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Memories

1973 From the Magazine

EDITORIAL

It is a curious reflection on the times we live in that a coal miners' strike in Britain should affect the lives of pupils in Rhodesia, but this is so. The fuel shortage arising from the strike has compelled the government there to declare a three day working week; this means that computer firms cannot work normally; this in turn means that the Associated Examining Board cannot have their findings computerised and passed on to those concerned here until well after school starts in 1974.

Since most of the boys and girls in Non-African schools here write the A.E.B.'s '0' and 'A' level examinations, considerable numbers are, at the very least, seriously inconvenienced.

Some have argued that this delay is yet another reason why Rhodesia should have its own '0' and 'A' level examining board ‘or its equivalent’ and no longer be dependent on a board in Britain. This, however, would be a retrograde step. A society that looks inward only and cuts itself off from the world beyond its borders is doomed to failure, especially in matters academic. It may well find itself in a Byzantine-like world endlessly rehashing the achievements of scholars long dead or worse still, alter its academic system to suit its politics. The sterile art officially approved in Russia today should warn us against this; so should the absurd 'science' of Lysenko.

There may be many things outside our borders that we do not approve of, and 'permissiveness' is doubtless one of them. But there is a great deal more that is good and, as far as our schools are concerned, one of the good things is the continual ferment of new ideas in education evident in Britain. The ferment does indeed produce a great deal of rubbish, but when this is filtered off much of value remains, and we have always enjoyed the benefit of it here.

In our society, which is tiny when compared to that of Britain while there certainly exist associations actively concerned with education in all its aspects, we cannot hope to compete with the activity in Britain - even in terms of sheer numbers. Admittedly, to cut ourselves off from the schools' public examination system in Britain would not be to cut ourselves off from the academic world at large; but it might well be the first step to doing just that, and this would be disastrous. We must recognize the fact that our land is a small one in danger of real isolation; it is vital to our survival to retain all the links with the world we can, rot least with the world of learning.


Rector:
B. R. Fieldsend, M.A. (Oxon), B.A.(S.A.)
Senior Master:
J. M. W. Davidson, B.A. (Oxon)
House Masters:
Ellis: M. M. Graham. M.A. (Oxon)
Paget: J. W. Greenacre, M.A. (Cantab)
Grinham: J. M. W. Davidson, B.A. (Oxon)
Malvern : G. Martin, B.A. (Oxon)
Founders: P. J. Ginn, B.Sc. (Rhodes)
Chaplain:
The Reverend J. du S. Reid. G.O.E(Dublin)
Assistant Masters:
B.D. Bagshaw, B.Sc.(U.C.T.)
K. Bedwell, B.Sc. (London)
P. Brodsky, M.A. (Birmingham)
D. A. Clayson, B.A. (Rhodes)
J. M. Coates, M.A. (Oxon)
M. Coleman, B.A. (London U.C.R.)
P.J. Ginn, B.Sc. (Rhodes)
M. M. Graham, M.A. (Oxon)
J. W. Greenacre, M.A. (Cantab)
A. Greenhalgh, B.Sc. (Manchester)
H. G. Hilditch, B.Sc. (Belfast)
J. C. Hodgson, L.R.A.M., L.T.C.L (Director of Music)
D. I. S.Jacklin, B.Sc. (Wits)
C. S. E. Johnson, M.A.(Oxon). L.I.Biol. (Careers Master)
A. Kennedy, D.A.
A. G. A. Larthe de Langladure, B.A. (London)
G. Martin, B.A. (Oxon)
G. A. C. Morton, B.Sc. (London)
J. A. Porter
A. Postles (Woodwork)
A. P. Singleton, M.A. (Oxon) (Careers Master)
P.C. Taylor, B.A. (U.C.T.)
J. H. D. Vahey, B.A. (Rhodes)
I. R. Walker, B.Sc. (London)
P. E.Ward, B.Sc. (Hull)
M. I. Westwood, B.A. (Wales)
Bursar
C. R. C. Owtram, M.B.E., M.A.(Oxon)
Careers Masters
C. S. E. Johnson and A. P. Singleton
Librarian
J. M. W. Davidson
Rector's Secretary
Mrs. M. Kennedy
Sanatorium:
Sister W. Upshon, Mrs. E. Hudson
Head of School:
T. E. Shepherd
Heads of Houses
Ellis: P. M. Carter
Paget: P. H. Bird
Grinham : N. J. Neild
Malvern : T. E. Shepherd.
Founders: A. S. Abbey



SPEECH DAY
Speech Day was held on Friday November 2nd, just before Exeat. The finals of the Inter-house Swimming Sports took place in the morning (which was fine) and exhibitions were on view from 10.45 until after lunch. The Prizes were presented by the Hon. Mr David Smith ICD, MP, the speeches being given in the chapel.
After an opening address by the Chairman of the Executive Committee, Mr NAF Williams, the Rector spoke as follows:

RECTOR'S SPEECH
Mr Chairman, my lord bishop, minister, ladies and gentlemen, boys of Peterhouse, it is a great pleasure to welcome the Hon. Mr David Smith here this afternoon to present the prizes and to speak to us. It is not only a pleasure that he and his wife are here, but appropriate too. He is our local Member of Parliament and he also served for a short while on the Peterhouse Executive Committee before ministerial responsibilities forced him to resign. Furthermore he is a Peterhouse parent. I welcome him most warmly and thank him for finding the time in his very busy life to be with us today.
Not only do I welcome David Smith, but I welcome you all.  And the more so because on a day like this you have the opportunity to see what really does go on at Peterhouse.  I hope you have had time to investigate the various exhibitions.  I hope you read the Record for the Year which your son should have given you already, and if he has not, chase him up and make sure he does.  In this way one can judge a school; and it is a much better way of doing so than from the results of the 1st XI or the 1st XV desultorily reported in the local press.  I find it sad when the imperceptive judge or choose a school by its sports results.  It is like selecting one's family doctor because of his skill in the carpentry shop.  There is some relevance, but not a great deal.

Do not go away thinking that I am discrediting games in a school.  For my own part I love them and recognise their importance.  I would not wish to be counted among the academic dinosaurs like a former Headmaster of Shrewsbury who, when told that the captain of his shooting team had hit the bull five times, cried indignantly "Then I hope the owners of the unfortunate beast receive due recompense."

But it is important to keep games in the right perspective - they are there for recreation and refreshment, and it is the Rector's business to see that they remain so. What makes a school good is that every boy in it, not just those lucky enough to have skill at games, finds a full life and fulfilling one; that each boy discovers something at which to succeed, and that the climate of the school is one of compassion and understanding towards each individual, recognising his needs and applauding his success in whatever field it may be. So I hope that you have taken the opportunity today to see all that goes on at Peterhouse, because to be honest we are proud of it.

Staff
Let me turn to the pedestrian business of this report; first to the staff, and I hope that they will not think that I am linking the word pedestrian with them. If you were to see them driving, cycling, running desperately from place to place during term time, you would realise how inappropriate is the adjective. This has been a successful year and it has been successful because the staff extend themselves far beyond the definable boundaries of their job. When I say the staff, I mean all the staff, not just those who are concerned directly with teaching, but those in the offices, the laundry, the sanatorium and in the kitchen.  Peterhouse teas are I believe blacklisted in the weight watchers' handbook. These people, little seen, seldom thanked, work just as hard as the academic staff to serve your sons.  I am very grateful to the whole Peterhouse staff, and I thank them for all they have done this year.

Sadly we shall lose two of our number at the end of the year.  Mr Hilditch and his family leave after eight years at Peterhouse.  Both Mr and Mrs Hilditch have served Peterhouse loyally.  What has been the school's concern has been theirs too.  Over the years Mr Hilditch has run the Chemistry Department, the Science Department and the school rugby. More important, like the professional schoolmaster that he is, he has been ready to turn his hand to a great many things when needed, even bringing a touch of Irish caprice to the severe business of umpiring cricket matches.  Not only Peterhouse, but the community of Marandellas, will miss them both.

Mr Vahey also leaves after three years here. Throughout this time he has run the 1st XI hockey. I think I am right in saying that in this period the team has lost only five matches in Rhodesia - an impressive record, you will agree. Much of the credit lies at Mr Vahey's door.
Also before next Speech Day Mr Postles will have retired. Arthur Postles was first associated with Peterhouse long ago when the school was being built. For the past five years boys have benefited from the craftsmanship which he puts not only into his own work, but also into the teaching of carpentry. We shall miss him and his imperturbability in all the crises his work involves - not least keeping an eye on our precious water supplies.

I am sure you will join me in thanking all these men and offering them our good wishes for the future Mr Hilditch at Michaelhouse and the other two happily near at hand, both in the Marandellas district.
I am pleased to tell you that I have been able to make satisfactory appointments to fill these gaps.

Academic results
Though your sons may do their best to play it down the major concern of a boy at school lies in things academic.  So it is right to Level all but two of the 36 candidates obtained University entrance qualifications; 8 obtained 4 "A" Level passes; there were 22 A grades and most notable, 6 of the 8 who wrote Applied Mathematics gained Grades A. The pass rate was 87% as compared with 81% the year before. The quality of these results was reflected in the Beit and Government Scholarship awards. Martin Hunt, Adrian Hoskins, John Nangle and Rhett Butler are all to be congratulated on winning major awards of $1.000 each, and Bruce Danckwerts.  John Bell and Michael Lewis all won lesser awards.
In the '0' Level examination where results remain pretty consistent year by year the pass rate rose slightly from 57% to 62%.

A note of warning, which in such a year I can sound without being thought to justify poor results.  In a small school like Peterhouse - and it is a small school - results will inevitably vary year by year.  In a Vlth From usually under 40 strong, the intellectual quality cannot be consistent. So if the results this year do not match those of last it will not be because something has suddenly gone drastically wrong with our teaching. It will be that there are not as many clever boys in the "A" Level group this year as last. What is of importance and of comfort is that when there are able boys it is clear that they are fed with the right nutrient in the classroom to make maximum use of their ability.

I know statistics are wearisome and it is sometimes said of Headmasters that they cling to statistics as a drunkard does to a lamp post - for support rather than illumination.  However there are two percentages which I offer you. Peterhouse educates 1.5% of the predominantly European secondary school population of Rhodesia. Though educating only 1.5% we produce just on 6% of the 'A' Level passes - and this without stringent entry requirements to the upper school.  I am sure this is significant and a strong justification of the independent boarding schools in Rhodesia.
As a staging post between the academic and other activities in the school I must mention Mark Stuart's success in the Young Scientists' Exhibition. With his unsavoury, but undoubtedly worthwhile, contribution on ticks he won two awards and deserves to be congratulated on doing so.

We have come to expect a good deal in the field of drama at Peterhouse, and we were not disappointed this year. One production, 'Twelve Angry Men' directed by Mr Taylor, had the distinction of winning the schools' drama contest staged by the Association of Rhodesian Theatrical Societies.  This is the first time we have achieved this distinction.

Largest VIth Form ever
Seeds of trouble were present at the beginning of the year.  Fortunately they did not germinate.  Never before have we had as big a Vlth Form - 55 boys; usually it is under 40. The consequence was that there were many Vlth Formers who were not prefects, and for whom we were unable to find places in study rooms, smaller and more private than the big toyes rooms they had occupied all their school career.  Seniority without responsibility is often corrupting.  It says much for Tim Shepherd, head of school, and his team of prefects - and they really are a team this year - that things have gone so happily.  By their own example they set the right standards and they have controlled the school with firmness, fairness and compassion.  A good job has been done.

The size of this year's Vlth Form and the general overcrowding in the school with its lack of quiet and privacy has underlined what I have felt now for some time. When Peterhouse was built eighteen years ago it was ahead of its time. Now we are in danger, in physical terms, of falling behind. Standards change. And a very good thing too. I have small patience with the attitude 'What was good enough for me, my lad, is good enough for you.' This absurdity was crystallised by a don of my own Oxford College who, when in the late 19th century it was suggested that bath- rooms for undergraduates be installed, replied "Why do the men of Queen's need baths; the term is only eight weeks long." I hasten to add that by the time I arrived after the Second World War his views had been discounted.

The Executive Committee has recognised the need for expansion, and a development committee has been formed. The two most urgent and pressing of the major needs are water and a hall. In a drought year water supplies are perilous, not only for the fields but for domestic use as well. At any time a dual purpose dining hall is unsatisfactory. Writing public examinations to the accompaniment of lunch being prepared and cabbage cooked is distracting. Breakfast with the producer's stompies of the night before stubbed "out in the butter is unappealing. A hall for plays, examinations, dances, concerts, indoor games, gymnastics, meetings and lectures, and a hall which does not have to be rearranged for every occasion and restored for each meal, is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Plans for development and the financing of it are being drawn up with the active and enthusiastic support of the Peterhouse Executive Committee.
So much for my report. The Record for the Year will tell you the rest. Forgive me for a moment, however, if I speak briefly in general terms about our aims at Peterhouse.
A school is, or should be, more than just a place where a boy learns to pass examinations, bowl googlies and raise his hat respectfully whenever he meets an adult.
If you read the works of educational writers from Plato to Thomas Arnold you will be struck by their sense of purpose and confidence of aim; and you will be impressed by the clarity with which they saw their goals. Dr Arnold at Rugby saw it as his aim to produce Christian gentlemen. You may not agree with the phrase; you may be agnostic about the adjective and contemptuous of the noun. Nevertheless his aim was clear.

But we do not talk like this today. Whether it is because we have broadened our outlook or because we have lost confidence we prefer nowadays to seek refuge in woolly language which provides ambiguous definitions of aims.

In three consecutive issues of the Times Educational Supplement these headlines caught my eye; 'Education for Leisure'; 'Education for Freedom'; 'Education for Citizenship'. These are the woolly slogans with which modern educational writing is littered, and the flabby abstract nouns tell their own tale of lost purpose. Dr Arnold could have told you in a few words what he meant by a Christian gentleman. Little clear educational aim emerges from the phrases which 1 have just quoted or from the words Leisure, Freedom and Citizenship.
It is easy for us to say defensively that Dr Arnold or Plato (or Hitler, for that matter) found it easy to define educational objectives because they had a limited vision of the purpose of education. We claim to have widened the vista. It is good to widen and lengthen the range of our vision, but only if it is to concentrate on something which is further away. The man who sees everything sees nothing. If we are to avoid an objective which is bad then we must choose an objective which is good, not seek refuge in one which is so vague that one cannot say whether it is bad or good.

The abstract aims to which I have referred tell us nothing until we have answered the further questions they arouse. What sort of leisure? Freedom to do what? What sort of citizen? Let me repeat - Plato knew what he meant by the good life and Arnold by the Christian gentlemen. Do we know what we mean?  Let me add here to make the question more urgent: Chairman Mao knows what he means.
The question must be put not only to schools but to the society which they represent. And it is of course a religious question because it demands of society a statement of its fundamental beliefs. I believe that the basic cause of educational and social confusion arises from the fact that many have abandoned their belief in the Christian faith and have failed, and are bound to fail, to find any agreed standards to take its place.

As Christians we must recognised that we are not educating boys 'for' anything - for leisure or for citizenship - nor are we trying to pour them into acceptable moulds.
Human life is personal and that means that education must be personal. It implies respect for the individual. Of course all men are not equal; just as certainly, all schoolboys are not equal. Abilities vary and it is a waste of breath trying to prove that they do not. But all men are all equal in value. If we regard all men as ends then it will be obvious to you that they are equal. If we regard them merely as means it will be just as obvious that they are not. So at Peterhouse we are concerned with individuals and it is our business to see that each one develops fully his own particular abilities, skills and interests; and as he develops them that he uses abilities, skills and interests; and as he develops them that uses them responsibly. We believe that the community life of a school like this helps a boy to use his gifts responsibly because he will use them for the benefit of the community in which he finds him- self - starting in the toyes room or the team and slowly broadening out to the house and the school as a whole.

It is our further belief that discipline is an absolute condition of any individual's growth, whether it be discipline of mind, body or spirit. Undisciplined development sends out straggling tendrils often aimless and purposeless like the rain-forest creeper which grows in the shade always throwing out new stems until each reaches full sunlight and thereupon dies. We believe that the desire for discipline is the beginning of wisdom.

Of course it has to be the right sort of discipline. Schools have a duty to proclaim standards that are positive and free from ambiguity, not only in the realm of thought and belief, but also in the realm of conduct which proceeds directly from what we think and believe. It's all very well to talk about education for freedom. Stevenson's character was being just as free when he was Mr Hyde as when he was Dr Jekyll.

So we are confronted with the problem of the standards themselves. What is it that we should proclaim fearlessly? Are we not very arrogant to do any such thing? And of course at Peterhouse we are fortunate. We do have absolute standards. This is a Christian school, founded on the rock of the Christian faith and there is an ever present example and an absolute point of reference. Our standards therefore are rooted in our faith and we do not have to found our decisions on pragmatic, arbitrary or changing bases.


HEAD BOY'S SPEECH

Mr Chairman, Mr Smith, Ladies and Gentlemen.

It has always been the Head Boy's duty and honour to make this address. However, I do not think any past head boy could truthfully say it was a pleasure. I am certainly no exception. However, I would like to thank Mr Smith for finding the time amidst his many official duties to come and present the prizes.

As far as sporting achievements go, Peterhouse has had a fair year. It has, however, been most noticeable that owing to the new system of organising minor sports there has been a renewed interest in games such as soccer, basketball and squash. As a result of this the less athletic types are being encouraged to take a more active part in a variety of sporting activities; this is undoubtedly a good thing, and already it would seem that the overall standard of mi nor sports, especially in the junior area of the school, has improved.

Although the results of the school's major teams have not been over impressive, I think special mention should be made of the 1st and 2nd XI hockey teams. In the last three years since Mr Vahey took over the 1st game hockey the 1st XI has lost only five matches out of the 43 that they have played, and the 2nd XI has lost one in three years. This is an outstanding record and very much a tribute to Mr Vahey's enthusiasm. I only hope that this trend will continue after he has left. Peterhouse is unlikely to be consistently outstanding in every game every year because of its comparatively tall numbers, but one of the most notable aspects is the enthusiasm shown by boys in school teams. It is not because of individual brilliance that school teams have been successful, but rather because of team spirit and co-operation. It has been pleasant to see that the usual standard of good sportsmanship has been maintained.

Similarly a school like Peterhouse depends on the co-operation all its members for its success if not its very existence, and despite the problems that have been created by having a very large Vlth Form it has been pleasing to see the lack of friction between groups and the unity that has been achieved throughout the school.

Nevertheless it is distressing to find that there are a fair number individuals who even towards the end of their time at Peterhouse do not appreciate how fortunate they are to be at a school of this calibre, and rather narrow-mindedly think that attitudes here are backward and behind the times. A school is what the staff and boys make of it. Peterhouse undoubtedly provides opportunities for broadening one's outlook and an education that is comparable with anywhere in the world. I appeal especially to the lower half of the school, who haven't been here for very long, to take advantage of these opportunities while they can and, at the same time, contribute something to society here at Peterhouse. Admittedly not everyone has an outstanding contribution to make, whether it be sporting or academic, but everyone can try and make living together easier, and this means developing a sense of consideration. If we can learn this we have acquired something which makes any society a worthwhile one.

At this stage of one's career it is understandably difficult to estimate what Peterhouse has taught one besides academic knowledge. When a boy leaves Peterhouse he takes with him (with any luck) '0' Levels and possibly 'A' Levels, but it is only when the individual leaves Peterhouse that he finds that he is expected to form his own opinion in politics, art and the like. I feel at Peterhouse is particularly good at supplying the necessary bases on which to build judgements and assess situations. Undoubtedly this is founded on emphasis placed on discussions and the numerous societies and cultural activities outside normal; school. It is encouraging to see that continued interest is being shown in such activities.

Finally I would like to thank the other school prefects for all the support they have provided throughout the year. And although I cannot wish next year's head boy and school prefects good luck for the coming year, since they haven't yet been appointed, I would ask that the present Vth Form continue the traditions of which Peterhouse has always been proud.


SCHOOL NOTES
At the beginning of the year Mr Clayson and his family joined the staff as did Mr Jacklin, the first Old Boy to do so.
Mr Johnson and his family returned after a year's absence exchange with Mr Tyers from Mill Hill.
At the end of the year Mr Hilditch and his family left for Michaelhouse and Mr Vahey for Ruzawi.
Founders, whose members have long complained about lack of hot water, had a Solar Heating device installed. It is working quite well and eased the load on the boiler.
A new changing room was built for the staff swimming pool
A second basket-ball court was completed and both courts were tarred.
Drainage work and stone terracing continued in particular n the carpentry shop. A stone wall was built along the south side of Field 10.
It is regretted that the late arrival of '0', 'A' and 'S' level re has made it impossible to include them in 'House Notes'.


PETERHAVEN
The school cottage on our property at Inyanga has been visited by two or three parties of boys each term. The Art Club are the most welcome users of this splendid facility.
In the Holidays the cottage is in constant use by parties of families, who contribute to the upkeep of the cottage and grounds.
The firewood situation has been eased, but this commodity still expensive. Although the plantations of pines have begun grow up again, the wattle is not going to be useable as firewood some time.


ELLIS HOUSE NOTES
This last year has definitely been one of Ellis' happiest liveliest, reports our correspondent, who may or may not be prejudiced. The Sixth Form was a particularly large and boisterous one, and a rival Housemaster was prompted to enquire when married quarters were going to be introduced in Ellis.
Head of House was Miles Carter, who succeeded his brother Anthony in the position. Paul Cavin and Rory MacDougall also School Prefects.

We had another outstanding season in Athletics, and once again won four of the five cups available. Only the Steeplechase eluded us, and we were runners-up in this competition. A Mutsonziwa and Martin Betts ran the House Athletics, and kept the house spirit strong. A special mention must be made of Gordon "The Machine" Thornton, who was the individual winner of his section of the Inter-schools Steeplechase for the second year in a row - a wonderful effort. He was deservedly awarded his colours and is School Athletics Captain for 1974.In the Easter Term the Senior Rugby team under the command of Howard Barnes defeated the Grinham giants in a spectacular final. Our Hockey team did less well; the old Rugby types found that they were no match for those who actually knew how to play the game. However, Michael Beattie is to be congratulated on the award of his colours. In the same term Ellis regained the Carter Inter-quiz cup with a knowledgeable team appropriately led by Miles Carter.

The House Dinner went off very well, and was enjoyed by all, especially "Castle Corner", ably led by Messrs. Jobson and Fenton. Our thanks to Mrs Graham and Mrs Bekker for all their hard work.
The last term of the year started off with a bang with the holding of the House Dance. Everybody enjoyed themselves, according to our correspondent, who happily overlooked the fact that the only thing his housemaster enjoyed about the dance was its being over - which took a pretty long time, at that.

In sport we had mixed fortunes. We won both Squash Cups, which have been traditionally held by Paget. On the other hand our Senior Cricket team which started off clear favourites, allowed themselves to be beaten by Founders in a nail-biting finish. Congratulations to Kevin Walton, on his election as Captain for next year, and to John Stanning on gaining his colours.
Academically this has been one of our best years. John Nagle and Rhett Butler achieved an amazing haul of S levels and A grades, while in the O levels the best results in the school were obtained by Archie Sadza and Ryan Fry, with James Duffy and John Stanning close behind. 1974 should give us one of the brightest Sixth Forms ever.

Mr Vahey leaves us this term after three years as House Tutor. We thank him for all his enthusiasm and for the help he has given the House in matters sporting; and also for his award to outstanding sportsman, whether performers or helpers, in the years to come. In his place we welcome Mr Jacklin, an old Ellis boy. We only hope he has forgotten some of the tricks of this house. And our best wishes go to John Stanning and his band of prefects for 1974.

Valete
Howard Barnes - House Prefect. First XV rugby, to study Metallurgy at University.
Ashok Bardolia - To study for A levels in U.K. or India.
Martin Betts - House Prefect; First XV Rugby, First XI Cricket, School Athletics, Squash and Tennis, to University of Cape Town to study Architecture.
Vidal Blackwood - Junior House Prefect. To University to study law.
Piers Byron-Moore - To University to study Civil Engineering.
Miles Carter - Head of House and School Prefect. First XV Rugby; School Athletics; to University of Natal to read Law. Paul Cavin: School Prefect. First XV Rugby; First XI Cricket; School Athletics. To do National Service and then to toUniversity in South Africa.
Richard Dryden - House Senior. First XI Cricket; to read Chemical Engineering, probably at Exeter.
Peter Fenton - House Senior. First XV Rugby. To do National Service in the Police and then go into Hotel Management. David Johnson: To do National Service and then study Zoology, probably at a South African University.
Martin Kunhardt - To Marandellas High School;
Stewart Lamb - To attempt further 0 and A levels in the U.K. and study Journalism.
Warren Lester - To school in South Africa. Paul Milligan: School shooting team; to school in South Africa. Rory McDougall: School Prefect; to University in U.K. or at Cape Town to study Biology
Duncan Morley - To study Mechanical Engineering in the U.K.
Arthur Mutsonziwa - Junior House Prefect. First XV Rugby; School Athletics; Captain of Soccer; going to University to read law.
Timothy Root - House Prefect; Squash Team; accepted by Trinity College, Cambridge. Probable career in Commerce. Gordon Orr: To do A levels in Salisbury.
Dominic Hobson - To school in England.
Paul Rose - To school in New Zealand.
Derek James - To St. Stephen's, Balla Balla.
Mark Pilbeam - To school in South Africa.

Salvete
73/1 : Gordon Chisholm. Peter Christian; Michael Dryden, Bob Fraser-Mackenzie, Derek James, Robert Jones-Davies, Robert Mason, Paul Milligan, Mark Pilbeam, Dilip Ratanje, Mark Rogers, Robert Russill, Vaughn Thomson, Anthony Freeman, Donald Mutsonziwa, George Patounas, Timothy Ridgeway, Wayne Seaman.
73/2: Paul Lacey, Patrick Leitch.


PAGET HOUSE
1973 was not a great year for Paget on the games field, but it is not the cups on the shelf (or absence of them !) that determine the quality of a House. It is the attitude of each and every member that makes up the spirit and happiness of the whole. Thus we may say that, although there have been ups and downs, Paget has had a good year.
The year began with John Bell as Head of House, and Peter Bird second in command with Ronnie Salem, Hilary Woelk and lan Darby as House Prefects. John Bell left to go to University at the end of the second term and Peter Bird took over as Head of House. During the third term three new prefects were appointed:

Anthony Siddle (who will be Head of House during 1974), Guy Glanville and Anthony Sprague. We wish them all success in their task next year.
We tried hard in the steeplechases and our middles and seniors ran very well but the juniors were disappointing. Nor did we win any other athletics cup in spite of having Peter Bird as Captain of School Athletics. The junior rugby team, ably led by Gary Sanders, did well to win that trophy.

In the third term we retained the basketball cup and won a new junior basketball cup which had been presented by Peter Bird as well as winning the Chess Cup. Sadly the squash cup which we had held continuously for the last ten years was lost after a hard match with Ellis.
The biggest and most appreciated alteration this year has been the tiling of the showers. At the same time the shower heads were replaced with angled ones so that the boys can no longer play Tarzan on them - the mortality rate of shower heads has been drastically reduced as a result!

The prep-room cum-common room was redesigned. Instead of two rather small rooms we now have one large one to serve these two purposes. A new stereophonic gramophone was purchased for this room. All of a sudden the prep-room seems to have most of the house in it during the hours when the gramophone may be played.
Paget remains active and prominent in many varied forms of school activity. Ronnie Salem, in particular, must be congratulated for his constant hard work on stage both in plays and with his guitar. The latter could be heard also in the chapel and open air theatre as well as in Marandellas and in the House, though not all at the same time! Many boys as usual have helped behind the scenes in school plays and Paget boys continue to play a leading part in many school societies.

We had a very enjoyable House Dance this year and an equally enjoyable House Dinner. The entertainment was not of a very high standard but it was thoroughly enjoyed all the same. So, as we see another year go by, on behalf of the leavers I would like to wish Paget the best of success in the future.

Valete
Bell J. A. C. 66/3- 73/2: Head of House, Second Prefect, Honours tie. First XI Hockey (Colours). To Southampton University.
Bird, P. H., 67/1- 73/3: Head of House, School Prefect, two distinctions. Athletics (Captain, Colours), Basketball (Captain). To hotel management.
Boyt, H. W., 69/71 -73/3: Second XV rugby (captain, to University
Chandler, M. C. A., 69/1 - 73/3: 4th XV rugby. To University
Darby, I. G. H., 68/1 - 73/3: House Prefect, 2nd XV rugby, basketball, to University.
de Kock, M. J., 71/1 - 73/3: 1 credit. To St. Georges.
Glasspool, H. P., 70/1 - 73/3: To further education.
Hadrys, T. L, 73/1 - 73/1 : To Oriel.
Hope, I. J. K., 70/1 - 73/3: First XV rugby. To Speciss.
McGrath, J. M. P.. 73/1 - 73/3: to .school in South At Maxwell, I. D. C., 72/1 - 73/1 : 1 credit. To school in Scotland
Miller. G. K., 70/3 - 73/3: 1 credit. To further schooling.
Richardson, M. D., 73/1 - 73/2: to Sinoia High School.
Salem, R., 69/1 - 73/3: House prefect, one distinction to university.
Small, C. F., 68/3 - 73/3: Athletics. Three distinctions.To technical training.
Woelk, H. L, 67/3 - 73/3: House Prefect 1 credit 2nd XV Basketball.
Wolstenholrne, M. G., 68/3 - 73/2:1 credit. To farming.

Salvete
Easter term:
Baines, G. N., Cowley, C. K., Doorman. C. R., Eames Grant. N. G., Hadrys, T. L, Hall, M. S., Hensman, Ingram, A. G., Lewis, J. G., McGrath, J. M. P., Mills, J Milner, H. P., Rana, A. D., Richardson. M. D., Siddle Sirdar, H., Whittle, H. G..
Trinity term:
Brophy, P. J.


GRINHAM
There were some magical moments in 1973. It rained. The house became the proud owners of a set of ten superbly framed Medici prints which now hang in the hallway and do much to civilize the harsh functionalism of the interior; we are most grateful to our wise and thoughtful benefactor. We displayed a splendid array of talent in "Twelve Angry Men". Paul Hammar became the first boy in the school's history to captain the XV for two successive years; and Desmond Sharp the first to play in the Cricket Eleven while still a member of the prep-room. We swam the knickers off the rest of the school in a more convincing way than ever; and the juniors won us several cups, including the most attractive Tennis trophy presented this year by Mr Chilcott.
Why, then, the reservations, as reservations there r when a report starts like this?

There was so much that might have been achieved and should have been achieved but never and this was primarily because the spirit of the House was a spirit that thrived on success; it was not true enough to last through adversity. The work of the House suffered no less than its sport. In the case of the latter this was obvious: in the Trinity Term, for example, we reached three of the four Finals but won none; in the case of the former, one hopes that the results in the public examinations are as good as they ought to be. Time will tell. In general the prefects served the House well, and we thank them; there were other Sixth Formers too, who did all that was asked of them, and more; but there were others again who did well what they wanted to do but were too selfish to consider the needs of others, and thus the House suffered.

Still, suffering never did anybody any harm and, as we wish well to those who are leaving and thank them for all they have done, so we look forward to not necessarily a more successful year but at least a better one.

Valete
Baker A C, 69/7, 73/3.
Cannon M A, 69/1 - 73/3. First team Basketball. Chanetsa,
C. K. P., 69/1 - 73/3. First teams Athletics, Football. Emslie,
N. P. St. C., 69/1 - 73/3. First teams Athletics, Rugby.
Fox, B. M., 69/1 - 73/3. School Prefect. First teams Athletics (colours), Rugby (colours). Swimming (captain). Basketball.
Friedman, G. W., 67/3 - 73/3. First teams Athletics, Rugby (colours). Squash, Football.
Hammar, P. D., 70/1 - 73/3. House Prefect, First teams Athletics, Rugby (captain, colours). Tennis, Squash, Football. Hammar, R. A., 72/1  -  73/3.
Holderness. P. A. E., 68/1 - 73/3: House Prefect. First team Hockey (colours).
Hooper, J. E., 69/1 - 73/3. Head Server, Librarian, Honours tie.
Johnson, C. B., 69/1 - 73/3.
Mehta, D. S., 71/1 - 73/3.
Mizzen, A. H., 67/3 - 73/3. First teams Athletics, Cricket, Hockey (colours).
Nield, M. J., School Prefect, Head of House. First teams Athletics, Squash. Honours tie.
Nicholson, A. W., 69/1 - 73/3. First teams Rugby, Swimming, Water Polo (captain).
Rowse, J. P., 69/3 - 73/3.
Salmon, M. W., 69/1 - 73/3.
Smith, J. W., 69/3 - 73/3.
Symonds, R. W. P., 67/3 - 73/3. House Prefect. First teams Hockey, Football, Swimming. Water Polo. A levels. Whaites, E. J., 69/1 - 73/3. House Prefect. First teams Swimming, Football.
Salvete
W. G. R. Bedford. C. G. V. Bell, R. E. Bourdillon, R. M. Desal T. C. Graham, A. R. L. Hatrick, R. N. Haynes, G. R. Hooper, J. I. Ireland-Jones, M. Lamport-Stokes, R. H. Lowe, T. R. Marshall, N. A. C. Sloan, S. B. Somers, A. H. Tett, H. J. M. van Heerden.


MALVERN HOUSE
The House ran smoothly in 1973, thanks to the work done by Tim Shepherd and a very loyal team of prefects. Tim seemed well able to cope with the two jobs, and kept an active interest in all things to do with Malvern as well as doing his job of Head Boy.

At the end of the year we said goodbye to the Colemans, who move to the house beyond the Rector's Lodge, vacated by Mr Singleton. The Coleman's three years have been happy ones for Malvern, and we hope that they will keep in touch. We welcome Mr J McGreggor and his family from U.K. in their place.
In the sports world Malvern excelled at Cross-country. Hockey and Golf, and performed well in Soccer, Rugby, and Basket Ball. Swimming ability seems a little improved, but the House was still last in the Interhouse gala.

In the dramatic world we congratulate Robert Standish-White and Timothy Lindsay-White on their performances in Journey's End, and the latter's in the Alchemist.
It was good to see Malvern boys taking a full and active part in the Social Services Club, and being prepared to take services in Chapel.
We salute those who excelled in sporting activities, the details of which can be found elsewhere in the magazine.
Malvern continues to run as a friendly House, not always as determined as other houses in their pursuit of athletic and sporting trophies, but essentially a community of individualists, doing their particular 'thing' in the life of the House and the School.
Our best wishes to Leslie Ross and his team for 1974.
G.M.

Valete
Allin, J. J., 68/3 - 73/3. House Prefect. Third XV Rugby. To University.
Baker. N. J., 69/1 - 73/3. House Prefect. First XV Rugby, Squash.
Brodie, I. P., 69/3 - 73/3. Burrell, A. P. A., 69/1 - 73/3. House Senior.
Chadambuka, T., 67/3 - 73/3. House Senior. First XI Soccer, Athletics, Sacristan. Credit, House tie.
Cowper, R. J., 67/3 - 73/3. House Senior, choir, sacristan. House librarian. Distinction.
Day, M. J., 70/3 - 73/3. First XI soccer, U.16 rugby, athletics, House tie.
Desai. J. R., 71 /3 - 73/3.
Fieldsend, J. R., 69/1 - 73/3. S.P.. second head of house. First XI Cricket (captain) and Hockey.
Hudson, C. P. E., 69/1 - 73/3. Fourth XV rugby. Choir.
Jonker, S., 68/1 - 73/3. H.P., First VIII Tennis, Second XI Hockey. Athletics, Water Polo, Sailing. Head chorister, distinction.
Kidia, A. C., 70/3 - 73/3. First XV Rugby, House tie.
Kidia, K. D., 70/1 - 73/3. First XV Rugby. House tie.
Lawson, P. J., 71 /3 - 73/2. Credit. To school in Scotland.
Martin. S. H,, 70/1 - 73/3. To school in U.K.
Searle, D. J., 69/3 - 73/3. To school in U.K.
Shepherd, T. E., 69/1 - 73/3. Head of School, Head of House. Second XI cricket. Second XI Hockey, athletics. Honours tie.
Sims, G. P. D., 72/1 - 73/3. To school on Salisbury.
Stuart, S.. 72/1 - 73/3. To school in U.K.
Thompson, G. B., 71/1 - 73/2. To school in U.K.
Thompson, S. M., 73/1 - 73/3. To school in U.K.
Watkins, L J., 70/1 - 73/3. Junior House Prefect. Athletics.
Watts, P. J., 66/3 - 73/2. House Senior.
Salvete
Easter Term: T. J. G. Fennell, C. P. Ford, G. D. Gorst, N. W. A. Hudson,D. S. Morton, J. H. L. Myres, M. C. B. Payne, C. M. Sandford, C. R. Shiel. A. T. Standish-White, B. R. Sutherland. M. R. M. Taylor, P. N. Duffy, J. H. Griffiths, S. J. Scully, S. M. Thomson.
Trinity Term: B. C. Latham. Michaelmas Term: N. H. Penman, D. C. Watson.


FOUNDERS HOUSE
This has been one of the happiest years Founders has seen. The unity throughout the House can be largely attributed to an understanding and fair Study.
We have done well in all spheres of the school this year. We won the Gallaher Trophy for academic work - this is particularly pleasing because the efforts of everyone count, not merely the efforts of a select few. Jonathan Bath was awarded a House Tie for his efforts in the Social Services Club and Labour Organisation. Many other boys were awarded Distinctions and Credits for their activities in a variety of clubs and the plays.

We have done better on the sports fields. Nick Young led the tennis team to success again. The Junior Hockey side proved to be the giant-killers of the competition, edging out Ellis in a hard-fought final. The Senior Cricket team emerged triumphant in their clash with Ellis after an afternoon of tense cricket. The shooting team led by Mark Hayworth swept all opposition before it to win both trophies. We started a regular meeting of representatives from each toyes room at which ideas and complaints were aired. This has helped to improve the House in many ways.
The House Dinner and House Dance went off successfully, and Mark Hayworth produced an excellent Variety Show to follow the former. Not even rain during the first act which necessitated a mad dash inside could slow it down.
Our congratulations to Mr and Mrs Ward on their marriage.
R.R.N.

Valete
Abbey, A. S., 69/1 - 73/3. S.P. Head of House, Second XI cricket (cocks tie), 3rd XI hockey, athletics. To commercial flying.
Barnell, P. D., 73/1 - 73/3. U13a Rugby, hockey and cricket. To school in Salisbury.
Bath, D. J., 69/1 - 73/3. H.P. second head of House. Honours tie. University.
Chan, M., 69/1 - 73/3. Third XI hockey. University.
Chatukuta, B. M. 69/1 - 73/3. First team basketball. To U.R.
Ewbank, J. B., 69/1 - 73/3. H.P. Third XI cricket and hockey. Chess, Shooting. University.
Eyre, R. M., 69/1 - 73/3. Secy Folk Song and Jazz Clubs. Univer- sity.
Fisher, D. P., 71/1 - 73/3. U15a hockey and rigby, U15b cricket, athletics, chess. To school in U.K.
Lind, N. C,, 69/1 - 73/3. School Art Prize. To finishing school and University.
Mathiassen, A. C., 67/3 - 73/3. Fourth XI hockey. University.
Naik, R. R., 68/3 - 73/3. H. P. Thid XI hockey. Chess. To Cambridge,
Smit, G., 70/3 - 73/3. U14a Hockey and rugby. To school in R.S.A.
Smit, M., 69/3 - 73/3. Athletics, Third XI cricket. Third XV rugby. To school in R.S.A.
Salvete
Beckman B. G., Burgess J. N., Butler P. N. 0., Donelly I. D., Dunlop A. J., Euinton T. C., Ewbank M. R., Hamilton C. D., Lind R. C., Malaba M., Pace J., Ritchie G. A., Segon D. J., Taylor J. E., Udal G. J. C., Von Seidel P. J., Whyte I. G.


PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS PASSED BY LEAVERS
Ellis: Bardolia 6 L levels; Barnes 2 A levels; Betts 2 A levels; Blackwood 5 0 levels; Byron-Moore 4 A levels; Carter 2 A levels; Cavin 2 A levels; Dryden 4 A levels; Fenton 7 0 levels ; Jobson 2 A levels; Kunhardt 7 0 levels; Lamb 5 0 levels; McDougall 2 A levels; Morley 4 0 levels; Mutsonziwa 3 A levels; Root 4 A levels; Stuart 2 A levels.
Paget: Bell 4 A levels; Bird 6 0 levels; Boyt 6 0 levels; Chandler 2 A levels; Darby 1 A level; deKock 3 0 levels; Glasspool 2 0 levels; Hope 8 0 levels; Salsrn 3 A levels; Small 2 0 levels;' Woeck 4 0 levels; Wolstenholme 4 0 levels;
Grinham: Baker 2 A levels; Cannon 5 0 levels; Chanetsa 2 A levels; Emslie 1 A level; Fox 7 0 levels; Friedman 4 A levels; Hammar P. 5 0 levels; Hammar R. 3 0 levels; Holderness 2 A levels; Hooper 1 A level; Johnson 3 A levels: Metha 4 0 levels; Mizzen 5 0 levels; Neild 3 A levels; Nicholson 2 A levels; Rouse 2 A levels; Salmon 4 A levels; Smith 8 0 levels; Symonds 4 A levels; Whaites 3 A levels.
Malvern: Allin 3 A levels; Baker 1 A level; Brodie 8 0 levels Burrell 2 A levels; Chadambuka 2 A levels; Cowper 5 0 levels Day 7 0 levels; Desai 7 0 levels; Fieldsend 2 A levels Jonker 6 0 levels; Kidia 5 0 levels; Martin 6 0 levels; Searle 9 0 levels; Shepherd 4 A levels; Watkins 3 0 levels; Watts 2 A levels.
Founders: Abbey 3 A levels; Bath 3 A levels; Chan 1 A level; Chatukuta 2 A levels; Ewbank 4 A levels; Eyre 3 A levels; Fisher 9 0 levels; Golson 5 0 levels; Lind 4 A levels; Mat- thiassen 3 A levels; Naik 4 A levels; Smit G. 1 0 level; Smith M. N. 9 0 levels.


THE CHAPEL
The year saw little change in the pattern of worship in the chapel. The Sunday Communion services continued to be voluntary in attendance and although it is too early to make any valid assessment of this move a number of boys do attend regularly week by week and the total number of people present rarely drops below fifty. The move to hold two of the week-day Communion services in the evening instead of the morning proved popular and a small group of boys attends these services regularly.

Special events and services in the Chapel this year were a performance of a recording of 'Jesus Christ Super Star' and music from 'Godspell'. Both these events were well attended and it is quite clear to me that, whatever one's personal views of the portrayal of Christ in the modern idiom may be, this is greatly appreciated by the young. As far as I am concerned I welcome such explorations, as it gives a ready-made jumping off ground for deeper discussion on the Person of Christ as son of man and son of God. Despite the present controversy concerning the film of "Jesus Christ Superstar" I welcome such works because they cause us all, young and old, to think afresh about the Person of Christ and His impact on the world, and this cannot be but a salutary pursuit for all of us.

The highlight of these special events in the Chapel must be the Four Choirs Festival, when the choirs of Arundel, Ruzawi and Springvale joined our own choir in presenting a service in the theme of "Praise". During the Trinity term we were pleased to welcome two theological students from Chishawasha Seminary who came and conducted our service. The presentation of Theme Services has become a regular feature of the worship in the Chapel during the last year and the high standard usually produced is completely due to the boys themselves. As well as the Sunday Evening Services the boys from various houses put on such a service before school at least three times a term. I am convinced that asking boys to produce services of their own in their own way does nothing but good. For one thing it enables the boys themselves to see just how difficult it is to plan a satisfactory service from the point of view of the criticism from the congregation.

The Christian Life Group, after suffering many setbacks at the beginning of the year, continued to flourish and a small group of boys and staff meet regularly every week for prayer and meditation together. Throughout the world one can see the winds of a spiritual re-awakening blowing both within and without the institutional church. At Peterhouse we believe the same to be true, and our fervent prayer is that more in our community will come to realise their deep need for a realisation of the love and power of God in their lives.
J du SR


RUGBY
The season opened disastrously with two crushing defeats, 40-nil by Umtali and 43-10 by Prince Edward. The team was considerably altered and the next match, against Churchill, was more like rugger and less like cricket score wise; we lost indeed, but only 6-7. Thereafter things went better and we won five of the seasons remaining nine matches. Two of these were against visiting teams from South Africa, Strand High School (lost 9-14) and Alexandra High School (lost 6-15). St. Georges managed to beat us twice (7-13 and 6-16). But the really important match, against Falcon, we won 12-6. The score at half time was Peterhouse 3 and Falcon 6 and the second half not unnaturally saw some fine rugby. In it Hammar put over another penalty. Fox R. scored a try and Hammar converted it. Hammar ‘the Captain’ had an excel lent season, scoring no less than 44 points, 4 of them coming from a try. Friedman's play was also notable for guts and skill; he was awarded his colours after the Churchill match and shared with Glanville the honours of scoring the most tries, three.

In retrospect it was not a good season. There was some good rugby and some bad and in the final analysis we had 173 points scored against for the 101 we gained, and lost seven of our twelve matches. Still the spirit was good, and the players clearly enjoyed the game.
1st XV
Results:
v. Umtali, lost 40-0.
v. Prince Edward, lost 43-10.
v. Churchill, lost 6-7.
v. Marandellas High School, won 12-6.
v. St. George's, lost 7-13.
v. Mount Pleasant, won 14-6.
v. Strand, lost 9-14.
v. Falcon, won 12-6.
v. Ellis Robins, won 13-9.
v. Alexandra, lost 6-15.
v. Allan Wilson, won 6-4.
v. St. George's, lost 6-16.
2nd XV
The score reads: played seven, won one, drew one - gloomy reading. However, the standard of play improved and the only real disaster was against Umtali who beat us 54-6, and the final match against St. George's was drawn 16 all, by which time the team was playing well.
3rd XV
Unlike the 1st and 2nds the 3rds started well by beating Umtali 36-4. But the glory did not last long. Churchill beat them 40-8 and Ellis Robins 40-0. Still, they beat Marandellas High School and Allan Wilson and drew with St. George's.

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