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It Happened In 1965... FEBRUARY 1 2 9 10

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Boarders arrive at Firth House. School officially starts. Prefects announced. Dr. Pickering visits school. A blaze on the hills overlooking the hockey field looked threatening for a while, but to the disappointment of many it was brought under control before it could reach the school. Preliminaries for the swimming sports. Barracks Week begins. This was fated to be the last one for the College. Barracks Week ends with a demonstration of the skills learned. School detained after school. Assembly noticeably quieter today. Swimming sports.

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The Head announced in assembly that Cadets had been abolished. Code of behaviour for the Inter-College Athletics announced - hakas banned. Intercoll, postponed. Mr. Hill announced that Mr. Dighton would be the acting Headmaster while he was overseas. Rugby weigh-in. Mr. Dighton takes his first assembly. First day of 1st XV trials. Mr. Dighton farewelled the Head. Intercoll. held - a good win for the College. W.C.O.B. Gymnasium opened. The last evidence of Cadets disappears. Uniforms collected and the army truck moved out for the last time.

APRIL 1 2 3 6

Noticeable absence of pranks today. Basketball trials held in Newtown stadium. Rowing team left for Wanganui. Embarrassing silence in verse 5 of hymn 19; the 3rd formers did not make their traditional entry. 9 6th formers go to see “Richard III”. 10 Maadi Cup rowing today. 12 Some good excuses for lateness today - Council buses did not run until 1.30 p.m. 14 Mr. Baker, an expert on the Sahara Desert, spoke on this subject to the assembly. 15-21 Easter vacation. 22 First term exams. 23 Anzac service. 25 M. Monaghan laid the college wreath at the Anzac Service held at the Cenotaph. 30 6th formers joined other Wellington secondary schools at a concert presented by the N.Z.B.C. Symphony Orchestra.

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The year begins.

MARCH 2 3 4 10 11 15

Mrs. Dighton presents the sports trophies. BREAK UP. Second term begins. 4th form Parents’ Evening.


Prelims, for the athletic sports cancelled because of wet weather. Prelims, again cancelled. Prelims, finally held. Athletic sports. First XI cricket caps presented by I. N. Taylor, and team leaves for New Plymouth.

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Cricket match with New Plymouth B.H.S. starts today. 14

Drama Club’s one-act plays. College A basketball team narrowly defeats Rongotai A. Mr. McAloon returned today and was welcomed in Assembly by Mr. Dighton. Wilson Whineray visited school to coach ID rugby team. The annual rugby match with St. Pat’s. This time at Athletic Park.

1965 Wellingtonian  
1965 Wellingtonian