Wellingtonian 1979 WELLINGTON COLLEGE WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND FOUNDED 1867
Editor: Mr R J Meldrum Photographs: Mr M G Grover
PREFACE Things are marginally different this year - that is to be expected with a new editor. I have, however, tried everywhere to preserve what I see as the two main functions of the school magazine: first, it is an historical record of the year, and secondly, it is a portrait in words and pictures of the College as a community. There is more advertising than ever before. This has enabled me to reduce the expenses to the Activities Fund to less than 50 per cent of the total cost. I would ask that you support out advertising patrons and sponsors - theirs is a very real contribution to the College. I am deeply in debt to Mr Malcolm Grover for his work with the photographs, and for his advice and encouragement. I similarly want to thank Mr Richard Nightingale for
arranging the distribution of the magazine. I wish him well with his own edition in 1980. I would also like to thank Mr Mike Pallin for processing the examination results, the staff of Tolan Print for their work and patience, Grenville Main for the cover, Falcon Halo for the cartoon work, the Photography club, all those whose material forms this magazine, and Mr Ray Michael, Mr Lawrie Gardiner, and Mr Rees-Thomas for their support. This is my first and last year as editor, and I will be having my copy forwarded to me in Israel. I do hope when we all read this “Wellingtonian” that we can feel it has captured something of 1979. Finally, may I wish you all the very best for 1980. Mr Ray Meldrum, Editor.
Hi there. I'm Paddington Bear, and I’m the College mascot. In this “Wellingtonian” I’m going to escort you through the pages so that you can see and read about all the various things that have been going on at Wellington College this year.
A selection of the sayings of a certain 7th Form teacher. - You’re at a disadvantage if you don’t understand it. - This is a circle... you’ll notice it’s round. - You don’t have to learn this stuff; you only learn it for tests. - I’d like to talk to a whole class, not to a motley collection of maladjusted individuals. - Ignorance comes from ignoring... - Very massive, but tiny... - You must get used to these problems tricking you. They always trick me. - I’m going to get very heavily sarcastic very soon. I get these moods sometimes. - I think I’ll give you an hour for this and after you’ve started you’ll finish an hour later. - Would you like to go for a walk. You could go down to the Headmaster and tell him you want to get expelled. And I’ll go down to the staff-room and have a cup of coffee. - Shut up! ... the dictionary meaning of that is to be quiet. But sir, it’s not in the dictionary.
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Well it is as from now. No use giving you easy problems to do all year, and then in August expecting you to blossom out into brilliant young physicists. It’s my fault that you’ve got such a scatty teacher, and it’s partly your fault for letting your teacher become scatty - I hope you can see this is so. I seem to be talking to an audience of three - it’s not even a quorum! It gets harder and harder as you pull it... If you’re going to be any good at physics you’ve got to be pigheaded! This is because the laws of physics are very primitive. I mean this person probably invented fields because it was a good thing to invent. Conservatively speaking I think you people are a pain in the... A boy has a ball in his hands and throws it one metre... (pause, think, ponder)... yes, I suppose that’s possible. You lot would be no good in University Challenge... just guess!
OVER A CENTURY AGO With our modern buildings and the inevitable changes taking place in education, it is easy to forget that 1979 is the 113th year in the history of Wellington College. That makes us one of the oldest schools in New Zealand. But just where did it all begin? The year 1853 is the earliest date in our history. On October 17th the Governor of the Colony, Sir George Grey, affixed the seal to a Deed of Endowment for Wellington College. But at that date we were only an idea on paper. It was not until four years later, in 1857, that the Board of Trustees first met, and it was ten years again before something actually happened. In 1867 a private school was set up by Rev. H.E. Tuckey and Mr W.S. Hamilton. It was opened under the name of Wellington Grammar School with an initial roll of eight boys, and it was sited at Woodward Street. By the end of that year the roll had risen to 40, and the Board of Trustees of Wellington College decided to adopt the Wellington Grammar School as its own. Thus was born in 1867 our present College. There were, however, to be two moves before the College came to its present site. The first came in October 1868 with the move to Clifton Terrace. Wellington College was officially opened by Governor Grey on 25th January 1869. The new Headmaster was Mr Thomas Bowden, and there were 75 boys and three teachers. 1872 was an important year for three reasons. First, Wellington College and Grammar School became affiliated to the University of New Zealand. Secondly, Parliament passed a Bill detaching 143 acres from the Town Belt for a proposed Government House, a lunatic asylum, and Wellington College. We were given 63
acres, and plans were immediately made for the move to our present home. And thirdly, the first Board of Governors was set up, and they met on 2nd December. By 17th October 1874 things were ready, and on that day the new building was opened on the new site. It was a day for celebrations, and a public holiday was declared for the town. On the same day Mr K. Wilson began as the new Headmaster. But there were problems ahead. In 1875 the roll was up to 114 with 27 boarders, but the following year typhoid fever killed one boarder and scarlet fever led to the closing of the school. Then there were financial and administrative problems too; the grounds were as yet undrained and undeveloped, and the roll declined. So a century ago things were rather grim for our predecessors. When Mr J. Mackay was appointed in 1881, the situation had improved considerably for the new Headmaster, particularly as he was now free of university classes and of girls; these had attended the College in out-of-school hours. But there were still stormy seas ahead, and it was not in fact until the appointment of Mr J.P. Firth as Headmaster in 1892 that everything started to come right. As Mr A.H. Heron notes in his Centennial History of Wellington College, “From this point on the school was secure”. And so here we are today, secure as one of the great colleges of New Zealand. Our motto is Lumen Accipe Et Imperti. It is worth remembering back to over a century ago when that light was first lit, and remembering too that we are all part of an impressive tradition, an ongoing process of taking the light and passing it on.
To some the East School, for others the “Old Wooden Building”, on the present site of Wellington College where the front terrace is now. Date - about 1880. This page sponsored by: Computer Consultants Ltd., = computers = bureau = word processing = the solution is simple.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE BOARD OF GOVERNORS Mr T.P. Broad (Chairman), Dr A.W. Beasley (Parents), Mr J.D. Currie (Parents), Mr J.G. Edwards (Secondary Schools Council), Mr L. Gibbs (Parents), Mr G.R. Girvan (College Staff), Mrs D.S. Good (Parents), Mr C.R. Hesketh (Wellington Education Board), Mrs H. Ritchie (Wellington City Council), Mr R.A. Waddel (Old Boys), Dr G.C. Wake (Victoria University), Mr A.J.V. Edwards (Secretary to the Board).
Headmaster: H.G. Rees-Thomas, B.A., B.Sc., Dip.Ed.Admin. Deputy Principal: L.F. Gardiner, B.A.(Hons) Senior Master: R. Bradley, M.A.(Hons) - H.O.D. Mathematics R.W. Anderson, B.A.(Hons) Mrs C.M. Archer, B.A., L.T.C.L. - Reading C. H. Blaikie, M.A. (*) Mrs E.M. Bradley H. D. Buchanan, M.A.(App.) D. F. Buckley (†) - H.O.D. Commerce E. Cardale, M.Sc.(Hons) - Biology E.N. Clayton, M.A.(Hons) - H.O.D. Languages J.E. Chambers, A.I.A.M.E. R.C. Corliss, B.Sc.(Hons) J.E. Cormack, M.Ed.(Hons) - Senior Mathematics Mrs P.E. Derry, A.C.I.S., A.N.Z.I.M. (†) B.H. Farland, M.A., Dip.Ed. - Reading M. J. Fowler, B.A.(Hons) (*) G. R. Girvan, M.A. - H.O.D. English G.M. Grover, B.A. E.P. Haley, N.Z.C.B., A.N.Z.I.D. I. A. Hamill, B.A.(Hons) (London) - Acting H.O.D. Geography, History, and Social Studies Ms K. Hansen, B.A., Dip.Guid. - Guidance Counsellor A. P. Hawes, B.Sc.(Hons), L.T.C.L. P.R. Hickey, B.A.(Hons), Dip.Ed.Stud. - H.O.D. Geography, History and Social Studies (on leave) D.W. Hoffman, M.A. - 5th Form Dean (on leave) N. R. Hayman, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Oregon) - H.O.D. Science; Physics D.A. Jackson Miss C. Kasoulides M.E. Loveridge, B.Sc. Mrs P.S. McArthur, M.A.(Hons) (*) B W. McCrea, T.T.C. - H.O.D. Physical Education D.M. McHalick, B.A., Dip.Ed. Mrs H.J. McMillan, B.Sc., Dip.Ed. Ms J.A. Mackrell, M.Sc. P. Markham - H.O.D. Art
D.R. Martin, B.A.(Hons) R.J. Meldrum, B.A., Postgrad.Dip.Arts R.J. Michael, M.A.(Hons), Dip.Ed. - 3rd Form Dean P.C. Monin, M.A.(Hons) L. S. Moodie, B.A. Mrs P.M. Morrison, B.Sc. R.B. Nightingale, M.A.(Hons) M. B. Pallin, B.Sc. - 4th Form Dean; Audio-Visual Aids V.E. Paulson, B.A.(Concordia) J. M. Porter, B.A. Miss M.E. Rankin, B.Sc. G.J. Reynish, M.A. (Hons) D.E. Roberts, M.A.(Hons), B.Mus. - H.O.D. Music; Careers Advisor Mrs J. Romanovsky, B.A. J.M. Sheehan I. Smith, T.T.C. - H.O.D. Technical J. D. Sowerby, B.A. R.M. Stuart, B.Sc.(Viet), M.Sc.(Rdg) - Chemistry R.B. Stubbins P.F. Sutton, B.Sc. J.D. Tate, M.A. (Hons) J.F. Uffindell, B.Ag.Sc. (†) P.J.McA. Walls, B.A.(Hons) - Library; Acting 5th Form Dean G.W. Woodbury, B.A.(Hons) A. C. Yule, M.A. (†) left during year (*) began during year Auxiliary Staff Secretary to the Headmaster: Mrs K.M. Power. Clerical Staff: Mrs R.M. Arrell, Mrs I.M. Fanning. Laboratory Technician: Mrs I. Jobstl. Librarian: Mrs P. Collen. Groundsmen: E. Duffill, B. Mansfield. Caretaker: G. Fowler. Relievers: F. Cormack, T.T.C., J.R. Bradey, T.T.C. Music Tutors Mrs M. Seddon, A.R.C.M., R.M.T., Miss F. Burry, A.R.C.M., L.R.A.M., Miss R. Stapleton, B. A., B.Mus. (Hons), F.T.C.L., Miss M. Robbie, S. Brommer. Firth House Housemaster: I.A. Hamill. Matron: Mrs A.M. Battersby. House Tutors: D.C. Smith (-), R.J. Meldrum (-), K.F. Fouhy (-), J.D. Tate, R.J. Watt ( + ), K.W. Horan (+), M.G. Boyer ( + ), B. Tindall ( + ). House Staff: Miss M. Kaka, Mrs A. Akester, Miss M. Sua.
HARVEY G. REES-THOMAS Twelfth Headmaster of Wellington College This year’s “Wellingtonian” takes much pleasure in introducing to readers Mr Harvey G. Rees-Thomas. Born in 1939, he is the son of Mr Kenneth ReesThomas, a well-known Wellington surgeon and an Old Boy of the College. He was educated at Hataitai School and at Scots College where he was Head Prefect. He went on to Victoria University where he graduated B.Sc. in Zoology and then to Auckland Teachers’ Training College. Mr Rees-Thomas’s teaching career began at Taupo College, from where he moved on a promotion in biology to Tawa College. He completed his second degree, a B.A. in History and Education.
In 1967 he entered I.B.M. as a computer representative, and remained there for three years. In 1970 he moved back into the classroom and was appointed Head of Science at Naenae College, thereafter becoming Senior Master and Deputy Principal. He completed a Diploma in Educational Administration from Victoria University. In May 1977 he became the Principal of Onslow College, and he commenced his appointment as Headmaster of Wellington College at the beginning of this year, 1979. Mr Rees-Thomas is married with five children, one of whom is in the fourth form at the College.
MR H.G. REES-THOMAS AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HEADMASTER What particularly attracted you to the position of Headmaster of the College? It was the potential of the school to provide opportunities for excellence of endeavour in many and varied ways: academic, cultural, social and sporting. A pitiable malaise which threatened the health of some schools and prompted in many the rejection of competitive elements in education came dangerously close to becalming us all in a sea of mediocrity. I noted that Wellington College had retained the best aspects of competitive involvement for pupils. Competition at this school is a spear to excellence not a challenge to win at any price. Above all, competition is stressed as
performance against a pupil’s own personal potential. What were your initial impressions of Wellington College? It is a friendly and pleasant place to work. There is a tendency to stereotype single sex schools as places of traditions and austerity. Wellington College has fine traditions, but none of that austerity which could make it more a school for yesterday than for tomorrow. The great advantage the school has is that its past provides a firm and sound base for the future. This page sponsored by: Egley Electrical Co. Ltd
What, in your opinion, should be the ultimate aims of education? I have stated some objections for the school in the College Prospectus for 1980. They bare repeating: (i) To encourage the pursuit of excellence in academic, cultural, social, and sporting aspects of each pupil’s development. (ii) To facilitate the development in every pupil of enquiry in learning, a right sense of self-worth, and concern for others. (iii) To foster those personal qualities that are the work of good citizenship. These are what I perceive as ultimate aims, but the school must have a ore dynamic approach to educational objectives than may be apparent from any such general statement in school aims. What sort of people do you think Wellington College produces? That’s an unfortunate question. I assume you refer to pupils. I think the College is one of a number of influences in a boy’s life and cannot take all the credit or blame for producing any particular “sort” of person. School is certainly not a production line. If pupils leave Wellington College with a measure of success within the areas of the stated objectives of the school, they will have secured the basis for future educational success. Success fosters success. What are the advantages for a student to attend a college like ours? First, the school abounds in opportunities for good endeavour. Secondly, there is the widest possible crosssection of society represented in the school. Thirdly, the school is very well-staffed, has splendid support from parents, Old Boys and friends, and has a heritage of fine traditions and good will from those who have attended and worked for the College in the past. Finally, the school unashamedly and insistently lays down and enforces standards of good conduct with a view to these becoming patterns which pupils will seek to adopt and maintain by self-discipline. How do you regard changes taking place in the curriculum? Provided change in curriculum improves learning potential and promotes the aims of the school, I am pleased to promote such change. Where, however, it imposes an unnecessary strain on teachers and involves more work for little improvement in learnings, then it is wasteful. I believe teaching is part inspiration, part preparation. Over-emphasis on the latter can be debilitating, resulting in an uninteresting classroom. Teaching depends on teachers. Subjects, ideas, methods, and approaches are all secondary to the teacher. Curriculum change depends on teachers for its implementation and effectiveness. Sometimes curriculum planning has tended to overlook that.
What do you feel are the serious problems facing secondary education in this country? The most serious problem facing education in the broadest sense also affects secondary education. It is the problem of ethics. It has to do with reverence for God and respect for man. We have, along with all that part of the world that was nominally Christian, made our God materialism - though we hardly find it worth. Education, be it in the home, at school, or in society at large, is at risk of being infused with emptiness. Gone from our reckoning is the majesty of the God of our Judeo-Christian heritage; gone, too, or at least fast passing I would judge, our respect for man. The Ten Commandments may be a hard set of rules and founded in religion, about which education is spuriously expected to be neutral, but without such a law nationhood is impossible. How would you assess your first year as Headmaster of the College? One’s assessment against personal objectives is a private matter. I am pleased to say, however, that this has been a very happy and satisfying year for me. Others may publish an assessment, if such is desirable, which I doubt. What are your greatest aims for the College? That it be a place where people enjoy working together and to only leave for continued high endeavour. How do you see Wellington College ten years from now? As a school in which I would still want to teach.
The year 1979 proved to be a most interesting year - but very strenuous. We started the year with a full staff, six new first-year teachers and a new Headmaster. Mr Rees-Thomas soon settled into the College atmosphere and by the second term was a familiar and friendly figure in the staff-room. There can be no doubt that it is a difficult and trying time for a new Headmaster in an old and established school and staff. Mr ReesThomas came through that trying period because of his friendliness and his concern for all of us. New members to join us in January were: Mr Anderson (Geog.), Miss Bremner (Maths), Mr Buchanan (English), Mr Corliss (Maths), Mr Martin (Soc.St.), and Mr Porter (Maths). To all those young teachers we extended a welcome and lots of offers of assistance for the trying days ahead. That they all survived their first difficult year and are returning in 1980 is a triumph for their personalities and grit. Miss Bremner became Mrs Morrison later in the year - congratulations. During the year we lost two members of the staff to the commercial world, and this left us in grave difficulties as the New Zealand-wide shortage of teachers hit us. We said farewell to Mr D. Buckley who had to retire in May to give more attention to Mrs Buckley who has a serious illness. Des, an ex-pupil of the College and a staff member for 15 years, had left a real mark on the place. He was one of the characters in the staff-room. Commerce and the Library were his chief areas, and his contribution in these fields to the lives of hundreds of boys over the years were tremendous. To Des and his wife we send greetings and our best wishes. At various times during the year we lost Mrs Derry and Mr Uffindell to the business world. Mr Hoffman went overseas in July to France where he has taken up a teaching position until June 1980. It will be great to welcome him back. Joining the staff was Mrs McArthur who took over some of Mr Hoffmanâ€™s classes. Our part-time teachers have worked very hard this year and we thank Mrs McMillan and Mr Sheehan and Mrs Archer for their work with the classes given them. Many thanks to our ever faithfuls, Mr Fred Cormack and Mr John Bradey for their efforts with the day by day relieving, and also to Mr Blaikie. We end the year by having to say farewell to six of the staff.
Mr Woodbury is going to continue his studies at University after 2 years with us. Best wishes Glen for 1980. Mr Meldrum who is off overseas again has been on the staff for some years now and has been one of those teachers who have wholeheartedly put everything into the job. An enthusiast, he has taken part in Soccer, Rugby, and Hockey coaching; taken over the school drama and major productions; taken part in staff plays; has been a hard worker on the Staff-room Committee and the Social Committee; has taught English, German, French, History, Geography and Music and has been a Housemaster in Firth House. He has done all this cheerfully and with humour. His impish sense of humour has at times got him into bits of trouble, but, Ray, we are all going to miss you very much. He has been a delightful colleague and we wish him all thatâ€™s best for his overseas adventure and hope that when he returns to New Zealand he will join us again. Mr Tate is heading back to France again. He has been currently two years on the staff, but was here as a young first-year teacher in 1972 and 1973, at which time he took up a teaching position in France. John came back to us in 1978 after finishing his honours degree at Auckland University. A fine language teacher, he is going to be missed by his pupils and the staff. As a Firth House master he was a good liaison between school and house. He was an enthusiastic 5A rugby coach and has contributed to the school and the staff-room with his willingness and good humour. Best wishes John. Mr Grover leaves after nine years with us. Mr Grover, too, has done so much for the boys of the school and the staff that the enormous list would be tedious. However, a small truncated summary is in order. His big contribution has been in his teaching of history. A dedicated teacher and a most resourceful one, Mr Grover has been an outstanding and sympathetic teacher. His love of photography and his artistic sense made his presentation of history an enlightened and interesting one. The boys remember him on this count alone. He did a major job with his Photography Club. Photos of school life, serious and humorous, have been presented by him and his club members. He devoted a lot of time to his Rugby coaching and his contribution to Athletics over the years has been tremendous. To Malcolm and his wife we send greetings and best wishes. Mr Gary Reynish came to the staff in 1976. He developed quickly as a first-year teacher to one who others could look to for advice. An excellent teacher, popular with his students, Mr Reynish like-wise gave much to the school and to his colleagues. Tennis and Rugby teams have benefited from his guidance and enthusiasm. He was a very popular colleague working hard on the Staff-room and Social Committee. Gary left for Australia for a year or two. Perhaps with any luck this popular and likeable teacher will be back with us
some day. Bon Voyage! We said a temporary goodbye to Mr Pat Hickey last year when he took up a 12-month appointment at Auckland Teachers’ College. Now it is our sad duty to say farewell again as Mr Hickey now takes up a permanent position in the Auckland Secondary Teachers’ College. Mr Hickey was on the staff for 10 years coming to us from St. Pats (Town). He finished in 1978 as H.O.D. Geography, History, Social Studies and Asian and Pacific Studies; had the 1st XV Rugby for five years and was Editor of the “Wellingtonian” Magazine for eight years. To Pat we wish him all that’s best for the future and we hope you will be a frequent visitor to the Staff-room. Mr Moodie is retiring from full-time teaching at the end of this year but will be with us next year as a parttime teacher - so we will say farewell to him properly when the time comes. Looking back on the year, I find that the most
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difficulties we’ve had over staffing have been caused by lack of good conditions generally throughout the country. While Wellington College has not been as badly hit as many other schools, we still had to have over 100 boys on correspondence, which added more work on the H.O.D.’s and Mr Hoffman and Mrs Romanovsky who dealt with the Correspondence School. Until smaller class sizes are insisted upon, better and quieter places for preparation and marking are available, and disruptive pupils are sent on their way as a matter of course, conditions for teaching will continue to be tough. However, we have had some good times this year good social functions and some good hearty laughs. We appear to have a full staff next year and we are looking forward to welcoming six or seven new teachers to our staff. Thus ends 1979. L.F.G.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE STAFF, 1979 E. Cardale, R.J. Michael, I.A. Hamill, G.R. Girvan, L.F. Gardiner, H.G. Rees-Thomas, R. Bradley, N.R. Hayman, E.N. Clayton, J.E. Cormack, M.B. Pallin. R.B. Stubbins, Mrs K. Power, Ms K. Hansen, I. Smith, R.M. Stuart, P.J.McA. Walls, D.E. Roberts, Mrs E.M. Bradley, Mrs I. Jobstl, C. H. Blaikie. R.C. Corliss, J.M. Sheahan, M.E. Loveridge, Miss C. Kasoulides, Mrs P.M. Morrison, Mrs J. Romanovsky, Mrs C.M. Archer, J.D. Tate, E.P. Haley, J.E. Chambers, P.C. Monin, B.W. McCrea. D.R. Martin, G.M. Grover, Mrs R. Arrell, H.D. Buchanan, Mrs P.S. McArthur, Miss M.E. Rankin, Ms J.A. Mackrell, A.P. Hawes, L.S. Moodie, V.E. Paulson, D.M. McHalick. G.J. Reynish, J.M. Porter, R.B. Nightingale, R.J. Meldrum, R.W. Anderson, M.J. Fowler, A.C. Yule, J.D. Sowerby, J. Bradey, P.F. Sutton, F. Cormack.
Headmaster’s Report December 1979 Mr Chairman, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys of the school It is my pleasure to present the 112th Annual Report of Wellington College and my first as Headmaster of the school. While it will not be my practice to read the annual report at prize-giving, I nevertheless believe that the report should be presented with a view to its publication in the “Wellingtonian”. The magazine is the only historical record of the school’s year, and the practice of its recent past editor in publishing the Headmaster’s Report was an effective way to document the annual report. GENERAL: The College has displayed its capacity to cope with change in welcoming a new Headmaster without much fuss, but with warmth and immediate support. Held in high esteem because of its tradition and history of excellence in education, the school need not fear those who would stereotype its present position as outmoded or old-fashioned. If good scholarship, fine culture, decent sportsmanship, and concern for others are old-fashioned so be it; we would be pleased to be so labelled. In fact, we have a great deal to do in each of those areas - academic, cultural, sporting, and social - before I should accept that we would warrant the distinction of the label “oldfashioned”. We must reaffirm our stand against that insidious decline in standards and attention to detail which is the deplorable by-product of much we term “progress”. To be a worthy school for tomorrow we must be an adequate school for today. We hear a great deal about the fact that people need an education that prepares them for retraining one or more times in their lifetime. Technological retraining is relatively straightforward. We have painlessly moved from a computer science based on magnetic core memory, to silicon chip memory and now to bubble memory. In the 1950’s 1,000,000 bytes of memory cost of $250,000; in the 60’s, $28,000, in 1979 $400. We are changing faster than we can adapt. Employers are looking for three things in prospective employees: 1. A record of achievement and endeavour. 2. An innovative attitude. 3. An ability to adapt to change. All three are personal qualities; they have no technological skill component. Products are getting more sophisticated; per-item profit margins are declining; and labour-intensive industries are proving costly and unpredictably risky. Our technology is advanced; our sociology, by comparison, is backward. The modern motor car that has microprocessors which check all the circuits the instant the key is turned on, has no better methods than a Model-T for checking driver reliability. Wellington College is not a place of advanced technology. It must be a place for personal excellence. For the scholar - it must use his ability to excel in scholarship; for the artist - in his art; the musician - in his music; the sportsman - in his sport; and above all for each and everyone of us - it must be a place for excellence in human relations - conduct, care, and common-sense. If a boy learns the worth of this kind of endeavour at College it will be the best possible entry to satisfaction and fulfilment in life. Despite every indication to the contrary, success is not a matter of pass/fail. If it were, cheating would be a virtue. Success is a matter of improving one’s personal best. I fear that our best students are not extended. I lament the flabby lack of initiative in any boy who moans that he has nothing to do in lunch hours. I abhor the shoddiness of speech, deportment, and manner that dares to deny recognition of seniority, eldership, or position. To overcome such symptoms of malaise, their cause must be speedily identified as a shabby contentment with the mediocre. It must then be replaced forthwith by an impetus to set and strive for standards of personal and corporate excellence. Such is the objective I have for the College. If it includes a fastidiousness at times - about uniform, about courtesy, about exercise books, and the many little parts of teaching and learning - then it will be to goad us to excellence. Equally, it will mean greater emphasis on sharing of responsibility more widely, with staff and pupils accepting and exercising responsibility without the need for anxious bureaucratic supervision. FAREWELLS: To those of you who leave school-days behind you tomorrow morning we extend our best wishes. Remember the words of our school prayer that when we go out into the world we might take with us the highest ideals of service. The most regrettable task of a headmaster is to receive resignations from staff who have given loyal service to the school. Today we farewell Messrs Grover, Meldrum, Reynish, and Tate, all of whom leave Wellington, some for travel overseas. We also farewell Mr Woodbury who is leaving teaching; and Mr Moodie, who joined the school for six months and stayed 16 years. We are pleased to know that Mr Moodie will be able to keep the strong ties he has with the school by acting in a part-time or day-relief capacity. Finally, we farewell Mr Hickey, whose year’s leave of absence to work at the Auck4and Teachers’ College has resulted in his accepting a permanent position at that college. While I have not had the pleasure of working with Mr Hickey I know my predecessor, Mr Hill, greatly valued Mr Hickey’s contribution as a Head of Department, coach, editor of the “Wellingtonian”, and supporter of
the school in so many ways. To all these we extend our best wishes. SCHOOL ROLL: The roll has remained at around 1040 throughout the year. Despite predictions that our roll would drop below 1000 we expect it to be 1040 in 1980. There is considerable demand for positions in our 3rd form and we are pleased to provide places for out-of-zone pupils within our allowable intake. The Department of Education has authorised the appointment of an Executive Officer in 1980. The position is made available in schools with a minimum roll of 1000. The person appointed by the Board has had wide experience in Education and will take over a great deal of the administrative clerical work of the Headmaster. ACADEMIC RESULTS FOR 1978: School Certificate: 68.4% gained full and direct entry into Form 6. University Entrance: 65% passed. Of the 204 candidates 110 were accredited and 22 passed by sitting. University Bursaries/Scholarship: It will more clearly focus our attention on this area of the school if some comparative statistics are given.
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Scholarship 3 2% of 7th formers “A” Bursary 25 20% of 7th formers “B” Bursary 25 30% of 7th formers Entries for Scholarship = 10% of those entering for Bursary. Success rate in school = 20% of those entering for Scholarship
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3.6% of 7th formers 30.1% of 7th formers 30.1% of 7th formers 39.7% of those entering for bursary. 9% of those entering for Scholarship.
We can be gratified with the School Certificate and University Entrance results. The school population is a broad cross-section and includes a fair proportion of those whose future does not lie in tertiary scholarship. Their attainments in 5th and 6th forms are creditable and ably justify the claim that this is an academic school. However, while Bursary and Scholarships results are satisfactory, I believe we need to look carefully at the 7th form year to ensure that the work of these senior students is of the high standard of which they are capable. SPORTING AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: The wide sporting and cultural activities of the school will be detailed in the “Wellingtonian”. We are very grateful to Mr Meldrum for the thorough and energetic way he has gone about preparing for this year’s issue of the school magazine, a copy of which you will all receive early next year. He has worked hard at reducing costs so that the magazine does not erode Activities Funds Which are necessary to support the cultural and sporting life of the school. Summer sports continue to attract a large number of participants. Tennis is a growing interest, and with the Quadrangular Tennis Tournament at our school in 1980 we are confident of continued growth of that interest. We are thankful to Mr Reynish for his significant contribution to the sport in the school. Cricket is now played by nine teams, and apart from the excellent work by staff coaches, tirelessly aided by Mr Yule, we are also indebted to Mr D. Gray and Mr M. Scott-Smith who have acted as Captain-coaches of the 2nd and 4th XI’s respectively. Athletics is prominent in both first and third terms. While we must not make winning the all-consuming objective, the McEvedy Shield was won in March for the fourth year in succession and the meeting was a credit to the school. Our team’s strength was in its depth and fine management by Mr McCrea. The year was crowned with success at the National Championships in Christchurch during the last weekend of the school year. Winter Sports included some splendid achievements. The Cross-Country teams took gold and silver medals at the national championships at Te Awamutu. The school also dominated local cross-country and road race events during terms II and III. Two third formers broke the Fire Station record set five years ago, cutting it back by 46 sec. to 15 mins. 8 seconds. A large number of boys are running regularly; the sport is not just for champions. Rugby has had a good season and the 1st XV does not appear to have suffered by going into the secondary school competition. The decision as to where our 1st XV should compete will have to be reviewed annually. Two “Social” teams have continued to provide games for boys who, for one reason or another, did not want to train too seriously. Soccer has revived under the guidance of Mr Buchanan and has had a very good season. Hockey, too, continues to have four fine teams, three of which deservedly won their grades. The growth in interest in Soccer and Hockey is an embarrassment in terms of ground space. It is quite unjust to expect Soccer to be played only on Alexandra Park. As a result, the No. 2 rugby field will become No. 1 soccer field in 1980. The Department of Education is agreeing to extending Alexandra Park to allow for one Rugby and one Soccer field up there. Hockey will continue to be played on one of Wellington’s best- drained Hockey fields - behind Firth House. Squash, Basketball, Swimming, Table Tennis, and Rifle-Shooting have all prospered this year. Orchestra practices have been held regularly and the school has had two Assembly presentations of orchestral works. I should like to see yet more boys taking an interest in joining the Orchestra. A group of seniors formed a successful rock-band which has given lunch-hour programmes not only at our school but in numerous other
secondary schools. Drama work centred on the production of “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” and the Little Theatre had good audiences for the four night season, ably produced by Mr Gardiner and Mr Meldrum. APPEAL: The third and fourth forms responded to the refugee crisis in Cambodia (Kampuchea) by raising $500 in two weeks. I believe the school needs to be organised and motivated to call forth concern for those less fortunate than ourselves. PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION, COLLEGE MOTHERS, AND OTHER FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL The school owes much to the loyal and selfless support given by school parents and friends. The Parents’ Association has greatly impressed me. Ably led by Mr J. Currie, the Association has been active in many areas of school life, making a splendid contribution financially and socially, and also acting in an advisory role. College Mothers continue to meet regularly, and I am encouraged by the support of that group because of other demands on the time of mothers. I must also mention the generosity of the Old Boys’ Association and note with appreciation the fact that new life seems to be reviving the WCOBA after a period of post-centenary dormancy. Finally, I want to thank the Norwood Trust for its continued generosity to College Cricket, without which we would not be able to support the game as we do. THANKS: On behalf of the school our thanks go to all those who have supported us during the year. To those groups already mentioned I would add the officers of the Department of Education, our dedicated Firth House staff under the Housemaster, Mr Hamill, and Matron, Mrs Battersby. Not least we owe our thanks to the members of the College Board of Governors, who give so much of their own time in administration of school affairs. 1 wish also to record my thanks to the staff for their work and support this year. In particular, I would express my gratitude to Mr Gardiner, Deputy Principal, and Mr Bradley, Senior Master. Their wise counsel, loyalty, and support have been beyond my best expectations. Finally, my thanks and best wishes to the pupils. I have looked forward to each day’s work with you this year. We have a great deal to do before our standards are what they should be. It makes all the difference to me to find that, be it in the formality of our assemblies, or in the classroom lesson, or on some sideline, or in the casual informality of walking the grounds, or even in the exercise of the inevitable disciplinary measures, in no instance have I concluded a matter with any regret that I have had to work with you. Whatever your accomplishments, successes, or failures, I wish you well for 1980 - and trust that together we will build in the 80’s a good foundation for your future and the school’s. H. G. REES-THOMAS, Headmaster. 7 December 1979 RHODES SCHOLAR Julian Heyes, an old boy of the College, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. This is the most prestigious of all university scholarships, and only two are awarded in New Zealand each year. Julian attended Wellington College from 1971 until 1975. He was an excellent student, a keen sportsman, played the clarinet in the orchestra, and “cleaned up” many academic prizes. He has just completed a B.Sc. with first-class honours in Botany at Victoria University. His studies included research into “Root exudation of non-sterile hydroponically grown tomatoes, cucumbers, and French beans”. We wish Julian every success at Oxford University, and may his work continue to bear fruit!
PRIZEGIVING - FRIDAY, 7th DECEMBER 1979 CLASS CERTIFICATES FOR 1st IN CLASS 3B4 - C.G. Sanders 3B3 - C. Edie 3B2 - S. Patel 3B1 - M.R. Gee 3A3 - R. Barnes 3A2 - M. Killick 3A1 - E. Stevenson (Hing Prize) 4B4 - V.P. Goode 4B3 - S. Mairs 4B2 - S. Taufale 4B1 - T. Allen 4A3 - P. Ngan 4A2 - A.J. Gair 4A1 - D.A. Trow (Hing Prize) 5B4 - A.C. Collins 5B3 - N. Wong 5B2 - C.M. Wotton 5B1 - D. Burns 5A3 - S. Lewis 5A2 - M. Rogers 5A1 - S.L. Gock U52 - V. Bhana (William Small Prize) U52 - S. Tarpley (William Small Prize) JUNIOR SPECIAL PRIZES AND BURSARIES The Foster-Brook-Crough Prize for 3rd Form Literature: E. Stevenson, 3A The H.B. Withers Prize for 4B Science: S.M. Aarons, 4B1 The Spear Jackson Prize for Woodwork: M. Tunnicliffe, 4A1 The Richardson Bursary for 4th Form Commerce: S. Arrell, 4A2 The Richardson Bursary for 4th Form Social Studies: R. Duncan, 4A1 The Cocksâ€™ Memorial Prize for 3rd Form Literature: D. Bird, 3A2 The Levin Bursary for 4th Form Language: H. Granger, 4A1 The Levin Bursary for 4th Form Science: D.A. Trow, 4A1 The Edward Espy Martin Bursary for 5A Science: S. L. Gock, 4A1 The Carwell-Cooke Cup for Junior Prepared Speech: G. Cooper, 4A1 The C. F. T. Beetham Scholarship in Art: H. Holthausen, 4B1 The Barnicoat Prize for English Composition: J. Silver, 5A1
SENIOR PRIZES Excellence in 6th Form Biology: T. Galloway, 6Z1 Excellence in 6th Form Mathematics: M. Hunn, 6Z2 Excellence in 6th Form Biology: A. Cooper, 6Z1 Excellence in 6th Form Chemistry, Excellence in 6th Form Physics, and Excellence in 6th Form Mathematics: D.J. Goddard, 6Z1 The Edward Espy Martin Prize for 6th Form Music: N. Allott, 6E5 The Edward Espy Martin Prize for 6th Form Accounting: A. Patel, 6Z2 The Edward Espy Martin Prize for 6th Form Technical Drawing: D. Short, 6E2 The Edward Espy Martin Prize for 6th Form German: G.R. Gulley, 6E3 Excellence in 6th Form Geography: N. Hunn, 6Z1 The Liverton Prize for 6th Form History: T. Homewood, 6Z1 The Edward Espy Martin Prize for 6th Form French: D. Killick, 6Z5 Excellence in 6th Form English: The Capt. Seddon Memorial Cup for Public Speaking: and The Young Prize: D. Harland, 6Z1 Excellence in 6th Form English, The McAloon Prize for Senior Literature, The Sefton Adams Memorial Essay Prize: J. Harlen, 6Z1 C. F. T. Beetham Scholarship in Music: P. Hercus, 6E1, and M. Overell, 6E1 The Leverton Prize for 7th Form History: A. Foster, 7E2 Excellence in 7th Form Geography: R. Gordine, 7E1 Excellence in 7th Form Art - The Hales Prize: B. McIntyre, 7E3 Excellence in 7th Form Music: T. Gibbs, 7E2 The Liverton Prize for 7th Form Science: J.B. Napp, 7AM Excellence in 7th Form Biology: M.R. Laurs, 7E1 Excellence in 7th Form Applied Mathematics: I.O. Mclnnes, 7E1 The Norman Nicholls Prize for 7th Form Applied Mathematics: D. Lockie, 7AM Excellence in Senior Pure Mathematics; Excellence in 7th Form English: K.L. Jansen, 7E1 Excellence in Senior Accounting; Excellence in 7th Form Economics: S. Degamia, 7E2 Excellence 7th Form Chemistry; Excellence in Physics; Bertram Mitford Prize for 7th Form Science; The Christchurch Old Boysâ€™ Prize for Senior Mathematics: H.J. Steffens, 7E1 The John Beasley Memorial Prize for Cultural Activities: C. Varcoe, 7E3
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The Oscar and Victor Gallie Bursary: O. Chew Lee, 7E1 The Firth Bowls of Honour Head of Firth House: B. Scott, 7E3 Head Prefect: C. Jarvis, 7E1 The Turnbull Prizes: M.R. Laurs, 7E1, I. Mclnnes, 7E1, J.B. Napp, 7AM The Moore Scholarships: M.J. Davis, 7E1,
D.C. Lockie, 7AM The Rhodes Scholarship: S.C. Degamai, 7E2 The James Mackay Scholarship: K.L. Jansen, 7E1 The J. P. Firth Scholarship: H.J. Steffens, 7E1 Proxime Accessit to Dux - Winner of the Auckland Old Boys’ Prize: K.L. Jansen, 7E1 Dux: Winner of James Cuddie Memorial Gold Medal: H.J. Steffens, 7E1
HARVEY J. STEFFENS DUX
SCIENCE FAIR David Trow of 4A1 has had outstanding success with his entry entitled “Linear Motors’’. In the 15th Wellington Science Fair he was awarded 1st prize in the Junior Applied Section, as well as the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Transport prizes. David was one of two local nominations for the national Philips’ New Zealand Science Fair held at Hastings. There he won 4th prize and won the special Edison Award which was given to commemorate a century of the electric light bulb. Overall a tremendous effort David.
Mr P. Hickey and Mr D. Buckley who left us this year.
PUBLIC EXAMINATION RESULTS 1979 University Junior Scholarships
Jansen, K.L.R., Steffens,H. J. University Bursaries A Bursaries: Amos, P.D., Bentall, S.J., Chan, E.H.C., Collins, N.A., Cooper, A.A., Davis, M.J., Degamia, S.C., Emanuel, P.K., Goddard, D.J., Hunn, M.K., Keall, J., Laurs, M.R., Lim, J.K.C., Lockie, D.C., Mclnnes, I.D., Morrison, D.L., Napp, J.B., Seow, C.M., Sturman, B. B Bursaries: Allen, K.D., Barnett, R.G., Brown, N.G.M., Chewlee, O.H., Cumming, G.J., Dobson, G.E., Durrant, B.N., England, N.D., Foster, A.J., Gee, A.T., Glennie, A., Gordine, R.S., Hutton, R.B., Jones, R., Kearns, P.A., Lowe, B., McFarlane, R.S., McLeod, P.J., Meister, R.A., Mersi, P., Middleton, K.W., Mulholland, S.C., Newell, P.C., Pawson, M.R., Sawtell, D.A., Solloway, G.J., Stevenson, C.W., Sue, G., Wells, P.W., Williams, M.J.
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Kirkwood, M.R., Knobben, R.A., Lee, A., Lee, M.W.N., Mabbett, C., MacFarlane, I.D., MacIntyre, G.R., Magnusson, S.E.T., Main, G.M.P., Malcolm, A.R., Mann, D.O., McGeown, P.D., McLean, C.G., McMillan, J S., Meek, R.J., Milburn, P., Miller, M.R., Morganti, B.L., Morris, M.L., Mulholland, M.J., Neale, S.J., Nendick, D. K., Obren, M.P., Oâ€™Brien, P.M., Overell, M., Painter, I.D., Patel, A.L., Penlington, M. J. Player, W.P., Pointer, W.J., Raffety, P.S., Richards, A.A., Roberts, M.I., Robertson, A.W., Robertson, D.J., Ross, A.M.P., Rutherford, A.R., Schdeva, P., Seddon, M.A.J., Seddon, P.J., Shaw, A.P.M., Short, D. R., Smillie, A.J., Snoek, E. A., Stancuti, D., Staples, N. G., Stebbens, G.R., Stewart, J.L., Swan, M.C., Szentes, A.W., Taggart, W.M., Tapsell, P.J., Tilbrook, G.D., Tong, A.C., Van Zweden, P.N., Walker, M.K.R., Warner, M.L., White, W.J., Wiffin, I.B., Wotherspoon, P.A., Youmans, J.E., Young, S.J., Young, S.
SCHOOL CERTIFICATE CODE 1: English 2: Mathematics 3: Economic Studies 5: French 6: History 7: Geography 8: Technical Drawing 9: Latin 10: Art 11: Biology 12: Chemistry 13: Physics 14: Music 15: German 16: Electricity
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College Diary January 23 Staff attend the funeral of Mr Roger Llewellyn, a former teacher at the College. 29 6th and 7th formers return - the usual fickle number wanting course changes. Boarders return, and in the evening the House formally meets the new Headmaster and new Housemaster. 30 4th formers return, and are sent home at lunch-time. 5ths return in the afternoon. 3rds begin at their new school; “they seem to get cockier each year’’. February 1 First assembly of the year. Mr Gardiner introduces Mr Rees-Thomas to the school. 2 Mr Clayton arrives back after being stranded in Los Angeles. 5 Mr Bradley’s holiday hobby, the timetable, arrives under armed escort. 6 Waitangi Day holiday. Boarders have a very full day of activities. 7 Sports preliminaries all morning. Permanent timetable starts after lunch. 8 Preliminaries all afternoon - who wants to start class work anyway? 12 School prefects are announced and formally invested at assembly. Attempts to informally re-invest Head Boy Jarvis at the pool at lunch-time. 13 Mr Buckley warns staff about books being sneaked out of the library, and advises checking for “conspicuous bulges fore and aft’’. Athletic Sports all day at Newtown Stadium. 16 Mr Meldrum slips in the shower and breaks his elbow. 22-23 Prefects’ camp at Brookfield. 23 Mr Mulligan leaves teaching to go back to University. 25 Mr Pallin shoots himself in the leg with his spear-gun. 26 Mrs McMillan joins the staff to teach mathematics. 26-28 Teams play at Napier: 1st XI cricket and tennis teams both draw against Napier Boys’. 27 Swimming Sports during the afternoon the highlight is the staff-prefects relay in which both teams are disqualified. March 1 Prefects are assigned to junior forms to act as big brothers. 3 Open Day - parents and friends are given guided tours of the College.
4- 5 Palmerston defeats our 2nd XI at College. 5- 6 Athletic teams travel to Napier and are overwhelmingly successful. 5-7 1st XI draws with New Plymouth Boys’. 8 After many trips away, 1st XI coach Mr Walls can’t remember where his classroom is. 7th Form biologists visit parasites at Wallaceville. 9 Mr Buckley retires from teaching, and addresses the assembly. 13 Prefects have morning tea with the staff. 15 Mr and Mrs A. Hawes have a son. Congratulations. 16-18 McEvedy Shield team camp at Riversdale. 19-21 Tennis teams compete in Quadrangular Tournament at Auckland. 19 Anti-litter squads get under way. 22 “Mary Queen of Scots” pays her annual visit. 24 McEvedy Shield Day. A cliff hanger right till the end, and a narrow victory over Rongotai. 26 “Free Flow” stage their first lunch-time concert. 30 The day the rains pelted down, and Mr Smith talks of getting his woodwork classes to build an ark. April 7 Pre-season rugby matches against St. Pat’s. 11 Final of 5th form seven-a-side rugby won by 5A2. 12 The whole school stars in the film “Sons for the Return Home” - the whole morning off for filming. 13-17 Easter Break. 16 1st XV has a massive 84-0 victory, though some argue the ref lost count and guessed. 17 Mr Sutton cuts his grass and toes with a motor mower! 18 Mr Glover from the Cancer Society talks to 4th forms about the dangers of smoking. Filming completed with the fight scene in the quad. 19 3B4 wins 3rd form seven-a-side rugby. 23 College Anzac Service conducted by the Headmaster. 25 Anzac Day - College represented at Cenotaph by prefects. 26 6th form parent-teacher interviews - a mixture of smiles and scowls the next day. 27 Junior Disco Dance - a rip-roaring, swinging success. 30 4B2 wins 4th form seven-a-side rugby. This page sponsored by: Mayfair Catering Services
May 4 At last the end of the term. 15 Mr and Mrs D. Jackson have a daughter. Congratulations. 21 Back to school, but no heating. 22 The day the school was both open and closed. 24 Wellington Swords Club gives a lunch-time demonstration. 29 Inter-form basketball begins. 31 Repairs start on the rotten linkway windows - after only six years. 3rd form parent interviews. June 1 Summer sports trophies presented at assembly. 4-8 Open Air Campaigners from Auckland conduct a week-long programme during lunch-times. 5 3rd form cross-country - 3A3 the overall winners. 6-7 “The Losers’’ screened - panic rushes to get a seat in the T.T.R. 7 HART’s Trevor Richards talks at the lunch time seminar - a very heated session which ignores the period 4 bell. 8 Old Boy Barry Martin talks to the school about his sea travels and presents his book “Trimaran to Tahiti’’ to the library. 12-13 A group of 7th formers inspects Massey University. 12 Mrs Derry leaves teaching for private enterprise. 14 Inspector Noonan talks on “The changing role of the N.Z. Police’’. Fire Station run - Robbie Irvine breaks the record. 6Z1 beats 5A2 in senior final of inter-form basketball. 15 6th form Drama Festival - the full range, from tragedy to farce. 16-17 Two groups from the College in the NSW Bank Chamber Music competition. 18-19 Two teams travel to Christchurch - 1st XI hockey and 1st XI soccer draw with CBHS. 19 A staff team smashes the prefects at basketball, 23-18. 20 4th and 5th form examinations begin. Deputy Leader of the Opposition Bob Tizard gives a talk-and-slide session on “What can we learn from China?’’ 4B4 beats 3B2 in junior final of inter-form basketball. 23 New Zealand National Secondary School Cross Country Champs at Te Awamutu - our senior team is 1st (second year running), and juniors 2nd.
26 Marilyn Waring, M.P., today’s guest at the lunch-time seminar. 27 1st XV defeats St. Pat’s 3-0. Coach Mr Cormack seen smoking two cigarettes at once. 21 Back to school, but no heating. 28 The French rugby team practices at school. Liaison people from Victoria University meet 1st XI hockey draws with Wanganui Collegiate at Wanganui - not an entirely “rosey” day. 4th form parents interviews. 30 Parents’ Association Evening in the Hall: music, drama, and various displays put on by the school. July 4 1st XV beaten by Auckland Grammar at Auckland in a tight game. Don Brown, Chief Psychologist with the Education Department, guest at today’s lunch-time seminar. 6-9 Mid-term break. 10 Our two Tahitian guests arrive for six weeks. 12 Sixty senior donors give blood, and none faint this year. “Section 66’’ gives another concert for the school 13 Sharon O’Neill, pop singer and composer, visits 4A3, and a number of “cool” seniors dodge class to peek in the window. 16 Teams compete at Napier Boys’: cross country outright winners, but 2A loses the Kelvin Wright Memorial Shield. 17 French classes celebrate Bastille Day a bit late, but with tons of pancakes. 18 1st XV narrowly defeated by Silverstream, 10-9. 1st and 3rd hockey teams defeated by Palmerston North Boys’. 19 Dr Erich Geiringer stirs the audience up at to-day’s seminar. 20 The School Dance with plenty of talented disco swingers. 21 The College wins the Inter-school Chess Championships. 22 Soccer posts put up on No. 1. Mr Buchanan is terribly nervous, knowing full well it is desecration. 23 New Plymouth Boys’ visitors here: we win the hockey 7-1, basketball 79-56, and soccer 3-1. 24 Abdullah nearly coughed his last. “A Bridge Too Far” screened over the next four days. Very popular. 25 Teacher recruiters at school. Staff v. 3rd XV rugby game - 13-12 win to the boys. This page sponsored by: Peter Priddey Ltd, Auto Electrician, 15 Kingsford Smith Street, Lyall Bay, Phone 872-436
26 Sir Frank Holmes talks at the lunch-time seminar. 5th form parents interviews. 27 Mr Hoffman departs for a year in France lucky devil! 30 Mrs McArthur joins the staff. 31 “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” opens its four day season. August 1 Richard Prebble, M.P., is today’s guest speaker. The orchestra plays at assembly. 2 The foyer is flooded from the Common Room above. 3 Final night of the play - the best performance was left until last. 4 Latin speaking competition. 5 Letica Cup - 1st XV defeats Old Boys 7-4. 6 Dean Martin Sullivan of St. Paul’s, London, talks to the school. 7 2nd XV draw against St. Bede’s at Christchurch in freezing conditions. 8 George Gair, M.P., talks at the lunch-time seminar. 9 Kiwi Handball finals: 3B1 and 4A3 the winners. 2nd XV draws with Christ’s College. 10 6th form French class presents play “Le vol de la tour Eiffel”. 11 Parent’s Association Music Hall evening a terrific success. Miss P. Bremner ties the nuptial knot and becomes Mrs Morrison. Best wishes. 13 1st XI soccer defeats St. Pat’s 2-1. Teams arrive for the Quadrangular Tournament. 14 First games of Tournament: Christ’s 8, Nelson 0; Wanganui 12, Wellington 8. Tournament dinner and dance in the evening. 15 Rugby teams attend a reception given by Sir Keith Holyoake at Government House. Cross Country Invitation Meeting - we beat all other teams. 16 Final games of Tournament: Wellington 14, Nelson 6; Wanganui 8, Christ’s 0. 17 The Horse raffle is drawn. End of the term, and a well-earned rest for all. Messrs Gardiner, Clayton, and McHalick depart for Hawaii. September 1 The new tractor arrives. 5 David Trow scoops prizes at the Science Fair. 10 Back to school for the final stretch. 12 Vocational Guidance displays here to help leavers make that important decision. 13 The Bradley’s buy a second car to overcome carless day hassles.
School defeats the House in the annual rugby match - referee Mr Farland pulls a ham-string. 14 Alex Henderson addresses the assembly on the Human Rights Conference. 15 Four teams compete in the seven-a-side hockey fixture at Wanganui, the largest tournament of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. 17 Uniform inspections begin. 18 Short Circuit races. Staffroom in confusion when Mrs Jobstl forgot to do the dishes. 19 Mr Fowler the first to venture out in shorts this summer. 4th form chess champs end - 4A2 winners. 20 General Strike, and attendance is rather low. A. G.M. of the Staff Fingers Association causes quite a stir. Correspondence School exams. 21 Mr Uffindell leaves teaching for private enterprise. 25 From daily notices: “Bottom field is out of bounds until groundsman has completed top dressing and sewing”. 29 Inter-school Cross Country Champs at Karori Park, and we win three of the four grades. October 1 Junior Speech Contest won by G. Cooper of 4A1. 2 Senior Speech Contest won by D. Harland of 6Z1. History classes visit a marae and find it a tremendous experience. 4 Lupin Day - it takes all sorts! 5 Cross Country awards presented at assembly. 6 Mr and Mrs J. Cormack have a daughter. Congratulations. 8 Staff photo taken at 8.50 a.m. and late comers are caught out. 9 Canadian Exchange Student Garth Wright begins a series of talks to junior classes. 10 Evening for German pupils held at Victoria University. Falcan Halo (6E1) wins the Zippy Zappy cartoon contest. 12 Indoor soccer finals: 4A3 winners. 16 Senior classes have their magazine photographs taken, but it’s more than they can handle. 17 Inter-school road relay champs. Johnsonville train smash: Eagan 4A2 and Sili U51 are injured. 18 University Liaison Officers back again. 19-22 Labour Weekend break. This page sponsored by: Touchwood Restaurant, Level 5, Williams Centre, Phone 722-275
24 B. Hagan 4A3 beats P. Tapsell 6Z1 in Senior Squash final. 25 Prefects defeat the staff at soccer 3-2. 26 Seniors are locked out of their Common Room for the final time. Sefton Adams Essay Contest won by J. Harlen, 6Z1. Presentations made to the 1st XI hockey players at assembly by Mr Ken Mills, President of the Wellington Hockey Association. 29 Mr Sowerby tries to wipe out commando tactics used by boys to get to the canteen during class-time. 30 5th form singing practice nearly lifts the roof. November 1 David Nendick earns a large sum of money for daring to eat one of the cockroaches in Lab. 131 - alive! Old Boys’ Association representatives at assembly. 2 “Heartbreak” concert very well received. Scholarship candidates leave, so the last full assembly of the year. 9 Elections for 1980 School Council Executive. Bursary candidates leave - not exactly a sad occasion. 14 U.E. Accrediting announced, and the corridors echo with whoops and yahoos of delight. S.C. candidates leave to swot for their exams. 15 Accredited 6th formers begin their various jobs around the school. 16 Parent’s Association put on drinks and supper for the staff. 19 Juniors examinations begin. 20 Winners of the landscaping contest are announced. S.C. exams begin. 21 6th formers leave after executing a week of magnificent work around the College. 29 The glass-house is finished and looks quite majestic. Photos taken for lettering for magazine centre-fold. 30 Junior Drama Festival is one of our best yet. December 1 New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletic Champs in Christchurch, and Wellington College becomes New Zealand’s top School!!! Staff Christmas party. 3-4 1st XI drew with Wanganui Collegiate. 3-5 Three day sports extravaganza for the juniors. 6 4A2 has a half day for raising the most money for Kampuchea.
7 Break-up, and the end of the 113th year in the history of Wellington College. 10 Arthur Lydiard coaches our athletes in a special session held at the College - a great honour.
HEAD PREFECT’S NOTES This year the House began with 65 boarders, and the roll fluctuated above and below this for the rest of the year. 1979 saw Firth House under a new Headmaster, Mr Rees-Thomas, and a new Housemaster, Mr Hamill. Consequently there have been many changes to the life of the House. There was particularly good spirit within the senior house this year, and this was seen in the many school activities in which House boys participated and gave their support: rugby, soccer, hockey, drama, cricket, tennis, squash, athletics, cross-country, and shooting. However, we did also hold competitions of our own, and the results of these and other important events of the year are recorded in a diary compiled throughout the year. January 29 Most boys return to the House and the new boys begin. The new Headmaster meets the House at an evening gathering. B. Scott appointed Head Boy. February 1 Everyone returns to school. 6 Waitangi Day - the annual House Orienteering Competition held, with 15 four-man teams: 1st, Team 1, S. Baddeley, R. Anyon, D. Dawson, J. Bulleyment; 2nd, Team 4, R. Smith, E. Ete, R. Dellar, W. Baddeley; 3rd, Team 8, M. Jarvis, G. Murton, J. Macaskill, M. Duffy. The afternoon spent on the beach at Days Bay, then back for the tug-of-war and a Bar- B-Q at the school pool.
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A day enjoyed by all, and thanks to Mr Hamill, the housemasters and the Old Boys’ Association for the use of their bus. 13 The House auction held, and - we very successfully raised $67.25 for the Amenities Fund. Philip O’Brien was the auctioneer extra- ordinaire. 16 Curried mince does an encore from 4 a.m. on. Everybody very busy. 26 Haka practices begin. R. Borrell appointed the second House prefect. March 1 First meeting of the House Social (cum complaints) Committee. 24 McEvedy Shield day. The whole House attended and enjoyed a day of fine competition. Four House boys in the College team: B. Shadbolt, G. Main, H. Park, and D. Walker. April 13-17 Easter Exeat. May 4-20 May Vacation - everybody home, including overseas boarders. 21 New term begins with four new Housemasters: Messrs. Boyer, Tindall, Watt, and Horan replace Messrs Meldrum, Smith, and Fouhey. Of course there were teething problems, but these were soon
overcome. 25 E. Ruwhiu, P. Knedler, and T. Preston appointed House Prefects. 31 House Pool Championships completed: 5th years B. Scott beat P. Knedler. 4th years M. Jarvis beat M. Patullo. 5th formers S. Wylds beat T. Keddy. 4th formers D. Dawson beat B. Philip. 3rd formers I. Miller beat S. Maclndoe. July 6-9 Mid-term exeat. August 3 House fire alarm turned on mysteriously at 1.30 a.m. A great exhibition of emergency evacuation. 17-10 Sept. August vacation September 13 Annual House vs School Rugby match contested on a very hard ground. The House played a spirited game to lose narrowly 6-7. Half time score House 6, School 0. 23 Mr Tindall’s model aeroplane goes on its maiden flight from the hockey field and is never seen again. October 5 Annual House Dance (“A Social Whirl”) a great success. Thanks to Old Boys’ Association for use of their social rooms. 7 Mr Boyer’s Mini mysteriously drove itself onto the middle of the Hockey Field. So who
forgot his lighter and left it on the front seat? November 5 Guy Fawke’s Night - celebrated by the House. 13 The Leavers’ Dinner, an important House tradition. 14 Accrediting Day. 19 Cocktail Party for parents of House boys. December 7 Prize-giving, breakup and the end of another year. The social highlight of the year would have been the house dance. 5th formers, 4th years and 5th years attended and girls invited from Marsden and Erskine Colleges made up the numbers. The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the kitchen staff, Mr Hamill, and the Old Boys’ Association for their invaluable assistance in preparations for the function. On behalf of the House, I wish to convey my sincere thanks to Matron. Matron has been a staff member now for 13 years and her job has not become any easier this year. Despite again being plagued by staffing shortages she has still managed to keep the boys well fed as well as attending to the ailing. This has been said often enough that its almost a cliche, but what can we say except “thanks”. Thanks also to the Housemasters; Messrs Smith, Meldrum, Fuohy, Tate, Bayer, Horan, Tindall, and Watt who have managed to carry out a difficult job efficiently with few problems. Thanks to Mr Hamill who took little time in establishing himself in his new position, and gave assistance to the prefects when it was necessary. On behalf of the leavers, I should like to wish you all the best for the future. Finally, I should like to thank Eddie Ruwhiu, Tim Preston, Richard Borrell, and Peter Knedler - my fellow prefects - for their support and assistance in carrying out their duties responsibly and efficiently throughout the year. To those returning next year, may your life in Firth House be happy and may you leave the House with as many cherished memories as I have. B. T. Scott (Head Boy).
This year, in keeping with the norm of recent years, a rather large number of boys were presented with badges (which some seemed to mislay almost right away). They were an average bunch of guys representing most spheres of school life. At the beginning of the year our only representative from Firth House was their Head Boy, Brian Scott. But early in the second term Campbell Dewes joined him, and Kesi Va’ai, although now a day boy, still regarded himself as a member of that group as he had spent his previous five years at the College in the house. As usual there was a fair sprinkling of sporting talent within the ranks, as is mirrored in the numbers who played for various sports teams: 1st XV - C. Dewes, C. Jarvis, P. McLeod, D. Mann, F. Mexted, K. Va’ai. 2nd XV - C. Varcoe, G. Wells 4th XV - J. Edmondson, D. Edwards, R. Gordine, R. Irvine, B. Scott, P. Tolo, P. Van Krimpen. 1st XI Hockey - O. Chew Lee (Captain), B. Durrant, H. Steffens. 1st XI Cricket - O. Chew Lee, B. Durrant, D. Mann, J. Keall. 1st XI Soccer - P. Mersi. But we didn’t confine our services to the sporting field and took an interest in the cultural side also. The Drama Club was well represented by the prefects, with Don Edwards playing a memorable role in the annual school drama production. Others involved were: J. Edmondson, R. Gordine, R. Irvine, C. Jarvis, P. Van Krimpen, and C. Varcoe. Our year as prefects began with a two day camp at Brookfield at which several senior members of the staff spoke, and we spent much time talking about leadership in the College. One of the most successful ventures this year was the school band, Section 66, comprising five pupils, four of whom were prefects (S. Bentall, N. Dobson, P. Mersi, and C. Varcoe), and one old boy who was later replaced. They played in the lunch-hour twice during the year, drawing a larger percentage of the school population both times. In the course of the year prefects have various arduous tasks to perform ranging from Room 9 duty to teaching the 3rd formers the Haka. This latter assignment
proved to be one of our most frustrating due to lack of co-operation by many of the thirds. But that was remedied somewhat by the reintroduction of the junior Haka competition, won by 3A1. So by the time the McEvedy Shield rolled round we were confident that all the troops knew what to do, how to do it, and when. At this point I would like to thank all the members of the school who turned up to support the athletics team and who I am sure spurred them on to win for the fourth successive time. Other events in which the school was led by the prefects was at the various inter-school rugby matches against St. Pats Town, Silverstream and Tournament. Another part of the sporting calendar during the year was the various staff versus prefects matches. These started with the novelty relay race at the school swimming sports. The race eventually turned into a melee in the middle of the pool, but it laid the foundation for the friendly rivalry which prevailed throughout the year. Other events included Volleyball, basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, and for good staff-pupil relations I think such features should be encouraged. Many thanks must go to Mr Stubbins for arranging the staff end of proceedings. In the first term we organised a highly successful seven-a-side rugby competition which was well patronised by both players and spectators alike. Nearly all games were keenly contested with the finals being very enjoyable to watch. Winners of which were 3B4, 4B2, 5A2. My commiserations to the senior forms who didn’t get to play because of poor weather conditions and wet grounds. Also proposed this year was an interform tug-of-war competition, but that was hindered somewhat by lack of a suitable rope. We also had a fairly busy social calendar this year, organising three dances and the two lunch-time concerts. Many thanks must go to Don Edwards who, with the benefit of knowing the ropes from last year’s dances, played a major part in making these occasions very enjoyable. As is the case with almost all groups of individuals there were very different personalities and styles involved in carrying out jobs around the school. These ranged from Campbell Dewes (always the initiator) to Pete Tolo who could always be relied upon to bring something totally irrelevant into a conversation, and the quiet efficiency of Jonathan Keall and Owen Chew Lee. Then Don Edwards known to all and sundry as Ted who if asked his opinion on something would rarely answer in words less than three syllables long. All prefects need to be thanked for carrying out their duties, even if they sometimes needed a bit of prompting. Special thanks must go to Paul Van Krimpen by Deputy this year who had the unenviable job of preparing duty lists and having to work around members sports practices and other engagements. Although this year’s prefects won’t be remembered as
Deputy Head Prefect, Paul Van Krimpen and Head Prefect Chris Jarvis.
the brightest bunch of guys assembled in the years of College prefect, there was one illuminating spark from within the gloom. This was Harvey Steffens who was named Dux for 1979. Our congratulations go to Harvey as we all know he has worked very hard for it. Finally we wish next year’s prefects all the best and may all your ideas be fruitful. But I hope that the school gives them the support which was only evident in small doses this year. A prefect’s job isn’t easy, especially when dealing with our peers, and they do deserve some respect. Chris Jarvis, Head Prefect
SCHOOL COUNCIL This year the Council seemed to achieve some progress. Previous years have been tainted with apathy, but this year was different. The Headmaster’s enthusiasm and his sympathetic ear to the Council and its problems has been very encouraging. An essay competition was organised in the first term, the topic being “40 Years On - Wellington College in the 21st Century”. This was greeted with a moderate response, most entries coming from the fifth form. The winner was J. Silver of 5A1 with an excellent piece of writing which well deserved the $10 prize. This page sponsored by: M. O. Mexted
As in most years, this year’s Council has been troubled with maintenance troubles such as drinking fountains, rubbish bins, and classroom lockers. These do, of course, concern the College, but as finance is tight the College could afford little extra help with such problems. Maintenance problems have been further complicated by the indiscriminate vandalism practised by select louts. Despite pleas from the Headmaster, these people persist, and so the majority is forced to suffer the consequences. Special thanks must go to the Parent’s Association on two counts. First, the Council was honoured with a donation of $100. This was gratefully received as it enabled us to repair the long out-of-action diving board in the baths. This cost the Council $114. Secondly, the Association organised another very successful Careers Forum, and this was very much appreciated by the boys. W. Breeze and J. Miller must be thanked for their role as members of the executive and for their support. Next year will see a completely new executive, consisting of G. Field, P. Casey, and G. Boon. This year’s executive wishes them all the very best as they are all capable fellows and hard workers. Under them, next year’s Council can only go from strength to strength. P. O’BRIEN Chairman BIOLOGY FIELD TRIP TO TONGARIRO On Monday, 12th March, two biology classes, Mr Pallin’s and Mr Sutton’s, left Wellington Railway Station at 9 a.m. heading north in a Newlands Coach for Tongariro. The bus went via Palmerston North and we stopped at the DSIR Climate Laboratory near Massey University. We went on, had lunch in Palmerston North, then stopped for a couple of hours at the N.Z. Dairy Board’s Artificial Breeding Station. After a very entertaining tour of the station we travelled for the rest of the day until we reached Taihape for tea. We arrived at Turangi
at approximately 7.30 p.m. and we made ourselves at home in the Ministry of Works huts where we stayed for the next three nights. Early next morning, after a big breakfast, we travelled in the bus from Turangi to the foot of Mt. Tongariro approximately 10 kilometres north of the Château. After being dropped off we spent the rest of the morning tramping to the saddle between Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. On the way we had studied changes in alpine plant life. After eating a packed lunch at the south crater plateau we continued along the marked track into dense mist which stayed with us for most of the way. The track took us past Red Crater, Emerald Lakes, and the Ketetahi hot springs and through the Okahukura Bush until we came to a road where we met our bus, a tramp of approximately 13 miles and reaching a height of 6000ft. (2000m). We arrived back at camp at 5.00 p.m. and after dinner we all went to Tokaanu for a soak in the hot pools. Everyone had an early night. The next morning after an early breakfast our group set off to the native forest between Turangi and Lake Rotoaira to do bush studies. We took most of the day to complete our studies and tramp to a beech forest and around Lake Rotopounanu. The bus then took us to a Maori Wars site, visiting Te Kooti’s escarpment. We then went on to visit MacDonald’s site and Turangi Museum. After dinner we spent the rest of the evening at the hot pools. On Thursday, after breakfast, we packed up and left camp for the last time. The bus took us up the south side of Mt. Ruapehu to the Tuaroa Ski Fields. On the way we carried out plant studies at different intervals. When finished we had lunch and headed back to Wellington arriving home at 4.00 p.m. Paul Tapsell
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Standing: M. Davis, D. McLeod, J. Keall, G. Solloway, R. Bickerton, R. Barnett, C. Jarvis, R. Gordine, M. Laurs, G. Cumming, M. Pawson, B. Sturman. Seated: H. Steffens, I. Mclnnes, O. Chew Lee, R. Jones, M. Woodard, M. Tischler. Lying: J. Wall, B. Durrant.
Back: C. Horne, M. Burry, W. Bougen, J. Edmondson, K. Allen. Middle. N. England, A. Glennie, M. Feltham, C. Dewes, R. Borrell, B. Gerrard, O. Droege, J. Brock, T. Gibbs, P. Kearns, D. Crawford, N. Brown, D. Edwards, R. Hutton. Lower: S. DeGamia, J. Ford.
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“BEND OVER BOY” or “BACK TO BASICS” Selected entries from the punishment book of Mr J. P. Firth Headmaster of Wellington College, 1892-1920 Oct. 1898: Coarse oaths in w.c. Feb. 22, 1899: Coarse oath which I heard distinctly and about which he lied. He also lied about the state of the lowest part of his back, saying that he had slipped on the gravel and hurt himself. I demanded examination, and could find no trace of sore - 12 touch-toes. Feb. 27, 1899: Swearing - overheard to say “I’m damned if I can climb up the rope.’’ 3rd term, 1899: Used a foul expression to a boy next to him. Heard by many boys who by manner showed they had heard it. Attempted to explain boys’ manner by saying that his exclamation had sounded very much like the word they supposed he had used. He had said angrily “psht”. Cannot accept. June 26, 1900: School - Gym door locked while boys inside. No-one owned up. Sept. 19, 1900: I found them drinking “long beers’’ at “Black Horse Hotel’’, Nelson. Wearing colours. Visiting Nelson with our football team. July 10, 1901: Cribbing in form. Inserting answer to 4 after No. 5 started. First denied indignantly but after 3 or 4 interviews with me finally confessed to whole thing. The confession only after a verbal case of falsehood over prearranged disturbances in preparation caused by a fictitious mouse at which he threw a book! This case broke down so badly that he gave in on both. July 14, 1902: Brought a book called “Romance in a Ball Room” to school. It was of a low and indecent nature. He handed it to X who kept it in his locker for about a month. X promised Z not to report him, and cannot account for not having destroyed the book at once. X is Head House Prefect. April 8, 1903: Found with X’s pen in his possession. Claimed pen as his own. Told Mr Matheson he had bought it at shop in Newtown; could not remember which shop or whereabouts. Matter referred to me. (Had told Mr Matheson, after great hesitation, that shop was between Fire Brigade Station and Tram Shed). Told me shop was at corner turning towards Newtown Park - “Exactly at corner?” - “No; just around corner.” Then a long string of falsehoods - took me nearly up to Newtown Hotel. Finally after much further direct untruth confessed pen was X’s Very bad case. Quite unashamed. June 9, 1903: Unfairly put down part of answer after correct answer had been given by Mr Heine (History). At first denied having done so; but, on wet ink being
pointed out to him, confessed. When interviewed by me, admitted fully. July 22, 1903: Signed music list, i.e., said he had done his music practice. By accident it was discovered that the room was being improperly used (for dancing). When asked whether this was the first offence of the kind frankly admitted that it was not. I was pleased with his behaviour after discovery. March 7, 1905: Prompted X in Latin (Mr Jordan). Was seen leaning back to X’s desk and spoke up from behind hand. Attempted to explain that he was not prompting only saying over lesson to himself. Mr Jordan was quite unable (from his manner and actions) to accept this statement. Oct. 25, 1906: Just before “prep” ejaculated - “Damn!” May 9, 1907: Took outlined paper (by pricking points) into Exam. Geography - for map of Australia, which he expected. July 7, 1908: Was seen smoking in front of Duke of Edinburgh by Mr Brodie on Sat night. . . . May 16, 1909: On Friday, May 7th, these boys rode in car No. 26, Conductor 206, from school after 4 o’clock. On this Tuesday night Mr X telephoned to me, saying that he had heard his boys discussing a gross insult offered to a young lady on a tram-car. She had red hair, and one of my boys had accosted her with “Hullo Ginger!” . . . Aug. 4, 1909: Heard by Mr Renner to say to X, whom he was assailing, “You silly, great, fat b...r!” Z explained that the last word was “beggar”; Mr Renner was absolutely certain that it was not. Z afterwards, in great emotion, said that he would not declare positively that it was, but he thought it was. I am afraid that there is scarcely the shadow of a doubt but that Mr Renner’s hearing was correct. Oct. 11, 1910: Found by Mr Monaghan Saturday night in smoking compartment of tram-car, smoking cigarette in full seasoned cigarette holder - not wearing College cap. Interviewed him this morning. He at once elected corporal punishment and touched toes for a dozen. Oct. 19, 1914: After the cross-country run he met two youngsters of 7 and 8 years of age, the latter a cripple in a trolley, and took from the youngster’s cap a military badge that had been given as a keepsake and ran away with it. Sept. 24, 1919: Complaints were made at end of 2nd term by the Corporal of the Guard at Government House gates during Admiral Jellicoe’s visit that three boys had interfered with the guard by giving orders “tion”, “about turn”, etc., and had obstinately refused to go away when told to do so. I asked for the boys concerned and ...
Languages Department FRANCAIS - DEUTSCH - LATINA TAHITIAN EXCHANGE VISITORS Two Tahitian school pupils, Jean Jacques Sanne and Valentin Chaussoy, attended College during the last six weeks of the second term. Jean Jacques, from the Lycée Paul Gauguin in Papeete, was billeted with Jonathan Harlen and later Simon Gimson of the 6th Form and Valentin, from the Lycée d’Uturoa on the island of Uturoa, with Murray Pillar of 4A2. Both boys enjoyed their stay with us, even though they found the Wellington weather rather cold, and both participated fully in the life of the school. This summer, two of our pupils, Matthew Overell and Simon Meiklejohn are visiting Tahiti on a similar trip. SIXTH FORM FRENCH PLAY Towards the end of the second term the 6th Form French class, under the direction of Mrs J. Romanovsky, presented a play “Le Vol de la Tour Eiffel” in the Little Theatre. The play was about a group of criminals who threaten to steal the Eiffel Tower if the President of France does not pay them ten million francs. He refuses to take their threat seriously, so they proceed to make all necessary arrangements to remove the tower by means of hooks lowered from helicopters and other similar devices. The criminals are finally unmasked by Jean-Martin, the President’s son. The cast of the play was as follows: Deux Narrateurs - Matthew Overell, Martin Hunn Le General Pontin - David Goddard Bechart - Jean-Jacques Sanne Leveinard - Jonathan Harlen Courlis - Chris Fung Jeannot - Matthew Crutchley Buffletin - Tim Hastings M. Vaudois, Premier Ministre - David Killick M. Byot - Matthew Overell M. Pelemesien - Tim Homewood M. Caradon - Simon Gimson M. Rolland - Martin Hunn Mme. Vaudois - Simon Broad J-M. Vaudois - Matthew Miller Un domestique - Lee Chan Un liftier - Simon Broad La Bande XP et Touristes - Ian Painter, Paul McGeown, David Harland, Tim Homewood, Simon Gimson, Lee Chan, Michael Lee, Jonathan Harlen, Jackie Romanovsky.
LE QUATORZE JUILLET - LA FETE NATIONALE To commemorate the French National Day on July 14th a small celebration was organised in the penthouse by Mrs Romanovsky. Owing to limitations of space this had to be confined to 5th and 6th Form pupils but we hope to expand this next year to include the junior school. All enjoyed themselves at a feast of pancakes and soft drink accompanied by French music. VISIT OF DR BURNER - 25TH TO 28TH SEPTEMBER During this week we were privileged to welcome Dr Friedrich Bubner who had just arrived in New Zealand to take up his duties as German Adviser to the Education Department. Dr Bubner, who comes from a large secondary school in Pforzheim in the province of Baden-Wuerttemberg in West Germany, took over our German classes for the week and impressed us all with his skill and enthusiasm. He very quickly established an excellent rapport with our classes and we look forward to a return visit in the near future. ORAL COMPETITIONS The usual inter-school oral competitions in French, German, and Latin took place during the year. Nine entrants took part in the Wellington French Club oral contest, prizes being won by David Goddard (6Z1) and Charles McArthur (5A2) and certificates of proficiency by Simon Gimson (6Z2), Matthew Overell (6E1), Brian Sturman (7E1), and Martin Hunn (6Z2). In the German competition, certificates of merit were awarded to Charles McArthur (5A2) and Mark Baber (5A). There was also the usual Latin Reading competition in which certificates were won by Simon Gimson (6Z2), Robert Seddon (5A1), Jonathan Stone (5A1), Graeme Beasley (5A1), David Vernon (5A1), and Phillip Watts (5A2). PARENTS OPEN DAY For the 3rd Form parents open day at the beginning of the year Mr Tate and Mrs Romanovsky organised a display of pictures and posters of France accompanied by a programme of slides and tapes. GERMAN SCHOOLS EVENINGS The Department of German of V.U.W. organised two social evenings for German pupils in the Wellington area. Several of our boys attended these evenings which consisted of singing, a variety of games and competitions, talks on Germany and needless to say a very adequate supper. In particular our thanks must go to Mr Barry Empson of V.U.W. for the effort and enthusiasm he has put into the organisation of these evenings.
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This year the Music Department featured various activities both in and outside the school. Under the able leadership of Mrs Seddon the orchestra has been more active than in past years. We have played in school assemblies at the end of each term and also at a cultural and social evening on June 30 for parents and friends of the school. During the course of this evening several solo items were played by members of the orchestra: Alex Henderson, Violin; Terry Gibbs, Double-bass; Nigel Allott, Trombone; Matthew Overell, Flute; Michael Seddon, Cello; John Robinson, Clarinet; Francis Cowan, Piano; Adrian Cowie, Clarinet; these were accompanied by Mr Roberts and Francis Cowan and very well received by the large audience. The
“SECTION 66“ The last Sunday in June 1978 was much like any other pub-less day, but events were to unfold which would overnight, in fact over almost a year, change the course of the lives of six unsuspecting Wellington College students. They had naively decided to form that musical manifestation of antisocial behaviour and social comment ... a rock band, tentatively labelled “Free-flow”. The first six months of this group’s existence was spent developing the embryonic latent
orchestra contributed four items to this programme: A musical Sleigh-Ride by Mozart, Dance of the Timblers by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ragtime by Scott Joplin, and the march Wellington by Zehle. The concert was ably compeered by Roger Harwood. Wellington College was also represented in the Bank of New south Wales annual Chamber Music Competition by two groups: The Wellington College Trio (Clarinet - John Robinson, Piano Francis Cowan, and Cello - Michael Seddon) who played the Finale from Beethoven’s Clarinet Trio, and by the Spieler Ensemble (Matthew Overell, Alex Henderson, Trevor Cuttriss, Michael Seddon, and Francis Cowan) who played an arrangement of a Bach Suite. Although no overall placings were gained the experience was invaluable and we are looking forward to next year. There has been considerable success in this year’s practical examinations held by the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College, several passes with distinction being won and a number of merit passes by members of the orchestra. We would like to thank Mr Rees-Thomas for his support, the College Mothers and Parents’ Association for financial aid, and Mrs Seddon, Mr Roberts, and the instrumental tutors for their guidance and help.
talents of its members. Sadly, the band’s second gig (music lingo for “concert”) saw the departure of founding member (and W.C.O.B.) David Scott. His skin-beating talents were renowned throughout the upper floor of the library. He will be missed. All was not lost though . . . enter Tim “Animal” Robinson, who together with Olaf Droege on bass guitar completed the rhythm section that has continued pulsating till the present day. The rhythm section was so strong, that the melody had to be supplied by four musicians. The two guitarists, Nigel Dobson and Steve Bentall, were complemented, supplemented, augmented, and demented by keyboard player Peter Mersi and vocalist Carey Varcoe. The past year-anda-half has seen a development of not only individual capabilities but also “groupmanship”. The students of Wellington College were able to see the group perform at their second public appearance. It
was after this concert (in preparation for a talent quest) that the name was changed to “Section 66”. It has stuck. The contest was an eye-opener, but the following concert (at Arohata Borstal for Girls) proved to be a revealing experience. The band performed three more times for Wellington College, the most notable being the Senior Dance. After a series of lunchtime concerts (including the extremely successful Marsden concert) the group landed a big one: Chanel College, Masterton. This involved “going on the road” and proved to be very successful, despite the fact that two amplifiers blew up midway through the dance. It is with sadness that the group notes the imminent departure of founder member, Olaf Droege (Australian music scene watch out) and Stephen Bentall (the first Rock’n’Roll M.D.). It has been a successful year for the band and much credit is due to those that have helped us. To the headmaster, Mr Hawes, staff, 7th formers, and all those close to the band, we extend a personal thanks. Peter Mersi - Electric Piano, Synthesizer Vocals (Paperwork). Olaf Droege - Bass (blowing up Amps). Tim Robinson - Drums, tymballis (Aardvaaks) Steven Bentall - Guitar, Vocals (Punctuality) Carey Varcoe - Vocals, Percussion (Sirens). Nigel Dobson - Guitar, Vocals (Amp Collecting).
“Section 66”: Carey Varcoe, Olaf Droege, Tim Robinson,
Steve Bentall, Nigel Dobson, Peter Mersi.
Public Speaking Competitions
JUNIOR On the afternoon of Monday, 1st October, the Junior Speech Contest was held in the Little Theatre before an audience of 3rd and 4th formers. The speakers and their topics were (in order of speaking): Geoff Cooper (4A1) on Cancer and the Western Diet Denesh Patel (3A2) on Pollution; Barry Stokker (4B1) on How Safe is Nuclear Energy? David Moore-Jones (3B1) on Education Cut-Backs; Peter Olymbiou (3B2) on Aviation; Andrew Gair (4A2) on Is Television Good or Bad for Us?; David Trow (4A1) on Unemployment; Greg Cox (4B2) on Flying at the Speed of Sound; Colin McNeillage (3B3) on Scouting; Simon Malpas (3A2) on The Oil Crisis; Hugh Waters (4A1) on The Future of the World; Nick Katsoulis (4B1) on Is Being Educated Really Worth It?; Craig Grimshaw (3A1) on Facing Another Day at School; Michael Konig (3B4) on Martin Luther King; Andrew Grkow (4B2) on the 1979 Chess Championships. Mr Girvan was the adjudicator, and he awarded 1st Geoff Cooper (4A1) 2nd Simon Malpas (3A2) 3rd Nick Katsoulis (4B1) SENIOR The following afternoon the Senior Speech Contest was held. The speakers were: Don Edwards (7E2) on Our Education System is Outmoded; Jonathan Durden (6Z1) on Anti-Semitism; Mark O’Grady (5A1) on New Zealand is Drowning in Selfishness; David Harland (6Z1) on Our Vietnamese Friends; John Campbell (5A2) on The Energy Crisis; Joe D’Esposito (6Z1) on The Voter and the Politicians; David Killick (6Z5) on Emperor Bokassa of the Central African Empire; John Teague (6E5) on The Energy Crisis; Tim Homewood (6Z1) on Trade Unions;
Geoff Boon (6Z2) on The Energy Crisis. Mr J. Cormack was the adjudicator, and he awarded 1st David Harland (6Z1) 2nd Joe D’Esposito (6Z1) 3rd Mark O’Grady (5A1) A shortened transcript of the winner’s speech follows. OUR VIETNAMESE FRIENDS I won’t abstractly talk about morals; there are lives at stake. I won’t say that we should take some more Vietnamese refugees. Mr Chairman, Mr Adjudicator, members of the audience we must take many more of these boat people and I’ll say it by way of a reminder, because some of us seem to have forgotten how willingly this country committed itself to the Vietnam War, to the death and useless destruction of that country. Why is it that after all that suffering we are so reluctant to save the lives of our one-time allies, allies who fought and lost alongside New Zealanders? We could cut our losses and laugh at the Bubblegum War: plastic bombs and T.V. battles that were fought time and again on television screens across the free world. We could turn on the Saigon Sunset at 6.30 each evening after work. That was a sunset lit up by flickers of paraquot-purple, candlelight dinners in a picturesque Napalm-blue with dancing to a high explosive foxtrot. But how often do we consider that these boat people could not cut their losses, go home, get a pat on the back, and say, “Better luck next time” or “Business as usual”? But maybe business is indeed as usual in Ho Chi Minh city: the business of fear; the business of starting a war in Kampuchea that has martyred the genocidal maniac, Pol Pot; the business of plunging themselves into economic ruin and aggravating their giant neighbour, China. They go about their usual business of the persecution of minorities and Southern soldiers. Here in New Zealand far too many of us are looking on at this business with a glib contentment because we can remember that Mr Muldoon has told us that these Vietnamese will be a burden on the economy and take away a good Kiwi’s job. My God! To think that we sent our soldiers to die for these people, invested tens of millions of dollars into the devastation of their country, and now thousands of New Zealanders can sit back in their lounge- bar easy chairs and naively watch the boat people’s plight light up on the screen. We can see how for the price of half a pound of gold persecuted refugees can buy the privilege to face monsoons and storms; they can buy the privilege, if they are lucky, to rot in stinking refugee camps for upwards of three years until they can be separated from lovers and loved ones to become outcasts in an alien society that doesn’t want them.
I’ve begun to wonder if some of us think that is enough to let these people die because we have no real reason to let them live. Even if that were the case, which it isn’t, then we would still be turning our backs on one of the fundamental reasons for committing ourselves to Vietnam in the first place. There is a growing clique of sand-castle moralists who once watched Western troops being killed from their bed-sitters and quarter acre ranches and are now turning their backs on their defeat even when they realise that they are laying lives on the line. Don’t you forget that war. Don’t feel sympathy. You can help. Say “yes” to refugees from Vietnam before they’re dead. by David Harland, Winner of the Senior Speech Contest
THE MAKING OF A MOVIE
“SONS FOR THE RETURN HOME” On Thursday, 12th April, the College grounds looked like the set of a Hollywood movie. In fact that’s just what it was. With cameras, sound equipment, film director and numerous assistants, actors and production crew, Wellington College had become the set for the movie “Sons for the Return Home”. Essentially it’s a love story, but it’s also about the social problems faced by immigrant peoples. Based on the novel of the same name by Albert Wendt, it tells of a Samoan boy who comes to New Zealand with his family. He is educated here and experiences all the problems of growing up and being torn between his Samoan background and the new culture of which he becomes a part. The film was made by Pacific Films and was shot in Wellington, Taupo, Western Samoa, and London. The venture was supported by the New Zealand Film Commission, and visiting the College to watch progress were Mr Bill Sheat, Chairman of the Film Commission, and Mr Alan Highet, Minister for the Arts. Sione, the hero, attended a Wakefield High School, and that’s what Wellington College became for the purpose
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of the film. In the role of Sione as a fifteen-year-old was During these scenes Mrs K. Power was getting rather Peleti Lima of 4B2 who was selected from a number of irate. There were wires through her office from the keen, budding actors. Peleti had never acted before in foyer, her phone was cut off, and when the Director his life, and though he enjoyed the experience he says shouted “Quiet” she says she wasn’t allowed to type or he will never act again. That remains to be seen. breathe until he shouted “Cut”. Sione played for the 1st XV, and in the film there In all it was a tremendous experience for the school, was a match between Wakefield High and another and with the donation of $300 to the Drama Club we college. This gave our 1st and 2nd XVs the chance to were able to buy some much needed lights for the Little become stars too, and in a well rehearsed match our lsts played in the College colours against the 2nds in the Centurions’ blue (whoever had number 17 jersey still hasn’t returned it!). Peleti normally plays for 3A, but as guest half-back he executed a very credible and quite spectacular try which saves the match for Wakefield. The try was filmed several times, and for the spectators it was like watching a series of action replays. Sione’s proud father was at the game, and there were several brief scenes between the boy and his father. 1st XV coach Mr J. Cormack had to give the team his half-time talk, and he said that got rather tedious and embarrassing after numerous runs through. And watching the whole thing from the Terraces was the whole of Wellington College, or rather Wakefield H.S., as the banners specially prepared in the art room showed. At the directed moments the school cheered, shouted encouragement, did the College Haka, or became ecstatically jubilant at Sione’s winning try. The school was magnificently well behaved and acted their part superbly, though when the Director left everyone sitting for several hours with nothing to do things did become a little tense. But when it was “Quiet on the set” for the scenes shot in front of the Terraces, that’s exactly what he got. Then on Wednesday, 18th, filming continued with the fight scene which was shot in the basketball courtyard. Actors for this scene were Eteuati Ete of 5B4 who is picked on by Richard Lomas of 5A2 and John Economou of 5A2. He retaliates and soon a scrap Sione (Lima) exhausted after his try. is under way. On hand to help with acting this scene (so that no-one really got hurt) was Mr John Banas, Associated Director of Downstage Theatre. The sequence only lasts about a minute, but it was shot from all angles and that took well over an hour. There were plenty of onlookers who should have been in class, and one decided to liven things up by throwing an apple into the middle of things. Rumour has it that it was a boarder. Mr R. Nightingale was the staff member who was volunteered to stop the fight, but he messed things up on one take by calling Eteuati by his real name. Lastly came the scenes in the Headmaster’s office where Ete is caned and Sione is outside and hears it all. The Headmaster was played by a professional actor. And also in the office is the scene where Sione’s parents are called in to Ete plants one on Lomas, with Messrs Highet and Banas watching. discuss the boy’s progress.
the world. But the audience laughed heartily, in fact they laughed hysterically, and in the middle of the performance Mr Farland left the Little Theatre and was heard muttering “it just goes to show you can’t produce a play in two days”. Still, the point of the drama festival is for the students to have an opportunity to engage in some dramatic work and, above all, to have fun doing it. Four sixth forms certainly did just that.
Junior Drama Festival
6TH FORM DRAMA FESTIVAL On Friday, June 15th, four plays were presented by sixth form classes to an audience of invited guests of sixth formers. First on was 6E3 with “The Crickets Sing”, a silly comedy set in 17th century England with a plan to rob and kill King Charles I. In the lead role as Orlando Nokes, the flighty actor forced into the plot, Philip O’Brien completely overacted the part, but that was just exactly what this play required. Many of the characters looked like pantomime figures especially the two members of the 1st XV as the King and Queen, but it was all rollicking fun and was well received by the audience. Off stage Producer Mr Meldrum was laughing so much he forgot some of the sound effects. Next up was a more serious play by 6Z1 and produced by Mr Gardiner. It was “In Committee”, and was acted with considerable flair and with convincingly forceful characterisation. For the 20 minutes of the performance the audience was somewhat baffled and amused by the committee’s alarming behaviour. The delightfully stupid chairman, played by David Goddard, was particularly entertaining in his attempts to control his flamboyant members. The playwright’s illustration of order and chaos, an invasion onto the stage by some “planted” members of the audience, and a mutiny on stage, all made for good drama. (This play was later performed before parents.) Next up was a play written and acted by 6Z4 and produced by Mr Buchanan. It was “The Seven Ages of Man” and was a serious and enlightening revue of the cycle of the life of man. Unfortunately the class was plagued by influenza, and this necessitated rewriting the script and reallocating parts up until a few hours before the performance. But it was a good piece of drama and it was well acted, particularly by Simon Broad in the lead role. Lastly came 6E2’s “The Rising Generation”, a farcical farce about the Women’s Lib movement. With the formidable figure of Peter Knedler cracking the whip, the ladies tried but were not really up to taking over
Only five plays were entered this year, and these came from three classes. It does seem disappointing that more are not taking advantage of the Little Theatre which really is a magnificent facility for a school to have. The first play was “Good Morning and Welcome to the Last Day of the Final Test at the Berlin Oval”, and it was put on by 3A1. It takes for the form of a television documentary which investigates World War I. The Germans have a plot to defeat the British by stealing the cricket gear, but British sabotage wins the day. This slick play which uses Goon Show humour was very well performed, and special mention must be made of David Ireland who played the lead role as the Kaiser. Next up was 4A3 with the old favourite “The Crimson Coconut”. The coconut is actually a bomb which turns crimson when it is about to explode, and the play is about two foreign agents whose plot is foiled by an eager detective and a doddery, old waiter. The actors were confident and acted their parts very well. Then came 4A2 with “The Character Changer”. A machine has been made to convert criminals into solid citizens, but the mayor undergoes the treatment in reverse and ends up killing everyone. It is of course a gigantic farce, and the boys enjoyed doing this play and so did the audience. 4A3’s second play followed. This was “The Boy who wouldn’t play Jesus”. It’s about a class putting on the typical Christmas pageant, but they decide that because of the suffering by the millions in Kampuchea they should instead do something real to help people, and so they stop the performance. It’s full of topical significance, and the cast presented a performance which had pace and flair, and it was very convincing indeed. Lastly was 4A2’s second play, “Sorry, Wrong Number”. Telephones wires are crossed and a woman overhears a plot to murder someone. Her attempts to get something done are thwarted at every turn, and the play ends with the woman herself being the victim of the plot. This was a tremendous play which made for compelling drama. The performance had suspense and tension, and Roger Harward in the lead role was excellent.
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The festival was held on Friday, 30th November, and the overall quality of the plays was probably the best seen in recent years. THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE This year’s major drama production was presented in conjunction with Wellington East Girls’ College in the “Little Theatre’’ from July 31 to August 3. It was “The Caucasian Chalk Circle’’, one of the German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s epic theatre dramas. It’s set in a 17th century Russian state, but it begins in post-Nazi Europe where two agricultural communities are arguing over the possession of a piece of land. A travelling singer arrives, and for the benefit of the conflicting parties he tells an old story called “The Caucasian Chalk Circle’’ in which two mothers lay claim to a child. A revolution takes place and everything is thrown into turmoil. The Governor’s Wife flees and abandons her son. Her servant Grusha adopts the baby, and the play then becomes the story of her selfless
love for the child. In a world of conflict and corruption the sensitive and compassionate Grusha is a glimmer of light and hope. Meanwhile a colourful character, Azdak, has become a judge and has been making some rather bizarre legal decisions. When the Governor’s Wife returns and wants to reclaim the child, the trial to decide who is the rightful mothers comes before Azdak. Grusha eventually wins, and they all live happily ever after. There are over a hundred parts in the play, but neither Mr Gardiner nor Mr Meldrum was prepared to tackle a cast of that size. So it was reduced to 53, with most taking two or three parts each. Auditions were held at the end of the first term, some press ganging took place, and things were under way on the first week in the second term.’ Rehearsals took place during tutorial periods and on Sunday afternoons. Many of the cast took a while to warm up, and the lack of commitment to attending rehearsals proved very trying at times. Right from the start Loren Squires who played the lead was an inspiration, and she and the dedication of others helped
the play gradually to gain momentum. With only a week to go rehearsals were dull and painful. Rumour had it that the two producers were seriously contemplating setting fire to the Little Theatre to avoid having to stage a fiasco. But in the event it was a success, particularly on the final night which was really a magnificent performance by everyone. Audiences were impressed, and some even raved. So the end did justify the means after all. Loren Squires played her part with superb sensitivity, and she created a very convincing Grusha who won the hearts of the audiences. David Harland as the rogue judge Azdak was outstanding, and he was in complete control of all his scenes. The Singer-Narrator was played by Anthony Wareham whose relaxed, lyrical style gave the whole show continuity and cohesion. Carey Varcoe gave a talented performance as the young soldier Simon, and there were some splendid scenes where he teased the young Grusha. And there were many others who were quite excellent. In fact the whole cast deserves congratulations. Mr Markham designed the set which was modern in style, abstract rather than realistic to accommodate the wide variety of scenes. It looked impressive, and combined with excellent lighting effects it added a spectacular visual dimension to the production. The costumes were very good also, and the contrasts between the rich aristocrats, the poor peasants, and the Ironshirts in their black uniforms looked good. There were, of course, all the usual problems associated with the school production, and many extra ones too. Food props were sometimes eaten before they could be used on stage, so these had to be hidden until the right moment. One person who invariably got lines around the wrong way said “a man with a bearded cow”. The lighting boys often got an earful over the intercom from Mr Gardiner for slow lighting changes. The night the boarders chose to flick paper pellets at Anthony Wareham, the Singer, caused considerable tension and there was nearly an additional explosive scene in that night’s performance. The Ironshirts had endless problems getting their pants on, but Ms Hansen was there to keep things calm. In scene one the baby was often laid on an awkward part of the stage and ended up (to the delight of the audience) half kicked to death by eager actors rushing on to do their part. On the last night there was more drama out the back than on stage when the Governor’s Wife, between her scenes, reversed her car with a loud crash into Mr Gardiner’s father’s car. And at the morning tea a week after the play closed, the caterers misunderstood instructions and had iced onto the cake “Happy Birthday Caucasian Chalk Circle”! Still, it was a rewarding and fun experience for all involved. The cast and the production staff have done much to contribute to the life of the college this year,
and they deserve heartiest congratulations. THE CAST Loren Squires - Grusha David Harland- Azdak Anthony Wareham - The Singer Carey Varcoe - Simon Nick Allen Joanne Greenfield Ken Allen Cameron Hall Simea Avei Alex Henderson Moray Bevan Richard Hutton Simon Broad Robbie Irvine Glenda Brockie Ian Jamieson Michael Burry Chris Jarvis Eoin Christie Stephen Lee Greg Cumming Nayna Narasy Richard Dearsley Ann Newman Susan De Liefde Stephen Nicholls Kathryn Dent Philip O’Brien Paul Dukes Dimitra Pantazis James Edmondson Leanne Pedder Don Edwards Alastair Shaw Ian Gault Michael Smith Brent Gerrard Paul van Krimpen Terry Gibbs John Williams Richard Gordine Diana Wong Wendy Grant PRODUCTION STAFF Producers Mr L. Gardiner Mr R. Meldrum Set Mr P. Markham Prompt Mr J. Tate Props Mr R. Nightingale Lighting Nicholas Foster Peter Emanuel Sound Mr M. Pallin Brian Lowe Make-up Ms K. Hansen Miss M. Rankin Theatre helpers Robert Purvis Simon Meiklejohn Jim Sim
KILL OR CURE The doctor smelt of eucalyptus and his skin was taut and pink he looked like a bird eel. The coat he secreted draped over Harrison Wintergreen as he lay on the x-ray bench. click tilt click turn click Harrison Wintergreen sat up he looked at the coastline of his fingernail he followed the roadmap of his palm he thought about nothing and he waited. He had been told. He was told again. What? Terminal cancer? What? Cancer? What? What? Death? No. Slipped round his head like butter round a frying pan sizzling. Hurting. Hurting. Six months. Claustrophobia. The walls closed in six months away his life contracted like an accordion the music gone out of him. Harrison Wintergreen was not conditioned for this he was conditioned for an undefined death an x a sigma. It was petrifying he was labelled perishable he had six months to live sixty years. And death the mugger the evil bastard must be avoided. Harrison Wintergreen decided he must try to leave the street at some unsealed tangent. It was a game it was join the dots unnumbered he joined countlessly pencilling his brain and he found a sequence a 1-100. Prepared, he sat in his armchair an embroidered testing ground an innersprung laboratory. He took first morphines then amphetamines. Large doses - black on white uncompromising, each painting itself across his mind to result in not black not white not grey ... what? The amphetamine prodded his mind, jolted it. The
morphine soothed, a soundless lullaby. Morphine . . . amphetamine . . . tearing . . . jolting . . caressing and thumping . . . morphine . . . amphetamine . . . stroking . . . clawing ... a furious futility ... the two tearing his mind apart ... his mind . . . tearing . . . his . . . mind . . . The barrier was broken. It had worked. He had broken inside himself he was free to hunt. He moved among the caves of his body fanatically he crushed the globules the formless infection he found invading peacefully. Quickly, knowing the drug would run out, quickly he worked, mechanically, destroying, disintegrating. Breathless he knew he had finished he had altered the course mapped unalterably for him he had freed the rudder from rust. He waited. Triumphant. He waited for the drugs to wear off. Harrison Wintergreen, a victim of cancer Harrison Wintergreen, not willing to accept his fate Harrison Wintergreen, who cleverly broke inside himself, hunted, found and annihilated that which threatened to annihilate him . . . . . . and can’t get out. J. Harlen THE FINAL JOKE Bloodshot eyes, A stifled air of gloom. Sordid suicides tonight In sheltered gas-lit rooms. Nosferatu! Your blue veined hands and septic fangs Sucked me dry. Scaly cheeks weep those acid tears. I’ve drunk the bitter brew. I sold my soul for one more year. Humanity! Blank-faced effigies Silent wraiths in shrouds of black, With shaven heads and pennies on their eyes, Just stare and smile. Hanging in front of my eyes like a corpse on the gallows I scream all night but they just grin. Sunny skies laughed at me Mocked my grim despair: Pulled me sobbing to my padded cell, Ripped my fragile feelings bare. Demons on this sinner’s shoulders Pressing in my eyeballs with their bony fingers. This razor blade feels so cool against my throat. One last slice Death’s the final joke. J. Silver
REVOLUTION! The fire began, the people ran, And like the fire there spread a cry, And like once voice the men rejoiced, ‘The King is dead’ (he’s lost his head)! So good had won And looking back on all they’d done they thought it fun. We must, of course, remember those who gave their lives for this great cause, and as they sit in heaven, They can sing, Of Oliver, the new found King. A change of peace, pace and race, We hear the cracks of muskets and the cries of men, ‘Viva la Revolution!! As man imprisons man, And ‘blue blood’ stains the streets, And brother murders brother, All in the name of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. ‘Viva la vie!’ Act IV, Sc.1 The Red Revolution. Red for the blood spilt and the millions slayed. This fantastic sacrifice of sacred human lives survives. Somewhere in the back staircases of the Kremlin, While Tzar Breshnev is bringing an end to his glorious rule. And yet you say you want A REVOLUTION. Well, comrades, its a free country. But when I see your leaders, Hearts of stone, Devoid of love, I know I shall never have anything in common with you. T. Homewood KARAMEA Threads of a dreary sky hung down Reaching right to the water-stained hills. A lone figure plodded through the sand, Wrapped up for rain That pelted towards the ugly, grey sea. Driftwood lay, heaped at hightide,
Twisted with kelp. Mildew clung to the ramshackle houses, Holding the loose boards together From the wind that swept billowing clouds Across the dirty sky. With paint stripped and plaster blistered They stood: Monuments to yesterday, Reflecting all their broken glory. An overturned rubbish tin Spewed across the pavement, Clattered in a sudden gust. And a gull, perched on the old Post Office roof, Played King of the Castle As the searing wind whipped through His rusty battlements. THE FROG He was a handsome fellow With eyes of satin green His eyes in the light looked yellow His legs the longest I’ve seen. The frog sat on the lily pad Like a king upon his throne Even though his voice was hoarse and sad The repeated croaking had a regal tone.
AUTUMN PIPER Dawn’s misty curtains swirl dance-wise, Seeking into the lofty, black naves amongst tall columns Moss-fluted, earth-stained. The swaying net of green reaches ever upward, Spreading fine threads to trap a rising sun. Through empty vaulting canopies, the pipes are calling, Cold as Autumn rain, each note an icy crop, Soft, ghostly echoes, singing the song of the roads Through the tree-tops. Chains of geese, grey on white, white on grey, Glide with the racing clouds, ever southwards. Borne by the trumpets of the wind. A mournful lingering dusts their passing, With fading notes that rise and die on winter’s breath. Dark and light, river-smooth, the music running on Rippling laughter chasing down the brooks and over stones, Twisting, fleeting trills, quick as the trout that Flashes in the golden light. Remote moorlands can hear the sighs of their voices, Lofty, single tones, bare and uncoloured, Crowning the Lonely desolation around the silent, wind-worn Standing stones washed in silver moonbeams. By the water’s edge, it is here, Staring out from under Cool shadows of rushes and bending willows. Dancing on shining waves, sweet and lilting As summer’s drifting fragrances haunting the air, Flourishing and tossing the reeds, Then suddenly vanished like some breathless dream. Leaving only subtle sparkles wrapped in fallen leaves, Leaving only prints like deer in the forest, Cloven hoof-marks, clear in the rays of dawn on the river bank. C. Fung STONEHENGE Forever round the giants dance, Whirling in eternal still, With faces cracked and worn Covered with age, and the blood of men no more. Red in the rays Of the rising solstice sun, Do they beckon forth the forces of man’s fear, Or vainly thrust out hands of wisdom long since past? Made by men, hewn from living nature, Ancient to the white-cowled druids. Raised by men, By means unknown and forces lost in time. Merely stones, Nothing more. They have not the power that men suppose; They are not gates for demons from beyond; They cannot move, or walk the plains. I defy the broken ring of rock. If I am wrong, Let the forces contained within
Make their presence known to me. Let them stand before my eyes. Let them reach out . . .
THE SWANS Those graceful female cossacks Gliding on top of the water. What an illusion. Cutting silently through the slowly Moving mirror. Queens of the water Parading around the edges of the river, Bowing and gossiping. Masters of beauty when still or moving, Competing with their delicate and Honourable faces. White ghosts becoming blurred As their wings in slow throbbing Motion move quietly away. D. Bird SHAFTS OF YOU I have no time for patchwork lies Which wrap themselves around me I have no wealth or family ties Only you surround me. And in a corner of my mind In darkness lit by shafts of you I can look and not be blind To drawings other people drew I live inside a mental cage Safely learn and safely teach The bars can bend a bit with age But some things I could never reach And in a corner of my mind In darkness lit by shafts of you I can look and not be blind To drawings other people drew. EARLY MORNING FOG Slipping and sliding down water-laden hills, Twining amongst dew-covered trees, Small fingers of no substance Slip into the still-sleeping city Waiting for the sun to burn them away.
One day in the life of Wellington College...
THE ADVERTISEMENT She’s on again, Staring out of the box at you, Wearing that same switched-on Pseudo smile imprinted On that painted visage. And you’re staring back (While in your world of fantasy), With your cynical grimace, Telling yourself not to believe it, And all the while, The music plays through your head. Who’s fooling who?
WRITTEN AT THE DEATH OF MY GRANDFATHER There are no senses No picture-painters To cope with this I have no eye Nor eye-dog. Yet I must try to touch To hold him with An eleventh finger A third hand because He has never slipped my grasp before. All I learnt from him Is fixed Constant as a compass bearing.
THE PAINTING I bought a painting yesterday, and the man said it was a Picasso, But I found out it wasn’t real, And I got home yesterday and found My cat was dead, and it was raining. And the dead sparrow on the roof Bore witness to the winter And people go about with glazed looks on their face, Their heavy clothing hiding Their body from the rain And their thoughts from others, Insulated against the weather and humanity, And who can say they mightn’t be right, for What has Humanity to do with me, Or me with Humanity. In the brown tacky mud I find faces, Which jibe and sneer, which is Better than the ones in raincoats which is nothing. I live in a world, But perhaps it too was not painted by Picasso. D. Goddard
This year’s Computer Club, for the first time, had the use of the school’s recently acquired microcomputer system, the “RADIO SHACK TRS80”. Membership for the year had been about 20 and, surprisingly, over half of them were third formers. Although not situated in the most comfortable of places ( a toilet!!), great use was made of the computer. It was intended for use in Seventh Form Applied Maths for the computing section of the course and in this regard served the purpose well. It also received a lot of use from the Computer Club, who used it not only during interval and lunchtime but often after school as well. The “survival of the fittest” or the “first there, first served” system was knocked on the head and in the second term a roster was worked out. Many successful complex programmes were tried, and using graphics the three trig functions (sin, cos and tan) were drawn on it. At the time of writing we had just received pre-recorded programmes of Blackjack (the computer usually won), and Backgammon. Also programmes were being constructed to be used for school administration purposes. Towards the beginning of the year, we took a trip up to Victoria University to have a look at the computer department there (massive compared to our keyboard and screen). What really put a spanner in the works (most of us quite often felt like throwing something at it. . .) was when the video display died on us, causing great havoc for two weeks. We would like to thank Mr Bradley for his advice and suggestions, and especially Mr Paulson for his help, and above all, patience when continually being pestered for the key. We hope the Computer Club in 1980 continues more efficiently than in 1979 with many more interesting programmes being run now that most teething problems have been solved. John Williams 7AM Steven Mulholland 7AM David Lockie 7AM
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THE LUPIN LOBBING LEAGUE Lupin Accipe Et Imperti Throughout history Wellington College pupils have had a marked effect on the progression of Science and the Arts. Indeed 1979 was no exception. During the wet winter months when league members were class-bound, and unable to do research in the field, they turned their collective talents to solving a problem which had baffled scientists for centuries. The problem, of great magnitude and moment was: does the lack of suitable adaptive features preclude the Lupin from free flight? League members felt sure that the Lupin ought not to be restricted to terra firma and thus the aim of the devotees became to free the hitherto imprisoned Lupin from the cruel forces of gravity. With the aforementioned objectives in mind, the league set about designing experiments of a scientific and highly technical nature to allow the Lupin free reign of the skies. Detailed studies were performed to see which species would have the honour of being the first to break free from millenniums of oppression and enter the wild blue yonder. The Lupin which called itself L. augustifolius was finally chosen because it possessed the marvellous adaptation of being coloured blue, thus being well camouflaged while engaged in atmospheric soaring and consequently safe from predators. The breakthrough was finally made early in the morning, 3.05 a.m., on the 4th day of October in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy- nine. The small yet dedicated team of researchers had worked through the night sensing discovery was near. Bells tolled, car horns sounded, people were seen dancing in the streets, and the day was pronounced “National
Lupin Day’’. The league’s discovery was brilliant in its simplicity. It was found that if a 14-month-old Lupin was held firmly by its roots (with its leaves dangling earthwards) and swung with great ferocity in a circular manner, its release would produce a high velocity, tangential motion which would send L. augustifolius soaring skywards. The Lupin had at last been freed from its slavery to the soil and was destined to become an instrument of pleasure for the Lupin Lobbing League.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
At the beginning of 1979 there was a crew of five members, and although only two could print we got a surprising amount of work done. At the beginning of Term II, I became friendly with the people at Whitcoulls and we managed to get most of the card and paper needed free. The end of Term III brought with it the departure of the most senior member of the club, Moray Bevan. The club entered a lean patch but continued to function with the enthusiasm that Tony Keddy and I managed to sustain. The club undertook a lot of work during the year for the College and for some outside groups. Although our crew was not always entirely cohesive, I am sure that all would agree that we have had a worthwhile year. Peter Heald
A small group participated in the award scheme this year. The effort of several candidates has been most commendable. Peter Irvine, 4B, made himself useful at Calvary Hospital, Geoffrey Boon, 6Z2, became involved in First Aid for Civil Defence, and Paul Solt, 7AM helped set up a youth group. Others worked through the College for the service requirement. Most made progress in the interest and physical activity areas although inadequate planning has meant that many have not fulfilled the expedition requirement. These gaps can be filled next year as most are returning and the College can continue as the operating authority for those that are not. It is clear that involvement in the scheme has added something extra to the experience of these boys. P.C. Monin
Current Record Holders: Hop, Step, and Toss: P. Emanuel, 7AM. Maximum Time Aloft: C. Stevenson, 7AM. Throw, Run, and Catch: D. Lockie, 7AM. Throw, Cycle, and Catch: I. Mclnnes, 7E1. Maximum Distance: P. Mersi, 7AM. Maximum Height: K. Jansen, 7AM.
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INTER SCHOOL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP LS.C.F. LS.C.F. was led this year by Messrs Sowerby, Anderson, and occasionally Farland. Our group has had varying attendance throughout the year, but with a particularly good response from the juniors. Our combined meetings with Marsden, Queen Margaret’s, Wellington Girls, and Wellington East, have been very successful. Such meetings fulfil the idea of “inter-school” relations. We were able to share with other people and receive mutual encouragement, plus have a swag of fun. The annual ski camp with Marsden was not held this year because of a lack of support - and a lack of snow! Our LS.C.F. held an after-school meeting for LS.C.F. groups from other schools. As can be expected, Rongotai took the plastic mug for the worst skit of bad Frank Spencer impersonations. Alistair Rees-Thomas was our speaker, and he based his talk on the current pop song “You’ve got to serve somebody”. After that the pizzas and plates were set out and everyone tucked in. We satisfied just over 100 stomachs. The year has been a good one with the Christian fellowship aspect being borne out during lunchtime meetings. The highlights of these were a visit by the M.V. Logos crew, a yarn by the Headmaster, several guest speakers, “Hippity Dog” on film, and several hectic, hurried but happy happenings with Wellington East.
OBSERVATORY ASSOCIATION For the last two years, the Observatory has been slowly declining both in interest and in the state of the place itself. However, with the rumour that the Board was becoming interested in the problem, a small group of seniors took action to re-organise the club and to overcome the apathy of the previous year. A report was sent to the Board by the new committee, which has started things rolling. This has resulted in the strong hope for a new dome next year. Since the re-organisation of the club, I have arranged a trip to the Planetarium, and also to a talk given by a staff member of the Carter Observatory. Hopefully these will become regular events and will continue to be supported by our members. Also Colin Robinson (a committee member) has the use of a telescope at Carter while our one is being made operational. Thus the outlook for 1980 is very good, and we look forward to increased activities and membership. A. FOSTER, Secretary
Tu Tangata Group
The year saw the continuance of the Tu Tangata Secondary Schools’ Committee with new and old members representing their respective schools. Committee meetings resumed in March although the nomination of officials was carried over into the second term. I was nominated chairman and was caught a little off balance although the experience was to prove rewarding. Campbell Dewes joined the committee but sport commitments kept him busy for most of the second term. There was one main activity this year, a WANANGA for 5th, 6th, and 7th formers held at the Kokiri Marae during the last weekend of the August holidays. About 50 pupils attended this gathering and T. Pere, R. Horo, D. Horo, and I, represented Wellington College. Unfortunately the timing of this event prevented a fuller attendance from the College. In addition to this activity, our Polynesian Club has continued, highlighted by meetings with the Wellington Girls’ Club. A start was made on Maori and Samoan songs. As the year progressed, attendance declined as other commitments intervened. I hope that next year the Polynesian Club will start up again and that “Tu Tangata Secondary Schools” will continue on the high note that has provided over the past two years. E. Ruwhiu 7E3
1979 has been an active year for the College Chess Club. With about 10 enthusiastic members (and numerous others) we met first in room 125, then 126, and finally rose to the Penthouse. This is a members’ club (50 cents membership fee - a ridiculously small sum) meeting regularly at lunch times. In July came the climax of the year: the Wellington Secondary Schools’ Championship, held at Tawa. Our team comprised: J. Sarfati (4A1), L. McLaren (4A2), A. Grkow (4B2 - Captain), and P. Jefferies (6E1). The colleges competing were Rongotai, Tawa, Onslow, St. Bernard’s, Hutt Valley, and ourselves. Wellington and Tawa Colleges both beat the others, and were equal before the last and deciding round, a round-robin. We played very well, and won the Skip
Hardy Memorial Trophy, named after a well-known chess promoter. Really a great achievement for the College. A fourth form chess competition was organised in the third term by Prefect H. Steffens who put much time into it. The winners were 4A2. Form 4A1 has organised its own chess club with two ladders. It would seem that there is a large core of interested and able young players who will make for very good chess next year too.
Business Management Team 1979 saw the second year of the ICL Nimex IV Business Management Game, and this year a team of budding young managers (all 7th formers) decided to enter as the “Wellington College Team’’. Having found a sponsor and entered our team, we discovered that we were not, as we thought, participating in an inter-school competition, as have previous Wellington College teams, but that Nimex IV involved 241 other teams, most of which represented New Zealand companies. Competition was tough. The aim of the game was to make the most profit, and this was achieved by anticipating competitors prices, deciding whether we would charge more or less and adjusting our production, marketing, and other variables accordingly. Our initial strategy consisted of both high prices and maximum marketing, which redeemed huge profits. When “market conditions” changed, our new plan of reducing profit per unit and increasing sales gave equally large profit figures, however, these latter profit figures were negative! With only one “year” (actually two weeks) to go we formed a superb short term plan which would minimise losses. Simplified - this plan involved selling only what we had in stock and not incurring fixed production costs. The ICL computer seemed to have taken a dislike to us by this stage, as although we sold only our stock from the previous “year” at a high price and avoided a loss from this “year’s” production by putting it into stock, the bad tempered computer decided that the production cost of our stock was so much greater than its market value that we deserved a smack on the hand. This smack cost us over two million dollars! One consolation was that while the other companies in our “round one” game paid tax to the “Government”, this “Government” paid tax to us! So we didn’t make it to “round two”. Prominent team members included: D. Lockie, H. Steffens, M. Davis, D. Edwards. Our thanks must go to General Finance for their sponsorship of a worthwhile activity.
HUMAN RIGHTS YOUTH CONFERENCE August’s theme for International Year of the Child was “the Child in a Multi-Cultural Society”. In the holidays from the 24th to 27th August, I represented Wellington College in a crowd of about 600 school delegates and visitors at the Alexandra Raceway for a Youth Conference. The thing kicked off with an opening at the Town Hall, Queen Street. Various addresses were made and the Prime Minister gave an interesting speech. But the “Powerhouse of Thought”, as someone described it, only started charging up after the first few speakers in the open forum session. This was when, after a guest speaker (there were four) spoke on a set topic. People could come up to address the gathering and express their opinions. I myself spoke (shudder, shake) on the third issue - Gang Problems. In the evening a number of us piled into four big Auckland city buses and went to the Intercontinental for a social/disco. There in addition to a Cordon Bleu dinner, we learnt the “Human Rights Hustle” (I still know it!) and met people from schools throughout New Zealand. As well as being a load of fun and action (Haka practices at 2a.m.), this conference helped show the way to a Multi-Cultural Society. Basically, not just tolerance but acceptance and understanding of other cultures in New Zealand. Multi-Cultural, not Multi-Racial. On my return I addressed the school at assembly on the Conference. Alex Henderson.
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Table Tennis Club Competitions Our “A” team of P. Solt (7AM), W. England (5A3), and R. Kerr (3B4) rose quickly with an out-standing performance in the Wellington Open Secondary Schools’ Championships. They ousted top seeds Rongotai in a very closely fought final to take the prize for Wellington College for the first time since the club began. The team was then selected as the Wellington Representative Team in the North Island Secondary Schools’ Championships. Even though our team was the only “C” grade team in a field of “A” and “A reserve” grade players, they caused several major upsets before finally finishing fifth in the North Island. A Wellington College Team of P. Solt (7AM), A. Yee (7AM), and S. Mulholland (7AM), the club’s organisers, was entered into the local “C” Grade inter-club competitions. It was an enjoyable and successful venture, and towards the end of the season S. Mulholland stepped down and a 4th former, C. Wong (4B3) replaced him. The team’s performance continued to improve and in an exciting last few weeks, climbed to finish second in the competition to the Onslow team,
Rowing Wellington College rows in co-operation with Star Boating Club. Though regattas collided with exams and swot time, the senior team did extremely well. Encouragement from Mr Rees-Thomas got the ball rolling by bringing the enthusiastic pupils together. However, all did not proceed smoothly. In one training session an eight was approaching the narrow entrance to the lagoon from the seaward side when they failed to notice that they weren’t heading for the opening but for the rocks! The first regatta entered into was the Porirua Goodwill Regatta held on Porirua Harbour. The senior four crew came in first in the novice fours event over 1000 metres. Their second event was a youth class in which they raced in an eight and came home in fourth position. Very commendable for a new crew of beginners.
(for whom R. Kerr and W. England were playing!). School Competition Results Open Singles Semi-finals: P. Solt beat A. Lee, 18-21, 21-10, 21-15. R. Kerr beat P. Osborne, 21-16, 21-11. Final: R. Kerr beat P. Solt, 21-11, 17-21, 21-15, 21-12. “A” Ladder Singles P. Solt beat R. Kerr, 21-19, 17-21, 21-18. Open Doubles P. Solt and R. Kerr beat P. Osborne and W. England, 21-19, 21-23, 21-15, 21-18. Junior Doubles W. England and R. Kerr beat C. Wong and A. Cowie, 21-17, 18-21, 21-15, 21-18. Junior Singles W. England beat A. Cowie, 21-8, 21-16, 18- 21, 21- 16. These competitions were played in a spirit we hope will be carried on next year. Thanks go to D. Campbell who represented us as our captain, also to Mr Tompkin from the Star Boating Club.
Senior Crew: D. Campbell (Stroke) E. Snoek D. Hartmann G. McIntyre I. Deterte C. Andrews P. Hooper Junior Crew: R. Snoek (Stroke) B. Barnett A. Cathcart
Shooting The shooting club this year became almost entirely a boarder crew due to the rifles being supplied by a Housemaster, Mr B. Tindall. The Buckle Street range became the venue for College shoots. Unfortunately active use of these facilities began too late in the year - in fact two weeks before the intercollegiate competition, of which we were the trophy holders. So inevitably, due to inexperience and compounded by our late arrival at the competition (seven guys and two rifles in cases in a beat-up old Mini) and having to do two days shooting in one, we lost the trophy. There were some notable performances however. C. Beckett and R. Dellar were both chosen for Wellington representative teams. However, the loss, combined with the increasing costs, resulted in another dwindling of activity. From this year we must take note of the great interest originally shown and be ready for next year’s competition. W. BREEZE Since last year three major events have occurred with regard to shooting at the school. First, the building of an adequate armoury. Secondly, the condemnation of the Buckle Street range. And thirdly, a severe blow to shooting at the school, the burning down of the Royal Tiger Range in Newtown. The future looks bleak at the moment. After much effort by those concerned with shooting in the school, the re-establishment of junior and senior trophies, army rifles and storage, etc., the situation has been reduced to “have gun, but cannot travel’’. A glimmer of hope lies in re-opening the old school range - a job for the future! R.M. STUART
Considering the significance of 1979 to New Zealand fencing, the overall state of the combined Wellington Girls’/Wellington College Fencing Club has been disappointingly poor. In the face of declining numbers and the absence of coaches a small band has only just managed to keep the club going. Results for this year are as follows: Selection of C. Fung for the provincial team at the National Secondary Schools’ Tournament held over the August holidays where, despite a poor placing of 26th in the foil event, he gained a 3rd place at the sabre. The inclusion of two Wellington College fencers in a combined club team fencing a mixed Upper Hutt side helped produce a decisive victory for the Wellingtonians. The senior title
was successfully defended by C. Fung against L. Fung (placed second) and S. Hickman (third) in the club championship. Owing to the non-existence of any new fencers the junior trophy could not be awarded. This lack of enthusiasm by the school could very well mean the end of what has proved to be a successful and worthwhile asset. Unlike the more well- known sports, fencing has suffered from lack of publicity and support from the school as a whole, which is not due to the standard of coaching, which is high.
Squash Junior membership of the Collegians Squash Rackets Club reached a record level and several other boys belonged to outside clubs. 74 boys joined this year, 19 being boarders, and 30 coming from the 3rd and 4th forms. This year key-cards were issued to all members which proved to be much more convenient. History was made in the second term this year when the first inter-school fixture took place against St. Pats College Town at the Collegian’s courts. The results were: Seniors: Wellington College 4 St. Pats 2 Juniors: Wellington College 0 St. Pats 6 While the junior team lost, the team was somewhat depleted, several players being unavailable. However, they made a determined effort particularly B. Newmayr who lost narrowly to a more experienced player. The senior team while also not at full strength was expected to perform well against a side of lesser experience. M. Tapsell of the 3rd form played with excellence losing only six points in defeating the St. Pats No. 1 player. R. Gair, S. Wylds, and B. Gault also won their matches comfortably. The College Championships were held at the beginning of the third term with M. Tapsell 3B1 taking the Junior Title beating T. Jeffries 4A3 in the final 9/4, 9/7, 9/0. The Open Champion and winner of the Chapman Memorial Shield was B. Hagan 4A3 who produced excellent squash in defeating P. Tapsell 6Z1 in the final 9/7, 9/0, 9/0. Squash of a high standard was also produced by W. Taggard, R. Gair, and M. Warner. School Blazer Pockets were awarded to B. Hagan, M. Tapsell, and P. Tapsell. These boys are also to be congratulated for their individual efforts in local tournaments: - B. Hagan won the Wellington Under-15 Championship, the Hutt Valley Under-15 Championship, the E. Grade Khandallah Club Championship, and also the Onslow Services Club D Grade Tournament. M. Tapsell won the Island Bay and Scottish Harriers E and F Grade Tournament, the Fraser Park Junior Tournament, and was the F Grade Collegians Club
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champion. He also finished runner up of the F Grade Wellington Champion of Champions Tournament. P. Tapsell won the Central Districts Under-17 Championship. M. Loveridge
Badminton Interest in badminton has increased dramatically over the last two years, and this year six teams competed in the inter-collegiate competition. Unfortunately due to a lack of coaching, equipment, and team spirit the majority of teams were depleted of players and found it difficult to make their grades. This sixth form players had the luxury of Friday lunch times and tutorials to practice at Badminton Hall (thanks to certain sixth form chemistry teachers) and were often observed staggering back to college in sandshoes. Teams also had the gym facilities to use on Thursday nights. Newlands College held a tournament in which many Wellington players participated with varying successes. Wellington College had 1A, 2B, 2C, and ID grade team in which most players improved considerably through the season, showing promise for next year. Our thanks to Mr George Fowler and Mr Stewart. R. BARR AND R. BUSSELL
HORSING AROUND The Wellington College Sports Association was founded and ended within a matter of a few months this year. The reason? It was formed by Messrs Farland, Gardiner, and Michael for the sole purpose of raffling a horse. But it was no ordinary horse. Our yearling colt by Sovereign Price out of Summer Court was very generously donated to the College by Mr Jack O’Brien, studmaster of Sovereign Lodge. Tickets were limited to 500 and went on sale for $10 each. The response was good, but it was still a lot of work for the three staff members and their helpers. Several classes formed syndicates and formulated fantastic plans for retiring on the winnings of their race horse. One member of the staff was heard to say he would ride it to school and save on the petrol. Parking would have been a problem though. The draw took place on August 17th and the winner was Mr A. Holden who has had a long association with the W.C.O.B. Rugby Club. Thank you Mr O’Brien for having enabled us to give our activities’ funds a much needed boost.
Underwater Hockey At the beginning of the year a team of very enthusiastic players turned up in togs, masks, snorkels, and flippers to play hockey for the school. This was no ordinary hockey match though. Taita College challenged Wellington College to the new-found sport of “Underwater Hockey”. Besides playing in a pool the only difference from ordinary hockey is that the hockey sticks are smaller and a “puck” is used as a ball. The first team to reach the opposition’s end with the puck wins the point, dribbling and passing tactics like in hockey are undertaken. After being five goals down a few tricks were employed by the Wellington team to baffle the opponents, that is to say pulling masks off, hockey sticks connecting the torso and head of the opposition, and holding players under. Well, after salvaging two goals out of the match, a now experienced Wellington College team was defeated 6-2. Garth Macintyre
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In general we had a reasonably successful year. Our problem has been mainly the large and enthusiastic number of boys who wish to play and lack of coaches and training facilities to sustain their interest. Inevitably this resulted in some teams falling behind in numbers turning out to practice and, more shamefully, for matches. We are grateful for outside help with coaching and for the assistance of some senior boys. Without this support, we could not have fielded so many teams. The problem of grounds is now acute for all codes at the school and some changes will have to take place. The only real solution is to provide more space. A game of musical playing fields will satisfy no one and likely to lead to friction. The first fifteen had a very successful season in the new secondary schools grade which this College keenly supports. The Quadrangular Tournament, though disappointing for the firsts, was very well organised by Mr Walls and he deserves our special thanks for the many hours of preparation put in and the successful outcome. Our groundsman, Errol Duffill, deserves appreciative mention. He has the unenviable task of providing suitable fields summer and winter and never fails to please. Errol gives that extra help beyond the strict interpretation of his duties and we all reap the benefit. The Referees’ Association was always very co-operative and their members, though unfortunately fewer in number, gave excellent service. John Teague, a senior boy, was a handy standby in cases of emergency. We were fortunate this year to have our coaching standards raised by the acquisition of Mr D. McHalick. His years of experience at Rongotai and Wainuiomata were of great benefit to the successful 3A team. My thanks go to all coaches and players for their cooperation in a good year of rugby at the College. Mr B. Farland, (Master-in-Charge)
FIRST FIFTEEN Coaches: Mr J. Cormack and Mr B. Anderson Record v. Mana (friendly), Won 19-0. v. Karori Under 18’s (friendly), Won 84-0 v. Porirua, Won 32-16 v. Onslow, Won 29-3 v. Mana, Drew 0-0 v. St. Bernard’s, Won 21-16 v. H.V.M.T.C., Won 29-0 v. Naenae, Won 7-6 v. Tawa, Won 27-0 v. St. Pats Town, Won 3-0 v. Newlands, Won 15-3 v. Auckland Grammar, Lost 7-18 v. Silverstream, Lost 9-10 v. Upper Hutt, Won 26-0 v. Scots, Won 13-4 v. W.C.O.B. (Letica Cup), Won 7-4 v. Onslow (friendly), Won 26-6 v. Wanganui Collegiate, Lost 8-12 v. Nelson College, Won 14-4. Played 19, won 15, Drew 1, Lost 3. Points for 376. Points against 102. Tries for 57. MAJOR GAMES v. St. Pats This was the 95th occasion of the game thus making the 2nd oldest annual game in New Zealand. St. Pats kicked off in front of a crowd of around 3,000, both schools being present. The game will be remembered for the tenacious defence of the St. Pats back- line and because of this the score at half-time was 0-0. The only spark in the half came when P. Hooper the Wellington College winger lost the ball in a dive for the line. In the second half the Wellington College forward pack took control of the big St. Pats front eight. After peppering the Town line for 20 minutes, the deadlock was finally broken with a Dave Mann dropped goal. The score remained the same till the final whistle and Wellington College made it five wins in a row. v. Auckland Grammar The College travelled to Auckland this year full of hopes of securing a win which had eluded our teams over the last four years. The team practiced at Grammar on the Tuesday and after not having been defeated previously this season felt confident. The ground was wet because of a week’s heavy rain in Auckland, with Grammar kicking off with the use of a slight wind. Right from the start Grammar applied pressure which paid off when Grant Fox, their 1st five- eighth landed his first penalty.
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1st XV RUGBY M. Bevan, L. Davey, S. Jale, R. Hutton (Captain), C. Jarvis (Vice-Captain), M. Woodard, H. Te Maipi, R. Gair. Mr F. Cormack, Mr J. Cormack, D Mann, N. Brown, P. Hooper, F. Mexted, A. Malcolm, A. Good (Manager), Mr W. Anderson. C. Dewes, D. Walker, M. Morris, T. Preston, A. Hutton, P. McLeod, K. Va’ai, I. Deterte.
He added to this shortly after, converting two more College mistakes into six more points. Now starting to find their stride the Wellington backs tried to run the ball and it paid off when Hautanga Te Maipi cut through the Grammar defence and eventually sent P. Hooper over in the corner. No further scoring occurred in the first half. Wellington decided to take the game to Grammar in the second half and were repaid for it by an Ian de Terte penalty, closing the gap to two points. But after this the College pack seemed to tire noticeably and were dominated by the highly efficient Grammar eight. Being led by their forwards, Auckland scored another nine points through a penalty and a converted try. The final score 18-9 to Grammar, slightly flattened them after one try had been scored by each team. v. Silverstream It was Wellington’s turn to host this year’s game and the match was played on No. 1 in brilliantly fine weather. As is the norm for these kind of fixtures, there was a good crowd in attendance, comprising pupils from both schools and a good sprinkling of parents and public.
Wellington struck first blood early on with Dave Mann slotting a pot after only a couple of minutes. But Silverstream came straight back to score a converted try. From the kick off the College took play deep into the Silverstream half and from an ensuing melee, Mann kicked his second goal to make things level. Play seesawed from one end to the other and in one sortie the Silverstream backs got across the line after a well executed back move. This completed the scoring for the half. The third quarter of the game was tense, with neither side giving anything away, but from a loose ball in midfield Mann took his tally to nine with a fine drop goal. Desperately wanting another score the Wellington team threw everything at the Silverstream line but equal determination the Silverstream team held us out and ran out winners by 10-9. With Wellington finishing the last quarter hour much the better side. QUADRANGULAR TOURNAMENT As in 1971 and 1975 the Wellington weather for the first day of tournament was atrocious. After Mr Duffill, the groundsman, had worked hard to get the bottom
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ground into perfect condition on the Monday, the heavens opened and by the time the teams took the field the ground was water-logged and the rain and wind made for a bitterly cold game, v. Wanganui Collegiate Collegiate kicked off which was marked by Mexted who drove them back with a good line-kick and Wellington pouring through the ensuing line-out went straight into attack but could not penetrate the defence. The play was reduced to kick and follow, and for most of the half the Wellington forwards led magnificently by captain Richard Hutton made many metres towards the Collegiate goal-line. But it was Collegiate who scored first after pulling a smart penalty move in the corner. Back on attack Wellington missed two golden opportunities to score, one a kickable penalty and the second when Tim Preston went over from a lineout but was recalled for a crooked throw. At half-time Collegiate led 4-0. From the beginning of the second half it was apparent that tactics were only to keep the ball on the ground and mount dribbling rushes. Collegiate improved this sphere of their game scoring two more tries, one from a kick into the corner that was not fielded and one from a push over try, but towards the end of the spell their big forwards tired noticeably. Solo Jale squirmed over in the corner after probably the only passing movement in the whole game and back on attack Fraser Mexted scored a fine No. 8’s try from the base of a scrum inside the Collegiate 25. Both tries were unconverted and it was too late for further points. Final score: Collegiate 12, Wellington College 8. v. Nelson College Conditions changed completely for the second round
of games. After losing our game on Tuesday, we were down to play Nelson as they had lost to Christ’s in the Tuesday early game. Because it was a fine day the school was let out to watch the game and there were many more members of the public present. But the ground was still very wet and very tiring to play on. Wellington kicked off determined to throw the ball round and enjoy themselves as this was the last game of the season. They went straight onto attack and signalled their intentions by spinning the ball through the backs early on. But Nelson were the first to score after a lack of concentration in the College defence and scored a try by the posts. They were unable to convert. Annoyed at their mistake the whole team was determined to get even, which is what they did five minutes after the restart. The ball came along the line from a maul and P. Hooper fended his man off and went over in the corner. Not satisfied with this the College went straight back onto attack from the resumption of play and from a tap-penalty move Campbell Dewes powered his way over. The half ended with Wellington ahead 8-4. Soon after the second half began it became obvious that the College team had control of the game and from a well won line-out Tim Preston burst from the 22 and after fending of the half-back had a clear run to the line. D. Mann had the privilege of getting the only kick over in tournament by kicking this conversion. But this was the last score of the game as the College couldn’t turn the possession it won into points. Final score: Wellington College 14, Nelson College 4. Our congratulations go to Wanganui on winning tournament for the second successive time by beating Christ’s 4-0.
2nd XV RUGBY C. Tarpley, A. Te Moana, W. Breeze, P. O’Brien, P. Casey, A. Richards, C. Horne, Mr B. Farland. R. Girardin, V. Kolinsau, C. Varcoe, B. Shadbolt (Captain), M. Roberts, M. Burry, G. Wells. Absent: R. Dearsley, E. Ete, S. Baddley.
SECOND FIFTEEN The seconds, captained by B. Shadbolt, had a more successful season than for some time past. Undoubtedly the high points of the season were the “revenge” defeat of Wanganui Collegiate and the visit to Christchurch. The team arrived in the southern city to find it snowbound but they were able to generate enough of their own warmth of spirit to meet any circumstance. St. Bede’s were the winners of their local competition but the seconds managed a very creditable draw. Two days later Christ’s proved to be very tenacious and another draw resulted. The team’s real strength lay in a forward pack unmatched by any opponents. The outstanding forward was T. Preston. He was very closely matched in ability by G. Wells and C. Tarpley. In the backs, S. Baddeley was undoubtedly the most improved player, while M. Roberts, at fullback, was outstanding for courage and ability to mount the offensive. Coach: Mr B. Farland Team: M. Roberts, E. Ete, A. Te Moana, V. Kolinisau, R. Girardin, S. Baddeley, C. Varcoe (Vice Captain), S. Tarpley, R. Dearsley, P. O’Brien, C. Horne, B. Shadbolt (Captain), A. Richards, W. Breeze, G. Wells, P. Casey, A. Irvine. v. Viard College 1st XV, Won default v. Wainuiomata Under-19, 2nd Div. Won 65-0 v. Parkway College 1st XV, Drew 0-0 v. H.V.H.S. 2nd XV, Won 23-14 v. Kapiti College, Won default v. Otaki College (friendly), Lost 6-23 v. Silverstream, Lost 0-3 v. Taita College 1st XV, Drew 8-8 v. Wainuiomata 1st XV, Lost 6-19 v. Rongotai College 2nd XV, Won 19-3 v. Heretaunga College 1st XV, Lost 0-3 v. Wanganui Collegiate, Drew 10-10 v. St. Pats, Won 19-8 v. Wellington H.S., Won 14-10
v. Otaki College 1st XV, Drew 4-4 v. Old Boys Junior 4th A, Won 12-4 v. St. Bede’s College, Drew 3-3 v. Christ’s College, Drew 0-0 v. Wellington H.S., Won 25-12. Games played 17, won 8, lost 4, drew 5. Points for 214, against 114. THIRD FIFTEEN As seen by the team record IB was not the most successful College side this year. However the majority of their games were against 2nd XV’s and the team showed commendable “spirit” in all these games. There were several splendid performances throughout the season, by Marcus Pawson and Roger Thomas in the forwards and by Richard Roberts and Shane Hunter in the backs. These were players who gave their “all” to the team on Saturdays and at practices during the week. Coach: Mr R. Anderson. Team: G. Milne, S. Hunter, C. Andrews, R. Waite, A. Irvine, A. Ifi, K. Ifi, R. Roberts, M. Pawson, A. Meiklejohn, G. Hooper (Captain), A. Robertson, A. Beyer, M. Peleti, S. Fitchett, R. Thomas, R. Goodwin, M. Apperll, G. Bird. v. Porirua College 2nd XV, Lost 3-65 v. Onslow College 2nd XV, Won 36-4 v. St. Bernard’s College 2nd XV, Lost 15-38 v. Silverstream, Lost 0-8 v. Naenae College 2nd XV, Won 4-3 v. Tawa College 2nd XV, Lost 0-9 v. Rongotai, Won 30-15 v. St. Pats, Lost 3-28 v. Silverstream, Lost 7-21 v. St. Bernard’s, Lost 0-9 v. Mana College 2nd XV, Lost 3-10 Games played 11, won 3 lost 8. Points for 101, against 220.
FOURTH FIFTEEN (Social Team) Manager: Don Edwards Team: R. Barnett, J. Brock, A. Cotterell, M. Davis, J. Edmondson, D. Edwards (Captain), R. Gordine, F. Halo, T. Hastings, R. Irvine, R. Jones, J. Keall, B. Scott, M. Smith, M. Swann, R. Turnbull, J. Wall, and others throughout the year. v. St. Pats (friendly game), Won default v. Porirua College, Lost 4-18 v. Parkway College 2nds, Won 42-12 v. H.V.M.T.C., Lost 8-21 v. St. Pats Silverstream, Won 38-0 v. Onslow College 2nds, Lost 6-14 v. Tawa College 3rd XV, Lost 15-16 v. Viard College 1st XV, Lost 15-20 v. Wellington High School, Lost 10-17 v. H.V.H.S., Lost 0-8 v. H.V.H.S., Lost 16-23. Games played 10, won 2, lost 8. Points for 154, against 149. 2A The 2A team shared the supremacy in second grade rugby with St. Pats A. Although it lost the Kel Wright Trophy to Napier Boys’ High, the side beat arch rivals Silverstream A and Rongotai A in the one season. In all, the side won 11 out of 13 games. Powerfully captained by Nick Allen at lock, the 2A’s dominated the opposition in line-outs and scrums and had a fine mauling technique as well. Most of the backs experienced changes in position but they settled into new slots well and scored the tries that mattered, some with magnificent backing up. Nigel Collins at second five-eight scored 70 points with his “round the corner” right boot. Coach: Mr D. Sowerby Team: T. Ritchie, C. McCrae, M. Wotton, B. Gerrard, W. Player, N. Collins, M. Jarvis, B. Hunt, B. Ostler, N. Allen (Captain), T. Simpson, R. Press, P. Geraghty, S. Butland, D. Cooper, J. Boon, T. Donden. v. St. Pats B, Won 32-7 v. St. Pats A, Lost 4-24 v. Newlands A, Won 12-0 v. Mana, Won 58-0 v. Tawa A, Won 14-10 v. Porirua, Won 19-45 v. Silverstream A, Won 4-0 v. St. Bernard’s A, Won 10-3 v. Wanganui Collegiate, Won 23-3 v. Napier Boys’ H.S., Lost 0-14 v. Upper Hutt A, Won 24-6 v. Rongotai A, Won 7-3 v. H.V.H.S. A, Won 17-0. Games played 13, won 11, lost 2. Points for 224, against 85.
2B Coach: Mr J. McKinnon Team: C. Love, B. Raleigh, M. Hall, J. Dell (Captain), D. Anderson, A. Hastings, T. Brown, S. Lan Young, M.F. Lan Young, W. Hall, A. Atkins, G. Ballantyne, A. Scott, J. Sim, B. Andrews, G. Faulkner, R. Smith, A. Tia Tia, S. Oakes v. St. Pats B, Lost 3-18 v. St. Pats D, Drew 14-14 v. Onslow, Lost 4-22 v. Scots, Lost -26 v. Viard, Lost 0-30 v. Tawa, Lost 12-18 v. Taita A, Lost 3-42 v. Taita B, Lost 6-14 v. St. Pats, Silverstream, Lost 3-26 v. Rongotai, no game mix up in times v. Silverstream C, Lost 7-37 Games played 10, lost 9, drew 1. Points for, 52, against 247. 3A After many years in the wilderness in 3A rugby, Wellington College teams of 1977 and 1979 have come within a frustratingly narrow margin of ousting St Pats from the top spot in this very competitive grade. The 1979 team developed tremendous team spirit by 100 per cent reliability at attending practice and matches. This spirit held the side together despite the loss of half-back Loden Davy to the 1st XV and captain Rhys Nimmo through injury. Under the direction of a remarkably mature tactician in Graeme Dell, the young promising backs remained the most effective attacking back-line in the grade despite the loss of these two fine players. The forwards, led by Scott Houston, played constructively to acquire a monopoly of good ball in many games. Only the strong packs of St. Pats, Silverstream, and Rongotai could match them or gain an edge. The support of a great band of parents helped to lift the performance of the team and they were rewarded with 64 tries, 34 of which were scored by the threequarters. Coach: Mr D. McHalick. Team: M. Abernethy, B. Cannon, S. Cumming, C. Dell, S. Dell, T. Fereti, T. Gongsakdi, D. Grabtan, S. Hanston (vice-Captain), D. Jarvis, R. Knobben, S Lewis, P. Lima, D. McMillan, R. Nimmo (Captain), M. Pierce, A. Scott, C. Ward. v. St. Pats B, Won 32-3 v. St. Pats A, Drew 12-12 v. Wainuiomata, Won 20-0, v. Mana, Won 51-0 v. Scots A, Won 44-0 v. Rongotai A, Won 12-4 v. Onslow, Won 62-3
v. St. Bernard’s A, Won 4-0 v. H.V.H.S., Won 26-0 v. Wainuiomata, Won 23-6 v. St. Pats, Silverstream, Drew 4-4 v. Porirua, Won 22-0 v. Rongotai A, Won 10-3 v. St. Pats A, Lost 4-6 Games played 14, won 11, drew 2, lost 1. Points for 326, against 41. 3B Coaches: Mr G. Girvan, Mr G. Reynish Team: P. Tapsell (Captain), R. Meek, W. Ute, P. McCallam, S. Davis, P. Kelly, Q. Golder, R. Knobben, B. Gault, R. Marshall, D. Bruce, C. Hunter, J. Roche, S. Gray, R. Knight, M. Bringans, R. Burns, A. Salek, J. Youmans, C. R. Anyon. v. St. Pats C, Won 60-0 v. Scots B, Won 68-0 v. Onslow, Won default v. St. Pats B, Lost 8-10 v. Rongotai B, Won 26-4 v. Porirua, Lost 11-15 v. Tawa, Lost 4-19 v. Mana, Won default v. Scots A, Won 16-4 v. Rongotai B, Won 40-4 v. Silverstream C, Lost 4-6 Games played 11, won 7, lost 4. Points for 237, against 62. 3C Coaches: Mr M. Grover, Mr R. Meldrum Team: B. Cox, G. Findleton, S. Guy, J. Champion, N. Double (Captain), S. Pou, R. Horo, D. Horo, I. Painter, M. Barendregt, E. Cleverly, M. Wright, D. Pearce, G. Anderson, F. Ifi, G. Beggs, C. Lindsay, S. Taufale. v. St. Pats 4A, Won 9-6 v. Rongotai B, Won 14-13 v. Taita, Lost 0-47 v. St. Pats C, Won 76-0 v. Newlands, Lost 6-30 v. St. Pats C, Won 28-0 v. Wellington H.S., Won 14-10 v. Mana, Lost 0-38 Games played 8, won 5, lost 3. Points for 171, against 120. 4A Coach: Mr D. Jackson Team: R. Boon, H. O’Connor, W. Watkins, P. Walters, S. Muirs, D. Logue, T. Crawford, J. Phillips, W. Baddeley, N. Anstin, I. Brandwood, C. McLellan (Captain), N. Staples, S. McMeekin, M. Seddon, D. Bevan, D. Gerrard, N. Porter, M. Roche. v. Scots A, Won 32-6 v. St. Pats A, Lost 4-8 v. Aotea, Won 14-3 v. Mana, Lost 10-12 v. Newlands, Won 39-0 v. Tawa, Lost 0-6 v. St. Bernard’s, Lost 4-18 v. H.V.H.S., Lost 0-3 v. Upper Hutt, Lost 6-14 v. St. Pats, Silverstream A, Lost 0-18
v. Naenae, Won 6-0 v. Aotea, Won 18-12 Games played 12, won 5, lost 7. Points for 133, against 100. 4B Coaches: M. Patullo, C. Phillip Team: A. Gair, D. Moss, D. Barrowman, M. Bunton, J. Bunton, J. Campbell, S. Dearsley, G. Freeman, N. Hales, D. Ireland, M. Jones, D. Lilburne, S. Maclndoe, I. Millar, A. Strange, G. Sullivan, N. Tanfale, T. Taylor. v. St. Pats B, Lost 0-21 v. Wellington H.S., Lost 8-16 v. St. Pats C, Won 4-0 v. Petone, Lost 0-30 v. St. Pats D, Won 82-0 v. Scots B, Won 11-4 v. Parkway, Lost 0-40 v. Silverstream D, Won 12-0 v. Silverstream C, Lost 3-16 v. Silverstream, Lost 0-22 v. Parkway, Lost 4-22 Games played 11, won 4, lost 7. Points for 124, against 171. 5A Coach: Mr J. Tate Team: J. Uti, C. Mclnnes, S. Malcolm, R. Currie, S. Laurie, P. G. Safardi, H. Hayman, S. Tweed, T. Hiles, M. Tapsell, B. Bamber, A. Wind, R. Muirhead (Captain), M. Round, D. McCallum, I. Painter. v. Scots A, Won 55-0 v. St. Pats, A, Won 30-0 v. Aotea, Won 46-6 v. 5B, Won 26-0 v. Newlands, Won 4-0 v. Tawa, Won 44-0 v. St. Bernard’s, Won 7-0 v. Wainuiomata, Won 18-10 v. Silverstream A, Lost 6-11 v. Upper Hutt, Won 13-6 v. Aotea, no game v. Primary School Reps, Won 12-0 v. Newlands, Won 14-0 Games played 12, won 11, lost I. Points for 275, against 33.
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5B Coach: Mr R. Corliss Team: D. Waite, A. Hamon (Captain), G. Gregg, D. Robinson, M. Turner, J. Bulleyment, D. Irvine, M. Barnett, S. Donaldson, P. Jenkins, J. Kippenberger, C. Joliffe, M. Hall, T. I. Launder, M . Thompson. v. Rongotai, Lost 4-16 v. 5A, Lost 0-26 v. St. Pats C, Won 62-0 v. Parkway, Lost 0-36 v. Silverstream Gold, Lost 0-4 v. St. Pats C, Won 18-8 v. Scots, Lost 4-24 v. Tawa, Lost 0-38 Games played 8, won 2, lost 6. Points for 88, against 152 6A Coaches: Roger Smith and Jonathan Brock Team: T. F. Paul, N. Austin, M. Young, B. Craig (Captain), P. Walters, T. G. McLellan, J. McCaskill, B. Croxford, D. Wilkinson, J. Perce, M. Duffy, I. Gault, R, Kerr, C. P. Tuohy, D. Clulee. v. St. Pats B, Lost 8-10 v. St. Pats C, Won 26-6 v. Silverstream Gold, Lost 3-12 v. St. Pats, Won. 22-8 v. St. Pats 5A, Lost 0-48 v. Silverstream Gold, Lost 0-28 v. St. Pats 5B, Lost 4-8 v. Tawa A, Lost 0-36 v. Parkway, Lost default v. Tawa, Lost 0-16 v. St. Pats, no game Games played 9, won 2, lost 7. Points for 63, against 172.
The year 1979 has been yet another of tremendous success for the College’s hockey teams. For a long time now hockey has been one of the stronger sports in the College, and our performances this year have benefited in particular from the large core of ded icated and enthusiastic players which has built up in the last three years.
(1) The 1st XI won the Secondary Schools Competition for the 3rd year in succession, thanks in particular to the efforts of Mr G. McIntyre. (2) The 2nd XI under the coaching of Miss M. Rankin won their grade too. (3) The 3rd XI played in the same grade as the seconds, and under Mr T. Clayton they won 6 of their 10 games. (4) The 4th XI also excelled in winning their grade. This year is Mr G. McIntyre’s last year as coach of the 1st XI. Wellington College wishes to take this opportunity of expressing its thanks for the time, dedication, enthusiasm, and the expertise which he has given to hockey. Mr M.B. Pallin, Master-in-Charge FIRST ·ELEVEN Championship Results v. H.V.H.S., won 4-0 v. Northern United, won 5-0 v. Rongotai, won 3-2 v. St. Pats, won by default v. Scot’s; won 9-0 v. Tawa, won 4-3 v. W.H.S., won 5-0 v. H.V.H.S., won 4-0 v. Heretaunga, won 5-0 v. Northern United, won 4-0 v. Rongotai, won 3-2 v. Scot’s, won 5-0 v. Tawa, won 9-1 v. W.H.S., won 1-0
Friendly Games v. Tawa, won 6-1 v. Karori, won 6-2 Season Summary Played 26 Goals for Won 21 Goals Against Drew 3 Lost 2
v. Christchurch B.H.S. This year Wellington College had an excellent chance of beating Christchurch due to the fact that we had a strong, well balanced side. The game was played in Christchurch on a good field in perfect weather. Against the first real opposition of the year the team started slowly and spent the first quarter settling down. For a while we were unable to break out of defence and Christchurch scored after a sustained period of attack. Our reply came when we were finally awarded a corner. From this our very good penalty corner machine was brought into action and B. McIntyre scored with a stinging shot. In the second half the team looked very sharp and our second goal resulted when S. Grimshaw followed up with a corner shot. Towards the end of the game C.B.H.S. scored a slightly fortuitous goal after a goalmouth melee, thus the game ended in a draw. Although played in excellent spirit, the team found certain conditions extremely trying and were rather unlucky not to come away with a win. Final score 2-2. v. Wanganui Collegiate The team travelled to Wanganui for this game with very high and optimistic spirits. On another good field we were confronted by a gritty Collegiate side and so a very fast, and at times very physical game resulted. In the first 15 minutes Wanganui had a slight territorial advantage but did not come close to scoring. We opened the scoring from a quick counter attack initiated inside our own defensive area, and B. McIntyre finished the movement with a scoop shot over a defenderâ€™s hand and into the goal. In the last few minutes of the first half, Wanganui attacked strongly and managed to equalise before half-time. After the interval, Wellington College opened strongly, and mid-way through the half P. McIntyre scored after he had wrong footed the goalie with a shot on the run. Wanganui retaliated and equalised with 10 minutes to play. In the last minutes of the game, Wellington came extremely close to scoring on many occasions. Final score 2-2. v. Palmerston North B.H.S. This game was played in Palmerston North on a ground
which was so perfect that it resembled a bowling green. With equally good weather, conditions were perfect for a very fast moving game and consequently one resulted. The first half was very quick with the right side of our team playing well on attack. Although coming close to scoring on many occasions we did not make the best of our chances. P. McIntyre put a good opportunity to waste when he put a shot over the bar late in the first half. After an extremely even first half the scores were even. In the second half the oppositionâ€™s superior fitness began to show and attacks by our forwards were consistently stopped. With our half line playing well up to bolster the attacks P.N.B.H.S. managed to get a break away and scored against the run of play. Late in the half Palmerston were awarded a penalty and a goal was scored. Although the score was 2 nil it does not indicate the closeness of the game in which both teams played good hockey. v. New Plymouth B.H.S. On our home ground, this game was played on a hard bumpy field on a moderate day. In the first half we consistently waged attacks down the right wing with G. Coldham and P. McIntyre playing well. Even with the constant attacks it was not until late into the half that we scored and at half time we were only 1-0 up. In the second half we continued the pressure and the flood gates opened with O. Chew Lee, J. Ford, and P. McIntyre picking up goals in the second half, P. McIntyre being outstanding in scoring five goals. The game was played in good spirit with the Wellington College team just too strong and were consequently never pressured. Final score 7-0. Rankin Cup This year we decided to play in the prestigious Rankin Cup which is contested for every year by the top teams in New Zealand. With 16 teams competing, the tournament was played on the Te Whiti Park grounds in Lower Hutt which were unfortunately not in the best of condition after a bout of bad weather. The tournament format consisted of four pools of four teams with the top two in each pool proceeding to quarter and semi finals. We won our first four games which meant we were to meet our old rivals Christchurch B.H.S. in the semi final. Monday v. Otaki, won 6-1 Monday v. Mt. Albert, won 6-0 Tuesday v. Taita, won 2-0 Tuesday v. Kings College, won 1-0. Wednesday v. Christchurch B.H.S. With the intense rivalry that exists between the two schools only the weather spoilt the occasion. Nevertheless one of the best games of the tournament resulted. As in the annual match the team was slow to
1st XI HOCKEY H. Steffens, B. McIntyre, O. Chew Lee, Mr M. Pallin, E. Snoek, Z. Grimshaw, G. Coldham. M. Hunn, P. McIntyre, W. Matthews, J. Ford, B. Durrant, C. Grimshaw.
start and C.B.H.S. looked impressive but their attacks were easily broke up by the defence. Once we had adapted to the conditions the team began to look dangerous on attack. From a corner, in which the handstop was used, B. McIntyre opened the scoring with a shot that can only be described as ferocious. With this goal the team attacked strongly till the finish of the half, however no further goals resulted. After the interval we again pressured C.B.H.S. and B. McIntyre scored again with another tremendous shot which gave the goalie no chance. After that goal the team seemed to lose its sense of urgency and our play slipped badly. In a 15 minutes period we were let off when C.B.H.S. missed a stroke but we nevertheless conceded two goals. With time running out the team pushed forward on attack pressuring the C.B.H.S. goal and should have scored but a golden opportunity was missed when one of the forwards chose to try to hit and not push the ball. With the score locked at two all after 70 minutes, two 10 minute spells of extra time were played. The teamâ€™s spirit during these 20 minutes must be commended for most teams in our positions would have folded. Nevertheless Stirling displays by O. Chew Lee and B. McIntyre who probably played his best game for the school that day, saw no further goals conceded. After the extra time with the scores still deadlocked a stroke competition took place with five players from each team having alternate shots. Unfortunately we missed one of
our five and so lost the game. Final score 6-7. Wednesday v. Palmerston North B.H.S. (Play-off for 3rd and 4th) Due to the fact that both teams were extremely disappointed at not being in the final, everyone treated this game as a fun game. Played on a sea of mud both teams had the right attitude and enjoyed themselves. In a semi serious fashion, the team had by far the better of the game, but would have been better off using shovels on a field which possessed very little grass. With no score being possible, the game ended in a nil all draw and although it was an anticlimactic end to the tournament, it was an enjoyable game which no doubt emphasised the good relations between the two teams. Final score 0-0. Although bitter disappointed with third equal, the team nevertheless put on a good display and were most unlucky in the way things went. The final was a one all draw between C.B.H.S. and Auckland Grammar who consequently share the cup. We would like to thank all those who supported us in the terrible weather conditions. Special thanks go to our Manager, Mr Pallin, and our coach, Mr McIntyre, who were probably just as disappointed as us. Thanks also go to those parents who helped in taking billets. O. Chew-Lee
SECOND ELEVEN (Coach : Miss M. Rankin) Team: M. Tischler (Capt.), J. Millar, S. Johnson, P. Amos, D. Lala, R. Bhana, V. Vithal, M. Edwards, M. Millar, S. Wylds, A. Spackman. A very successful season was enjoyed with the team winning all 12 of the games they played, scoring 63 goals for and 10 against. The team thanks Miss M. Rankin for her time and effort spent as coach.
THIRD ELEVEN (Coach : Mr E.N. Clayton) Team: W.J. Pointer (Capt.), S. Arrell, V. Bhana, M. Crutchley, D. Harland, L. Hoggard, Vinu Lala, Vinod Lala, C. Mabbett, D. Goddard, P. Seddon, J. Stewart, H. Wilson. We had a much improved season compared with last year, winning half our games. We were handicapped by having the 2nd XI in the same grade. They were too strong for us and overwhelmed us in the first match. This heavy loss might have been expected to dishearten many a good team but not us! We started on a winning streak and continued to be sparred on by the thought that we could win. Our thanks must go to our coach Mr Clayton and to several parents who helped with transport and turned up to cheer us on.
Results: v. 2nd XI, lost 1-8 v. Scots, lost 1-4 v. Rongotai, won 8-1 v. Wellington High, won 7-0 v. H.V.H.S., won 4-l v. St. Pats, won 4-1 v. Northern United, won 4-2 v. 2nd XI, lost 1-3 v. Scots, won 2-1 v. Aotea, lost 1-5 v. Wellington High, lost 0-1 v. Northern United, drew 3-3 Played 12 Won 6 Drew 1 Lost 5 Goals for 36 Goals against 30 FOURTH ELEVEN (Coach : Mr M.B. Pallin) An enthusiastic and reliable group of 15 players enjoyed a season of successful hockey - 13 games were played, the team winning 10, losing 2, and drawing 1, and scoring 42 goals for 23 against, placing the team 1st in their Division. Team: N. Parbhu (Capt.), M. Baber, B. Gordon, P. Weibush, K. Bhana, D. Bird (Goalie), B. Dayhar, I. Dowdall, P. Emley, M. Goddard, P. Huber, S. Nichols, Palmer, M. Unka, D. Walker.
Association Football In many ways the 1979 soccer season has been an outstanding and exceptional success story. In previous years the College has fielded only a few teams and participation thus became the key to our development. By April 1979 we had enough keen players to field eight teams. One could spend many pages discussing the problems inherent in embarking upon our programme, but the space available delimits this. It is important to state, however, that we have gone a long way this year in building soccer into a powerful and well recognised part of the overall sporting programme within the school. In this, the following are most worthy of mention: 1. Our 1st XI won the local championship and went through the season undefeated. 2. Equipment to the value of $2,500 was purchased for next season due to tremendous fundraising of the boys playing in school teams. 3. College teams have been invited to participate in the top youth regional and youth premier grades for the 1980 season. 4. Confidence and spirit in school soccer has, for the large part, been restored. Perhaps most important of all is the point that the whole attitude towards soccer in the school is undergoing change. Boys are now becoming interested in playing school soccer as they see positive moves being made by the College in fostering and developing the game at all levels. Our policy is moving towards the College having first call on players. This will be achieved within three years and will remedy the present situation whereby clubs win championships with College players. For next year, I would strongly urge those players still eligible for clearances to try for a school team. You can be assured that you will not be disappointed. Before detailing the record of the school soccer teams this year I should like to thank the many coaches, administrators, and supporters of the sport who have so ably assisted the development of the programme. I should like to extend my special thanks to Errol Duffill, the groundsman, who did a Herculean task of preparing Alexander Park (yet again) for competition.
There is no question to the fact that Alexander must be replaced as our Number 1 soccer ground, as this is unsuitable for major competitive play. The pitch can not be rolled or marked midway through the season because the groundsman is unable to negotiate the clay track to the park. Moves are afoot to finally replace the ground as it has always been a millstone around soccer administrators’ necks. Final mention must go to the Headmaster, Mr ReesThomas, without whose support and encouragement the advances this year would simply not have been possible. UNDER 18 SOCCER 1st XI (The Golden Team) - Coach and Administrator, Mr H. Buchanan Only once before in the history of the College has the first soccer team enjoyed such phenomenal success. At the beginning of the season we gathered together a team of high spirited and dedicated players. Our mission was to win the local Under 18 Toyota South Championship. Through plain hard work and a tremendous amount of goodwill and genuine enthusiasm we achieved our goal. We remained undefeated throughout the season, winning the championship from Porirua City by two points, with a game in hand. We faced our inter-college games with the same determination, winning two and drawing against last year’s national secondary schools runners up, Christchurch Boys’ High School. Never before have I worked with a team so determined to succeed and so keen to learn. I have the highest regard for every boy in the first team because they were prepared to face the tremendous obstacles placed in their path, and in doing so, were rewarded with accomplishments unparalleled by any other winter sports team in the College. The team’s strength lay in its patterned play and its ability to defend strongly and attack quickly. Peter Mersi proved to be an outstanding keeper, his games against Rongotai, Christchurch, and St Patrick’s stand out in particular. Nick Edmondson, Greg Fleming, Craig Stevenson, Garth Gulley, and Dean Johansson were outstanding in defence and counter defence. Their understanding of each others strengths and weaknesses provided us with a fine back-line. John Harlen, Dean Hawke, and Brian Sturman formed to provide us with the best midfield of any team in the grade, and possibly the best College mid- field in the country. Ken Allen, Paul Kearns, William Willman, Greg Motu, and Spiros Androutsos consistently put goals in the back of the net and helped out ably in their defensive roles when required to do so. One never likes to mention individual players in the face of a brilliant team effort. However, John Harlen
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1ST XI SOCCER S. Androutsos, P. Mersi, G. Motu. Mr H. Buchanan, K. Allen, G. Fleming, C. Stevenson, W. Willman. G. Gulley, D. Johansson, J. Harlen (Captain), P. Kearns, B. Sturman. D. Hawke, N. Edmundson.
proved to be an able captain and I consider him to be a fine player. Greg Fleming, a fifth former, will go a long way in the sport as a centre back if he is prepared to put in the necessary training. The same can be said for William Willman and Dean Hawke. Special mention to Spiros Androutsos, a superb player who I admire greatly for leaving his central league club to play for the school. Thank you team for pulling soccer from the deep and restoring it to respectability. You all deserve your individual success. To those boys leaving I wish you the best and hope that you will continue to enjoy the sport at its highest level. Thank you also to the many parents who attended our games and to Darryl Cousins who proved to be our most enthusiastic supporter. INTER-COLLEGE GAMES Christchurch Boysâ€™ High School. Score: 2-2. In June we travelled to Christchurch to face the formidable C.B.H.S. team. In the light of heavy defeats in recent years there were some who gave us no chance. We were determined to prove them wrong. In perfect conditions and on a glorious ground in front of the main school, we found ourselves a goal down after two minutes. This was due more to nervousness than to bad play on our part. We were soon to come back. Androutsos carved through the Christchurch defence and hit the bar with a
scorching shot after 10 minutes. Willman hit the same bar two minutes later. Shots from Harlen, Sturman, Kearns, and Androutsos were brilliantly saved by the Christchurch keeper. The sustained pressure on the C.B.H.S. goal was soon to tell. Androutsos ran on to a through ball, beat a player, and then played the ball onto the inside on the bar before following through to smash it into the net. Then it was Kearnsâ€™ turn. A cross from the left wing was turned away by the Christchurch defence and Kearns pounded a first time shot gloriously into the roof of the net. He nearly did the same thing just before half time, the woodwork again denying us a richly de-served goal. Christchurch came off at half time feeling bemused, they had not expected such an onslaught. But this was a Wellington College team at its very best. In comparison, the second half was a quiet affair. We lacked the superior fitness of C.B.H.S. and thus preferred to play a sound second half defensive game (our tactics at work) with Greg Fleming as our spearhead. This worked well, with Greg playing a superb game. Unfortunately our finest victory, which we certainly deserved, was denied to us when Christchurch scored from a contested penalty in the dying minutes of the game. MAN OF THE MATCH Greg Fleming.
New Plymouth Boys’ High School. Score: 3-1 Win. In July we played the first team from New Plymouth. The game was played on the Number 1 rugby field. The 1st XI spent all one day converting the field to accommodate soccer markings, and in doing so made history. As far as we can ascertain this is the first time that field has been used for soccer. Just prior to the match we looked on in amusement at the disbelieving faces of many rugby players within the College. Although having lost to New Plymouth in recent years we tended to dominate the encounter. Willman scored from a through ball in the first half, coolly slotting the ball into the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. The second half continued in much the same fashion as the first with Wellington enjoying 90% of the play but being unable to finish off many promising attacks. Late in the match Androutsos scored from an opportunist effort and then rocketed a fine shot into the net from 25 yards to give him his second goal. Right on the final whistle we conceded an own goal to make the final score 3-1. With a little luck and better finishing off we could have scored five or six more goals, nevertheless, we were quite satisfied with the final score line.
Merit Awards, Honours Awards, and Wallets were awarded to the team during Association and School Presentations. Representative honours were gained by John Harlen, Greg Fleming, and William Willman and commendations were given to the entire team by the Football Association. Top Goal Scorer and Most Outstanding Player: Spiros Androutsos who could only play in 10 of the 22 matches. Most Improved Player: Peter Mersi. Most Promising Player: Greg Fleming. Special Award: William Willman for his contribution to school soccer.
MAN OF THE MATCH Spiros Androutsos St Patrick’s College. Score: 2-0 win. In August we played St Pats College at Kilbirnie Park. In some respects this was a test for the first team as St Pats played in the Premier Grade during the season. On an atrocious ground which made good football impossible we relied on a sound defensive pattern of two sweepers and a defensive midfielder while concentrating our attacks on quick breakaways down the flanks. These proved to be superior tactics for although St Pats enjoyed more territorial play than us they were unable to penetrate our tight defence. For our part we constantly played balls down the line and into the middle and we were rewarded with a fine opportunist goal by Greg Motu from 40 yards, with the goalkeeper out of position, and another goal from our ever reliable striker, Spiros Androutsos. MAN OF THE MATCH Peter Mersi. SUMMARY OF 1st XI MATCHES Played 22, Won 19, Drew 3, Lost 0 Goals For 110, Goals Against 32. Besides almost defeating last year’s National Secondary Schools’ Runners Up, Christchurch Boys’ High School, perhaps our finest achievement was to place Wellington College among the ‘Blue Ribbon’ Colleges of Association Football, with access to competition in Tournaments, National Cups, and Premier Grade Football. In previous years we have not even been rated.
2nd XI Coach and Administrator, David Sawtell The second team had a difficult and trying time during the season and they are to be commended for the way they faced the problems associated with the administration of their team. Through lack of coaches the 2nd XI were required to organise themselves. This was not satisfactory and in future years it can be assured that all school teams will have coaches. I would like to thank David Sawtell who did an excellent job in organising and running the team. His efforts led the team to some enterprising wins. Thank you David for assisting the school soccer and my apologies for not being able to assist you further.
To all boys leaving school from the second team I wish them well and trust that they will continue with the sport. The team was rewarded late in the season with a magnificent 2-2 draw against the first team, and in some respects, the 1st XI was a little lucky to come away with a draw as their opposition rose to the occasion superbly, playing their best game of the season. TEAM: David Sawtell (Capt.), Martin GrahamCameron, Paul Olsen, Keith Middleton, Stephen Ritchie, Roman Meister, Omar Tourkish, Warren Bougen, Stephen Neale, Andrew Foster, Peter Hercus, Nigel England. Merit Awards: David Sawtell, Nigel England, Warren Bougen, Stephen Neale. 3rd XI Coach and Administrator, Lam Dinh At the beginning of the season a group of boys came to see me about the possibility of forming a social team for players unable to practise because of other commitments. The 3rd XI became this team. Starting very well, the 3rd XI unfortunately found that they soon became short of players and it became a constant battle to find boys for the team towards the end of the season. Original team members found the pressure of work and study too time consuming to play sport as well. The school will not be fielding a social team next year for although the idea of social soccer is a sound one, it is not so sound if a regular supply of social players cannot be found. Nevertheless I wish to thank Lam Dinh for his valiant efforts during the season and Alex Szentes for his useful support. UNDER 16 SOCCER UNDER 16 A - Coach, Mr D. Allen Our top under 16 team enjoyed a fine season. Playing in the local championship grade the team came up against very strong Rongotai, St Pats, and Wellington High sides. Our clashes with the latter teams proved tense and exciting. Overall the college side finished third after a bad start to the season. The end of season friendly matches saw us undefeated. Had the team started the season in the same manner as it finished, it would almost certainly have taken the championship title. Our thanks to Mr Allen whose inspired coaching was directly responsible for many fine performances. Thank you David from the boys and supporters. TEAM: Gregory Motu (Capt.), Mark Stevens, Stephen Roberts, Geoffrey Forward, Gregory Murton, Peter Rumpit, Andrew Robinson, Brent Wills, Kaushik Patel, Stephen Goldfinch, Geoffrey Allen, Aaron Dann. Merit Awards: Gregory Motu, Mark Stevens, Stephen Roberts, Gregory Murton.
UNDER 16 B Coaches, Mr McCrea, Mr Buchanan. Administrators, Mr McCrea, Mr Hill. The Under 16 B was composed of boys who were largely under 15. As a result the team found themselves playing against older and bigger boys. However, as so often proves to be the case, brawn doesnâ€™t beat skill. The team started-badly, losing or drawing their first six games, but finished very strongly by winning most of their last fixtures by large scores. The team finished fifth in a hard and difficult grade, which had many teams. The boys wish to thank Mr McCrea and Mr Hill for their fine help and encouragement of the team. Brien and Ray, your services were most appreciated. The success of this young and very enthusiastic team augurs well for a championship title next season as the boys will be playing in the same grade. Good luck during 1980. TEAM: Paul Aitken (Capt.), Stephen Wardle, (Vice Capt.'), Nigel Sanders, Adrian Hindes, Iman Surosyeno, Jeremy Clegg, Mark Tunnicliffe, Damon Papanicoloau, Richard Duncan, Dean Wills, Craig Wilson, Neville Wagstaff, Howard Granger, Gordon Smith. Merit Awards: Paul Aitken, Nigel Sanders, Jeremy Clegg, Mark Tunnicliffe. UNDER 14 SOCCER REGIONAL LEAGUE TEAM: Coach and Administrator, Mr H. Buchanan. The top College Under 14 team played in the Wellington Provincial Regional League Competition. This is an extremely hard and demanding grade and the boys are to be commended for their efforts and dedication to the sport during the season. The team was severely handicapped through lack of facilities and equipment which is so necessary if a team is to succeed at this high level. Nevertheless, through a high spirit and a sense of togetherness the team turned in some creditable performances during the season against much stronger teams. The team competed to the fullest level of their capability and this augurs well for the building of a strong Under 15 local team next season. My sincere thanks and appreciation to the boys for their dedication and to the many parents who regularly watched and followed the teamâ€™s progress. My special thanks to Mr Keith Sanders who assisted school soccer at this and other levels during the season. TEAM: Dwanye Jones (Capt.), Anthony Edgar (Vice Capt.), Cameron Sanders, David Sobiecki, Stephen Hambleton, Philip Ngan, Warrick Morgan, Vivan Chin, Kingi Newton, Elliot Taylor, Gregory Milne, Stuart Robinson, Perry Sue. Merit Awards: Cameron Sanders, Anthony Edgar.
UNDER 14 A Coach, William Willman Administrators, Mrs M. Shilling, Mr R. Meldrum. This team experienced many difficulties during the season. Originally placed in a grade above its level of performance the team struggled through the first half of the season playing teams of much superior skill. The team learnt much from these difficult encounters with strong opposition and when placed in “B” grade later in the season scored some fine victories and turned in other fine performances. I admire the boys in this team for the way they faced, and overcame, the problems inherent at the start of the season. This must stand them in good stead for the forthcoming season. The team’s spirit was always exceptionally high. I should like to thank William Willman for coaching the team during the season. The boys appreciated and respected William’s services and his loyalty to the college football is to be commended. Special thanks to Mrs Shilling who looked after the boys every Saturday and who has consented to be our secretary during the 1980 season. On behalf of the boys I express their sincere thanks to you, Margaret. TEAM: Ian Yarrow (Capt.), Stephan Tiefenbacher, Tony Cox, James Shilling, Max Templeton, Kevin O’Connor, Anthony Bush, Murray Hall, Chris Gulley, Harry Galankis, Stephen Pickworth, Paul Dukes, Phillip Green. Merit Awards: The whole team for an outstanding effort. UNDER 14 B Coach and Administrator, Mr D. Martin. This team played in the local Wellington Under 14 Section 2 Grade. The boys proved to be keen and able players and secured some good wins. The high spirit displayed by the boys can be credited to a fine coach in Mr Martin, who inspired enthusiasm. The boys were a credit to school soccer, always turning up to practices and attending games. I wish them the best for next year. Thank you David for shaping a bunch of individuals into a team with spirit and purpose. TEAM: Tyronne Cullagh, Dio Wong, Roger Hing, Len Peneha, Roland Ng, Roland Kwing, Shaun Eyles, Craig Switzer, Boyd Herrmann, Yusatoki Ishiguro, Keith Dewhirst, Emmanual Kotsifarkis, Craig Gamble, Paul Kristiansen, Robert McKie, Malcolm Young (Capt.). Merit Awards: Roland Kwing, Roger Hing, Len Peneha, Malcolm Young. Mr H. Buchanan, Master-in-Charge.
SENIOR TEAM Coach - Mr V. Paulson Team: J. Keall (Captain), P. Tolo, K. Kincaid, N. Hunn, G. Wells, P. Wotherspoon, M. Swan, Q. Golder, D. Warner, P. Van Krimpen. With only three players returning from last year, coach Mr V. Paulson, was forced to select a young, and mainly inexperienced side. A further obstacle was the limited availability of the gymnasium for practices, and in the latter part of the season we were forced down to one practice a week. The senior team was entered in the highly-competitive under-20 competition. The main problem faced by this year’s side was a lack of height, and this was highlighted by P. Tolo’s absence over the first half of the season. The first few games were spent in moulding together a solid team combination, and then as confidence increased the standard of play showed improvement. With the return of P. Tolo to the line-up the Wellington College team emerged as a strong force in the competition. Following a particularly fine 53-52 win over the highly-rated Porirua team, the College produced some strong performances against the leading teams in the league. Although the over-all placing was low down, the young Wellington College team performed creditably against strong competition. The Friday night college competition proved to be rather unbalanced with only three teams - Wellington College, Rongotai, and St. Pats, capable of producing entertaining basketball. Although some of the games were close, we were unable to defeat either St. Pats or Rongotai, who are currently ranked 4th and 5th in New Zealand respectively. Wellington College finished runner-up behind these two teams. The guard combination of Keall, Hunn, and Golder combined well and proved they could handle the ball and score well. P. Tolo dominated the boards with his aggressive rebounding while the forwards, Warner, Swan, Wells, Kincaid, and Wotherspoon all had their moments.
SENIOR BASKETBALL TEAM M. Swan, G. Wells, K. Kincaid, J. Keall, Mr V. Paulson. Q. Golder, D. Warner, P. Tolo, P. Wotherspoon, N. Hunn.
Regional Qualifying Tournament The first team we came up against was Onslow, who played well above themselves and gave us some anxious moments before going down 60-65. We then played Mana College who had beaten our rivals Rongotai earlier. This game was a fine example of controlled basketball, in which we took the lead early on and maintained to the final buzzer. We then played Rongotai who proved too strong for us and emerged as easy winners. Since we were tied for first place with Rongotai and Mana, there was a countback on points, and unfortunately only Rongotai and Mana qualified, v. New Plymouth As usual New Plymouth sent down a strong team for this annual fixture, but Wellington College was confident of maintaining its excellent record against them. The game began at a fast pace with the Wellington full-court “press” facing New Plymouth into early errors. With J. Keall and Q. Golder hitting from the outside and P. Tolo scoring inside, Wellington jumped to an early lead. New Plymouth were in some trouble at half time facing an 18 point deficit, but came right in the second half. Fighting courageously they reduced the margin to six baskets but this was the closest they would come. With N. Hunn scoring well and M. Swan emphasising the importance of sound positional play Wellington effectively shut New Plymouth out during the final period of play. Final score: Wellington College 79; Swan 18, Kincaid 14, Tolo 12, Keall 11, Hunn and Golder 10.
New Plymouth 56; Gordon 20. At this stage a tribute must be paid to the coaching of Mr V. Paulson. He gives up every afternoon and many mornings to coach Wellington College teams, despite numerous outside commitments. His coaching is of the highest standard and this is reflected by some of the players he has produced. Thanks also go to Mr Stubbins and Miss Liane Pedder for their loyal support. Under 16 Teams Two teams participated in the local Friday Night Competition. The “A” Team, captained by S. Chandler 5A1, finished the season with a won-lost record of 8-4. This was one of the best under 16 teams in several years, having rebounding strength in A. Millar, B. Warren, and M. Kwan and very good backcourt control in S. Chandler and P. Kelly. The most improved player for this team was B. Warren. Team: S. Chandler 5A1, P. Kelly 5A2, A. Chan 5B1, T. Marsden 5A3, R. Swan 5B1, A. Millar 5A2, B. Warren 5B1, M. Kuran 5A2, S. Roberts, A. Wilkins 3B1. v. St Pats B, won 57-12. v. Rongotai Blue, won 36-35. v. Onslow, won 52-11. v. Wellington College B, won 35-28. v. Newlands, won 48-25. v. Wellington High, lost 35-41. v. St. Pats A, won 21-17. v. Rongotai Gold, won 47-17. v. St. Pats A, lost 16-29. v. Wellington High, lost 24-35.
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v. Rongotai Blue, lost 16-18. v. Onslow, won 69-18. The Under 16 “B” Team improved the most this season. Having virtually no experience, the teams’ strength revolved around first year player and captain, B. Watson of 5A3. His competitiveness completely dominated, as he guided this team to a 8-3-1 record. His support came mostly from two Third Formers, A. Keall and D. Joe, who collectively displayed the most junior talent in this school for many years. Team: D. Gee, D. Joe, A. Keall, R. Duindam, S. Henderson, R. Gear, E. Sidler, B. Watson, D. Trow, and A. Juriss. v. Rongotai Gold, won 27-26. v. Onslow, won 39-14. v. Wellington High, won default. v. Newlands, won 18-16. v. Wellington College, lost 28-35. v. St. Pats A, lost 14-56. v. St. Pats B, drew 17-17. v. Rongotai Blue, lost 25-41. v. Rongotai Gold, won 35-21. v. St. Pats B, won 31-24. v. Newlands, won 36-24. v. Rongotai Gold, won 35-30. A combined team from the two Under 16 Teams was selected to compete in a five game series on Saturdays against Porirua and Hutt Valley Teams. This competition was won by Wellington College with four won and one lost. In the August Holiday Tournament Wellington College Under 16 Team finished second, the highest placing in many years. All records achieved by these Under 16 Teams are a credit to first year coach Mr A. Hawes and assistant Mr B. Stubbins. Mr V. Paulson, (Master-in-Charge)
The college swimming sports were held on Tuesday, 27th February, at the school pool, and it attracted over 500 entries. Preliminaries had to be held in the previous week, but this meant the elimination of the average swimmer. The size of our pool and the time allowed necessitates such restrictions. Spectators were restricted to juniors. This too is a shame as swimming is popularly supported and is vital to one’s survival. The Freyberg Tepid Pool is the ideal location for such an event, it is only half a mile away, and is already used by most other local schools. Approaches have been made to use this pool, but no decision has as yet been made. Additions to the programme gave something special to this year’s programme: a clothes changing race, a lilo race, and a staff-prefects race. The standard was very high indeed.
Outstanding individual performances were recorded by four boys in particular: C. Jarvis (Senior Medley, 1-length Freestyle, Backstroke, 3-length Freestyle, and Butterfly). J. Perrot (Junior Medley, 1-length Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke, 3-length Freestyle, Butterfly). P. Muller (1-length Freestyle, Breaststroke, 3-length Freestyle, Butterfly). J. Champion (1-length Freestyle, Breaststroke, 3rd Backstroke, 2nd Butterfly, 2nd 3-length Freestyle). Others who performed most creditably were: N. Brown (1st Freestyle, Breaststroke). T. Launder (2nd Freestyle, 1st Backstroke). D. Jarvis (1st Freestyle, Backstroke). A. Salek (2nd 3-length Freestyle, 2nd 1-length Breaststroke, 3rd 1-length Freestyle, 2nd Junior Medley). All participants and not just finalists should be able to compete on the actual day of the sports, and supporters from all forms should be allowed to be there as spectators. The move to a facility like the Freyberg is a must if swimming is to be encouraged. The day belongs to the enthusiastic, ordinary pupil as much as the able swimmers. Quadrangular Meeting The Wellington Secondary Schools Swimming Carnival was held at the Freyberg Pool on Friday, 2nd March. We entered a very strong squad of swimmers, credit for which must go to their clubs and coaches. The performances and behaviour of our boys was first class, and record after record was broken. While C. Jarvis, D. Jarvis, J. Perrot, J. Champion, and P. Muller did stand out, there were a great number of individual performances from others in the team. We look forward to competing again in this competitive but very friendly meeting. Water Polo We entered three teams in the 1979 Water Polo Championships at the Freyberg Pool. The teams, one senior and two junior, all performed extremely well. The senior team, while having the experience and skill of Chris Jarvis and Paul Van Krimpen, was largely built up from first year seniors. Younger players such as Jamie Champion, Andrew Young, Kevin Avison, Darryl Jarvis, and Bruce Hall greatly added to the strength of our team. Their performance earned them 2nd place in a very competitive grade. Chris Jarvis achieved a great honour in being chosen for the New Zealand Senior Water Polo Team while still only a school student. The two junior teams performed well too, especially the second team which gained 2nd place. The juniors, almost exclusively 3rd formers, enjoyed their season and played well above themselves. The first junior team met some very strong teams, especially from Rongotai
and St. Pat’s, but they fought creditably well and were placed 4th. There will be some changes in next year’s programme, but we look forward to another fine season of water polo. Mr B. Stubbins, Master-in-Charge
McEVEDY SHIELD Wellington College 166 points. Rongotai College 163 points. For Wellington College, McEvedy Shield 1979 was the tensest and the most controversial competition in memory. It was also, despite ultimate victory, the unluckiest for many years. As usual, the preparation of the team was as thorough and zealous as ever. Strengths were obvious and the school approached the challenge with a great deal more confidence than usual. However, with less than a week to go, the school was struck by a virtual epidemic christened at the time “Russian Flu”. A 24-hour illness, this still left its victims debilitated for up to a week. And a number of key athletic team competitors were struck by it. Definite points were lost in many events, but in no grade more than the Under 14 where the effect was shattering on middle distance competitors. On the day of the competition, luck was running really strongly against the College. Where normally team members excel and there are inevitable surprises, in 1979 that spark was missing. There were no surprises and in so many cases hopefuls failed to reach even modest performances. In one event a winning thrower was disqualified for leaving the circle improperly. In general there was a pall of bad luck running strongly against our efforts. Controversy had started months earlier with Rongotai College successfully introducing a motion banning competitors from entering the same event in more than one grade. Barry White had won the senior and 14-year old 100 metres the year before. Obviously other schools felt that inadequate senior athletes needed protection from more capable youngsters. The change was aimed very much at Wellington College. Controversy continued on the day of the competition
when Barry White was disqualified from the Hurdles for knocking a hurdle over by hand in what was an obvious reflex action. In a heated appeal Barry was reinstated, but recriminations over this event continued for months. Then there was the tension as Rongotai athletes ex-celled and our team failed to measure up to expectations. By mid-afternoon there were mere points separating the top two contenders. With only the relays to go there were three points between the leaders. The tension was further heightened when our Under-14 team obviously changed outside its zone on one leg of its relay. This was fortunately not picked up by officials and our teams held their own against a highly motivated Rongotai. The competition ended with an audible gasp of relief from the Wellington section in the stands. The Shield was safe for another year. If it could be retained against those odds, it should be safe for some time to come. NEW ZEALAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS’ TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS This year’s championships were held at Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, Christchurch, and proved to be our most successful ever. More than two thousand athletes took part in the meeting which was held over the weekend of December lst-2nd. The highlight for Wellington College was undoubtedly the winning of the New Zealand 4 x 100 metres relay title, beating Auckland Grammar, who were placed second ahead of Christchurch Boys’ High School. Other national titles went to the senior road race team and to Robert Irvine who won the 2000 metres steeplechase. In addition to these outstanding performances, the College also captured silver medals in the Junior Road Race, Wayne Duckett in the Senior Individual Road Race, and Barry White in the Senior 100 metres. Other athletes to perform with distinction were team captain, John Scott, who finished fifth in the final of the senior 200 metres and high jumper Michael Edwards, who cleaved a personal best to be placed 10th in the country. The most pleasing aspect of the teams performances was the fact that every athlete selected from the College at least made finals, with the majority bringing back either gold or silver medals.
ATHLETIC SPORTS RESULTS 13 FEBRUARY 1979 NEWTOWN PARK STADIUM Event Under 14 100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m 100m Hurdles Long Jump High Jump Discus Shot Put Under 15 100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m 100m Hurdles High Jump Long Jump Shot Put Discus Under 16 100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m 100m Hurdles High Jump Long Jump Shot Put Discus Under 17 100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m 100m Hurdles High Jump Long Jump Shot Put Discus Senior 100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m 100m Hurdles
T. Fereti, 3B4 A. Scott, 3B1 A. Scott, 3B1 A. Gray, 3A2 S. Gray, 3B2 A. Scott, 3B1 A. Scott, 3B1 A. Scott, 3B1 T. Cuttriss, 4A3 A. Scott, 3B1
D. To’o, 3A3 D. To’o, 3A3 A. Ward, 3B4 A. Miller, 3A1 A. Gray, 3A2 S. Gray, 3B2 M. Tapsell, 3B1 S. Gray, 3B2 W. Hall, 3B2 T. Cuttriss, 4A3
A. Scott, 3B1 T. Fereti, 3B4 #* T. Taylor, 3A2 A. Miller, 3A1 J. Perrot, 4A2 D. Moloney, 3B4 M. Round, 3B2 C. Grimshaw, 3B2 S. Grimshaw, 3A2
12.49s 26.17s 63.65s 2m 27.20s 4m 59.9s 16.5s 4.50m 1.42m 20.10m 9.03m
P. Domanski, 4B1 P. Domanski, 4B1 V. Riley, 4A2 V. Riley, 4A2 T. Crawford, 4B3 W. Watkins, 5A3 D. Double, 4B2 B. Hagan, 4A3 A. Newport, 4B1 A. Newport, 4B1
P. Lima, 4B2 T. Gonsakdi, 4B4 P. Rumpit, 4A1 T. Crawford, 4B3 D. Bowes, 4B2 B. Hagan, 4A3 G. Forward, 5B2 P. Lima, 4B2 T. Gonsakdi, 4B4 A. Mackay, 5B1
T. Gonsakdi, 4B4 G. Forward, 5B2 J. Toomath, 5A1 D. Bowes, 4B2 G. Beggs, 5A3 N. MacArthur, 4A2 B. Burgoyne, 4A2 D. Jarvis, 4B3 A. Scott, 4A2 R. Roberts, 5B3
11.92s 25.88s 58.9s 2m 14.8s 4m 49.6s 16.0s 1.65m 5.13m 11.19m 31.3m
B. White, 5A3 B. White, 5A3 A. Shaw, 6Z2 C. Lindsay, 5B2 A. Hercus, 5A2 B. White, 5A3 S. Grimshaw, 5A2 B. White, 5A3 A. Beyer, 5B2 A. Beyer, 5B2
R. Knobben, 6Z1 A. Shaw, 6Z2 D. Burgess, 5B1 A. Shaw, 6Z2 B. Cannon, U52 S. Roberts, 5B2 A. Beyer, 5B2 D. Walker, 5B4 A. Joe, 5B4 A. Joe, 5B4
D. Walker, 5B4 R. Knobben, 6Z1 M. Kwan, 5A2 P. Jasinski, 5B4 C. Lindsay, 5B2 P. Hodgson, 5A1 R. Press, 5B1 M. Kwan, 5A2 I. Watts, 5B3 D. Walker, 5B4
J. Scott, 6E5 J. Scott, 6E5 J. Scott, 6E5 W. White, 6E3 W. White, 6E3 G. Main, 6E2 B. Shadbolt, 7E3 I. Andrews, 6Z5 A. Beyer, 5B2 A. Beyer, 5B2
M. Mak, 6Z5 M. Edwards, 6Z3 M. Edwards, 6Z3 J. Scott, 6E5 B. Elliott, U51 P. Wotherspoon, 6Z5 H. Te Maipi, U51 M. White, U52 M. Morris, 6E3 S. Tarpley, U51
A. Robertson, 6Z2 A. Robertson, 6Z2 D. Harland, 6Z1 B. Elliott, U51
P. Hooper, 6E4 P. Hooper, 6E4 J. Edmondson, 7E2 R. Irvine, 6E2 R. Irvine, 6E2 F. Mexted, 7E3
M. Woodard, 7E1 J. Edmondson, 7E2 R. Hutton, 7E2 J. Bowes, 6Z5 R. Hutton, 7E2 J. Edmondson, 7E2
J. Edmondson, 7E2 J. Keall, 7E1 F. Mexted, 7E3
G. Huffam, 6Z5 P. McIntyre, 6E1 B. Elliott, U51 A. Hutton, 6Z3 I. Deterte, 6R
P. Van Krimpen, 7AM
11.34s 23.69s 55.81s 2m 8.24s 4m 38.73s 14.53s 1.70m 5.75m 11.84m 38.80m 11.78s 24.10s 54.30s 2m 8.82s 4m 28s 16.58s 5.62m 11.72m 33.20m 11.23s 23.44s 54.74s 2m 07.03s 4m 17s 15m 56s
Long Jump P. Hooper, 6E4 F. Mexted, 7E3 High Jump F. Mexted, 7E3 N. Allen, 6R Discus P. Hooper, 6E4 A. Beyer, 5B2 5000m Open Invitation Event R. Irvine, 6E2 B. Cannon, U52 C. Jarvis, 7E1 Graded Events 100m 3rd forms T. Etuata, 5B2 P. Hangartner, 3A1 4th forms P. Larsen, 4A1 H. Davis, 4A3 5th forms A. Pihopa, 5B2 A. Juriss, 5A1 6th forms M. Bevan, 6E3 N. Double, 6Z4 5th years N. Dobson, 7AM P. Solt, 7AM 400m 3rd forms D. Toâ€™o, 3A3 C. Grimshaw, 3A2 4th forms D. Trow, 4A1 J. Nanson, 4A3 5th forms N. Wong, 5B3 M. Wooton, 5B2 6th forms M. Morris, 6E3 M. Kahn, 6Z5 5th years M. Woodard, 7E1 J. Keall, 7E1 1000m 3rd forms D. Clulee, 3A3 and B. Bamber, 3B2 4th forms J. Walter, 4A2 T. Jeffries, 4A3 5th forms P. Lim, 5A2 D. Walker, 5B2 6th forms M. Kahn, 6Z5 M. Morris, 6E3 5th years M. Smith, 6E2 M. Burry, 7E2 Relays 3B3 3A3 4B2 4A1 5B4 5B2 6Z2 6Z1 7AM 7E1
THE NEW ZEALAND ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS The championships which are run in conjunction with the track and field events, saw Wellington College involved in both boys grades. The seniors won the national title, thus completing a notable double having already taken the New Zealand Cross Country gold medal early in the year, while the juniors repeated their efforts at Te Awamutu by winning the silver. As was the case at the Cross Country Championships, the juniors were beaten as much by the system as by the opposition. It is hard to understand the logic in having three only to count at a national level, especially when you â€œconsider the numbers involved. I personally do not believe it reflects the true depth of any one school and would like to see the number increased to at least five in both grades. Our best performances in both grades were: Seniors: Wayne Duckett 2nd Robert Irvine 6th Dallas McCallum 11th Chris Lindsay 26th
J. Keall, 7E1 H. Te Maipi, U51 L. Dinh, 6R
6.24m 1.75m 42m
D. McCallum, 6Z4 (4th)
E. Taylor, 3B3 C. Wong, 4B3 L. Davey, 5A3 G. Tilbrook, 6Z2 C. Andrews, 6R
14.0s 13.59s 12.8s 12.49s 12.36s
D. Ireland, 3A1 G. Freeman, 4A2 T. Marsden, 5A3 N. Double, 6Z4 M. Smith, 6E2
68.2s 65.2s 60.65s 60.81s 56.69s
C. Johnson, 3A1 G. Williamson, 4A1 J. Roch, 5B1 P. Currie, 6Z1 G. Cumming, 7E1 3B2 4A3 5A3 6E3 6E2R
3m 35.39s 3m 05.59s 3m 16.55s 3m O5.O8s 3m 32.63s
Juniors: Tim Crawford 9th Andrew Hercus 11th David Bowes 13th The College would like to thank Robert Irvine for taking part in the road race, thus enabling the senior team to win the National title, even though he was involved in a track final and had in fact just completed his heat of the 2000 metres steeplechase - the event he later went on to win. THE NEW ZEALAND 4 x 100 METRE RELAY The winning Wellington College team in the order they ran were: John Scott Peter Hooper Dean Walker Barry White This was not only the first time the College had taken this event, but also the first National Track and Field Title ever won by the school. The members of the winning relay team would have liked to have had an official photo, however, Peter Hooper failed to turn up at the studio on two separate occasions.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE ROAD RACE TEAM. Winner of N.Z. Road Race Title 1979 N. Hunn, C. Lindsay, W. Duckett (Captain), D. McCallum, Mr B. McCrea (Coach). J. Bowes, J. Silver, M. Roche, R. Irvine, N. Allen.
Cross-Country This year has seen a continuation of the dominance shown in recent years by the Wellington College cross country team, both at provincial and national levels. For the second year in succession Wellington won the New Zealand Secondary Schools title, whilst locally, comfortably retained its Regional Championships. Although not involved in as much competition as last year, the squad nevertheless maintained its unbeaten record and achieved many notable “firsts” especially in the colts grade. It is at this level that the College made its greatest progress, which is a reflection of the tremendous effort and dedication shown by our third formers during the year. Although there were many outstanding individual achievements during the season, two were exceptional. At a national level, Andrew Hercus (5A2) was placed second in the New Zealand Junior Cross Country Championships held at Te Awamutu in June and later in the year, Stuart Gray (3B2) won the Wellington Regional Colts Championships held at Karori Park. In
doing so Stuart became the first individual title winner Wellington College has had in any grade since 1975. COLLEGE-CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Third Form Championships In winning this year’s event, Stuart Gray established a new College record of 16.04, bettering the old standard of 16.13, set in 1976 by Wayne Duckett. Individual Results 1. S. Gray, 3B2 (16.04), new record 2. P. Fraser, 3A3 3. A. Miller, 3A1 Inter-Class Results 1. 3 A3 2. 3A2 3. 3A1 4. 3B4 5. 3B2 6. 3B1 7. 3B3
COLLEGE-CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Colts 1. S. Gray (3B2), 16.22 2. P. Fraser (3A3) 3. R. Currie (4B3) Juniors 1. A. Hercus (5A2), 15.38 2. D. Bowes (4B2) 3. T. Crawford (4B3). Intermediate 1. C. Lindsay (5B2) 2. J. Silver (5A1) 3. B. Cannon (502). Seniors 1. R. Irvine (6E2), 17.18 (record) 2. W. Duckett (6E5) 3. D. McCallum (6Z4). Our sincere congratulations to Bob Irvine for setting yet another College record. THE NEW ZEALAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS’ CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT TE AWAMUTU For the second year in succession Wellington College won the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Senior Cross Country title. As was the case last year, it was the ability of our athletes to run as a team, rather than any one individual performing outstandingly, that clenched the championships for the College. Team Results 1. Wellington College 2. Auckland Grammar 3. Palmerston North Boys’ High School Individual Placings W. Duckett (8) R. Irvine (15) D. McCallum (28) N. Allen (54) C. Lindsay (56) M. Roche J. Silver * Wayne Duckett and Robert Irvine were also members of the winning team in 1978. Junior Team For the third time in as many years, the Wellington College Junior team was placed second at the National Championships and unfortunately once again were beaten more by the system than the opposition. As has been the case in previous years the championships have been decided on a points system involving only the first three runners from each College (five in the Seniors). With more than 300 athletes and in excess of 40 Colleges taking part in the junior grade, it is hard to understand how three only can give a fair indication of team strength and depth and determine the true National Champions.
Team Placings 1. Palmerston North Boys’ High School 2. Wellington College 3. Wairarapa College Individual Placings A. Hercus, 2nd J. Walter, 22nd S. Gray, 30th WANGANUI COLLEGIATE, NEW PLYMOUTH BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL, AND COMBINED WELLINGTON COLLEGES MEETING HELD IN WELLINGTON This annual fixture was hosted by the College and held over the rugged Mount Victoria course. The results were: (Teams) Colts 1. Wellington College (A) 2. H.V.H.S. (A) 3. Wanganui Collegiate (A) 4. Wellington College (B) 5. Heretaunga (A) 6. New Plymouth BHS (A) 7. Wellington College (C) 8. Wanganui Collegiate (B) 9. Naenae (A) 10. Wellington College (E) Juniors 1. Wellington College (A) 2. H.V.H.S. (A) 3. Heretaunga (A) 4. New Plymouth BHS (A) 5. Wellington College (B) 6. St. Pats (Town) (A) 7. Aotea (A) 8. Wanganui Collegiate (A) 9. Naenae (A) 10. St. Pats (B) Seniors 1. Wellington College (A) 2. Naenae (A) 3. Wanganui Collegiate (A) 4. Heretaunga (A) 5. St. Pats (Town) (A) 6. Wanganui (B) 7. Wellington College (B) 8. H.V.H.S. For the first time we had the pleasure of hosting New Plymouth Boys’ High School and thank them sincerely for travelling down and taking part in our annual invitation event. Individual Placings (Wellington Only) Colts S. Gray, 1st A. Miller, 2nd D. Waite, 4th P. Fraser, 11th
A. Gray, 12th T. Taylor, 17th T. Crawford, 1st J. Walter, 2rd D. Bowes, 4th R. Knobben, 6th M. Ritchie, 8th D. Jarvis, 12th R. Irvine, 2nd D. McCallum, 3rd N. Allen, 10th M. Roche, 15th N. Hunn, 19th M. Hunn, 23rd
WELLINGTON REGIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT MOUNT ALBERT PARK - WELLINGTON This year saw Wellington College enter official teams in this event for the first time, although we did win the Senior title, with a composite squad last year. The competition consists of three grades and resulted in Wellington winning two and being placed third in the other. Team Results Juniors (Under 15) 1. Wellington (A) 2. Aotea 3. Wellington College (B)
Intermediate (Under 16) 1. H.V.H.S. 2. Rongotai College 3. Wellington College Seniors 1. Wellington College (A) 2. Heretaunga (A) 3. Wellington College (B) Fastest Laps Juniors T. Crawford, 4th J. Walter, 5th S. Gray, 6th D. Bowes, 8th A. Miller, 10th Intermediate C. Lindsay, 6th A. Hercus, 7th D. Burgess, 9th D. Walker, 10th Seniors W. Duckett, 1st R. Irvine, 2nd W. White, 6th B. Cannon, 10th Seventy-seven teams, representing 18 Colleges took part in the Championships - of which Wellingtonâ€™s contribution was a race record of 11 teams. COLLEGE SHORT CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIPS This annual event which has gained in popularity since its introduction in 1975, was held in atrocious conditions on September 18th. For the first time a Senior/Open grade was included in the Championships, and at stake was the Wellington Harrier Club Trophy, in which was presented to the College at a special assembly by the Club. Results were: Third Form (record 3.01, 1976) A. Miller, 3.10 S. Gray, 3.17 P. Sue, 3.18 Fourth Forms (record 2.57, 1976) D. Bowes, 3.11 T. Crawford, 3.14 J. Walter, 3.16 Fifth Forms (record 2.50, 1975) A. Hercus, 2.56 P. Jasinski, 3.01 C. Lindsay, 3.02 Open/Seniors (record 2.46.6, 1979) R. Irvine, 2.47 W. Duckett, 2.54 J. Scott, 2.55
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INTER-CLASS SHORT CIRCUIT RELAYS This year saw the introduction of these Inter-form Championships which, despite the weather conditions, proved very successful. Form Results (Thirds) 1. 3 A3 2. 3A1 3. 3B4. Individual Third Forms fastest times A. Miller (3A1), 4.21 S. Gray (3B2), 4.28 A. Gray (3A1), 4.29 P. Fraser (3A3), 4.35 A. Scott (3B1), 4.42 P. Sue (3B4), 4.44 Form Results (Fourths) 1. 4A2 2. 4B3 3. 4A12 Individual Fourth Form fastest times D. Bowes (4B2), 4.20 T. Crawford (4B3), 4.22 J. Walter (4A2), 4.23 G. Hall (4B3), 4.28 R. Knobben (4A3), 4.29 N. MacArthur (4A2), 4.31 Form Results (Fifths) 1. 5A2 2. 5B2 3. 5A3. WELLINGTON REGIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT KARORI PARK, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 1979 The Championships, which are run in four divisions, are held annually and attract teams not only from the Wellington area, but also surrounding provincial regions. For the fourth year in succession, Wellington College won the Championships convincingly, by winning three of the four grades. Results - Teams and Individual (six to count) Colts 1. Wellington (35) 2. H.V.H.S. (110) 3. St. Pats (Town) (185) Juniors 1. Wairarapa College (70) 2. Rongotai (90) -• 3. Wellington College (113) Intermediate 1. Wellington College (54) 2. H.V.H.S. (103) 3. St. Pats (Town) (122) Seniors 1. Wellington College (49) 2. Naenae (91) 3. Rongotai (159).
Individual Best Performances Colts S. Gray, 1st A. Miller, 3rd D. Waite, 4th R. Currie, 8th A. Gray, 9th P. Fraser, 10th Juniors T. Crawford, 5th D. Bowes, 7th J. Walter, 13th N. McArthur, 23rd S. Wylds, 32nd M. Ritchie, 33rd Intermediate A. Hercus, 2nd C. Lindsay, 7th D. Burgess, 8th J. Silver, 10th B. Cannon, 12th B. Gray, 15th Seniors R. Irvine, 2nd D. McCallum, 3rd W. Duckett, 6th B. Durrant, 12th N. Allen, 13th M. Roche, 14th THE FIRE STATION RUN The College record of 14.19 was broken early in the year by Robert Irvine when he completed the distance in 13.57. Second in the race was Wayne Duckett who also managed to run below the existing record with a time of 14.18. WELLINGTON ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS The College won the championships for the second year in succession, winning the Senior/Open Grade, finishing second in the Juniors and third in the Intermediates. Best Individual placings: Seniors R. Irvine, 1st D. McCallum, 3rd W. Duckett, 6th Intermediates C. Lindsay, 3rd. Juniors T. Crawford, 4th D. Bowes, 5th. One hundred and thirty teams took part in the championships, with Wellington’s contribution being a record 18 teams.
1979 was a particularly active year in tennis, with events centring around the Wellington Secondary School Tennis Championships, inter-College fixtures, and our own school championships. The most exciting aspect of tennis this year was the many fine junior players developing who contributed extremely prominently in school competitions. These younger players are a product of superior coaching at club level and they will give Wellington College outstanding teams in years to come. Twelve players, junior and senior, took part in the Wellington Secondary Schools’ Tennis Championships held at Central Park in February. Callender, 4A2, made the senior semi-finals having defeated Wotherspoon, 6Z5, in the quarter finals, while Jeffries, 4A3, made the final of the junior championship. Callender proved to be an outstanding player for his age and playing No. 1 for the school is a remarkable achievement. The Senior A and B teams travelled to Napier, February 26 and 27, to compete against Napier Boys’ High. The competition consisted of singles, doubles, and reverse
doubles and the results were the following: A team lost 11-4. B team won 9-6. Callender, Hutton, Wotherspoon, and Davy recorded victories in the A competitions and Jeffries, Tarpley, and Edgar were in top form in the B team. This new competition was successfully organised by Napier Boys’ High in conjunction with the Napier/ Wellington cricket fixture, and the College looks forward to welcoming the return visit of Napier in 1980. The annual Quadrangular Tournament this year was held in Auckland. Attended by P.N.B.H.S., Hamilton B.H.S., Auckland Grammar, and Wellington College, the tournament was expected to be a clash between Grammar and Palmerston North, Hamilton and Wellington. This year Auckland Grammar easily won, followed by Palmerston, Wellington, and Hamilton. The Wellington team was very much a junior team with six of the seven players eligible to represent the College next year. The team was made very welcome by the Auckland hosts and Wellington will be hosting the tournament in 1980. Wellington College had four teams this year competing in graded events on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons in and inter-college fixture between Rongotai, St. Patrick’s, Scots, and Wellington. It is doubtful if we will continue to participate in this competition in 1980 as distances to travel and unreliability of players can make it unrewarding. The addition of a newly constructed court behind Firth House and the purchase of additional nets was welcome for the Senior and Junior Championships held
TENNIS TEAM L. Davy, P. Wotherspoon, S. Tarpley, G. Motu. T. Edgar, G. Callender, T. Jeffries.
in the third term. Weather and examinations interrupted competition but it was finally completed in mid-November. Results Senior Championship Semi-finalists: I. Painter, G. Callender, P. Wotherspoon, G. Motu. Winner: G. Callender defeated G. Motu 6-3, 6-0. Junior Championship Semi-finalists: T. Jeffries M. Duffy, T. Edgar, L. Turner. Winner: T. Jeffries defeated L. Turner in the final 6-0, 6-1. Congratulations to Callender and Jeffries as Senior and Junior Champions respectively. The Doubles competition was never completed owing
This year, 1979, has seen a marked rejuvenation in cricket played at the College from both pupils and staff as well as from improved coaching facilities and money grants provided by the Wellington Cricket Association and the Norwood Trust. Three new staff members, Mr R. Anderson, Mr R. Corliss, and Mr H. Buchanan have played or coached so that nearly all of the nine cricket teams have had coaching and Saturday supervision some time during the season. In addition to coaching services provided by Mr Somerby, Mr Walls, and Mr Farland, an umpire’s course, supervised by Mr Bradley early in the third term, proved popular with about a dozen junior cricketers. Mr Bradley and Mr Michael also assisted with umpiring duties during the 1st and 2nd XI inter-school fixtures. Mr Farland’s 4th XI has re-entered in the 2E grade at the start of the 1979-80 season after finishing second in the 1D grade. As in previous years, a number of parents have generously given their Saturdays transporting players and gear, supervising games discreetly, so greatly assisting in their teams’ enjoyment of some closely fought matches. The College is greatly appreciative of their interest shown. Mr M. Sherlock from the Karori Club again found time to coach the 4A side cheerfully and enabled a number of players to improve their
to delays caused by weather and examinations, but the sports festival in the third term produced keen doubles competition. Thanks to Mr Stubbins, Mr Paulson, and Mr Porter for assistance with team selection and organisation. 1979 Honours Pockets A. Yee, 7AM R. Hutton, 7E2 P. Wotherspoon, 6Z5 I. Painter, 6Z3 N. Hunn, 6Z1 R. Press, 5B1 S. Tarpley, U51 G. Motu, 5B4 L. Davy, 5A3 G. Callender, 4A2 T. Jeffries, 4A3 T. Edgar, 3B3 Mr G. I Reynish, (Master-in-Charge)
fielding and stroke play. Mr Bruce Edgar, the Wellington Cricket Association’s coach, conducted a regular coaching clinic on Monday afternoon at the Victoria University gymnasium for a squad of 12 third and fourth formers. They greatly enjoyed the indoor facility as well as his patience and interest. Mr Wes Armstrong who prepares all city council wickets, generously assisted our groundsman in resurfacing Numbers 1, 2, and 5 wickets during the August holidays. Although playing surfaces already show an improvement, it will be a gradual process before our wickets do not crumble to the extent that they have done in the past. Due to the heavy continuous use our grounds are subjected to during the winter and frequently wet spring weather, the preparation of our wickets for two day club cricket is a slow, time consuming task. Different bails, a grass mire, individual weed spraying and fertiliser applications are now costly items and the Norwood Trust has, as in previous years assisted with a generously in-creased grant to cover these costs, as well as providing money for cricket gear. Mr D. Grey and Mr M. Scott-Smith from the Collegians Club again gave up their time to coach and captain our 2nd and 3rd XI’s. Every largely due to their cheerfulness and skilled captaincy, the Seconds won the 2D grade and the Thirds came third in the 2E grade behind Newlands College 1st XI and Marist St. Pats. Mr J. Kippenberger again helped with some slow batting problems with the Third XI. In conclusion cricket at the College is a popular, interesting game when regular practices are attended and Saturday games are played in such a way that individual concentration and patience bring their reward. As a result of the efforts of coaches, parents staff members, Karori and Collegian Club members, many boys have shown noticeable improvement in
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their batting, bowling, and fielding especially. R. Boon, B. Hunt, A Miller, and B. Hagan were selected for the Wellington 3rd and 4th form representative team that played in the North Island tournament held
at Pukekohe during the last week in January 1979. M. Warner was chosen for a trial game held to assist in the selection of the Wellington Brabin Shield team. Mr A. Yule, Master-in-Charge
1ST XI CRICKET P. Kelly, M. Woodard, R. Nimmo, R. Gair, J. Keall, M. Roche, R. Jones, D. Johansson, O. Chew Lee. B. Durrant, M. Warner, Mr P. Walls, D. Mann, T. Ritchie. 1ST XI Coach: Mr P. J. M. Walls
This yearâ€™s team was a well-balanced one, containing no outstanding individuals but rather several players capable of making regular contributions with bat and ball to the team effort. For once it is satisfying to report that the XI possessed three or four batsmen capable of building an innings of substance - a rare feat in the past two seasons. Brian Durrant, Richard Gair, Marc Warner, Tim Ritchie, and Jon Keall at least demonstrated the skills and power which they had long promised. With some of these players returning next year and with the expectation of runs from Paul Kelly (who has already made some useful contributions) and Reece Nimmo, one can see this trend continuing. While the bowling attack lacked the blistering pace of last year, in Mark Woodard and Richard Gair the team had two opening bowlers of stamina and some guile who were well supported by the two spinners, Ritchie and Durrant. To this quartet Jon Keall provided muchneeded relief on many occasions. Marc Warner handled his team well and was able to discharge his role as captain with little diminution of his contribution as a batsman.
The following team members received Caps and Honours Pockets in November 1979: B. Durrant, R. Gair, D. Johansson, J. Keall, T. Ritchie, M. Warner. At the same time M. Woodard, R. Nimmo, R. Jones, D. Mann, and P. Kelly received Honours Pockets. INTER-SCHOOL FIXTURES v. Napier Boysâ€™ High School 26-27 February 1979, at Napier. The inaugural fixture with Napier was affected by rain and thereby reduced to a one innings each contest. Play commenced at 1.10 on the first day and Napier scored slowly on a damp pitch to compile 165 runs in 320 minutes. G. Jones held the Napier innings together in compiling 65 and offering several chances. Beginning their innings at 10.20 the next day Wellington after an early setback comfortably passed the Napier total in compiling 197/8 which featured a fine 61 n.o. from Jon Keall. Napier 165 (Jones 65, Davie 27, Giddens 21) Ritchie: 23-6-45-6. Gair: 10-4-17-2. Woodard: 18-8-22-1. Jones: 3.2-1-8-1. Wellington College: 197/8 (Keall 61 n.o., Ritchie 37, Gair 30 n.o., Warner 29, Durrant 15)
v. New Plymouth Boys’ High School 6-7 March, at New Plymouth. The honours were shared on the first day’s play in the annual New Plymouth Boys’ High School - Wellington College cricket match held at Vogeltown Park. New Plymouth won the toss and went into batting. They scored 255 after being 226 for 4 at one stage during the day. New Plymouth opening B. Cox scored 97 in 135 minutes, sending the home side on its way to the first innings total at 255. For Wellington College, B. Durrant took 5 wickets for 69 with his “off spin”, during their time at the crease D. Johanson and W. Warner added 80 runs for the second wicket after the first had fallen in the very first over. New Plymouth 1st Innings 255. Bowling: M. Woodard 3-28, R. Gair 0-28, T. Ritchie 1-57, J. Keall 0-39, B. Durrant 5-69. Wellington College 1st Innings. D. Johanson c Foreman b, Moore 33 B. Durrant c Ormiston b Moore 2 M. Warner c Moore b Ormiston 61 T. Ritchie lbw Gordon 30 O. Chew Lee b Ormiston 0 R. Nimmo c and b Gordon 8 J. Keall c Lilley b Gordon 7 R. Gair c Jones b Gordon 25 D. Mann b Ormiston 14 B. Woodard c Lilley b Ormiston 7 G. Kelly not out 0 Extras 17 Total 204 Bowling: G. Moore 2-35, T. Gordon 4-56, I. Ormiston 4-66, R. Moffat 0-30. New Plymouth’s second innings began disastrously against an accurate Wellington attack. The score at one stage was 3 for 9. However, a fine innings from C. Harrop supported by an equally good innings from I. Ormiston saw New Plymouth through to safety at their declared score of 7 for 88. New Plymouth 2nd Innings 7-78. Bowling: Gair 1-21, Woodard 2-10, Ritchie 3-24, Durrant 1-21. Wellington College 2nd Innings B. Durrant c Balsom b Ormiston 26 W. Ritchie c Ormiston b Moffat 7 M. Warner not out 42 D. Gair b Balsom 0 J. Keall c Moore b Ormiston 8 D. Mann not out 10 Extras 4 Total 4-93 Bowling: Gordon 0-25, Moffat 1-10, Balsom 1-34, Ormiston 2-17, Jones 0-6. The match ended in a draw.
v. Hastings Boys’ High School Inaugural fixture, 1979 What was supposed to be a two-day fixture was reduced to a one innings each game by the unpleasant weather which prevented a start until 2.15 on the afternoon of the first day. Hastings batted first and serious fielding lapses by College enabled them to reach 207. T. Ritchie taking 4 for 66 bowling for College. It was Ritchie again who was the only College batsman to apply himself to score 35 in the College’s reply of 102. Hastings batted out the remaining 50 minutes to score 45 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Hastings deserved to take the honours in what was technically a drawn game because they applied themselves better in the difficult weather conditions. Hastings Boys’ High School 207 (Rohrs 60, Fair 43) Wellington bowling: T. Ritchie 4-66 and 4-45. (Wiggins 25 n.o.). Wellington College 102 (Ritchie 35, Kelly 14, Warner 14). Hastings bowling: Wilkie 5-29, Rohrs 2-15. v. St Patrick’s College 11/3/79 - 35 over game St. Pats 90 for 7 (Keall 2/21) Wellington College 97 for 2 (Warner 47 n.o., Ritchie 27 n.o.). CLUB MATCHES END 78/79 SEASON v. Tawa 16/12/78 Tawa 59 (Keall 3/24) Wellington College 61 for 4 (Durrant 22, Keall 20 n.o.). v. Johnsonville 13/1/79 Johnsonville 132 for 8 (Keall 4/57). Wellington College 121 for 9 (Warner 27, Miller 19). v. Karori 27/1/79 Karori 251 for 7 Wellington College 222 for 7 (Ritchie 52, Keall 47, Chew Lee 36). v. Scots College 3/10 February 1979 Scots 128 (Durrant 5/16) and 85 for 5 (Keall 2/17). Wellington College 129 for 9 (Chew Lee 34, Durrant 32, Gair 19). v. Onslow 24 February and 3 March 1979 Wellington College 154 for 6 (Durrant 54, Warner 37, Ritchie 20 n.o.) and 101 for 5 (Ritchie 30 n.o., Durrant 25). Onslow 266/5 v. Indians 10/3/79 Wellington College 131 (Durrant 55, Warner 42). Indians 127 (Durrant 3/17).
CLUB GAMES 1979/80 SEASON v. Collegians 20/10/79 Wellington College 172 for 9 (Durrant 64, Gair 38 n.o.). Collegians 54 for 4 (Woodard 3/17). v. Indians 27/10/79 Wellington College 167 for 8 (Gair 43, Keall 46, n.o., Kelly 41). Indians 151 for 9 (Ritchie 5/41, Keall 2/62). v. Kilbirnie 3-10 November 1979 Wellington College 130 (Johansson 26, Ritchie 23, Durrant 20)and 174 (Durrant 39). Kilbirnie 126 for 5 (Gair 4/35). v. Tawa 17/24 November 1979 Wellington College 182 for 5 (Warner 69, Keall 52 n.o., Durrant 25) and 103 for 4 (Gair 45, Keall 18). Tawa 159 (Ritchie 3/13, Gair 3/33). OTHER GAMES v. Wanderers 7/11/79 Wellington College 159 for 5 (Gair 67 n.o., Durrant 25, Warner 22, Keall 22 n.o.). Wanderers 139 for 9 (Durrant 3/19, Ritchie 2/15). v. Wanganui Collegiate (3-4 December 1979) In a game in which each team enjoyed a day’s ascendancy over their opponents, Wanganui Collegiate and Wellington College fought out an intriguing draw in the annual fixture played at Wanganui on 3rd and 4th December. With their travel plans upset by flight cancellations on the Sunday evening and an hour’s delay to their flight on Monday morning, College began batting on a lively pitch to add to their discomfort, after winning the toss. Wickets fell regularly and apart from Durrant (18) the innings folded up. Wanganui’s dominance with the ball was equalled by their batsmen who, aided by some deplorable fielding lapses enabled them to finish the day with 160 for 4 which featured a hard-hit 65 from the Collegiate captain, Pease. It was a rejuvenated Wellington team which exerted pressure on the Wanganui batsmen right from the opening over of their continued innings, and restricted their scoring to 37 runs in the hour before the inevitable declaration came. This period of play was the turning point in the game in that it restored the confidence of the College team, occupied a vital hour to Wellington’s advantage, and inspired the salvage effort which was to follow. The Wellington innings commenced at 11.35 a.m. and it was clear that the now docile pitch would assist the recovery effort. An opening partnership of 103 between Durrant
(69) and Nimmo (37) sustained Wellington’s earlier ascendancy with the ball and apart from the loss of two quick wickets after the opening partnership had been broken, the time-consuming innings continued with further contributions from Keall (36 n.o.) and Gair (23), facing a tiring Collegiate attack and understandably both bemused and frustrated by the spirited Wellington revival. Stumps were drawn 15 minutes before the scheduled time and the game drawn. Wellington College 1st Innings B. Durrant c b Hewitt 18 R. Gair c b Reid 1 M. Warner c b Reid 6 T. Ritchie c b Hewitt 1 D. Johansson c b Hewitt 0 J. Keall lbw b Nancarrow 9 P. Kelly c b Hewitt 5 R. Nimmo c b Kelt 9 M. Woodard c b Hewitt 1 D. Mann lbw b Kelt 3 R. Jones not out 0 Extras 3 Total 56 Second Innings . Durrant c b Duncan 69 R. Gair b Seddon 23 M. Warner c b Hewitt 7 T. Ritchie c b Hewitt 2 J. Keall not out 36 P. Kelly not out 1 R. Nimmo c b Hewitt 37 5 wickets for 185. Wanganui Collegiate Bowling - 1st Innings: J. Seddon 8-4-12-0, P. Reid 9-2-16-2, R. Hewitt 14-10- 10-5, D. Kelt 6.4-4-5-2, D. Nancarrow 6-1-10-1. Second Innings: J. Seddon 11-0-25-1, P. Reid 9-5- 130, R. Hewitt 24-7-45-3, D. Kelt 10-5-15-0, D. Nancarrow 12-0-27-0, S. Pease 16-4-36-0, A. King 4-2-5- 0, A. Duncan 11-6-9-1. Wanganui Collegiate 1st Innings G. Porter c b Gair 0 R. Hewitt c b Ritchie 26 S. Pease c b Ritchie 56 A. Duncan b Gair 60 M. McLean c b Woodard 31 A. King c b Woodard 10 R. Bellerby not out 4 D. Kelt not out 2 Extras 8 Total 6 wickets for 197
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2ND XI CRICKET Mr A.D. Grey Once again the value of the seconds playing as a Collegians Club side was shown by the team winning the 2D grade with 67/2 points, half a point ahead of Tawa B. The Collegians Club, coach and captain, Mr Grey, once again quickly moulded the side into a determined and effective side, and as with all other school sides he has been associated with, he showed the team how to enjoy their cricket as well as winning their matches. The response from and improvement of such players as A. Rutherford, M. Kippenberger, P. McLeod, R. Nimmo, and R. Boon has been due to his example and great knowledge displayed during the games as well as his supervision of net practices, often at some inconvenience to his busy work schedules. P. McLeod headed the batting averages, 34.83 runs, with the highest aggregate of 209 runs. A Miller achieved the second highest total with 201 runs. The experience of such older players as well as R. Walker, A. Sherlock, R. Hanning, and O. Chew Lee meant that one or two players managed to keep the batting together during most innings. M. Roche and R. Thomas were probably the most consistent bowlers, but cricket is a team game and everybody wished hard to achieve the team’s successes. Team: M.H. Kippenberger, R. Jones, D. Mann, R. Hanning, N. A. Collins, A.R. Miller, I. de Terte, R.S. Thomas, A. Rutherford, M.J. Roche, R. Walker, R.A. Nimmo, O. Chew Lee, P. McLeod, (Captain), A.B. Sherlock, R. Boom, B. Durrant, M.A. Woodard, Mr A.D. Grey. During the year, R. Nimmo, B. Durrant, M. Woodard, O. Chew Lee, D. Mann, and M. Roche were promoted to the 1st XI. New members placed in the 2nd XI are M. Lee, K. Allen, J. O’Donnell, R. Waite, J. Teague. Mr R. Anderson, Mr Buchanan, and Mr Sowerby have helped the side get a good start again with these new players,, another aspect of the interest and enthusiasm for cricket. Our thanks to for the interest shown by several parents on Saturdays, v. Palmerston North B.H.S. - March 4th, 5th The annual fixture this year was played at Wellington College in hot, rather windy conditions on a pitch that tended to crumble on the second afternoon. On winning the toss, McLeod chose to bat and by afternoon tea, the side had scored 205 runs. Hodgson and Rutherford gave the side a useful start, and after some hesitant stroke play against tight bowling, Barnett hit out well for 60 runs, Rutherford a patient 22, while Baddeley, Kippenberger, Roche, and Boon carried the total to over 200 runs. At close of play, Palmerston with a slightly faster run rate, had scored 95 runs for 2 wickets. In hot, windy conditions on the second morning the middle order Palmerston batsman lifted their scoring rate
against a steady attack by Roche, Barnett, and McLeod. Dunn hit 95 before being caught on the leg boundary. Facing a deficit of 112 runs when Palmerston were dismissed for 317 runs, the home side tried to play for a draw, a difficult task on a deteriorating pitch. Some patient batting by Kippenberger, 24, and McLeod, 41, helped avoid a collapse and the sides total of 96 runs against a tight attack was reasonably creditable, not enough runs however to avoid an innings defeat. Scores: 2nd XI 205 (N. Barnett 60, A. Rutherford 22, M. Roche 20), and 96 (P. McLeod 41, M. Kippenberger 24). Palmerston North B.H.S. 317 (M. Roche 4 for 116, R. Thomas 5 for 104). CLUB MATCHES January-March, 1979 v. Johnsonville - Win by 66 runs 2nd XI 112. (Sherlock 44 n.o., Walker 24). Johnsonville 46 (Sherlock 6-11). v. Tawa A - Win by 58 runs 2nd XI 162 for 6 (P. McLeod 69 n.o. R. Nimmo 46, I. de Terte 19). Tawa A 104 (R. Thomas 3-16, P. McLeod 3-28). v. Tawa B - Win by 7 wickets 2nd XI 192, (Murray 59, Woodard 27, I. de Terte 20), and 40 for 3. Tawa B 58 and 170 (M. Woodard 3-23 and 3-26). v. Onslow - Win by 171 runs 2nd XI 95 (de Terte 21) and 175-5 declared (A. Miller 55, P. McLeod 38, A. Rutherford 35). Onslow 59 (Roche 4 for 5) and 40 (M. Roche 4 for 11 (13 for 16 for match), v. Rongotai - Win by 54 runs 2nd XI 122 (O. Chew Lee 28, Collins 24, Kippenberger 20). Rongotai 68 (R. Thomas 3 for 22). October - December 1979 v. Johnsonville - Win by 4 wickets Johnsonville 78 (Sowerby 3-14, Grey 5-23). 2nd XI 79 for 6 (McLeod 40 n.o.). v. Tawa B - Win by innings and 13 runs 2nd XI 204 for 6 declared (McLeod 56, Boon 46, Buchanan 24). Tawa 58 (Boon 3-8, Allen 3-14) and 133 (McLeod 5-19, Boon 3-23). v. Onslow - Win by 11 runs 2nd XI 94 (Rutherford 37 n.o .) and 110 (Boon 30, Kippenberger 24). Onslow 92 and 101 (McLeod 6-31).
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v. Rongotai - Win by 160 runs 2nd XI 121 (Boon 25, O’Donnell 24) and 156 for 3 declared (Rutherford 79, Boon 52). Rongotai 84 and 33 (Lee 5-13, Waite 4-16). v. Plimmerton - Win by 117 runs 2nd XI 177 for 7 declared (McLeod 71, Boon 48). Plimmerton 60 (Grey 3-13, Allen 4-4). 3RD XI CRICKET Mr M. Scott-Smith Team: P. Kelly, J. Phillips, M. Abernethy, T. Dawden, Mr M. Scott-Smith, Mr J. Kippenberger, M. Kippenberger, P. Hodgson, K. Allen, M. Roche, M. Hall, S. Goldfinch, K. Mitchell, N. Collins, J. Teague, S. Doyle, C. Love, R. Thomas, A. Miller, B. Hunt. CLUB MATCHES - RESULTS January - March 1979 v. Marist St. Pats - Loss by 7 wickets 3rd XI 41. Marist St. Pats 43 for 3. v. Tawa B - Win by 8 wickets Tawa B 130 (Roche 3 for 33). 3rd XI 131 for 2 (P. Hodgson 32). v. Thorndon - Win by 10 wickets Thorndon 116 and 94 (Teague 4-19). 3rd XI 198 (Phillips 65) and 10 without loss. v. Newlands 1st XI - Loss by 34 runs Newlands 128 for 9 (Phillips 4-42). 3rd XI 94 (Dowden 24 n.o., Hodgson 12). Results: October - December 1979 v. Plimmerton - Win by 28 runs 3rd XI 137 for 6 (A. Miller 32, S. Goldfinch 27, Phillips 21). Plimmerton 109 (Hall 4 for 25). v. Marist St. Pats. A draw Marist St. Pats 144 for 8 declared (Hall 2-33, Hunt 2-17) and 108 for 3 declared. 3rd XI 90 (Hagan 15 n.o.) and 162 for 4 (A. Miller 50, J. Phillips 38). v. Tawa B - Draw 3rd XI 139 (A. Miller 56) and 1]6 for 1 declared . (A. Miller 59 n.o., Abernethy 20 n.o.). Tawa B 64 (B. Hunt 3-17, Abernethy 2-4) and 124 for 7 (B. Hunt 3-15, Phillips 2-15). v. Tawa A - Draw Tawa A 121 and 152 for 7 (B. Hunt 3-29, M. Scott-Smith 5-21, S. Gold finch 2-0). 3rd XI 153 (M. Scott-Smith 82). v. Johnsonville - Loss by 5 wickets 3rd XI 113 for 7 (A. Miller 48, Hagan 18 n.o.) Johnsonville 115 for 5 (Phillips 2 for 42).
4TH XI CRICKET Mr B. Farland The team had a nucleus of players from C. Monigatti’s ID side that finished second to their rivals, Collegians, at the end of the 1978-79 season. In October this year the side was re-formed in the 2E grade so playing with the 3rd XI. The side included the following players: Team: T. Burns, A. Malcolm, G. McMeekin, N. Barnett, A. Rutherford, A. Richards, N. Hutton, A. Hutton, A. Swann, S. Baddeley, Mr E. Duffill, M. Lee, Mr Farland, M . Robinson. A. Rutherford and M. Lee were placed in the 2nd XI during the year. RESULTS January - March 1979 (ID Grade) v. University - Win by 3 wickets University 133 (Beere 3-8, Selley 2-21, Malcolm 2- 12). 4th XI 135 for 7 (Selley 30). v. Karori - Win by 3 wickets Karori 52 and 137 for 7 declared (Barnett 3-53). 4th XI 113 for 6 declared (Rutherford 35 n.o., Boon 34 n. o.) and 77 for 7. v. Collegians - Loss by 4 runs Collegians 114 and 103 for 3 declared (Burns 4-23 Barnett 3-28). 4th XI 110 and 82 for 7 (Burns 52, Malcolm 45). v. Indian Sports - Win by 117 runs Indian Sports 110 (A. Malcolm 3-27) and 53 for 2. 4th XI 217 for 7 (A. Malcolm 117, M. Lee 31, R. Boon 27 n.o.). v. University B - Win by 88 runs 4th XI 176 for 9 declared (Baddeley 66, Barnett 35). University 88 and 34 for 0, (Baddeley 6-16, Barnett 2-12). v. Kilbirnie B - Win by 41 runs 4th XI 179 (Barnett 92 n. o., A. Malcolm 27). Kilbirnie 138 for 9 (T. Burns 4-60, M. Lee 3-17). v. Tawa - Win by 23 runs 4th XI 142 runs (Baddeley 43, Burns 41). Tawa 119 (Barnett 7-31, Baddeley 2-22). RESULTS October - December 1979 (2E Grade) v. Tawa A - Win by 7 wickets Tawa 117 (Baddeley 4-23, Barnett 3-26). 4th XI 122 for. 3 (Baddeley 55 n.o., Malcolm 27). v. Plimmerton - Draw 4th XI 251 for 8 declared (Barnett 123, Baddeley 81). Plimmerton 57 and 159 for 7 (M. Lee 6-19, S. Baddeley 3-28).
v. Johnsonville - Draw 4th XI 214 for 3 declared (Barnett 128 n.o., T. Preston 57), and 97 for 7 declared (Barnett 34). Onslow 159 (Barnett 5-3, Baddeley 4-30) and 111 for 9 (A. Hutton 4-7). v. Indian Sports - Win by 6 wickets Indian Sports 98 (Hutton 5-30, Duffell 5-36) and 73 (Duffell 3-6). 4th XI 93 and 81 for 4 (Barnett 43 n.o.). v. Marist St. Pats - Loss by 7 wickets 4th XI 62 Marist St. Pats 65 for 3 (Beere 3-25).
3RD FORM “B” TEAM Mr D. Sowerby Team: I. Miller, S. Malcolm, G. Ballantyne, P. Newmayr, H. Hayman, P. Maunder, C. Jolliffe, D. Barrowman, C. Grimshaw, C. Kahn (Captain), R. Hing, N. Austin, S. McMeekin, A. Ward, S. Catchpole, D. Clulee, P. Fage, C. Gamble, C. Hall, K. O’Connor. Results: Games played 7, won 7, lost 0.
5TH XI CRICKET Two XI’s were entered, as 5th XI “A” and “B” sides in the Secondary Schools Open Grade Competition in the first term. The teams were as follows:“A” Team: Q. Golder, J. Campbell, J. O’Donnell, P. Grattan, D. Allen, M. Stevenson, S. Roberts, M. Stevens (Captain), R. Boag, G. Stephen, B. Gordon, D. Warner, G. Beasley. “B” Team: A. Hutton, B. Murray, C. Dell, R. Meek, R. Bussell, R. Waite, A. Ritchie, D. Painter, D. McCallum, D. Goddard, C. Huffem, J. Bowes, A. Robertson. RESULTS “A” team. Games played 8, won 5, lost 3. “B” team. Games played 4, won 1, lost 3 (1st term only). 4TH FORM “A” TEAM Mr M. Sherlock Mr B. Tunnicliffe Team: B. Hunt (Captain, 1st term), B. Hagan, A. Gair, T. Crawford, S. Hambleton, A. Robinson (Captain, 3rd term), M. Tunnicliffe, M. Ritchie, G. Coldham, D. Woodard, W. Baddeley, T. Allen (3rd term), I. Gault (3rd term), C. Ward (3rd term). Results: Games played 9, won 7, lost 2 4TH FORM “B” TEAM Mr A. Hawes Mr R. Anderson Team: C. Wilson (Captain), R. Gear, W. Owen, S. Langridge, D. Gerrard, A. Cousins, J. Nanson, C. Meek, M. Thompson, I. Gault, A. Cowie, R. Scelley, S. Donaldson, D. Wilkinson, R. Duncan. Results: Games played 9, won 6, lost 3. 3RD FORM “A” TEAM Mr B. Farland Mr D. Sowerby Team: T. Launder, D. Malony, R. Kerr, A. Keall (Captain), M. Barnett, W. Bamber, C. Sanders, A. Miller, R. Keast, D. Ireland, D. Waite, M. Tapsell. Results: Games played 9, won 5, lost 4. This page sponsored by: Hallensteins, Cuba Mall, suppliers of college uniforms and sports gear
Parents' Association Officers of the Association, 1979-1980 President: Mr Jim Currie Vice-President (Senior): Mr Maurice Andrews Vice-President (Junior): Mr Graham Roche Hon. Secretary: Mr David Dobson Hon. Treasurer: Mr George Speirs Committee: Elected at the Annual General Meeting: Duncan Amos, Sherlie Barr, Shirley Bettelheim, Ray Burrell, Margaret Dukes, David Emanuel, Jill Goddard, Tonny Jansen, Alison Jarvis, Ngaire Lockie, Thelma MacIntyre, Judy Main, Glen Robertson, Robyn Shaw, Ivan Solt, Lorna Stevenson, Peter Turner, Allette Williams, Tong Young. Appointed by the College Mothers: Mrs Barbara Seddon. Ex Officio: Mr H.G. Rees-Thomas (Headmaster) Hon. Auditor: Mr C.W. Grattan. The Executive has pleasure in presenting its Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for the year ending 31 December 1979. Financial Overall support remains encouraging but it could be better. Direct donations from 420 families should total $3,500. (387 = $2812, in 1978). It is of interest to note that by October 1979, 258 families had donated $2282 (216 = $1613, 1978) and that the 560 reminder notices boosted income by a consistent $1200 in each year. For a total income between $5000 and $6000 we rely on about $3000 from direct donations with the balance coming from fund-raising projects. If we are to continue to fund the essential capital improvements recommended by the Headmaster, it will be necessary for more than half the total families to donate by subscription. The 1979 committee had $6500 in hand. Prior commitments included Fives Courts $3200, Memorial Clock $180, Listening Post $106, Science Dept. $233, Art Dept. $435, Gorse Spraying $180, and Planters for Memorial Window bay $150, leaving $2000 uncommitted. In keeping with stated policy a further $1750 was then allocated for the school purchases detailed later, and the anticipated $1200 response to the reminder notices is for a second Fives Court. The Canteen and Social Hall (Little Theatre) Account is run separately and the $1500 from rentals has been allocated providing tea-making facilities in the reception area, and to carpeting the Little Theatre when overdue internal spring cleaning has been attended to. Fund Raising Canteen/Little Theatre Block: Rentals are used solely for the maintenance and running costs of this block, with any surplus then allocated to improvements.
Parents have a substantial investment in this amenity and 1980 could see a timely review, to determine where further improvements could be expected to increase the use of the facility. Mid-winter Social: Saturday, 30 June, was the evening chosen for boys, their parents, and the teachers to get together socially. Entertainment included the school orchestra, a short play, a senior boys’ band, and displays of work and activities together with some of the equipment funded by parents’ donations. The standard of art was outstanding and this prompted genuine interest in the possibility of purchasing. A nominal charge of $1 per adult attending covered incidental expenses and supper, and support was sufficient to enable the committee to pre-sent the Head Boy with $100 towards any improvement that the School Council cared to select. Music Hall Evening: Saturday, 11 August, was to prove the highlight of our year when an audience to 400 filled the Assembly Hall to become part of an outstanding evening of vaudeville with the Capital Entertainers. Senior Vice-President Maurice Andrews demonstrated his skills in organisation, by putting together a mix of entertainment, catering, and receptive audience to provide enjoyment for all and icing on our fund raising with a profit of $1150. It was a learning experience and the carefully documented observations suggest that we could well consider a similar evening, that with a little fine tuning could be even better socially and profit wise. Library Appeal: The school library is large and modern but the shelves are still too empty. The association has continued the practise of displaying recommended and topical books on parent/teacher interview nights. Parents are invited to contribute half the cost of a book. The donation is appropriately acknowledged inside the cover and the Association then subsidises each purchase on a $1:1 basis. Fund Allocations Library: $550 - to subsidise $543 from parents’ purchases. Little Theatre: $1500 - for tea-making facilities and carpeting. Equipment Purchases: $1750 - final allocation (October) for items not provided by Government education grants. These include: Industrial Vacuum Cleaner (woodwork) $250, two Radio/Cassette Recorders (Social Studies and English Depts) $130, two Cassette Recorders (Language Dept.) $200, Technical Drawing gear $76, six Power Supplies (Science) $240, Torso Model (Science) $180, Safety Mantle (Science) $180, Van de Groaf Generator $235, two Overhead Projectors $220, Displayometer (Science) $40. $1100 - spent during the year on: Duplicating Machine $400, Music Dept. $160, Slide Projector $180, Staffroom Chairs $363. Donations: $250 - Rugby quadrangular tournament
$200, Dry Cleaning Memorial Flags $28.80, and Engraving Cross Country trophies $19.40. Sundry Expenses: $800 - for postage, newsletter, invitations, circulars, etc. Other Activities Open Morning 3/3/79: This opportunity for parents of all new boys to join conducted tours of the school buildings on a Saturday morning is both appreciated and taken advantage of. Formal invitations, a descriptive leaflet, hosting by prefects and boarders all add to this event of the school calendar. Internal Assessment (English) 23/4/79: 55 parents attended an evening forum, led by Mr Girvan, Head of the English Dept. and Mr Catherwood of the English section of the Dept. of Education. The consensus of opinion appeared to be that the points in favour were greater than those against and that the College is handling the situation very well. Mr Girvan is well aware of the strengths and deficiencies in the system and parents were satisfied that every care is taken to ensure complete fairness in the assessment. The Headmaster taped the talks and the lively debate that followed. Careers Forum 13/9/79: The evening format introduced in 1978 was continued successfully, when 32 speakers covered the career opportunities in their fields of employment. Boys from the senior school could select and attend four sessions from a programme. Attendance at 250 was down on the previous year, due in the main to competition with a 6th Form common test, but there is no doubt that this forum must be retained as an annual event. In a comprehensive report, the convenor identifies, timing in the day and in the year, publicity, inclusion of the junior school and some minor adjustments to sessions as needing early liaison between the school and the incoming committee. End of Year Social 16/11/79: The Executive again hosted members of the College Staff, the Board, the Mothers’ Club Committee and their partners at a Friday evening function. Attendance of about 90 was comparable to previous years, and a similar relaxed informal atmosphere was evident. The Five Courts: Will be a reality in 1980. A number of sites have been selected, the working plans are completed, the money for the first two has been set aside, and tenders should be completed in 1979. The Fives Court project is part of an improvement programme that aims to correct a recognised deficiency in hard surface playing areas adjoining the school buildings. The Executive is confident that the parents’ donation of two courts will provide the stimulus needed for the Dept. to meet their commitment to two further replacement courts (destroyed during re-building), and to the sealing of the playing areas surrounding these courts. J. D. Currie, President
College Mothers The attendances at the bi-monthly meetings of College Mothers have attested to the interest in the guest speakers and activities directed towards helping the school. Speakers The theme this year has been the school and its curriculum. Mr Rees-Thomas spoke at the A.G.M. in March, and the new Headmaster was warmly welcomed. Mrs Derry spoke at our April meeting, and, with the use of an overhead projector, gave us a most interesting look at the Economics curriculum. In June our guest speaker was Mr Girvan, who described the English curriculum and explained the process of accrediting. This subject resulted in much questioning and discussion. In August Mr Rees-Thomas accepted our invitation to speak about the College and its future. At our October meeting Mr Michael was persuaded to talk to us about his 30 years teaching at the College. We gained the impression that though there were many physical changes, the qualities of the boys and the school’s principles were unchanged. Our Christmas meeting took the form of a lunch party in the penthouse. Traditionally, this is our opportunity to welcome back past presidents and also to welcome mothers of boys enrolled for next year. Donations to College $300.00 For office furniture. 73.47 New cover for upright piano and cleaning and repair of grand piano cover. 149.00 Calculator for office staff. 120.00 Curtains for Room 307. Made by mothers. 250.00 Various small items needed to help the efficient running of the school. Activities An important function of College Mothers is to operate the clothing exchange. This year we are indebted to Mrs Claire Mexted and her sub-committee for the hours of hard work put into making sure that this exchange operates efficiently. The major share of our income is from this source, and is added to from proceeds of the trading table and raffle at the bi-monthly meetings. Other activities included involvement in Parents Association functions, and dispensing afternoon tea during the Quadrangular tournament. Our grateful thanks to Mrs Power and Mrs Fanning in the office who are always so helpful. We extend a warm welcome to all mothers of Wellington College boys in 1980. Mrs B.J. Seddon, President.
WCOB ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 3565, Wellington. President: - Malcolm Perrett: Phones:- Bus. 898-542, Home 677-542. Secretary:- Peter Martin: Phones:- Bus. 737-777, Home 766-400. The Association had a great deal of pleasure in the appointment of Mr Rees-Thomas as Headmaster and thank him for his close interest and support during the year. We also thank Mrs Power for her assistance always so willingly given and the boys of the College who have helped us at various times. This year has been a busy one for us with our various social activities being well supported. Cocktail Party: This was held on the evening of the Rugby Tournament Final. Some 300 people attended the function which was held in the College Memorial Hall and we were pleased that a number of Old Boys of Christ’s, Wanganui, and Nelson took part. The function proved to be a fitting finale to a day of beautiful weather and good rugby. Golf Tournament: The golf tournament was planned for the Wednesday of the Rugby Tournament but had to be postponed because of bad weather and was subsequently held at the Karori Golf Club’s course in early November. Approximately 40 Old Boys competed in a display of various degrees of golfing ability. Notable efforts were:- overall winner Graeme Drury, best net Don Slade, longest drive Peter Martin, nearest the pin Ken Anslow, worst on the day, most lost balls, most damage to the course Peter Deyell. Dinner for Older Old Boys - 1946 and earlier: This was held in early November commencing with cocktails in the Memorial Hall and a tour of the College complex then followed by dinner at Wareham House. Mr Rees-Thomas gave a most amusing address to the 40 who attended. A function of this sort for the older Old Boys was a new idea and proved most successful. It was some time since they had had an opportunity to gather together and there was a lot of pleasure in renewing old friendships. It is worthy of note that to a man all were impressed with the standard of facilities in the College complex. In Attendance: Headmaster, H. Rees-Thomas. Pre-1921: N.S. Nicol, 1921-1925: F.M. Smyth, N.W. Denton, C.H. Arndt. 1926-1930: S. Bishop, J.C.
Bolland, V.H. Du Chateau, C.C. Middlebrook, G.M. Williams, H.E. Perrett, A.H. Wright, H.F. Stephenson, Kel Cromie, J.A. Carrad, C.J.A. Nyberg, L.W. Hipkins. 1931-1935: A.G. Amies, J.D. Berry, J.B. Craven, J.C. Dellow, Peter Turner, L. de V. Gilbert. 1936-1940: W. Andrews, G.J.C. Fergusson, J.R. Large, Gordon Lindsay. 1941-1945: R.H. Pope, M.L. Svenson, B. Usmar, Spencer Smith, D. Patching, H. Binnie, N. Batten, A.P.S. Smith. Committee: Bruce Waddell, Malcolm Perrett, Alec McRae, Peter Deyell. Apologies: M.A. Craven, O.E. Dormer, A.L. George, Cam Highet, Ian Curtis, Bernie Paetz, George C. Phillips, F. Renouf, N. Brooks, A.S. Cathcart. WCOB Association Branches The following is a list of the branches of the WCOB Association. Any student leaving College who wishes to join the Old Boys’ Association should contact an officer of the branch nearest to where he lives. He will be assured of a good welcome. All branches have a social programme, enabling Old Boys to meet together a couple of times a year, and maintain a contact with the Wellington Branch to keep informed about any special events, occasions, points of interest etc. If there is no branch near to your residential locality you may of course join with the Wellington Branch. LIST OF CONTACTS W.C.O.B. Branches Wellington Branch - President: M.A. Perrett, 15 Burnside Street, Lower Hutt. Telephone: 898-542. Secretary: P. Martin, 119 Messines Road, Karori. Telephone: 737-777. Auckland Branch - President: J.W. Kelly, P.O. Box 1084, Auckland. Telephone: 778-880 (Bus.). Secretary: H.B. Petrie, 17 Spencer Terrace, Takapuna. Telephone: 494-935. East Coast/Gisborne Branch - President: M.R.M. Glengarry, P.O. Box 1241, Gisborne. Telephone: 5001. Secretary: O.F.A. Poole, Island Road, Gisborne. Telephone: 5554. New Plymouth Branch - President: J. Laurenson, P.O. Box 742, New Plymouth. Secretary: J. Burgess, P.O. Box 247, New Plymouth. Wanganui Branch - President: B. Foley, C/o Foley’s Pharmacy, Wickstead Street, Wanganui. Secretary: D.S. Arbuckle, P.O. Box 115, Wanganui. Palmerston North Branch - President: J. Owen, 50 Jickell Street, Palmerston North. Secretary: D. Bowers, 10 Westhaven Grove, Palmerston North. Southern Horowhenua Branch - President: B.C. Campbell, 471 Te Moana Road, Waikanae. Secretary: L.M. Waller, 7 Iti Grove, Waikanae. Christchurch Branch - President: Mac Gapes, P.O. Box 292, Christchurch. Telephone: 796-460. Secretary: J. Grocott, P.O. Box 942, Christchurch. Telephone: 488-529.
Rotorua (Bay of Plenty) Branch - President: John Campbell, 24 Carlton Street, Rotorua. Telephone: 89-934. Secretary: Dick Robinson, Tui Ridge Farm, Ngongotaha, Rotorua. Telephone: 23-540. Hawkes Bay Branch - President: Lance Leikis, Napier. Telephone: (Bus.) 57-579. Secretary: Rick Hill, 7 Ormond Road, Napier. Telephone: (Bus.) 57-394. (Home) 56-074. BRANCH NOTES Auckland Branch: Membership currently totals 465 and in view of the apparent number of Old Boys in the Auckland area, a concerted effort is being made to increase their membership. Over the past year the Auckland Association have been fairly active, such activities including a Golf Day in June, Cocktail Party in July, and culminating in the Annual Dinner in September. A special function was also organised to coincide with the annual 1st XV clash between the College and Auckland Grammar. All functions were well patronised and deemed very successful. Gisborne Branch: Mr L. Field O.B.E. (1910-13). Mr Field was a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps during the first World War and prominent in the farming community founding Fieldair Limited, pioneers in aerial topdressing. Mr Field recently formed the Lawson Field Heart of Gisborne Charitable Trust with a $300,000 endowment. The purpose of the Trust is to provide cultural amenities within the City Centre. Canterbury Branch: Another successful golf tournament and annual dinner after our A.G.M. The branch is well supported. Waikanae Branch: Our monthly social functions are being well attended and enjoyed by all. Our annual dinner again a great success. WCOB ASSOCIATED SPORTS CLUBS Wellington Collegians Cricket Club P.O. Box 3388, Wellington. Chairman - Dave Gray: Phones (Bus.) 729-119. (Home)729-448. Club Captain - Chris Taylor. Phones (Bus.) 729-119 (Home) 753-139. Formed from the combining of the WCOB, Wellington, and College Old Girls’ Clubs, the Collegians Cricket Club has become a strong force in Wellington Cricket. This season, 1978/79, seven out of the 12 teams fielded won their grades, including the Senior Championship. Leading players in the Senior Team include Bruce Taylor, Bert Vance, Richard Reid, Byron Patel, and John Anderson. With headquarters at Anderson Park the Club has the finest pavilion/changing rooms in Wellington and a very pleasant setting, adjacent to the Rose Gardens, for both practice and match play. We cater for cricketers at all levels, both serious and social, and are fortunate in
having a committee of very able administrators. If you are going to play cricket when you leave College we feel sure our Club can offer you what you would hope to find - good teams at your own level, good administration, good facilities, a friendly welcome. WCOB Hockey Club P.O. Box 710, Wellington. President - Bill Percy: Phones (Bus.) 738-267 (Home) 783-365. Club Captain - Tim Crump: Phones (Bus.) 722-483 (Home 768-252. This season the Club again fielded four teams and although we did not match last year’s record of three teams winning their grades we did have a good season. The senior team, which had won the competition for the previous four years, had to be content with second place to Karori in the W.H.A. senior grade but made amends to some extent by defeating them in the D.B. Championship final. We will be looking to get right back on top again next year. We are looking forward to an influx of new players from the College in 1980. 1979 Senior Squad: - Coach: Dave Reynolds, P. Benfield (c), K. Binnie, R. Clay, C. Duncan, H. Dullabh, M. Fitsimmons, B. Genever, H. Ireland, J. Lala, R. Lala, S. Norton, B. Patel. Representative Honours: - Wellington National Tournament Team: P. Benfield (vc) R. Clay, H. Dullabh. New Zealand Colts: K. Binnie, S. Norton. WCOB Rugby Club P.O. Box 710, Wellington Chairman: Peter Brooks. Club Captain: John Sutherland - Phone (Bus.) 851-563. College Liaison: Dai Hayward Phone (Bus.) 850-083. Wellington College Old Boys’ Rugby Football Club had a mixed season but ended on a strong note when the senior team won the Wellington Hardham Cup Competition. Some of the lower grade teams also won their grade or finished close to the leaders. Special praise must go to the J2 team which won every competition match. Many individual players won high honours. Winger Stu Wilson was again selected for the All Blacks and won international acclaim, with some rugby commentators describing him as the most exciting winger in the game today. Al Keown continued to captain Wellington province. He was joined in the Wellington representative team by Laurie Holmes and Stu Wilson. Holmes was also a Junior All Black. Hamish Vance, who only a few years ago was hooking for the College First Fifteen, and who was a Junior All Black in the Australian tour of 1978, gained selection to the Wellington B team. The Club fielded 11 teams from Under-19 Grade to Senior First. Many of the Under-19 team members were
from the College First Fifteen and other College teams the previous season. The big news for the Club in off the field activities was the opening of the new extended Clubrooms, with its new lounge area and mezzanine floor. The wall to wall carpeting, comfortable upholstered lounge furniture, and other facilities make Old Boys’ one of the best appointed clubs in Wellington. College leavers are most welcome, this is your Club, and we look forward to meeting you here next year. Collegians Squash Rackets Club P.O. Box 1815, Wellington. Chairman: John Russell - Phone (Bus.) 725-099. Club Captain: Dave Stephen - Phone (Bus.) 736-477. Collegians Squash Club, who share the sporting complex with the Rugby Club, continues to go from strength to strength. The Club, while not the largest in the district, is certainly one of the most active and innovative. The facilities now provided compare with some of the best in the country. Last year an inaugural Ladies’ Tournament was held
and a high class field was attracted. This year players from U.K. and Australia competed together with most of the top New Zealand women. It is hoped that an international field will be competing again next year. Collegians also held amongst its heavy tournament schedule an inaugural Champion of Champions Tournament this year and all augurs well for this becoming an annual event. Squash continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand and is ideally suited for Wellington where people want a sport which can be played at any time and in any weather. Collegians Squash Club is well placed to cater for this need. It is pleasing to note that the Associated Sports Clubs are all faring well and that our out of town Association Branches are widespread and active. We wish all boys leaving College this year a successful future and look forward to their participation in Old Boys’ Association and Sports Clubs activities. The continuation of College associations through these groups is indeed one of the pleasures of adult life. M.A. Perrett, President
CLASS ROLLS 3A1 Form Teacher: Mrs J. Romanovksy Form Captain: B. Chan.
3A2 Form Teacher: Mr H. D. Buchanan Form Captain: D. J. Bird
3A3 Form Teacher: Mr L. S. Moodie Form Captain: N. W. Brown
3B1 Form Teacher: Mr I. Smith Form Captain: R. P. Martindale
Allan, A. R. Austin, D. R. Banks, T. S. Boswell, M. J. Campbell, A. J. Chan, B. Dukes, P. D. Foster, J. M. Goddard, M. M. Gray, A. J. Grimshaw, C. R. Guthrie, D. H. Hall, C. G. Hangartner, P. J. Ireland, D. K. Johnson, C. B. Keall, A. D. Larsen, D. J. Launder, T. I. Maclndoe, S. J. Miller, A. Ng, J. M. Ng, R. Nicholls, S. J. Spencer, R. R. Stevenson, E. J. Walters, S. M. Wong, D. Woodward, S. J. R. Young, D. B. Young, P. J.
Arthur, W. D. Barrowman, D. K. Bird, D. J. Christie, O. A. Emley, P. D. Eyles, S. A. Gulley, C. J. Hall, R. W. N. Hancock, J. A. Heald, J. F. Hing, R. M. Jones, D. M. Killick, M. G. Malpas, S. C. Matla, T. P. Molloy, R. W. O’Connor, K. D. Patel, D. C. Paul, T. F. Pickworth, S. J. D. Porter, N. M. Sew Hoy, I. (-) Simes, A. M. Taylor, T. J. Templeton, M. C. Turner, M. P. Waite, D. S. Watts, S. E. Wilson, S. F.
Barnes, R. O. B. (+) Brown, N. W. Clulee, D. C. Collard, S. P. Dyne, P. G. Fage, D. ( + ) # Fraser, P. G. L. Girvan, M. R. Hayman, H. R. Hermann, C. E. Jenkin, P. B. Johnson, C. A. Kerschbaumer, P. E. Koleff, S. N. Lechman, J. S. McFarlane, S. E. Maunder, P. J. Morgan, W. J. Newmayer, B. L. Peneha, L. N. Pierce, J. R. N. Roche, M. Round, M. D. J. Salek, A. J. Sarfati, P. G. Shilling, J. E. Sobiecki, D. B. Steiner, C. J. To’o, D. S. Uti, J. Verhoeven, W. J. Yee, R. D. Young, M. C.
Barnett, M. J. Bush, A. R. Bradbury, M. A. ( + ) Cox, B. A. Croxford, B. Desai, N. Dowdall, I. P. Gee, M. R. Green, P. J. Hall, M. G. Hamon, A. R. T. Henderson, A. M. Holthausen, T. M. Joe, D. M. Kwing, R. Logue, D. J. ( + ) Lau Young, S. P. Malcolm, S. P. Martindale, R. P. Miller, I. R. Moore-Jones, D. L. Parbhu, R. Pippos, T. Quinn, M. M. Savage, C. B. Scott, A. J. Sidler, E. R. Tapsell, M. E. Taufale, F. I. Tiefenbacher, S. Tuohy, C. P. Wilkins, A. J.
3B2 Form Teacher: Mrs P. Morrison Form Captain: J. Phillips Alberino, S. G. Bamber, J. W. Bulleyment, J. A. Chezick, D. C. Dahya, B. D. Etuata, T. H. Gamble, C. A. Gault, I. G. Gray, S. B. Gregg, G. C. Hall, W. L. Keast, R. S. J. Kotsifakis, E. Krynen, G. A. (-) Lochore, R. M. Lokerse, R. B. McMeekin, S. A. Miller, C. B. Moir, B. Mountsey-Smith, S. M. Palmer, D. (-) Patel, S. Phillips, J. A. S. Richardson, A. E. (-) Robinson, D. J. Sabi, Y. Tree, M. S. ( + ) Trow, P. G. H. Turner, K. A. Tweed, S. R. Woolford, S. N. 3B3 Form Teacher: Mr D. R. Martin Form Captain: H. Galanakis. Aspinall, M. Ballantyne, G. S. Bhana, K. Cosgrove, G. A. Craig, B. M. Cullagh, T. A. S. Dewhirst, K. R. L. Edgar, A. J. Edie, C. E. Ellery, N. W. Galanakis, H. Griggs, G. S. Herlihy, A. D. Herrmann, D. B. H. Joe, S. A. Kahn, R. H. McNeillage, C. W. Manase, P. Murray, I. S. Nisbet, D. R. Nugent, S. Olymbiou, P. Papas, G. J. Parbhu, N. Speight, A. Switzer, C. R. Taggart, N. Taylor, E. P.
Ward, M. L. Weaver, C. D. Whitney, P. M. Yarrow, I. M. 3B4 Form Teacher: Miss C. Kasoulides Form Captain: T. Fereti. Barnett, M. C. Burns, B. P. Catchpole, G. R. Cathcart, A. B. Chin, V. Currie, D. S. (-) Duffy, M. D. Fereti, T. Gray, C. J. (-) Ishiguro, Y. Joliffe, C. R. O. Kerr, R. J. M. Kirby, G. V. Konig, M. S. Kristiansen, P. B. Liavas, A. McLauchlan, P. R. McKie, R. N. (-) Malony, D. M. Newton, K. A. Paku, J. Periam, G. Roper, D. A. Sanders, C. G. Sue, P. A. Teshler, Y. Tiatia, A. L. Unka, M. Ward, A. R. Wilson, C. R. (-) 4A1 Form Teacher: Mrs E. M. Bradley Form Captain: G. Coldham Bermel, G. L. Bettelheim, F. I. Birch, C. D. Boon, R. J. Coldham, G. J. Cooper, G. L. Dell, J. A. Duncan, R. P. Fleck, E. R. Fung, L. E. Gault, I. M. Granger, H. Hayvice, B. M. Larsen, P. D. Lau-Young, M. F. Meiklejohn, S. D. Morton, D. A. Preston-Thomas, J. Purvis, R. H. Robinson, J. P. F. Rumpit, P. D. Sarfati, J. D. Sim, R. J. Spackman, A. D.
Stewart, I. J. Strange, A. H. Swanson, I. C. Tcikanovsky, M. Ting, D. Trow, D. A. Tunnicliffe, M. C. Waters, H. S. Williamson, G. B. 4A2 Form Teacher: Mr D. M. McHalick Form Captain: M. R. Meier Arrell, S. A. Baker, M. S. (-) Bensemann, S. B. Burgoyne, B. G. Callender, G. P. Cowan, F. J. Daymond-King, M. P. Duncan, A. H. Egan, M. W. Freeman, G. J. Gair, A. J. Harwood, R. M. King, S. D. Knedler, A. J. ( + ) Lawrey, S. M. Lees, S. MacArthur, N. T. Macaskill, H. E. (-) McLaren, L. J. Meek, C. A. Meier, M. E. Melville, A. H. Moss, D. G. Patel, S. R. Perrott, J. C. Pillar, M. J. Riley, V. J. Ritchie, M. D. Sachdeva, D. Scelly, R. S. Scott, A. O. Thompson, M. J. Turner, L. Walter, J. W. Wilson, C. J. (-) Woodard, D. J. 4A3 Form Teacher: Mr R. Meldrum Form Captain: S. Rees-Thomas Atkins, F. A. Baddeley, W. A. F. (-) Buxton, N. M. Bykerk, D. A. Cowie, A. Cuttriss, T. M. Dometakis, M. Elliott, T. A. Gerrard, D. N. Hagan, B. D. Henderson, S. Huber, P. H. Hunt, R. B.
Jeffries, T. J. Keene, D. S. Knobben, R. C. Lange, M. N. Langridge, S. Lilburne, D. M. Martindale, T. Milne, G. P. Nanson, J. Ngan, P. Noble, T. J. Pou, S. Plunket, S. (-) Rees-Thomas, S. Robinson, S. G. Tainsh, A. J. C. Tomkins, M. J. Van Wissen, R. H. Ward, C. Wilkinson, D. A. Wills, D. P. 4B1 Form Teacher: Mr G. W. Woodbury Form Captain: D. Papanicolau Aarons, S. Allen, T. Boars, P. Broder, M. Bykerk, M. Davis, H. Domanski, P. Greenaway, N. Hall, B. Hall, P. Hambleton, S. Hart, G. Holthausen, H. Igglesden, P. Irvine, P. Katsonlis, N. Kippenberger, J. Ludwig, G. McIntosh, S. Morrison, H. Newport, A. Papanicolau, D. Pritchard, C. Roche, P. Robinson, A. Sinclair, R. Son, N. Smith, A. Stolcker, B. Tinkler, M. Turner, R. Ward, J. Wright, M. 4B2 Form Teacher: Mr R. W. Anderson Form Captain: S. Taufale Barantae, G. J. Bevan, D. A. Bhana, R. Bowes, D. M.
Calver, S. C. Counsell, D. W. Cox, G. S. Dawson, D. E. Dileva, R. C. Double, D. J. Grimwood, S. P. Grkow, A. R. Hales, J. M. Horo, D. T. Hunter, C. B. Ifi, F. Jones, M. K. Kilmister, M. Kingston, M. E. Lima, P. McLellan, T. G. Meo, D. R. Owen, W. K. Park, S. Y. Pearce, D. J. Peleti, M. Perry, B. S. Raleigh, B. G. Smith, D. (-) Sullivan, G. M. Tagg, A. C. Taufale, S. Walker, N. D. Verberkt, V. 4B3 Form Captain: Mr M. Fowler Form Captain: K. Avison Avison, K. Brandwood, I. Brown, T. Christie, C. Cosgrove, R. Covsins, A. Crawford, T. Currie, R. Fong, R. Greig, P. Guy, S. Jarvis, D. Johnston, K. Lala, V. Lourantos, A. Macaskill, J. Mclnlies, A. McKeitch, B. Mairs, S. O’Connor, R. Philip, B. Proctor, R. Pryor, Ranj, N. Tziakis, T. Vithal, V. Wallace, A. Wong, I. Wong, C. 4B4 Form Teacher: Mr D. Sowerby Form Captain: P. R. Baylis
Anderson, D. F. Androntros, N. Baylis, P. R. Bougen, G. D. Cleverley, E. Cox, B. Faulkner, G. L. Gear, R. A. Gorgsakdi, T. N. Good, V. P. James, A. M. R Judge, W. B. Koracs, S. G. Lourdes, A. D. Makatea, M. M. Moffot, N. G. Moore, G. S. Nippert, D. A. Passwells, A. Smith, G. S. Tse, D. R. Yule, C. J. 5A1 Form Teacher: Mr R. Bradley Form Captain: J. B. Silver Armson, P. B. Arnold, J. D. Baber, M. J. Beasley, G. D. Bruce, D. G. Chan, S. D. Chandler, S. P. Freeman, C. G. Gee, D. Gock, S. L. Gordon, B. M. Hayston, P. Hiles, J. T. Hoad, G. E. Hodgson, P. G. Juriss, A. Land, J. L. McNabb, A. M. Moss, A. G. Napp, G. O’Grady, M. B. Sclater, A. J. Seddon, R. C. Shilling, C. J. Silver, J. B. Stevens, M. R. Stone, J. R. Toomath, J. W. Vernon, D. R. Walker, C. S. Wiebusch, P. E. Willis, M. J. Wong, J. K. 5A2 Form Teacher: Mr M. B. Pallin Form Captain: P. J. Aitken Aitken, P. J. Batten, D. Boag, R.
Bridle, I. Burt, P. Campbell, J. Crocker, R. Economou, J. Frost, D. ( + ) Golder, Q. Gray, B. Grimshaw, S. Harris, N. Hercus, A. Hindes, A. Hoggard, L. Kelly, P. D. Kelly, W. D. Kwan, M. Langford, L. Lim, P. Lomas, R. McArthur, C. Millar, A. Murton, G. Nowkan, R. Rogers, M. Sanders, N. Sidler, A. Snoek, R. Spiers, D. Wardle, S. J. Watts, P. Wong, V. F. 5A3 Form Teacher: Mr J. Uffindell Form Captain: B. Watkins Abernethy, M. Allen, J. Beggs, G. Campbell, D. Cathey, D. Croxford, D. Cumming, S. Davy, L. Dearsley, S. Devlin, J. England, W. Fleming, G. Haley, C. Iyengar, N. Lewis, S. McLeod, H. McMillan, D. Marsden, T. Marshall, R. Muirhead, R. Muller, P. Nagar, R. O’Donnell, J. Ostler, B. Sewell, H. Shaw, M. Tse, S. Watkins, B. Watson, B. White, B. Wilks, J. Wright, P. Young, A. B. Young, A. D.
5B1 Form Teacher: Mr B. Farland Form Captain: K. Patel Abdullah, H. Anyon, C. Burgess, D. Burns, D. Carras, G. Chan, A. Champion, J. Christie, N. Dann, A. Duindam, R. Gooch, M. Gordine, P. Koopmans, M. Mackay, A. Mackay, B. Mitchell, K. Patel, K. Press, R. Ritchie, T. Roch, J. Schwass, P. Skinner, A. Swan, R. Walters, P. Warner, D. Warren, B. Willman, W. Wills, B. Wong, R. Yendall, S. 5B2 Form Teacher: Ms J. Mackrell Form Captain: W. McGown Adcock, I. G. Andrews, A. C. Barkle, C. Beyer, A. N. Burton, H. E. Clegg, J. Deller, R. M. Dowden, T. R. Feltham, C. Findleton, G. N. Ford, S. Forward, G. Goldfinch, S. L. Hastings, A. J. Hawke, D. M. J. Keith, J. P. Lagoutaris, G. A. Lala, D. Lindsay, C. C. McGown, W. McLeod, J. E. (left) Needham, J. W. Pihopa, A. P. (left) Rayner, A. Roberts, S. J. Shiraishi, Y. Simon, S. J. Stephen, G. W. Stevenson, M. D.
Thompson, S. J. Walker, D. I. Wotton, C. M. 5B3 Form Teacher: Mr C. H. Blaikie Form Captain: W. R. Wallace Angelo, A. G. Bringans, M. J. Butland, S. J. Dell, G. A. Fitchett, S. A. Gaeta, M. A. Groeneveld, S. M. Heald, P. R. F. Joe, N. J. Jones, A. Keddy, A. R. Laurentos, N. Love, C. P. Nimmo, R. A. Oakes, S. K. Pryor, D. E. Richardson, N. M. Roberts, R. T. W. Sherlock, D. N. Soulis, A. Suryseno, I. S. Strauchon, D. (-) Torrens, S. J. Tsigistros, J. (-) Wagstaff, N. T. Wallace, W. R. Watts, I. T. Wong, N. 5B4 Form Teacher: Mr E. P. Haley Form Captain: E. Ete Collins, A. C. Ete, E. Horo, R. P. Ifi, A. Joe, A. G. J. Jasinski, P. C. Knight, R. D. Lees, R. L. Matthews, W. L. Meyer, M. G. P. Moore, D. A. J. Middleton, M. B. Motu, G. D. Naran, K. H. Nixey, G. W. Pene, A. J. Solloway, D. F. Shvarts, A. Sun, A. Singh, V. K. Turner, M. J. Walker, D. K. White, A. P. Wilson, H. M. Wilkinson, D. K. Wylds, S. J.
U51 Form Teacher: Mr R. M. Stuart Form Captain: J. Miller Anderson, G. Bird, S. Duncan, B. R. Eliott, B. (-) Faasalafa, F. Gibson, N. Hales, N. Hares, D. Hodgson, T. (-) McLellan, C. McRae, C. Miller, J. Osborne, P. Papas, L. Read, S. Richardson, S. Roy land, S. St. John, D. Sili, V. Simmonds, M. ( + ) Smith, R. Tarpley, S. Te Maipi, H. Thomas, R. U52 Form Teacher: Mr G. J. Reynish Form Captain: D. D. Park Androutsos, S. Bhana, V. Cannon, B. Chung, D. R. Collins, R. W. Dileva, R. Geraghty, P. Girardin, R. A. Henderson, B. Ifi, U. F. P. Irvine, A. R. James, K. G. Kolinisau, V. Lala, V. Park, D. D. Pattullo, M. P. White, M. W. 6Z1 Form Teacher: Mr J. Cormack Form Captain: G. D. Fung Barr, R. A. Bussell, M. R. Cooper, A. A. Cousins, D. J. Currie, P. J. Desposito, G. Durden, E. J. Field, G. W. W. Foster, N. K. Fuller, M. J. Fung, C. D. *
Galloway, T. N. H. Goddard, D. J. Harland, D. J. Harlen, J. C. T. Homewood, T. Hunn, N. J. Knobben, R. A. McGeown, P. Morganti, B. L. Seddon, P. J. Tapsell, P. J. Walker, M. K. Young, S. 6Z2 Form Teacher: Mr J. D. Tate Form Captain: M. R. Miller Boon, G. R. Breeze, W. T. S. Burns, T. J. Casey, P. J. Chin, P. A. Davis, S. R. E. ( + ) Dukes, M. P. Eastgate, D. G. Gimson, S. J. T. Houston, S. A. Hughes, B. (-) Hunn, M. K. Kirwood, M. R. Lee, M. W. N. Mabbett, C. F. Miller, M. R. Obren, M. P. Patel, A. L. Robertson, A. W. Rutherford, A. R. Shaw, A. P. M. Staples, N. F. Stebbens, F. R. Tilbrook, G. D. Van Zweeden, P. N. Warner, M. L. 6Z3 Form Teacher: Mr M. Grover Form Captain: M. A. J. Seddon Edwards, M. J. Gair, R. J. Hartmann, D. R. Hawkes, J. A. Honiss, S. J. Hutton, A. J. Jenkin, A. S. Kerekes, S. Kippenberger, M. H. Koroniadis, N. Lee, A. L. Mackay, C. P. Miecklejohn, A. M. Nicolson, D. N. Park, H. Painter, I. D. Raffeety, P. S. Ritchie, S. B. Seddon, M. A. J.
Uti, W. Young, S. J. 6Z4 Form Teacher: Mr P. C. Monin Form Captain: M.P. Graham Cameron Austin, N. J. Beckett, P. J. Broad, S. A. Chan, L. Double, N. Hooper, G. M. Horner, I. Gheorghioll, A. (-) Graham Cameron, M. P. Latimer, D. (-) MacFarlane, I. Magnussen, S. Mann, D. McCallum, D. McLean, C. Moffat, A. Peels, M. (-) Pierce, M. Roberts, M. E. Ryan, B. T. Tourkish, O. S. Tziakis, A. Walker, M. (-) Young, R. (-) 6Z5 Form Teacher: Mr A. Hawes Form Captain: M. P. Mak Anand, Y. Andrews, I. L. Bain, C. L. Bowes, J. S. Brown, P. I. Cherick, L. E. (-) Doyle, M. J. Hardman, J. E. Harris, J. K. Huffam, C. E. Kahn, M. Keddy, W. J. Killick, D. J. Mak, M. P. Montrouris, G. A. Richards, A. A. Robinson, M. C. Sachdeva, P. Selley, M. L. (left) Smithie, A. J. Snadden, T. C. (left) Tindle, S. Wong, W. Witherspoon, P. A. 6E1 Form Teacher: Mr R. J. Michael Form Captain: P. J. Hercus Barnett, C. M.
Broder, G. P. Brown, J. D. Collins, P. J. Davis, K. J. Gongsakdi, C. S. Halo, F. I. Hercus, P. J. Jeffries, P. P. Lee, B. C. (-) McIntyre, P. G. McMillan, J. S. Makabkaeo, P. ( + ) Meo, A. J. Overell, M. Robinson, C. S. F. Stancuti, D. Taggart, W. M. Turner, G. J. Wright, G. P. 6E2(R) Form Teacher: Mr P. F. Sutton Form Captain: N. H. Swan Hoy, B. D. Irvine, R. J. Katsoulis, C. Knedler, P. R. Koroniadis, K. Main, G. M. P. Neale, S. J. Robertson, D. J. Short, D. R. Smith, M. R. Snoek, E. A. Swan, M. C. Swan, N. H. Szentes, A. W. Tremayne, T. G. (-) Tong, A. C. Tsavdaridis, A. S. Weaver, N. M. Wiffin, I. B. 6E3 Form Teacher: Mr E. N. Clayton Form Captain: P. M. O’Brien Bensemann, G. R. (-) Bevan, M. I. (-) Burrell, P. R. Dell, C. J. Gault, B. S. Gulley, G. R. Haines, P. D. Hart, K. M. Jamieson, I. B. MacIntyre, G. McKeich, S. A. Malcolm, A. R. Meek, R. J. Milne, G. J. Morris, M. L. O’Brien, P. M. Preece, A. ( + ) Preston, T. R. Roche, M. J. Smith, C. S.
Waite, R. L. White, W. J. 6E4 Form Teacher: Mr R. B. Nightingale Form Captain: P. A. Birch Arrell, M.J. Birch, P. A. Burt, J. C. Good, A. E. Goodwin, R. M. Hall, M. E. Hooper, P. D. Harvis, M. L. Johnston, C. J. Kincaid, K. A. Mcdonald, G. D. Mulholland, M. J. Nendick, D. K. Philip, C. A. Player, W. P. Pointer, W. J. Probert, J. N. Ross, A. M. P. Youmans, J. E. 6E5 Form Teacher: Mr I. A. Hamill Form Captain: S. J. Baddeley Allot, N. M. Baddeley, S. J. Barnett, N. E. Cook, D. Crutchley, M. A. Duckett, W. R. Henderson, A. J. Hunter, S. A. Lear, M. T. McCallum, P. L. Milburn, P. W. O’Hare, J. (-) Penlington, M.J. Scott, J. R. Stewart, J. L. Teague, J. A. Te Moana, A. 6R Form Teacher: Mr P. J. McA. Walls Form Captain: N. F. Allen Allen, N. F. Anastasiadis, P. Andrews, C. R. Bearman, W. Bertos, D. Bradbury, P. M. Chester, D. M. Colledge, W. A. Collinge, R. N. Cotterell, A. C. Cotterell, G. R. de Terte, I. D. Dinh, L.
Edmundson, N. Finlay, T. D. Furse, P. J. Graham, L. R. Hastings, T. W.
Tischler, M. W. White, M. G. (-) Woodard, M. A. Wall, J. Pawson, M. R.
7AM Form Teacher: Mr V. E. Paulson Form Captain: T. P. Simpson
7E2 Form Teacher: Mr N. R. Hayman Form Captain: R. L. Borrell
Amos, P. D. Bentall, S. J. Chan, E. H. C. ( + ) Collins, N. A. Dearsley, R. S. Dobson, G. D. Dobson, N. D. Emanuel, P. Gee, A. T. Johansan, D. R. Johnson, S. Lim, J. K. C. Lockie, D. C. McLellan, D. M. (-) McLeod, P. J. Mersi, P. Morrison, D. L. M. Mulholland, S. C. Napp, J. B. Seow, C. M. Simpson, T. P. Solt, P. R. Stevenson, C. W. van Krimpen, P. Vaai, K. Williams, M. J. Yee, A. R.
Allen, K. D. J. Borrell, R. L. Bougen, W. A. Brock, J. P. Brown, N. J. M. Burry, M. F. Christie, E. D. Crawford, D. L. Degamia, S. C. Dewes, C. W. Droege, O. D. Edmondson, J. A. Edwards, D. J. England, N. D. Feltham, M. J. Ford, J. D. R. Foster, A. J. Gerrard, B. W. B. Gibbs, T. Glennie, A. Henderson, P. (-) Horne, C. C. Hutton, R. B. Kearns, P. A. Lee, S. D. (-)
7E1 Form Teacher: Mr G. R. Girvan Form Captain: B. Sturman Barnett, R. G. Bickerton, R. D. Chew Lee, O. Cumming, G. Davis, M. J. Durrant, B. N. Gordine, R. S. Jansen, K. L. E. Jarvis, C. J. Jones, R. Keall, J. M. Laurs, M. R. Mclnnes, I. McLeod, D. M. Newell, P. Olson, P. R. (-) Solloway, G. J. Steffens, H. J. Sturman, B. Sullivan, D. A. (-)
7E3 Form Teacher: Mr M. E. Loveridge Form Captain: A. J. O. Willis Jale, S. Lowe, D. McFarlane, R. S. McIntyre, B. Meister, R. A. Mexted, F. M. Middleton, K. Ng, M. C. Remillard, R. S. (- ) Ruwhui, E. H. Sawtell, D. A. Scott, B. Shadbolt, B. R. Sue, G. Tolo, P. Turnbull, R. J. Varcoe, C. W. Wakefield, T. S. (-) Wells, G. Wells, P. Willis, A. J. O. Yee, T. C. (-)
That’s all for now folks. It’s time to ring in another year.