The Reverend R. Glen M.A. (Cantab. and New Zealand) has been with us this term as temporary Chaplain,
and we are grateful for his keen and lively interest in the welfare of the pupils, both in the class-room and in
our outside activities, especially on the hockey field and in the continuation of the Christian Union.
* * * *
Lady M. Lead and Mr. J. H. Baker have succeeded Mrs. D. Mahon and Mr. F: J. Mustill, O.B.E., on the
Board of Trustees. The School owes a great deal to the wise counsel and unsparing efforts of the Board, and this
particularly applies to Mrs. Mahon and Mr. Mustill. We hope that they have happy memories of their visits to the
School and that we shall have the pleasure of seeing them again as often as possible: We extend a very warm welcome
to Lady Lead and Mr. Baker, and we are confident that they will make valuable contributions to our development
during the coming period of change.
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At its meeting on the 1st and 2nd December, the Board of Trustees decided to offer a limited number
of places in the School to boys (not girls) of other races for the term commencing on the 9th January 1961.
Candidates for these places have been nominated by the Headmasters of Secondary Schools and by the Provincial
Education Officers on the results of the Territorial General Entrance Examination to Standard IX. These candidates
will take the St. Michael's and St. George's Entrance Examination (the same type and standard of paper as set for
European pupils) at the School in early January, and will also be interviewed at the same time. The candidates must
not be older than 14 and the number of places available will be about forty. The accepted successful candidates
must become boarders and accept the normal School food and discipline which is based on the Prefectorial system.
They must attend the daily assemblies of the School and simple Christian interdenominational services; this also
applies to non-Christians who will be allowed to sit at the back and not take part in religious services.
ments for pupils who required ophthalmic treatment at the Iringa Hospital
Mr. R. Woodcock, who gave a violin recital and lecture.
Mr. 0. E. Nillson, the Chief Inspector of Technical Education, Victoria, Australia, and Mr. D. C. Spencer, Deputy
Chief Education Officer.
Mr. D. M. Young, vice-captain of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club for a week's coaching at the School, under
the auspices of the M.C.C. and the Tanganyika Twiga C.C.
31st October 2nd November:
I st-2nd November:
Mrs. M. Fowler from the Ministry of Education to supervise the School Certificate Domestic Science
Mr. A. Emms, Assistant Chief Education Officer (Techni cal), to supervise the School Certificate
Woodwork and Metalwork examinations.
* * * *
The Cambridge Oversea Certificate Examinations took place between the 16th November and the 2nd
December. There were three candidates for the Higher Certificate and one boy took two principal Higher School
Certificate subjects a year after his School Certificate. Sixty five pupils wrote their School Certificate and
fourteen other pupils, who had already obtained certificates, sat for additional subjects. They have our best
wishes for success.
* * * *
We have been pleased to welcome four Ministers of the new Govern ment of Tanganyika this term.
* * * *
The Athletics track is now one of the best in the Territory. The lay-out and upkeep reflects great credit on the
designer, Mr. Brooker.
The Hon'ble 0. S. Kambona, Minister for Education, accompanied by Mr. G. N. Shann, the Provincial Education
The Hon'ble M. J. Davies, Minister for Information Services.
The Hon'ble J. K. Nyerere, Chief Minister, accompanied by The Hon'ble Mr. A. Z. N. Swai, Minister for Com merce
* * * *
Other visitors this term have been :--
10th October: Dr. O'Malley, the ophthalmic surgeon, to make arrange-
The triangular Athletics Match (boys) against Malangali Secondary School and Ifunda Trade School took place at the
School on the 5th Nov ember and the School was defeated by half a point by Malangali.
The Inter-House Relay Race (girls) was held after the Prize-Giving on the 3rd December and the Athletics Finals
(girls) on the 8th December.
* * * *
The Hockey Xl (boys) have had a very successful season, winning all the eight fixtures. The team and the coach, Mr.
Moss, are to be congratulated on an outstanding achievement.
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The School was represented at the dedication of St. John's Church, Mufindi, by His Grace, the Lord Archbishop of
East Africa, the Most
Reverend Leonard Beecher, on All Saint's Day, by the Headmaster and the Captains of School: They also represented
the School at the service at the African Memorial in Iringa on Remembrance Sunday.
Speech Day and Prize Giving was on Saturday, 3rd December: The guest of honour was the Honourable J. K. Nyerere,
Chief Minister to the Tanganyika Government.
We are very grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Beesley for the presentation of nine copies (one for each House) of J. B.
Phillips' Modern Translation of the New Testament.
The programme for the day was :--
- Holy Communion.
- Roman Catholic Mass.
- Thanksgiving Service.
- Prize Giving.
- Athletics Finals (Girls)
- School Concert.
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A Nativity Play was performed by boys of the Junior House and junior girls from Prichard House on the
8th and 9th December. The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols was on the 11th December.
* * * *
The School Christmas Party took place on Saturday, 10th December. The arrangements were rather upset
by a power failure at 4.30 p.m. Fortu nately the meal had been prepared and the dinner by candle-light added to the
festive spirit. The dinner was to have been followed by a film, but an impromptu concert, also by candle-light and
oil lamps, was put on with items by the Headmaster, Staff and pupils.
We are grateful to Mr. E. P. Slade, the resident engineer at Tanesco, who worked all day on the 11th
December and restored the power supply just as the Choir was assembled to enter the Assembly Hall for the Carol
(January 1959-July 1960)
Mrs. PALMER. We are pleased to hear that Mrs. Palmer is now fit again and has been doing a part-time
teac hing job at Northampton Grammar School for Girls; Richard is at Sherbourne Preparatory School and Alison is at
Pearhoss College; both are doing well.
* * * *
The Reverend S. R. BEESLEY (January 1959 to July 1960) has taken up his post as Chaplain at Sutton
Valence School, Kent. The family found the English climate very trying: Robyn has had pneumonia twice and Mark
measles, but they are both now happily recovered. Mr. Beesley has taken on a lot of other work besides that of
Chaplain and teaching Scripture. He is an officer in the Combined Cadet Force, coaches Rugger and has just started
a Christian Union.
Head of House:
Miss S. Carter.
Miss M. Shaw.
Mrs. E. Dye.
Linda Hildesley, Denise Puttock,
Daniela Tognietti, Susan Croft.
This term has marked a distinct change in the attitude to work. This includes not only work in the
class-room, but also on the athletics field.
Perhaps this change of attitude can be accounted for by the challenge introduced by the Prize
Examinations, which caused the girls to work with enthusiasm. As a result of this, we have never known a term of
more in tensive studying. Needless to say, all the Certificate candidates worked most diligently, and the fruits of
this are yet to be seen. Many Headmaster's Credits were gained and the girls strived hard to appear on the
three-weekly commendation lists. On Speech Day several members were awarded prizes on the strength of the
Collections and the Prize examinations.
House spirit has been evident on the athleticsc field this term. Girls have spent much of their spare
time practising and their perseverence has been amply rewarded. We succeeded in gaining the Standards Trophy and
were pleased to take second place for the Relays Cup. On Athletics Day we were indeed proud to be presented with
the Athletics Cup, which proved that such intensive work had not been in vain. Our thanks go to the Ath letics
Staff, Mrs. Dye and Barbara Lori, our Captain, who by their encourag ing interest promoted our success on the
field. In tennis, we have enjoyed some very stimulating games during the inter-House competitions, and we
congratulate our House Champion, Sandra Silcock, who shows ability cand promise.
At half term, Miss Carter kindly arranged a House outing and Mr. and Mrs. W. Boddy allowed us the use
of their farm. As a complete surprise, Mrs. Boddy prepared a wondercful meal for us at very short notice.
At the first of the three-weekly entertainments, "Les Girls" gave their final performance, "Teacher's
Pet", which the School received with its usual enthusiasm. As always the cosctumes were of a high standard and most
appropriate for the act. Our Junior entertainers, "The High Steppers", will be even more in demand now that "Les
Girls" have left us. They have already proved their capabilities during this term in their acts to the music, "Side
Saddle" and "Chinchilla."
Kay Puttock and Susan Croft were appointed School Prefect and House Prefect respectively. Our
congratulations to them both.
We regret to say 'goodbye' to Miss Carter, who, by her friendly and
concernea interest in us all, has established for herself a place which will not easily be forgotten.
We welcome Mrs. Gunningham, whom we know well, to continue the good work started by Miss Carter two years ago
Many girls are leaving us at the end of this term. We wish them every success for the future and hope
that their time here has benefited them.
Lastly, I should like to take this apportunity to express my thanks to all Carter House for their
co-operation and support during my terms as House Captain.
Housemistress: Mrs. M. C. Henery.
House Captain: Frances Stewart.
Prefects: Elena Salvato, Shirley Bailey,
Deirdre Richards, Mary Abbink
This term has been, on the whole, uneventful. At the start we welcomed three new girls, Sylvia
Johnson, Margaret Deakin and Wendy Shuttleworth, into the House, and two more who had returned to us from leave. We
are happy to say that Sharon Carpenter is still with us, though we wished her "goodbye" last term.
Emphasis this term has been placed largely on the academic -- six of the girls from our House sitting
the School Certificate examination and the remainder being keenly engaged in 'swotting' for their prize
examinations. The results of this intensive work were evident in the three-weekly orders and the examination
results. In the former we have had more people on the commendation list than any other House, except for once when
Williams House somehow managed to get three more people on their list than we had on ours! Also this term there
have been fewer people on the black list. There were also several people in the House who received prizes on Speech
Day. Well done, Henery House!
During the term we have had two half holidays. The second of these falling on a Saturday, we got the
morning off lessons. This made it seem more like half-term, although in fact it was considerably nearer the end
than the beginning of term. Most other Houses celebrated the holiday with excursions to farms and elsewhere. We,
however, remained in School over the holiday, but made up for it the night before when we shared a party with
Prichard House. We all enjoyed ourselves very much, and thought the strawberries and ice-cream provided about the
best part of the evening. After supper we saw some films which Mr. and Mrs. Golding kindly showed us of their
We are sorry to say goodbye to three of our prefects, Frances Stewart, Elena Salvato and Mary Abbink,
also to Jean Stewart, Mary-Rose Wechsler, Rina le Grange, Elizabeth Wakeling, Marilyn Barton, Gillian Dawson and
As this is my last House report I would very much like to thank Mrs. Henery and Mrs. Wiltshire who
have given us strong support and encourage ment throughout the year. It is now left for me to say "Good Luck" to
you all, and I hope you will co-operate with your new House Captain as well as you have done with me during the
Head of School:
Head of House:
Miss L. M. Dickinson.
Miss I. H. McNaughton.
Miss M. Tappenden.
Chrisoula Papachristos, Krystyna
Oplustil, Morag Cormack.
At the end of term Mrs. Henery awarded a special prize to the House Captain, and two more prizes for
the two tidiest girls in the house--Diane Lewis and Susan Ashby.
During the hectic fortnight of School Certificate Examinations a few of the fourth formers were
appointed to carry on the running of the House, which they did very efficiently. Because of these examinations,
activities on the sports field have been limited. Athletics, however, has been en thusiastically attended by
We would like to congratulate our former Assistant Housemistress, Miss Stewart, on her marriage to
Mr. H: Evans in August, and we wish them every happiness.
In the course of the term we had tennis matches amongst the members of the House, and Mary-Rose
Wechsler and Una Snapes are Senior and Junior Champions respectively.
We began this term under a new H3usemistress, Miss L. M. Dickinson, but as we have previously had her
as Assistant Housemistress we did not find her arrival very much of a change, and already we all feel as if she has
always been with us.
The Cambridge School Certificate and Higher School Certificate cast their shadow over most of this
term. Some of the senior girls were appointed temporary prefects to alleviate the work of some of the prefects who
were sitting the examinations. They all did extremely well and we appreciate their co-operation. Meanwhile the rest
of the House continued its daily routine.
More and more girls were entered on the commendation list, though some still managed to be on the
black list, but it was with delight that we learnt that twelve of us were to receive a total of eighteen prizes
from the Chief Minister, the Hon'ble Mr. J. K. Nyerere, on Speech Day.
The holidays, we soon found, were quickly approaching, but before starting to pack we had the Sports.
This year, however, Palmer House did not do too well. We came third in the Relay and the Standard Competitions
and last, but not least, in the Final Sports. We all did our best and next year, perhaps, will prove more
favourable to us. Our congratulations go especially to Joyce Leach, Pamela Jolley and Angela Money for having done
In conclusion, we thank Miss Tappenden, our Matron, for patiently dealing with our illnesses and various misdeeds,
all the Staff who so patiently tried to coach us for the Sports and Tennis, and lastly we all add a fervent
goodbye" to all our leavers and wish them good luck for the future.
Head of House:
Miss B. Prichard.
Mrs. S. L. Gunningham.
one Friday night near the end of term. Mr. and Mrs. Golding kindly showed us some interesting films
in the common room and the evening was enjoyed by all.
Junior House honoured the Prichard juniors by asking them to take part in their nativity play, "The
Inn at Bethlehem". The play proved to be a great success and we congratulate them on their fine performance.
Unfortunately we have to say 'goodbye' to eight members of the House this term. We wish them every
success in the future especially those about to embark on a new career.
In conclusion, we are very sorry to lose Mrs. Gunningham to Carter House. She has given the House
invaluable help during our first two years and for this we are extremely grateful. We also thank Miss Prichard for
her help and patience with us throughout the term and we all look forward to the events of 1961.
At the beginning of the third term of our second year, Prichard House welcomed four new members who
quickly settled down to House routine. Also during the term Mr. and Mrs. Hargraves came to occupy the annexe.
We congratulate Brenda Watkins on her promotion to a School Prefect and Mary Zambetakis to a House
In the academic sphere, examinations were the main item of the term. Firstly progress examinations,
then School Certificate came all too quickly for the Senior Section of the House. On the whole, examination results
were good, and Irena Krotiuk, Jean Mackay and Vanessa Rocking received prizes on Speech Day. The Prefects were
extremely grateful to the fourth form girls who willingly undertook their duties during this examination
Athletics have been constantly in our thoughts during this term and Mrs. Gunningham gave great
assistance together with Mr. Brooker and Mr. Hall. The afternoon of the relay competition proved successful and we
won the Relays Cup, but after a friendly tussle with Carter House we lost the Standards Cup by a small margin. The
Athletics Cup was also beyond our reach but we did extremely well by gaining second place. All members of the team,
especially the substitutes for those ill in the sanatoruim and the Captain, Vanessa Hocking, must be congratulated
on their fine performances and the enthusiasm they have shown throughout the term. Also in the Sports Section came
tennis and we proved successful, as Jac queline Hudson won the individual championship for the year.
Our thanks go to Mr. Glen for paying us two visits during the term to say House prayers and our good
wishes go with him into the future.
Miss Prichard and Mrs. Henery kindly gave a party for both Houses
Head of House:
D. R. Henderscn, Esq.
G. B. Hall, Esq.
Miss J. Palmer.
S. S. Wechsler.
This is the end of term and the end of the year. Looking back one re members the good things, such as
the performances of the House Senior Athletics Team and Rugby Side, half-term expeditions, "1066 and All That".
This term has been comparatively quiet, School Certificate seeming to over shadow all else. The House Seniors have
worked very hard for this and we hope they have all been successful.
Our hockey has not been particularly good. The House First Team had a disappointing series, even
though it included a number of very good performers. Wechsler, Riddle, Kuestermann, all School Colours, and Ale
xiou played in the successful School XI. We hope that this will emphasize the importance of team play with careful,
tactical planning. The Junior side fared no better, but the Intermediates eventually won the knockout competition,
by a corner, from Hodgson in a game which went into two periods of extra time.
The House was well represented in the only School Athletics meeting of the term. The two Westerns,
Riddle, Stanton, Kuestermann and Alexiou all had some success in a thrilling match, which was lost by half a point
Williams and Golby partnered two members of Palmer House in a win ning combination in the Christian
Union quiz. It will be recalled that both
of these were amongst "the saints who came over the hill"; it was a good effort. Stuart Riddle found
time to lead "The Carnations", the boys' answer to "Les Girls". At half-term the House joined many others at the
Ghaui's Lake. We should like to thank them for their kindness in providing this excellent retreat.
As it is the end of a School Year. We must say 'goodbye' to a number of leavers. Amongst these are
some who go on to other schools, van Rooyen and Bumpstead, and others who hope to earn their own living! The names
Riddle, Stanton, Martin and David Western, Kuestermann and Pletts have often found a place in these pages; all have
represented the House and School in at least one sport, and have taken part in all House activities. Wechsler has
captained the House for two terms, captained the School Hockey XI and, when fit, played in the XV. He has set the
House a great example of hard work and determination inside and outside the form room. We thank him and all the
others for what they have done and tried to do. We wish them and those that take their place the very best of
G. B. H. and S. S. W
R. D. J. Robertson, Esq.
J. A. Johnson, Esq.
Miss J. L. Palmer.
The House numbered forty eight this term, of whom over thirty have been in the School since it opened. This is
about to be changed; the list of likely leavers ensures that we shall start next term with a majority of compa
James Hallowes, the last four of whom will be continuing their education elsewhere. We are very sorry
that all seven must go so soon, and can assure them that they will not be forgotten. Cormack and Blackman have a
bright future as athletes, and we shall remember their exploits on the track here. In Rymer the School loses a
promising scholar, actor and likely editor of this Magazine.
We must certainly not close the list without parting good wishes to Boris Zakian, whom urgent family
circumstances removed at the beginning of this term. His outstanding talents at rugger and running are not likely
to be matched here again; and a tribute should also be paid to his vigorous and lively personality, which stirred
up any activity he took part in.
The term has been a quiet one. In hockey we fielded three teams, captained respectively by Emmanuel
Vutirakis, Michael Mills and Ronnie Taylor. Mills' team won their league, and the other two came second in theirs.
All three teams were in good form in the knock-out tournaments and reached the finals: Mills' team drew 2-2, but
lost by one corner in extra time; both the Junior and Senior teams won exciting matches, the winning goal in the
Senior match being scored by Emmanuel Vutirakis himself.
Emmanuel, Nicholls, van Schoor, Lefty Vutirakis, Mills, Ulyate, Meier and Marinakis are to be
congratulated on the award of their House Hockey Colours; the first two were also awarded School Hockey Colours, as
members of the unbeaten First XI. Ray Mullin, Cormack and Blackman are also to be congratulated on the award of
their House Athetics Colours.
All boys have kept up a steady level of work, and we wish our ten Certificate candidates all the best
for their results in February. The health of the House has been above the average-both a relief and a credit to
RD. J. R.
"The old order changeth Under these circumstances, this report makes no excuse for concentrating
mainly upon our leavers. They have made the House what it is; from them have come the School's only two (so far)
university candidates; they have provided the sportsmen who have gained us our all-round athletic pre-eminence.
Foremost is our House Captain, Emmanuel Vutirakis: his quiet autho rity has left its mark upon both
House and School; and his personality has gained him our unanimous respect and affection. As athlete, student and
benefactor he has put us all in his debt, and we wish him every success in his future career, which should be a
The we say 'goodbye and good luck' to the following Prefects: Odysseas Marcandonatos, Jan van Schoor,
and Lefty Vutirakis. They have served the House well, and the various aspects of their characters will be missed.
In their quiet way, Jan's hockey and rugger were of outstanding quality. We also wish all the best to our Senior
boy, Michael Mills, who played cricket stoutly for House and School.
Goodbye and good luck, too, to Robin Randall, John Marinakis, Bryan Ulyate, Gordon Corniack, Stephen
Blackman, Michael Rymer and
J. T. Oram, Esq.
P. R. Booth, Esq.
L. A. Mukabaa.
E. J. O'Brien,
B. K. Dzuria,
Our House report would barely be complete without welcoming a new Matron. This term it is Mrs. Golby
whose work has been greatly appre ciated, and we hope that she will remain with us for many terms to come. We
congratulate L. A. Mukabaa for the promotion to his office of School Captain, and welcome S. Constantinides who
joined the House at the begin ning of this term.
On the games held we maintained our high team spirit and were glad to have Dzuria, Schneemann,
Affentakis and Poupoulas, who were also members of the School XI. Captained by V. Poupoulas, the First House Hockey
Team won the first round in the League but tied for second place with Hodgson after the final round. We
congratulate Williams House for their victory in the second round. In the knockout competition we were also placed
second having this time been beaten by Hodgson House. In the second Senior House XI, which was captained by L. A.
Mukabaa, we were unlucky and lost both League and the knockout competition. The Junior House Hockey XI was led by
R. Clowes. This team was outstandingly successful, winning the League and coming second in the knockout compe
tition. All games of the latter competition were decided on extra time, which goes to show the high standard of
hockey from the Junior teams. Although athletics was a voluntary sport this term, the members of the School
Athletics Team, E. O'Brien, V. Poupoulas, S. Constantinides, and A. Schneemann continued to improve their standards
for the triangular sports meeting. We congratulate E. O'Brien for winning the Javelin event and setting up a new
Schoolboys' record. Unfortunately, A. Henderson, who was also a member of the School Athletics Team, was unable to
compete owing to a leg injury.
The serious atmosphere in the House towards work could not go un noticed when during the first week
of term eleven senior boys sat for trial examinations. The remainder of the House endeavoured to improve their
previous standard of work for the prize examinations at the end of term. From this we emerged with moderate
success, and we were proud to see L. Mukabaa collecting the Headmaster's prize, whilst N. Farhoumand, T. Baxter,
Frearson and Walker were rewarded for their outstanding efforts in the classroom.
Towards the end of the term Mr. Oram was obliged to leave his duties in the House and School owing to
his failing health and flew to the United Kingdom for medical advice. We thank him sincerely for all he has done
for us, especially the number of times he arranged for members of the House to go swimming at Mr. and Mrs. Ghaui's
farm, to whom, in turn, we are very grateful for their kind hospitality at all times. We wish Mr. Oram a speedy
recovery and sincerely hope that by the start of next term he will be able to rejoin us. During his absence Mr.
Booth took over the duties of the House.
The highlight of this term was the leaver's party for which we thank Mr. and Mrs. Booth who
contributed a great deal of their time to make it a success. At the end of this academic year we will be loosing
twelve senior members of the House. We wish them every success in their future careers.
In conclusion I would like to wish Mr. Oram, Mr. and Mrs. Booth, Matron and all members of the house
a prosperous New Year.
House Captain: R. Escott.
House Prefects: D. Webster,
At the beginning of the term we welcomed to our House Mrs. Golby as our new matron. We are very
grateful to Mrs. Golby for looking after us and for all that she has done for us.
House activities have been somewhat limited this term owing to the large number of people in the
House who were studying for the School Certificate Examinations. We hope that all the candidates will meet with the
success they deserve.
The House has done well in sports this term. The Senior hockey team, by teamwork rather than
individual performance, secured first place in the inter-House competitions, while the Junior team fought their way
to second place in the Junior League.
This term saw the House 2nd Xl's competing for the first time, and, though we faced this development
with trepidation, our fears were unfounded, for the Williams House team came third.
Our congratulations go to Webster, Escott, Hutchinson, de Scossa, McLachlan, and Kullander for
representing the School in the annual Tri angular Athletics Meeting with Malangali and ifunda Schools.
We also congratulate McLachlan, Barallon, Borrisow, de Scossa, Hickman, Lawton and Evans on winning
prizes at Speech Day this year.
The number of hobbies practised in the House seems to be on the increase. In addition to stamp
collecting and chess, we now have model boat and air craft construction, while from time to time the Hobbies Room
is filled with tuneful renderings on the guitar and piano accordion. Some of our phila telists have been engaged in
collecting East African and other stamps to be sent to Displaced Persons Camps in Germany, where they are made up
into packets and sold.
At the end of term the Hockey XI gave a dance to celebrate their succe sses. The Common Room was
cleverly decorated, and streamers and garlands gave it quite a festive appearance, while in one corner refreshments
were available at the sign of "The Pink Lobster". The power cut enhanced rather than spoiled the occasion, as
candles stuck into Chianti bottles gave a mellow light to the familiar lines of the Common Room.
This term we say 'goodbye' to eight members of the House who are leaving; and we wish them all the
best of luck in their careers.
House Master: Lt. Col. H. B. Williams.
Housemaster: J. E. C. Hinchliffe, Esq.
Matron: Mrs. Golby.
Assistant Housemaster: M. L. W. Halls, Esq.
Captains of House:
Miss S. R. McMaster,
Miss A. White.
F. L. Grange,
J. A. Richardson.
Our very best wishes for the future go to our leavers, John Bird, Hamish Brown, Roger Down, Simon Hamersley,
Francois Le Grange and Reginald Wakeling, the majority of whom are to continue their schooling in England.
The Christmas Term indeed! It has seemed hotter and drier than ever. Nevertheless it has appeared to go by very
quickly, which has probably meant that everything has gone on more smoothly than ever.
We were very pleased to welcome Mr. Halls as our new Assistant Housemaster, and Mrs. Halls who,
amongst other things, cuts our hair and runs the House library.
From the point of view of work, we certainly seem to have got on well;
nobody appeared on the Headmaster's three-weekly black lists, whilst
Christopher Banner, Victor Boddy, Giuho Papini, Richard Pearson, Costa
Perros, and Keith Sands all won Form Prizes, and John Baker a Progress
Prize, at the end of the year. Congratulations.
At the end of term we combined with Pritchard House in a Nativity Play, "The Inn at Bethlehem". We
gave two performances for the School and friends, both of which seem to have given considerable enjoyment to all
concerned. We in our turn should like to thank Mrs. Gunningham for all the hard work she put in on our behalf and
the other members of the Staff who helped.
Hockey has been our chief game this term and by all accounts the stan dard of play, as well as our
enthusiasm for it, has risen considerably. We played our own series of dormitory matches and both under the
'Knock-out' and 'League' systems Williams won fairly convincingly. We also played soccer this term, which was a
pleasant change; we had hoped to play the Southern Highlands School, but unfortunately were prevented from doing so
by the outbreak of measles. We have been smitten by measles, on and off, throughout the term and even at the time
of writing one or two members of the House keep disappearing into the San, rather red in the face.
We were very honoured to have one or two important visitors see the House this term, amongst them the
Hon. Mr. Swai, the Minister for Com merce and Industry, Dr. M. Evans, the Chief Medical Officer for the Terri tory,
and the two new members of our Board of Trustees, Lady Lead and Mr. J. H. Baker.
Once again our enthusiastic Scouts had a most enjoyable camp at Iheme; in the true tradition of
scouting it was an inter-racial camp and that helped to make it even more fun.
On our whole holiday after the examinations, some of us went for a picnic at Mr. Ghaui's farm, and
again thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and returned feeling much refreshed; our grateful thanks to Mr. and Mrs.
The end of this term sees our first real exodus to the senior Houses. In all, thirty three of us will
be moving up to make room for our successors in Junior House. Those of us who are doing so would like to thank Mr.
and Mrs. Hinchliffe, Mr. and Mrs. Halls and the Misses McMaster and White for keeping us on the straight and narrow
paths to "s-c-e-s" and also well scrubbed and tidy!
The School's second Speech Day was held on the 3rd December, 1960. In the morn ing there was Roman
Catholic Mass. Bishop Chambers preached at an inter denominational service, his theme being the spirit of the
School. Our guest of honour, the Hon'ble Julius Nyerere, attended both these services.
The ceremony in the afternoon passed very pleasantly. After a short but neat speech by the Head boy,
Louis Mukabaa, welcoming our guests, the Headmaster made his report which is given in full.
Mr. Chairman, my Lord Bishop, Mr. Chief Minister, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, I concluded
my Report last year with these words: "Much has been done, much more remains to be done." I think that I can start
this Report by claiming that much more has been done during the past year; our rate of progress has increased, the
pattern of School life and routine is now more clearly discernible and we are establishing customs which later on
will form the basis of School tradition. A School is not merely a group of buildings with playing fields and
ancillary services; it is a living organism and, like any individual being, it does not really live unless it has
itsown ethos, its own scale of values, and its own characteristic customs and traditions. We are steadfastly aiming
at the highest standards of academic work, conduct and use of leisure time, and I have reason to believe that we
are approaching our goal. From the 5th to the 9th June, the School was inspected by the Ministry of Education, and
it was a most helpful and valuable visit. The subsequent Report contained much encouragement, friendly advice and
positive criticism. I would like to quote from the concluding paragraph of the Inspectors' Report: "On the whole it
can be said that the School has made a promising start. There is an impression of liveliness and purpose, and the
wide range of School activities indicates a healthy sense of values and a broad and imaginative interpretation of
the aims of education as a whole."
I should now like to review the academic work of the SchooL Our llrst lot of Cam- bridge Oversea
Certificate results were promising. In July, A. B. C. Chapman went to London to take the G.C.E. 'A' level papers
and on his results was adrnitted to the London Hospital Medical College. There has been a distinct quickening in
the tempo of work this year, both in the amount of effort put in by the pupils and the quality of their attainment.
I am confident that we shall obtain more and better Certificates. But we do not direct our endeavours solely
towards the gaining 6f Certificates. In addition to as high a standard as possible of academic work, we consider
that it is equally important that our pupils should have a code of ethics and conduct based on Christian teaching.
We also hope that our students will have individuality and enquiring minds and a healthy respect for authority, and
that among them will be found a fair proportion of leaders, young men and women of integrity and balance, who are
prepared to accept responsibility and know the right use of any authority which is given to them. In other words,
we are not trying to turn out "smart Alecs" with their own personal achievements and advancement as their main
objectives but we intend our pupils to become responsible members of any community or organisation which they may
join and that the will be chiefly concerned with the services which they can offer and not with "what do I get out
Parents often ask, "How long should my daughter or son stay at School?" A general answer is until
they have obtained a School Certificate or a General Certificate of Educa tion, and if the results justify it at
this stage, they should stay for the Higher Certificate which is required as a qualification for University
entrance and for starting so many pro fessional careers. On the other hand, if it is apparent that a pupil, at
round about the age of 16, is not likely to reach Certificate level, serious consideration should he given to the
withdrawal of such a pupil. And whilst I am talking to parents, I would like to ask their co-operation in
encouraging their children to read books and good magazines during the holidays: this will not only widen their
outlook but also improve their vocabulary. Our School Library is steadily expanding and I am grateful to parents
and friends who have sent us books, and to the British Council for a further generous supply of books on a wide
range of topics.
And now for out-of-school activities. The progress which School music has made is most heartening.
Twenty4wo of our pupils passed the examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music held in July
for piano, violin, flute and oboe. I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend the School Concert
tonight which will include not only instrumental playing and singing, but also Ballet and Scottish Country
Dancing-about 250 pupils will he taking part. Games have been played with great enthusiasm and the obvious increase
in the standard of play is due to the assiduous coaching which is carried out by the Staff. The boys Hockey XI has
just completed an unheaten season. They won all their 8 matches against adult opponents. The Cricket Xl had an
enjoyable season, the highlight heing that rare thing in cricket, a tie, against the Aga Khan Club when our skipper
kept his head and took the last two wickets in the last over. A Dragons XI made up of boys and two Masters played
in the Twiga Cricket Festi val in August at Dar es Salaam and made a good impression. The XV had a moderate season
but played good Rugger, and the captain. B. Zakian, and A. Henderson played for South Tanganyika against the North.
The Athletics-boys and girls- go from strength to strength. We won the Shield at the District Sports and a large
contingent of our athletes helped the Iringa A.A.A. to success at the Provincial Sports at Mbeya. Vanessa Hocking
is to he congratulated on winning the President's Cup at Mheya for the hest individual performance of the day. The
School 4 x 440 Relay team represented the Province in the Territorial Sports at Morogoro and in an exciting race
won this event in record time. The Annual Triangular Athletics fixture with Malangali School and Ifunda Trade
School produced a thrilling finish and we congratulate Malangali on winning by + a point.
Clubs continue to flourish, and again I am grateful to the Staff who give up so much of their time to
guide and share in the out-of-school activities of the pupils. I am also very grateful to Mr. & Mrs. Ghaui who
are always ready to entertain any numher of children at their farm and allow them to swim in the lake. During the
past year it was considered prudent to suspend our Appeal Fund for a School Chapel and Swimming Pool but the need
for these two buildings is more urgent than ever, and we shall be renewing our Appeal vigoroulsy in the Newa
In the first term this year, four House Plays were staged and they were all outstandingly
good The School Play was 'The Importance of being Earnest' and was put on in the second term. It was
a skilful and enjoyable production. Since last year, new clubs have been started for Ballet and Fencing, and the
Scottish Country Dancing has become so popular that it is now necessary to have two sections, junior and senior.
The Scouts and Guides continue to he very active.
And now a word or two about the Staff, not only the teaching Staff but also matrons,
caterers, nurses, bursarial, office staff, engineer and ground staff. All I want to say, quite simply
but most sincerely, is that they are doing splendid work here. It is not an easy thing to uproot and transter
oneself to the rigorous climatic conditions, and the other unusual features of the tropics. Mrs. Palmer, Miss
Carter and Mr. Oram have suffered because they put the School's interest before their own health. a We wish them a
speedy and complete recovery. Mrs. Palmer and Miss Carter have had to resign but we hope to have Mr. Oram back next
term. The Chaplain, Mr. Beesley and Mr. Hart, have also returned home for private and domestic reasons. To these
people I wish to record the gratitude of the School and myself for their sterling work during the early and
difficult days of the School's life. We congratulate Miss Stewart on her marriage to Mr. Evans and wish them every
happiness for the future. We have been fortunate in the recruitment of new staff who have quickly proved their
worth; we extend a warm welcome to Miss McNaughton, Miss Shaw, Mrs. Dye, Mrs. Golby, Mr. Booth, Mr. Young and Mr.
Bird. Mr. Glen has been with us for a term as temporary Chaplain and we have appreciated the whole-hearted way he
has entered into all our activities. Next term the Reverend Lewis Moore is joining us as Chaplain. He has had a
wide experience as a parish priest and as a Chaplain with the R.A.F., including 2 years' service in East
During the year we have had the pleasure of welcoming a number of distinguished visitors. In March,
Sir Christopher Cox, the Educational Advisor to the Secretary of State to the Colonies, visited us, and in the
second term the Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of York stayed at the School and took two services. The Minister
for Educa tion and the Minister for Information Scrvioes have seen round the School this term, and it gives me
great pleasure to add my own personal and sincere word of welcome to you, Mr. Chief Minister, and to your Minister
for Commerce and Industry.
I should now like to make a few personal comments and observations about Inte gration from the
educationist's point of view. First of all, let me state quite categorically that I am not opposed to Integration.
Integration is educationally sound-it has taken place in England during the past 50 years between the
different classes of society and there is no reason why it should not work equally successfully here between
different races. Moreover, Integration is in accordance with the Christian tradition. Like all worth-while things,
Integration will not he easy, and it is too important a thing to take unnecessary risks with. We shall he pioneers
in this field and we shall have to he prepared for set-backs as well as success. I hope that Integration will not
mean that this School will be asked to conform to a pre-determined plan of education. Unity is desirable but not
uniformity. I consider that it is of greatest importance that this School should continue to enjoy its degree of
independence and be left to develop under the beneficent direction of the Board of Trustees. I have akeady, in this
Report, outlined what we are trying to do here and the type of young man and woman we hope to turu out. If our
objectives can serve the develop ment of this Territory-as I think they can-then I for one accept Integration not
only as a challenge but as a privilege and an opportunity-and I hope that parents will endorse this view by
continuing to send their children here. But let us aim at evolution and not revolution, Integration and not
The Chief Minister, The Hon'ble J. K. Nyerere, then made his speech, which was delivered apparently
without notes and with great charm. Extracts are here given from it. Direct quotations are preferred to reported
speech because we feel that the latter is suspect and does not convey the spirit and humour of the original.
My task, sir, is a very pleasant one. I do thank you very much for the opportunity you have given me
to come and see this splendid school.
My main task is going to he the pleasant one of giving away the prizes, but before I do that I want
to say a few words.
Both you, Mr. Headmaster, and the Head Pupil, whom I must congratulate for a bril liant speech, have
referred to the word 'Challenge' and I think that is very true. This country is like this School, in many respects;
it is very young. We are a nation but as a new nation we are growing up and we have a lot to learn. We are not
afraid because this growth is a challenge-it is similar to your school here. I see it healthy, permanent and
growing up. There is not only a challenge to this School but a challenge to the country and I am perfect ly certain
that I have the answer here-that there are many who come to this school to face that challenge. I am perfectly
certain the School is doing just that, fitting you to face the challenge of a growing country.
I want to say just one thing to indicate to the pupils that the main problem is going to be, in the
mind of Government, that we are facing the problem of the few. There is clamour for education from everywhere. All
the pupils want to go to the best possible school, if possible to stay there as long as possible and this is true
not only of this country but all over the world. How are we facing it in this country? In the past we used to have
to plead with parents to send their children to schooL That was our problem; now it is to provide enough schools
for the children whose parents wish them to have as much educa tion as possible. But to how many children can we
give education? Of all the children in Tanganyika of school age, we can provide education for about 44%; the rest,
56%, do not go to school at all, because we are very poor people. We have not any money so we take only this
44% to school, and we allow them to remain at school for 4 years. Mter that we cannot keep them any longer, so we
ask 80% of that 44% to leave school after 4 years. We take only 20% for another period of 4 years after which we
again get rid of 80% of that 20% of that 44%! We take these lucky ones through for a period of 2 years to standard
9 and 10 and then we allow a very few lucky ones to go on for another 2 years to the School Certificate. Then, we
have very few H.S.C. classes; only a very few stay for another 2 years. That is what we are doing at present and I
wish to say that it is not because we do not want to provide education for everyone in this country, not because
do not want their children to have education, but hecause we simply do not have the money to give
education to everyone. You are among the lucky ones in the country, with the opportunities of school to
provide yourself for the future life of the country. Education is valuable at any time but, like many other things,
the value increases according to the demand, and education in a country like Tanganyika, where there are so many
people who would like to get it but cannot get it, is a precious thing indeed. In countries like England and
America education is a 'right'; but here, when we talk about 'right', we merely talk of a word we have borrowed
from those lucky countries like England and America. Here, education is a right only to be aimed at but there is
going to be a time when it shall be the right of all people, in reality, to have education. At present it is a
privilege. When a thing is a privilege it is very precious indeed and you are among those who have this precious
thing -- education. I hope that while you are here at this school -- the best school not only in Tanganyika but I
helieve in the whole of E.A.--that you will use this opportunity well. I am perfectly certain that while you are
here the Headmaster, Members of the Staff and Members of the Board of Trustees are going to give you every
assistance; and if you go out of this school without the maximum you can derive from it, it is going to he your own
fault. It is not going to he the fault of the Headmaster or the Members of Staff.
Only one thing more I would like to say: the Minister for Education is not here and I do not wish to
do his work for him, but I do want to say a word about Integration. May I say, sir, I agree with you when you say
it must be integration and not disintegra tion, and may I take this opportunity of expressing Government's
appreciation of the attitude of the Members of the Board of Trustees and also the Members of the Staff and the
parents of the children who are now at this schooL I can assure you that Government is not going to integrate
through revolution. We are going to integrate through evolution. The question is, how long docs evolution take? I
am perfectly certain that, the people of Tanganyika being what they are, this is how it will take place and no-one
will notice how it has taken place; the Government is not going to make the change-over painful. It need not be
painful because I believe there is no sensible person in Tanganyika who will oppose the change.
Government is taking a White Paper through 'Legco' this month and I think the full policy of
Government will be explained by the Minister; all I would now say is that no-one need he frightened by the changes
that Government is going to put through on the 1st January 1961 We are going to encourage schools to integrate
voluntarily whilst we our selves allow time to bring it about.
The Head Girl, Margaret Wiggins, then proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Nyerere and the other guests,
and the proceedings were brought to an end by Mr. Hodgson, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, who stressed the
need for patience in facing the future.
Afterwards the School watched the tree-planting ceremony. Mr. Nyerere planted a tree beside the one
that the Governor planted last year, and then drove away amidst enthusiastic cheers.
Third Form Prizes:
3.A Ann Currie Heleni Morphopoulos
3.B Van Rooyen Elizabeth Gelding
3.C W. Walker
3.D Dora Tofas
Fourth Form Prizes:
English Katherine Bakewell
History Jane Furbank
Geography Anita Benzimra
Latin Vanessa Maher
French Vanessa Maher
Mathematics Pauline Crole-Rees
Physics F. Yazdani
Chemistry S. Frearson
Biology S. Frearson
Handicrafts W. Meier
Fifth Form Prizes:
English Vanessa Hocking
History Susan Croft
Geography I. Coutouvides
French Daniela Tognetti
Mathematics Deirdre Richards
Physics A. Baxter
Chemistry M. de Scossa
Biology Denise Puttock
Handicrafts N. Borrisow
Domestic Science Jean Mackay
Sixth Form Prizes:
English Kay Puttock
History Kay Puttock
Geography Em. Vutirakis
French Anne Hickman
Mathematics D. McLachlan
Physics D. McLachlan
Chemistry A. Hickman
Biology Em. Vutirakis
First Form Prizes:
l.A V. Boddy
l.B Lucy Grandcourt
1.C R. Pearson
Anne Hodges Sally Barker
Second Form Prizes:
2.A K. Sands
2.B Irena Krotiuk
2.R G. Papini
2.C M. Palmer-Wilson
2.D C. Banner
C. Perros Headmaster's Prizes:
Headmaster's Credit Prizes: Morag Cormack
Music Prizes: Ann Currie (piano)
Bryony Hawkins (piano)
Susan Croft (piano)
Sheila Markham (violin)
Vanessa Maher (oboe)
Chapel Reading Prize: S. Wechsler
Scripture Prize presented by St. Andrews
Church, Kongwa: Margaret Wiggins
The Chaplain, who deputised for the Reverend S. Van Der Merwe and took a Non-Conformist type of service in the
November 6th: The Reverend K. Shortt of the Central Diocese of Tanganyika.
November 13th: Remembrance Sunday. The Right Reverend G. A. Chambers, Chaplain, St. George's Church, Iringa.
November 20th: The Reverend C. Evans, the Southern Baptist Missionary Society, Mbeya.
November 27th: The Chaplain.
December 3rd: The Thanksgiving Service on Speech Day. The Right Reverend G. A. Chambers.
December 4th: The Headmaster.
Scripture Prizes:-- Art Prizes:
--. Kay Puttock
.... --. -- Sheila Markham
We were pleased and honoured to welcome Bishop Chambers as our visiting preacher for the Thanksgiving
Service on Speech Day. It was fitting that one who had done so much for Christian education in the Territory during
his thirty years work here for the Church Missionary Society should be given the opportunity to give his message
and blessing to our new School. At this service, Bibles, which had been donated by the Board of Trustees, were
presented to the pupils who were leaving by the Chairman. The charge, which is spoken by the Headmaster prior to
the presentation, is:
This term we have had the Reverend R. Glen, M.A. (New Zealand and Cambridge), as temporary Chaplain,
and we are grateful for the keenness and sincerity of his work. He will be succeeded next term by the Reverend
Lewis Moore, M.A. (Trinity College, Dublin), who for the past eighteen years has been a Chaplain in the Royal Air
Force, and his service included two years at Eastleigh, Nairobi; he is therefore not a newcomer to East Africa.
Prior to his Royal Air Force service, Mr. Moore was a rector in Northern Ireland for eight years. He will be
accompanied by his wife and daughter.
A memorial service for Ruston Thompson was held on the morning of October 2nd; a full attendance of
Staff and pupils paid homage to one, whose life, the Headmaster said in his address, was a shining example of the
Christian faith in action in the School, setting a challenging and high standard for us all to follow.
The preachers this term have been:
October 9th: The Right Reverend L. E. Stradling, Bishop of South West Tanganyika.
October 16th: The Chaplain.
October 23rd: The Reverend G. H. Clark, Chaplain of the Alliance High School, Dodoma.
"I charge you never to forget the great beneafits you have received in this place, and in time to
come, according to your means, to do all that you can to enable others to enjoy the same advantage. And remember
that you carry with you wherever you go the good name of St. Michael's and St. George's School. May God Almighty
bless you in your ways and keep in you the knowledge of His love, now and for ever".
The terni endead with the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on the
11th December. This service was a very moving experience and the Director of Music and the augmented
choir are to be congratulated-and thanked- for the beautiful singing of the carols. After the Nativity Play and the
Carol Service, we all felt that we had started the Christmas season in the right way by giving pride of place and
honour to the Christ Child.
We must once again express our gratitude to Father Viotto for coming over from Tosamaganga on
Saturdays and Sundays, and for giving us so much of his time.
During the holidays we were able to arrange for the construction of an altar table, and for the pro
vision of altar linen made by the African sisters at Tosamaganga, while from the United Kingdom we purchased an oak
missal stand and lacquered brass vases for the altar flowers.
At the beginning of the term Mr. Young started a Catholic Club and Choir, which have both developed
On Speech Day the Guest of Honour, The Chief Minister of Tanganyika, attended Mass, which was
celebrated by Father F. Sciolla, O.B.E., the Vicar General of the Diocese of Iringa.
At the conclusion of this Mass, Bibles were blessed and presented to the boys and girls who were
H. B. W.
THE NATIVITY PLAY
On December 8th and 9th, a Nativity Play, "The Inn at Bethlehem", was performed by members of
Prichard and Junior Houses.
This was a simple and sincere production, with some very good per formances in the main parts.
Contrasting lighting was effectively used in the five scenes, which moved from the inn to the hillside overlooking
Bethle hem, and back to the stable, where brilliant light stressed the glory of the Nativity.
The scene settings were perfectly adequate and the grouping of the forty children who took part was
sensitively arranged. Costumes, worldly and angelic, were excellent.
We are most grateful to Prichard and Junior Houses and to Mrs. Gunningham, the producer.
Before the play opened, the School Orchestra, under Mr. W. J. Hickman, played "A Carol Prelude".
CHRISTIAN UNION REPORT
The Christian aaUnion has had a term of increased activity. Every Sunay evening considerable
numbers have gathered to the various activities.
The term was started with a "Moody" film, "Time and Eternity".
We then started a series of most successful combined inter-Rouse quiz sessions. The victor House was
Running with these quizzes was a series of talks given by the Reverend Glen, advertised by startling
posters produced by Mr. Johnson, to whom we are most grateful. These talks had the titles, "Is God Like Father
Christ mas?" "The Road to Freedom," and "Blow the Blue Print." The final talk on "Your Past is Catching Up On You"
was given an evening to itself, owing to its paramount importance to any true Christian.
We next had a visit from the Reverend Charles Evans of the Baptist Mission, Mbeya. He brought a very
realistic film on the result of leaving Christ out of your life. At points one gripped one's seat. We then had
visit from the Reverend Kenneth Short of Kongwa fame. Re gave us a talk on how a Christian should
make his decisions. The Reverend Glen brought a laugh when he asked a question he claimed no one else had the
courage to ask, "Row does one choose a wife, (or husband)?"
The following week a film of great renown, "Martin Luther", was shown, which most of the School
The next Sunday evening three teams were to be seen facing an eager audience, Staff, School Prefects
and School. The Prefects, much to their delight, came off victors.
We finished this term with a second film produced by the Moody
Institute of Science, "Dust or Destiny". At the conclusion of the film the
Reverend Glen bade us all farewell. We, in turn, would like to thank the
Reverend Glen for his untiring efforts and enthusiasm, for the Christian
Union this term. I would like to end this report by wishing him God Speed.
Margaret Wiggins, (Secretary.)
TRIANGULAR ATHLETICS MATCH 1960
The second three-cornered contest on 5th November saw the School defending the title it won last
year, against Malangali Secondary School and Ifunda Trade School. This time the match was held at Iringa; as usual,
weather conditions were ideal, and Mr. Brooker's stage-managership aensu red that all the events went off without a
At the end of an interesting programme, Malangali were declared winners by half a point over the
School, with Ifunda only three points further behind. Now that many of our senior boys have left, the greater speed
and stamina of the older Africans just carried the day; but without disrespect to our guests, it is fair to say
that St. George's provided most of the afternoon's best performances. Chief among these were Martin Western's
half-mile; Escott's shot-putt; O'Brien's javelin-throw; and the two relay races; all five results were records.
Credit must also go to Riddle and Stanton, who got up from the sick-bed to take part. A spirit of cordial
sportsmanship prevailed. We were glad to welcome the two rival teams and their accompanying Staff, and look forward
to further such evenly balanced matches.
1.220 yds. Ifunda 3: Riddle 5: Cormack 24.8s.
2. Pole Vault Malangali 2: Mullin 4: Meuschke 9' 6"
3. Javelin St. George's 1: O'Brien 3: Constantinides 154' 3-3/4"
4. Long Jump Malangali 3: McLachlan 6: Alexiou 18' l0"
5. Weight St. George's 1: Escott 5: Schneemann 40' 3-3/4"
6.440 yads. Ifunda 2: Webster 4: D. Western 53.5s.
7. Mile Malangali 4: Poupoulas 6: Hutchinson 4m. 44.9s.
8. 4x1 10 yds. St. George's 47s.
9. Discus Malangali 2: Escott 5: O'Brien ll5'4+"
10. High Jump St. George's 1: Stanton 6: De Scossa 5' 3"
11. Triple Jump Malangali 5: McLachlan 6: Alexiou 37' 8"
12. lO0 yads. Ifunda 5: Riddle 6: Kuestermann l0.6s.
13. Half Mile St. George's 1: M. Western 5: Poupoulas 2m 07.9s.
14. Hurdles Malangali 2: Schneemann 6: Kullander 17.3s.
15. 4x440 yds. St. George's 3m. 40.8s.
1. aMalangali 108 pts.
2. St. George's 107+ pts.
2. Ifunda 104+ pts.
RD. J. R.
The Relays were held on Speech Day, December 3rd, and the Sports on Thursday, 8th December. Both
occasions provided some very good performances, and had obviously been carefully prepared for.
Of the nine Relay races, Carter won four, Palmer three and Prichard two. However, Prichard's
all-round strength (they got five second places) narrowly decided matters, and they won by three points from
Carter. Vanessa Hocking of Prichard House could always be relied upon to gain a lot of ground, but the star quartet
of the day was Carter's intermediate 4 x 220 team-Jennifer Rogers, Marilyn Dingwall, Gail Silcock and Evelyn Voigt.
Their time was over three seconds faster than that of Prichard in the senior event. In the Standards competition,
Carter's intensive practice brought its reward, and they won from Prichard, with Palmer third and Henery
7. Junior "B" 80 yds.
1. Palmer 2. Prichard 3. Henery 4. Carter *46.6 sec.
8. Senior 220 yds.
1. Prichard 2. Henery 3. Carter 4. Palmer *2.7.2 secs
9. Intermediate 110 yds.
1. Palmer 2. Prichard 3. Carter
*SchooI best Performance
First ..... Prichard
Second --. Carter
4. Henery 61.4 sec.
In the Sports, the rivalry was once again between Prichard and Carter; the more so since in the
meanwhile Palmer had lost some of their best performers, including their captain, Morag Cormack. This year, at any
rate, Henery could be discounted as an athletic force, though one noted the determined running of Margaret Gillett
and Eira Jones.
Ultimately Carter House won fairly easily, but the meeting never lacked excitement and interest, and
Jacqueline Hudson ran the half-mile beautifully. The marked all-round improvement in achievement and tech nique is
a tribute to the girls' enthusiasm and to Mr. Brooker's efficiency and helpful instruction and encouragement. In
this he had been ably sup- ported by Mr. and Mrs. Graham Hall.
Results of Relays: Results:
I. Junior 70 yds. Hurdles Long Jump Vanessa Hocking
Discus Jacqueline Hudson
1. Palmer 2. Prichard 3. Henery 4. (Carter *55.2 sec. Hurdles Barbara Lori
Disqualified) 100 yds. Vanessa Hocking
2. Senior 110 yds. 220 yds. Vanessa Hocking
880 yds. Jacqueline Hudson
High Jump Barbara Lori
1. Prichard 2. Henry 3. Carter 4. (Palmer *59.3 sec. Open4x 110
Disqualified) yds. Relay Carter
3. Intermediate 80 yds. Hurdles.
1. Carter 2. Palmer 3. Prichard 4. Henery *60.2 sec. Long Jump Jennifer Rogers
Discus Evelyn Voigt
Hurdles Evelyn Voigt
4. Junior "A" 80 yds. 100 yds. Gail Silcock
1. Carter 2. Henery 3. Palmer 4. Prichard *44.1 sec. 220 yds. Evelyn Voigt
High Jump Jeannette Barallon
Cricket Ball Betty Henderson
EiraJones *13' 6"
Denise Puttock *71' 9-3/4"
Lesley Brooker *14.1 sec.
Jacqueline Hudson 13.1 sec.
Barbara Lori *30.2 sec.
Margaret Gillett *2.47.4 sec.
Lesley Brooker *4" 3"
Prichard Henery *57.5 sec.
Angela Money Elizabeth Gow 12' 8"
Linde Baker Betty Henderson *69' 1+"
Toula Symeonides Marilyn Dingwall *13.3 sec.
Susan Phibbs Jennifer Rogers 13.9 sec.
Jennifer Rogers Angela Money *29.4 sec.
Evelyn Voigt Elizabeth Gow *4' 4+"
Toula Symoonides Dorothy Warwick *145' 11"
5. Senior 80 yds. Hurdles
1. Carter 2. Prichard 3. Palmer *61.3 sec. 80 yds Jacqueline Tregarthen Diana Woodward Joyce Leach *11 sec.
150 yds. Diana Woodward Irena Krotiuk Joyce Leach 21.5 sec.
Hurdles Marilyn Benzimra Jacqueline Tregarthen Josephine Humphries * 12.9sec.
6. Intermediate 220 yds. Long Jump Diana Woodward Margaret Rymer Anne Beaumont *12' S"
High Jump Marilyn Benzimra Jacqueline Tregarthen Vanessa Maher 4' 1"
1. Carter 2. Prichard 3. Palmer 4. Henery *23.7 sec. Cricket Ball Neonain Johnston Marion Golding Joyce Leach 117'
* Best Performance
THE FIRST XI
S. Wechsler (Captain)*. Em Vutirakis*, V. Poupoulas*, P. Kuestermann*
B. Nicholls* A. Schneemann*, S. Riddle*, D. Nelson, B. Dzuria, G. Afentakis
G. Alexiou. J. van Schoor and S. Constantinides have also played.
1. Carter 154 points
2. Prichard 117
3. Henery 92 ,,
4. Palmer 76 ,,
On the credit side of the sheet, we started the term with six of last year's First Xl still with us
and the grounds in a fairly reasonable condition. Set against this was the fact that our original number one pitch
had been transformed by the subtle positioning of jumping pits and running track. Accepting the fait accompli with
as much grace as we could
muster, we retired to our own terrace only to find that the "flannelled fools" of that other game had
laid down two wickets over which we have had to play.
Now that our grounds are approaching a recognisable form of layout, we hope to he in a position to
lay down a special pitch for school elevens to use. We regard this as the essential next step in our development
At the beginning of the season, the School twenty four settled down to some serious practice and the
game has been considerably shortened compared with last year's long passing. The accent has been placed on the
constructive pass and the fact that positioning before and after receipt of the ball is the thing that makes for
fast and open play.
The team has been very successful and has won all of its eight match fixtures. We congratulate them
and their captain, Wechsler, on a very good season. The 2nd Xl won both their games.
Lower down in the School, we have been very pleased to see so many juniors progressing well-both
stick play and team work are improving an4 we are indebted to those members of Staff who give up much of their time
to coaching and improving, and to the ground Staff who keep the pitches marked out for us.
A league competition for House Senior and Junior sides has been completed and it has been a pleasure
to see so many spectators watching the games. One innovation has been a one-round league competition for House 2nd
Xl's in order to give more boys a chance to represent their Houses-an innovation that has given a lot of fun to
both players and spectators with some enthusiastic, if not always controlled, play.
A knockout competition and the Pennant Tournament completed the term. The Pennant was won by the
Railways after an exciting and gruelling afternoon.
Played 8 Won 8 Goals for 28
Played 2 Won 2 Goals for 7
FIRST XI MATCH SUMMARIES
Goals against 11 Goals against 0
8th October v Travellers XI. Won 5-2.
In this first match of the season, the game started evenly with both sides trying moves and settling
down. After a quarter of an hour a well placed free hit by Vutirakis was put into the net with a hard shot by
This was followed up a few minutes later by an opportunist goal by Wechsler who snapped up a loose
ball on the circle and flicked hard and accurately. Kuestermann added another one before half time. After the
interval a constructive half back movement by Nicholls ended in a fine goal by Nelson. It was followed up by a good
solo run by Kuestermann. The Travellers then turned on the pressure and twicea broke through to score, taking
advantage of the lack of familiarity in the play of the backs.
v. Iringa Club. Won 4-2.
School were slow in settling down and the Club pressed hard at the start and scored. This roused us
from our lethargy and Kuestermann converted two good passes with forehand and backhand shots.
After half time the Club again used their pressure well and equalised. This was followed by a period
of play in the School half and some rather hurried clearances by the defence. The tenor of the game was changed
when a shrewd roll4n by Emmanuel Vutirakis enabled Wechsler to snap a shot past the goalkeeper. This was repeated
shortly afterward when a long roll-in by Vutirakis found Poupoulas well placed to score. A hard and veary enjoyable
v. the Staff. Won 4-0
Unfortunately the Staff were not able to put out their strongest side. The School took full advantage
of the oppositions mistakes and notched up four goals in the first half. During the latter half the Staff dug their
toes in and the School could not score again and were, at times, very much on the defensive.
v. Railways Club XI. Won 1-0.
aAnother fast and even game, spoilt this time by some rather bad casesa of body obstruction which
meant the whistle going rather more than was usual. The game fluctuated both ways and the spectators saw some good
midfield play and some rather spectacular goalkeeping on both sides.
The winning goal came late in the second half when a defence splitting pass from Schneemann put van
Schoor through and produced from him a lovely crisp shot from a very narrow angle.
V. Malangali Secondary SchooL Won 5-3.
This was quite the hardest game that the side played. The pace was fast throughout and although some
of the play was a little unscientific the ball was made to work as bard as the players.
The score fluctuated one way and then the other with Riddle, Schnee- mann and Nicholls keeping the
defence tight and Vutirakis always ready to convert defence into attack. The whole team played well, but mention
should be made of Afentakis who scored three times and Wechsler and Poupoulas who were the architects of the
V. Mufindi. Won 6-0.
The game provided an opportunity for the forwards to make full use of their combined short-passing
attacking power. Mufindi played well, but were not used to playing together and left mid-field gaps which the
School exploited to the full. Nevertheless, the visitors pressed the School defence many times and only some good
positioning by the backs and the goalkeeper prevented their scoring.
v. Iringa Club. Won 3-2.
Undoubtedly Kuestermann's game as two of the goals were solo runs one of them from near the half way
line. The match was played on a rough pitch and was remarkable for the way in whaich each side in turn applied the
pressure. Dzuria and Nicholls were very hard worked over a long period and stood up to the strain well. Riddle too
was very steady in defence and Alexiou in goal made some very good saves including one that was pulled out of the
air and cleared to the halfway line.
v. the Staff. Won 4-2.
This return match was much more even than the previous one and saw some good play. The first half was
a good example of how a pair of wing halves can dictate the play-both Nicholls and Vutirakis were right on form and
most of the Staff attacks foundered on them. The School were leading 2-I at half time. Just after the re-opening of
the game two very quick goals from School and one from the Staff were put into the nets. The last ten minutes saw
almost continuous Staff pressure and the School were very lucky to hold out as at least three chances were not
Senior House Hockey League. Match
House Second XI League. Match
Final Placings:-- 1. Hodgson
Junior House Hockey League
Final Placings:- 1. Gram
House Hockey Knockout Competitions.
Senior XI - Winners
Second XI - Winners
Junior XI - Winners
1st Round 2nd Round
J. W. M.
During the term the Girls' Houses have held individual knock-out competitions and now have their own Senior and
The four semi-finalists from each House were drawn to play for the School Individual Championship Cup, the winner
being Jacqueline Hudson.
Generally speaking, the girls have played well this term, though with the upsetting of routine at the time of
examinations many showed a dep lorable lack of responsibility.
D. E. L.
Final Placings: 1. Williams
New books have been coming in steadily. The Senior Fiction section has swelled visibly, and we are
very grateful to those who have given books to the Library. The British Council has presented us with a handsome
selection, varying from the fine Rathbone Press books, for junior readers, to more learned works on the Sciences
and the Arts.
There has been some delay in putting these--and our own purchases
-into the Senior Reference Library, because we have been awaiting the arrival from America of the
Dewey Classification Index. Now that we have it, it should be possible to re-organise a little and make the subject
divisions clearer. There is also the hope that the replacements of books in the right place might be encouraged by
a more clearly defined system. But it will, of course, be some time before the tedious job of re-classification is
We are grateful to those who help in the Library, which is gradually assuming the appearance of one
as the shelves slowly fill. But I imagine there is room for about eight thousand books so we should not run out of
shelf space. Nevertheless, we already have well over 2,O0O books.
D. I. B.
NATURAL HISTORY REPORT
This has been a hot, dry term. The country around the School has become progressively dustiey and
thorn ier. We have looked hopefully towards the early rains but we have been disappointed. in spite of this absence
of true rains, it has been interesting to note that a few showers brought an immediate green response from the
grass and herbs, while the red opening of the Brachystegias has appeared to be normal. The number of moths at the
lights has increased in anticipation of the approaching growing season. Such
anticipation is a feature of living organism and it enables them a to take immediate advantage of
favourable conditions. Often, as in this case, such preparation can misfire and lead only to a high mortality rate.
It is interesting to speculate how a species can survive such a setback. Perhaps its survival depends upon the
small minority, which spends a longer time in the dormant state: it may emerge in more favourable conditions.
Problems such as this can only be studied by accurate and long term observation; a possible task for a School
This term the society has again concentrated its efforts on the identificat ion of plants and
butterflies in the Iringa District. The Botanist and En tomologist of the Coryndon Museum have been kind enough to
offer us their help. We have 'divided Iringa into three parts': first, the low-lying plains along the Ruaha River;
second, the rocky miombo woodlands around the school; third, the high mountain rain forest. This last area has
attracted most attention, perhaps because of its contrast with the dryness of our own altitude. Also the Nairobi
biologists are particularly interested in these high forests, which remain as isolated remnants of once much
greater woodlands. Many of these patches will have been separated for very long periods and by considerable
distances; it will be interesting to see the degree of variation of animal and plant types which has developed in
them. Two expeditions have visited the Image forest high above the tobacco farms on
the Morogoro road. The first of these was a fast moving recce patrol; the second was notable as being
the first to include girls: we congratulate them on their stamina. Both expeditions collected tree and insect
material. We thank Mr. Grevatt for introducing the area and for helping with its investi gation.
This forest might be of economic value as a source of timber. Mr. Grevatt explained to the Club on a
Friday evening how the timber trees had been enumerated by a method of sampling. He emphasised that the forest's
real importance is as a water-shed supplying water throughout the year to the lowland country below. a
The first of these three areas, that along the Ruaha River, is rich in game, which tends to deviate
attention from collecting. One visit was made this term; a variety of animals was seen, including herds of Grant's
gazelle. Our thanks go to Mr. Bowman-Edgar for helping to organise and transport the expedition.
Once again this term we have been fortunate to have the Headmaster as a guest speaker. He described
the planning and building of an Ethylene plant during the war, and the further development of the peaceful use of
this compound in the manufacture of Polythene.
Yazdani's bugs and Hopp's hammer deserve mention in this report. Yazdani has persevered with
improving his techniques of culturing bacteria and fungi. a Hopp, hammer and colleagues have continued to collect
and study the rocks of the area. We still look forward to having talks from these specialists.
G. B. H.
THE SCOTTISH DANCING CLUB
The Society's numbers have increased considerably during the last term-under the care and supervision
of Miss Shaw and Miss McNaughton.
Attendance is purely voluntary and possibly the more enjoyable because of it. Since it is so large it
has become necessary to divide it into two groups:
Junior and Senior classes. The former take place on Wednesday afternoons and the latter on Friday
evenings in the Hall.
The dances are many and varied, ranging from the boisterous "Dashing White Sergeant" to the more
The Society had the pleasure of demonstrating the "Duke of Perth" at the School Concert on December
3rd. Four boys and four girls were able to take part after much toil and struggle to perfect the steps. We regret
that kilts were not available but we hope that in the near future steps might be taken towards setting this right.
The girls made their own white dresses.
Finally we would like to thank our patient tutors, who, amidst all the enthusiasm and noise, managed
to achieve the right atmosphere for Scottish Country Dancing. Not a small thing!
Daniela Tognetti, 5A.
FOURTH IRINGA GUIDE COMPANY
This term has been a very satisfactory one and nearly all the Guides have managed to come regularly to the weekly
Several new Guides have heen enrolled and everyone in the Company has been working hard to pass the Second Class
The most important outside event was the international Jubilee Year Camp-fire held in Iringa and attended by all
the Iringa Rangers, Guides and Brownies of all races, an event enjoyed by all those present.
We have also had three Sunday expeditions to nearby hills where the Guides lighted fires, cooked lunch and played
various outdoor games, which incorporated some test work.
S. A. B. (Captain).
introduced the President who stated how sorry we all were to hear of the tragic loss of our former Chairman,
Three new members were then elected: Stuart Riddle, Donald McLach Ian and Denton Webster. Finally the society read
John Osborne's "Look back in Anger".
The Society would like to thank Miss S. Carter for her kind permission to let us use the annex to Carter House,
and Mr. and Mrs. Moss for their hospitality and helpfulness.
For the first time we have held two camps in the term, both at the new district camp site at Sao
Hill. On the first occasion the whole troop spent two nights in camp and, as the First Ifunda troop was also in
camp, a varied programme of games, competitions and camp fires fully occupied our time. We are grateful to Mr.
Braithwaite, of Ifunda, for organising this programme and to Mr. Halls for his assistance in running our own camp.
A small working party later visited the site to complete the construction of a per manent bridge across a stream,
spending one night in camp.
Apart from these outings, the troop has continued the normal routine of Wednesday afternoon meetings,
during which we have played wide games, constructed a simple rope bridge, and held various inter-patrol
competitions, and on Friday evenings, training sessions.
Several Scouts have obtained their Second Class badges and progress has been made in work for the
First Class badge.
V. Boddy and G. Brooker have been appointed Patrol Leaders.
THE SIXTH FORM SOCIETY
Patron: The Headmaster
Presideni: J. W. Moss, Esq.
Chairman: L. A. Mukabaa
G. C. N.
This term, owing to the numerous activities and the School Certificate and Higher School Certificate Examinations,
the number of our meetings has had to be curtailed. A committee meeting was held early in the term to decide what
was to be done during the term.
Accordingly on Friday, October 28th, a meeting was held at which all the members were present. After opening the
meeting, the Chairman
Although they were, perhaps, a little disappointed at the absence of that frivolity which usually
distinguishes a Saturday evening entertainment, a large audience, which included the Board of Trustees and their
Chairman, Mr. Hodgson, was present to enjoy a more serious, and therefore infinitely more rewarding type of
entertainment on the evening of Speech Day. Under the able, and almost invisible directorship of Mr. Charles, the
large program me which was dominated by musical and vocal items went off without a hitch. Almost half the School
took part in one way or another.
The evening commenced with the National Anthem played by the School Orchestra, which then went on to
play two tunes, "March of the Prefects" by W. H. Reed, and Valsette-"Rosebud"-by Charles Woodhouse. One feature,
which everybody noticed was the marked extent to which Schoo music had improved in the year, and the Orchestra was
an outstanding example of this. They were playing in a magnificent fashion, and even the most untutored among us
sensed the difference. This item was followed by the singing of "Waltzing Matilda", an Australian bush song, by the
boys of the first and second forms.
Bryony Hawkins displayed unusual skill in a solo rendering of the first movement of a sonata in D by
Haydn, on the piano, as did Vanessa Maher on the oboe, as she played an air in G minor by Handel, accompanied on
the piano by Bryony Hawkins.
The fourth item on the programme which was a display of Scottish Dancing was considered by many to be
the highlight of the evening, in spite of the fact that none of the dancers was a Scot! The dance, "The Duke of
Perth", was interpreted lightheartedly and with considerable skill, and was a joy to watch. Hardened cynics, who
had hitherto regarded Scottish Dancing classes with a jaundiced eye, were observed to soften perceptibly!
More solo performances followed this, with Ruth Wiggins singing "On Wings of Song" by Mendelssohn in
a cultured soprano; and Mary Abbink playing a delicate "Elfin Dance" on the piano. The Junior Ballet Group gave a
demonstration of routine class exercises. All three ballet groups gave performances in the course of the evening;
although some ele ments in the audience were unable to appreciate the finer points of technique which were
displayed, a great deal of enjoyment was derived from them.
on the flute in "Scottish Dance" by Becihoven and this was followed by a a
delightful piano duet, played by T. Hannah and Mrs. Clube. This was a
"Russian Dance" by Markham Lee. The girls of the Junior School sang a
two songs, "Blow the Wind Southerly"; and "The Happy Wanderer" a
by Moller, both with a pleasant clarity, every word being easily distinguishable
Then came another of the highlights of the evening-a trio, in which Sheila Markham, on the violin, Vanessa Maher,
on the oboe, and the tireless Bryony Hawkins, on the piano, combined to entertain the audience with a delightful
rendering of the chorale, "Ertodt' uns durch Dein' Gute", by Bach. This was played with a real precision and skill,
and was extremely pleasant to listen to.
The Intermediate and Senior Ballet Groups performed their unusual modern ballets, "Louisiana Hay-ride" and "Lazy
Bones", with great enthusi asm, and gave an impression of verve and vigour which was translated to the audience;
and those who would not normally enjoy a ballet werea able to appreciate this display purely because of its gusto.
There was some amu sement among the audience at a resounding thump or two during the Inter mediate Ballet.
After a song "Funiculi-Funicula" by the Glee Club and Junior School, Mr. Charles arose from back-stage depths and
spurred the whole company into the singing of some rousing Christmas Carols. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed singing
them, and with many expressions of mutual goodwill, and wishing the Trustees the compliments of the season, the
entertainment finished. And what could be more timely and topical than that? A superlative evening's
M. F. Rymer, 3A.
Deep and mysterious, dark as night, Green as the seaweed churned by its might,
Blue as the cloudless heavens so high, Where, at the horizon, it meets the sky.
This is the sea, in all its might, Hurling the breakers from our sight,
Lightened by sea-horses, prancing and gay, Riding the roaring waves night and day.
And, at the tip of its creamy tongue, The shifting sands are overhung
By slanting ledges, dark and grey, Blackened by night, silvered by day.
Above, wide winging through the sky, The seagulls, screaming, wheeling, cry,
As down below, with sails full furled, A ship roams over the breakers curled.
Soon as overhung uy spray
It too will vanish, like the day, And in its place will nothing be,
But the foaming, raging sweeping sea.
Pamela Roe, 2A.
INSIDE A SISAL FACTORY
We could tell we were nearing the factory by the dreadful noise which a; filled our ears.
We drove through a tightly packed crowd of impatient Africans waiting for their pay, pushing and
shoving at the ones before them in the line, or giving yells to the excited front ones to "quit shuffling", until
they were quietened. At last, after waiting for a couple of scraggy dogs to finish a fight, we arrived outside the
The sisal was brought to the factory by little sisal trolleys whose lines ran like a network over the
whole plantation, across paths and down the middle of roads, until they stopped at last outside the building-it
could hardly be described as such, for it consisted of a red tin roof supported by a few dirty poles smeared with
grease and worn smooth by dirty backs; never theless, it served its purpose.
Nearly all the space was taken up by a big machine, at the end of which was a large, oblong tray with
a revolving bottom. The sisal was heaped on a platform and then thrown into the tray, smoothed out, and drawn
towards the crushing mouth of the machine. The ajuice rushed out of an opening into a drain, while the place reeked
of it, causing all inexperienced persons to hold their noses, or, if their handkerchiefs were not occupied in
shielding their ears from the din, to use them. Meanwhile, the sisal waste, if it was not wanted for making
medicines and the like, ran down to the nearest river running by a roadside, giving passers-by a pleasant
The sisal was now drawn out of the crusher, piled on to the backs of young boys, and spread out
evenly on wires to dry in the sun.
Later, when the sisal is dry, it is made into rope by twisting it round and round very tightly.
We left the factory, smelling of sisal waste as our shoes had been wetted very frequently by the
cascade from the machine, which, as we drove away, rose out of the mass of Africans like a huge monitor, eating
away ceaselessly the mass of green leaves that had been gathered not long before.
Heleni Morphopoulos, 3A.
LAKE VICTORIA DEPARTURE
Clatter! Clatter! Clatter! The Coffee sacks hung poised in mid-air; then swung perilously over the
side of the deck, and down into the depths of the hold. The net came up empty; to be caught by several Africans,
and loaded up in a matter of minutes; up it went again, and so the process conti nued.
At the gates a large crowd was held at bay by a policeman. The first few people were jabbering
excitedly at him but he just shook his head angrily and stood back for some first-class passengers to go through.
Cars drove up hoping to be allowed on to the wharf, but had to park outside.
On board passengers tound their cabins; dumped their luggage, and went on deck again. Jn the
stern of the ship various groups of people sat at tables drinking mugs of beer, or sucking at straws in bottles of
Coca Cola or some other soft drink.
The policeman at the gate, meanwhile, looked at his watch, and decided it was time to let the
third-class passengers through. He stood back, and was promptly knocked sideways by a struggling mass of people
hurrying to be at the front of the queue. Young women, old women, men and boys all lined up to board the ship. The
policeman at the gangway started to let the queue on board. One after the other, women with huge bundles on their
heads walked up the gangway, and tried to find sheltered places for their families.
On the first-class deck it was getting more and more crowded with passengers and visitors. Everyone
was treading on eachother's toes. The hooter wailed, and the visitors took a hurried farewell, and pushed their way
down the gangway. In the bows of the ship, where the third class passengears were huddled together, men began to
sing the "Uhuru" songs. The leader of T.A.N.U. in that district conducted those on shore, and those in the boat
Then half-a-dozen dock workers came, and, with a few cries of "Ho-o! Ho-o-!", the gang planks were
down, and the ship slowly began to turn into the open waters.
Handkerchiefs fluttered everywhere; the captain gave a cheerful wave from the bridge, and the ship
turned out into the open lake.
Ruth Wiggins, 3A.
DEUX PETITS MICE
Once upon un sunny jour
Deux tiny mice went on a tour
Out of their petite mousehole they stepped
Et dans Ia salle a manger they crept.
Mais temptation made ils twitch leurs visages,
For sitting dans le cupboard were deux fromages.
Sprinting, ils y arrivent A' leurs prizes
Et sur l'object they repaissent leurs eyes.
Old Fatty started toute de suite
His way into a cheese to eat.
While Skinny being most particular
Ate round in une manner tres mathematicular.
Quand Skinny had nibbled just une demie inch in,
Fatty was right dans le middle et completement hidden.
Alors they hear un pat-a-pat,
Et, horreur! Voici il y a un grand big chat!
Skinny leaping through la porte
Tried in vain Ia salle to sorte.
While Fatty, hidden in la fromage,
Was safe until he died dans son old age.
Evelyn Voigt, 3A.
The classroom's in uproar, resounding with noise-
Not a bit coming from us little boys.
It's the majority of the class, with their hair done in curls, The opposite sex, those horrible
The master roars in, his face all aflame.
Of course it's the boys who'll get all the blame. "Hooligans!! Idiots!! Ruffians!!" he cries,
a While the boys all stand gaping in utter surprise. It's always the boys who get all the blame,
One hundred lines or six of the cane;
While the girls sit back with such innocent faces,
Thanking their stars they are not in our places. One day a vice-versa will have to take place,
And we'll be the ones with the smirks on our face.
The boys will be innocent while the girls are in trouble, Hoping in silence that they'll all get
S. Watson, 3A.
3A 'VERSUS MR. HARGRAVES
In the High Court of St. Michael's and St. George's School yesterday, presided over by His Honour,
Mr. Justice Brooks, the accused, one B. Hargraves, was found not guilty on a charge of wilful neglect of duty. The
charge arose out of certain occurrences during a 3A geography lesson. It was alleged by the Prosecution (Mr.
Attorney Rymer) that instead of conducting a lesson on map reading, or in fact sticking to a geographical syllabus
at all, the accused had discussed haggis and allied subjects involving the contents of a sheep's stomach. The
accused pleaded not guilty and conducted his own defence.
Two witnesses gave evidence for the crown but the Judge was forced to disallow their evidence as, by
an oversight, they had not been sworn in. The Prosecution, undaunted by that set back, called two more witnesses.
One, Baxter, was easily discre4ited by the accused when it transpired that although he had been at the School for
two years he still thought that the teaching periods were of one hour's duration and not forty minutes as is the
case. This caused some facetious asides from the Judge on the quality of the teaching.
The accused relied largely on expert awitnesses, one of whom, a Mr. Robertson, easily established the
accused's case by showing, historically, how in fact haggis was a matter of geography. Trade winds, Pacific
islands, Mary Queen of Scots and glottal stops jostled each other happily to bring this curious food into the realm
of the geographer. This witness produced a remarkable drawing on the blackboard which was, he assured the Court, a
representation of a "dead haggis." For the information of the non- Scottish public, the drawing resembled a hat
with bristles. The object of this was to show a similarity between the shape of a haggis and the contours of the
Severn Basin. At the prospect of Wales entering the arena with Scot land, the subject was hastily dropped.
After an adjournment, when the accused managed to acquire quick legal tips, he produced a surprise
witness who gave evidence as to the bad character of Baxter (based it appeared purely on his mathematical lapses).
Another expert witness, a Mr. Hall, discoursed on the sheep's stomach from the biological angle and left the Court
in no doubt that oats were an integral part of both haggis (porridge) and geography.
The accused stated his case to the Jury in a short and brilliant defence. The Prosecution's address
produced some surprise evidence which had to be suppressed by the Judge as not proved. The Prosecution spoke well
and stirringly and all eyes were turned to the hangman's noose above the Judge's head, contemplating the fate of
There will be no comment on the Judge's summing up except to say that
it was biased and inaccurate.
At first the Jury disagreed, but, when assured by the Judge that they would be locked up without food
until agreement was reached, they quickly became unanimous and returned a verdict of "not guilty", surprisingly
enough, while the accused was taking Counsel's advice on an appeal on the grounds of misdirection by the Judge.
Yo'ur Legal Correspondent.
A WEEK IN BED
I lay on a bed in the busy casualty department, wondering if I had been completely forgotten.
However, I must confess that I felt rather happy. The thought of a week's rest with nothing to do but
eat and sleep was very pleasing. Little did I know of what was in store for me.
I was awakened the next morning at six o'clock. Outside it was pitch dark. The nurses were all
carrying bowls of water and rushing all over the ward. I was just about to leap screaming out of bed to escape what
I thought must be a fire, when a bowl of water was given to me and I was told to wash.
After this 1 had a thermometer thrust down my throat. Then breakfast was served. A grey-faced doctor
took one look at me, said, "She'l+ live"- and left. The Almoner came and enrolled me on the hospital library list.
The Dietician came to preserve my fat; the Chaplain to preserve my soul; an athletic-looking Physio-therapist to
preserve my muscles; the Occupa tional Therapist to occupy me. Then thermometers, then lunch, then- bliss-a
The afternoon was taken up with X-rays, visitors, tea, thermometers, bed-making, pulse-taking,
thermometers, dinner, washing, thermometers, horlicks, and, finally sleep.
This went on for a whole week. I was very glad to go back to school. It was quiet and peaceful.
Margaret Glynn, 4B.
Now semper tenebrae-Why no light? The depression of aeterna half-night,
A pitiful condition.
Vanessa Maher, 4A.
NEWS OF FORMER PUPILS
B. SPRINGBETT (Henderson) is training to be a Quantity Surveyor with the London County Council. He is
graded as a Junior Technical Trainee and works in the County Hall at Westminster. During his time in London he has
met J. GILMOUR (Henderson), F. GALLIUSI (Oram) and A. B. C. CHAPMAN (Hodgson).
* * * *
SALLY MORTON (Henery) is doing a secretarial course at the Frankfield Residential College, Tunbridge
Wells. During the summer, she went on a holiday to Denmark and Sweden, and was hoping to go to Austria at Christ
mas for the Winter Sports.
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ANNA BODDY (Carter) is at West Ewell, Surrey, training to be a Phar maceutical Chemist, and is
enjoying her work very much. Like all other former pupils in the United Kingdom, Anna misses the sunshine and dis
likes intensely the cold and wet weather.
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A. B. C. CHAPMAN (Hodgson) passed his G.C.E. 'A' Level in Physics, Chemistry and Zoology and is now a
medical student at the London Hospital Medical College.
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JANE KINGDON (Prichard) started her training as a nurse at St. Bar tholomew's Hospital, London, on
the 7th November and has now happily settled down.
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J. CANTY (Oram) is an engineering apprentice with the Handley-Page Aero Company.
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SUSAN KERR (Palmer) and SOPHIA PANY (Palmer) are both doing secretarial courses in England with St.
James' Secretarial College. Susan is in London and Sophia at Bridport in Dorset. We have heard that Sophia is doing
a lot of travelling around and that she has visited Mrs. Palmer.
THE CLASSICAL SLUM-DWELLER
Mary Abbink Marilyn Barton
Secutans the swallow to warmer loci Lyne Bowker-Douglas Lyn Canty
Where vici aren't so damp and smoky, Helen Constantinides Marion Cleton
That is my ambition. Gillian Dawson Vicki Evdemon
No frigus, no pauperes, no factories bare, Judith Edwards Barbara Eldridge
That blow out grime to the foggy air. Sheila Fraser Linda Hildesley
No miser malnutrition. Ann Hodges Gail Hartley
Daphne Holmes Kirsten Jorgensen
Effugens to lands with a happier gens,
Joyce Leach Barbara Lori
Thankful in dolore for comfort of friends,
Elizabeth Lori Rina le Grange
That is my ambition.
Fiona Marshall Patricia Miller
Jean Maackay Susan Munns
Anna Neckellnann Jill O'Brien
Denise Puttock Kay Puttock
Carole Pinder Janet Payne
Krystyna Oplustil Pamela Roe
Christine Reed aMarlene Reed
Jennifer Rogers Margaret Rymer
Valerie Summersett Frances Stewart
Jean Stewart Sandra Silcock
Elena Salvato Mary Wechsler
Daniela Tognetti Brenda Watkins
Elizabeth Wakeling Margaret Yates
Mary Xenos B. Booth
N. Borrisow G. Bumpsteed
C. Boyce J. Bird
S. Blackman B. di Zitti
R. Down R. Gelding
B. Dziura J. Hallowes
A. Henderson S. Hamersley
T. Hannah E. Kullander
E. Hutchinson F. le Grange
M. Kelly L. Mukabaa
M. Lehner J. Marinakis
0. Marcondonatos R. Norsworthy
A. Marczewski D. Pletts
J. O'Brien S. Riddle
V. Poupoulas R. Randall
M. Rymer B. Swynnerton
A. Schneemann B. Ulyate
R. Stanton D. Wildbolz
D. Webster a D. Western
M. Warren S. Wechsler
M. Western L. Van Rooyen
R. Wakehng El. Vutirakis
J. van Schoor
Barbara Williams Palmer 4A
Margaret Deakin Henery 3C
Sylvia Johnson Henery 4A
David Bransby-Williams Junior 2B
Philip Lahaniatis Williams 2C
Raymond Porter Hodgson 3B
Wendy Shuttleworth Henery lA
Paul Waterhouse Junior IA
Valerie Wessels Prichard IC
Penelope Scott Palmer 3B
Louise Scott Palmer 2B
Marilyn Pleasance Prichard 2B
Hester Shord Prichard 2A
Guy Cooper Hodgson 4A