.

Our Sunday outings have been not only by ear, but also on foot. Two lengthy tramps have been made on one of our neighbouring hHls, Gypsy Hill. One of these expeditions., on the School holiday on June 1st, was open to anyone in the School. Certain members have gone out with Mr. Booth on 'recce" trips and there has been a Society Outing in the School bus to the Dodoma escarpment. Mr. Booth's. Land-rover was. "christened" on a dawn outing along the Nduli road. Amongst the game seen on this outing was a rhino, but a safe distance was kept. An elephant and impala were also seen. During the later weeks. of the term, a party went to Ikorongo on the Great Ruaha in the Land-Rover. The party left school at one o'clock on Sunday morning. Many species of game were seen on this eventful on)uting, but the highlight was seeing elephant and buffalo at close range.

The members.' main personal activities have included amateur Geology Ecology and Ornithology. We have also studied trees and fish. Our thanks must go to Mr. Booth and Mr. Hall for giving up so much of thcir spare time to help and encourage us.

P. Hopp. Twelve new recruits. have already been enrolled and more are ready for enrolment at the beginning of next term.

At our weekly meetings we have done a good deal of badgework as well as. enjoying games and woodcraft.

We have also had three expeditions to nearby hills on Sundays and taken our lunch with us, which we successfully cooked on wood fires.

New recruits. are always welcome and we hope for more members next

S. A. B.

This term we have welcomed many new recruits to the troop, and our numbers. have gone up to thirty-eight, considerably higher than last term.

On the Queen"s birthday, the troop took part in the parade in Iringa.

A successful week-end camp was held four weeks from the end of term. It was greatly enjoyed by all present, and we should like to thank Co). & Mrs. Towne for the use of their farms, and for letting us. swim in their dam.

On the whole holiday, fourteen scouts went on a tiring but enjoyable hike with Mr. Norman.

During the term we played two night-wide games. They were both very exciting.

This term we welcomed back from home leave John Lanchberry, the P.L. of Elephants.

Richard Fee and Nicholas Croft were invested.

Congratulations to the following Scouts who have gained Proficiency
Badges: Michael Haggerty (Athlete); Eric Six (Marksman): and Ian Con- acher (Swimmer).

Lastly, we are indebted to Mr. Norman for organising meetings on Wednesday afternoons and Friday evenings.
Sean Golby.


After a lapse of one term, the Company has taken on a new lease of life, and is now flourishing.

Les Girls" is. the name five of us have given ourselves.. We have performed four songs altogether at School Concerts. The first that we did was "I'm just an old fashioned girl" and we dressed up in the 1920's style, The straight dresses were made of crepe paper, and, as they split so easily, it was with some difficulty that we lifted our arms and moved our legs. The second of our performances was "Alone at Eight" during which we
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wore black, straight, crepe paper skirts and sat on steps. Actions would have been fatal because, as. it was., we had to be practically carried on-stage and seated with care! Our third act was. 'Lollipop"crepe paper again; only this time we made full-skirted dresses and had huge bows on our posterior's and held lollipop's in our hands.

The la'st one we did was "I'm not at all in love", but because of the shortage of time (we started rehearsing only a week. beforehand), we decided to rehearse at 5.30 in the morning's. I think some people will remember hearing us. heralding the dawn at that unearthly hour! Our apologies go to you! The idea of rehearsing early was greeted with great enthusiasm from all concerned until the time came. "Sing? I can't even croak at this time of day !" was the general comment. However, we trudged along to the gallery and croaked until breakfast~ when we were ready for bed again.

The great day arrived and because the song is from the '~Pyjama Game" we wore boys' pyjamas, and had rag curlers in our hair. It was a change to be able to prance around the 'stage without worrying about whethei our costumes would split or not; also it was considerably warmer than crepe paper! I think our wardrobe mistress was rather relieved because until then she had the rather unpleasant duty of pinning and cellotaping our costumes together, and praying that they wouldn't fall apart in the course of the act. The same evening some male "Les Girls" did an impersonation of our ~'Lollipop" and wore our rather mutilated costumes. It was very amusing indeed!

Fiona Marshall,


Moa Village consist's of a shabby collection of houses and duka's, overlooking a small beach crowded with canoes pulled up in a muddled fashion among smelling fish and octopi dryrdng on dirty poles out in the sun When walking along any of the dozens ofT narrow, crooked streets, one stumbles over squawking chicken's or finds oneself face to face with a terrified goat, madly careering around with a couple of scraggy dogs at it heels.

The main attraction is the fish market which rdS filled with squabbling Africans leaning on bicycles or squatting on the ground trying to raise and lower the prices of the many types of fish, which begin to smell dreadfully before the price is settled. To get past the market when there are fish in it is impossible; several fishermen, bearine strings of their catch, go racing after one, or one 5 trampled by the enormous crowd who push and shove towards the sellers, bowling over anyone who happens to be going the opposite way.

As there is an endless supply of fish in the sea, nearly every able boy or man is a fisherman. However, there are a few patched dukas with brightly coloured wares dangling out of nooks and crannies, flapping and shining in the wind and sun, while a dull owner, dressed in fraying shorts, scans the road and grabs any likely customer who happens to be in sight.

Every family seems to own a few dozen chickerdis and ducks which peck at the du'sty ground, or waddle around the beach, pouncing on unfortunate crabs which go for a short stroll. In a deserted corner of the village are a few ancient Arab graves, black with age and dirt, with barely visible inscrip tions. In shady spots elderly members of families flop down on the ground and snore loudly, with their patched hats. covering their perspiring faces. Occasionally one bumps into prdgeons which flap on to higher ground and continue their monotonous cooing.

All day long the courtyards are filled with women pounding maize, staring idly ahead, lifting their arms and flinging them down like a piece of mechanism while naked children go dashing and screaming in and out of the dark interior's of their huts, most of which have holes in their roofs or cracks in their walls.

Moa, which i's on the coast, just south of the Kenya border, is a typical happy fishing village of East Africa.

Heleni Morphopoulas., 3A


Pamela Marks, Ann Williams, Margaret Glynn, Fiona Marshall, Marion Cleton
The sun was 'set and night was falling;
In the distance a brdrd wa's cahelrdng
To her young; in the undergrowth
Two beasts stirred, moving slowly around
1 o find 'shelter for both.

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A monkey whimpered at its mother", breast,
Seeking warmth for its nightly rest:
A bird flew overhead and swiftly turned
To a tree; a badger appeared from a hole,
Sniffed the air and returned.

A leopard coughed hoarsely, and softly troonl
To seek its. prey. In the open a wild dog
Barked, its mate ans.wering from afar;
An owl whined overhead; the dark sky
Darkened as night revealed herself with a star.

Nearer sunset a large, grey rhinoceros emerged from the Junghee. The huge beast barged blindly and thoughtlessly towards the salt, uprooting any bushes in its path. When it reached its. objective it sank down on its knees for a guzzle in the salty mud.

As darkness descended, a huge lamp, like an artificial moon, lit up the glade. Four buffalo emonrged and began sniffing their way to the salt, When the massive bull tossed his head and rolled his wicked eyes upwards, I felt a pang of fear inside me, and looking at the massive horns I realised why the boniffalo is so feared by all.

Linde Baker1



Treetops is about ten miles from Nyeri in Kenya. It is a midget hotel perched in the branches. of a Cape Chestnut tree, overlooking a water-hole and an artificial salt-lick, where animals. come to drink.. It was. there that Princess. Elizabeth wa's staying when she first heard the news of her father's. death.

We started from Nyeri in a jeep, but had to walk. the last few hundred yards to Treetops itself, On either side of the path were ladders. nailed to trees, which provided an escape from any dangerous animal!

Suddenly, bloodcurdling squeals. and trumpetings sounded ahead. Peering through the brush we beheld fifty elephants. cavorting in the water. However, they were up-wind, and we ascended the ladder to Treetops. safely.

I looked down over the balcony. The glade below was carpeted in bushy, yellow grass, enclosed by a wall of tangled forest. The water-hole was more than l 50 yards across, with an emerald island of green reeds in the centre. The water's edge was a churned-up mass of slithery red mud, littered with the imprints of elephant, buffalo and antelope.

The first animals we saw were a family of clumsy wart-hogs. They had a drink, then settled down to sleep where the mud was thickest. Then the glade suddenly came to life: baboons, hundreds of them, swung from tree to tree~hattering, screaming and bouncing, until they reached Treetops itself. Their sudden attack came as. a surprise to us. They grabbed the bis cuits, cake and fruit from our tea-trolley and made off with the lot!

Then a pair of beautiful Crowned Cranes, six feet from one wing tip to the other, glided over the water. Cameras clicked and bird watchers were in a frenzy of excitement.

By this time, the first antelope had begun to steal shyly towards the water, stopping every few paces to sniff the air and to listen. Soon many different species were present from pygmy-like dik-diks. to the large heavily- built water buck,

During the night, hycuas, jackals and wild dogs appeared, and kept up a continual howling. but suddenly all sounds ceased; the stillness was eerie; for five elephants were standing motionless in the dark shadows beneath us. My heart missed a beat when the loud ~~all clear" signal sounded from the bull. Then the whole junele was in a tumult. Theron was rumbling, crashing, trumpeting, squealing, snorting and bellowing as the whole herd flowed out of the forest, across the red mud and into the moonlit water. Young and old dipped, sprayed, rolled over in the water and splashed in joyous abandon--pi).lar-like lets askew, and trunks trying to wash playful, energetic infants. The herd depirted in the early morning, and, after a short rest, we rose again to watch dawn breaking over the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya.

Jane Fonirbank, 4A

D. I Brooks., Esq., Kay Puttock., VI. Arts, Morag Cormack, SA.

We are, as always, grateful to those who contribute reports on Houses, Societies and sporting events; and to Miss Jones and Mrs. Dathan who typed the copy.

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