|ROW 5: John Noble; David Reynolds; Richard Cantrill; Kerry Linegar; Gordon Saundry; Alan Copeland; Robert Lang
|ROW 4: Alan Dein; Frank Cullen; Peter Smee; Geoff Board; Jock Sampson; Patrick O'Brien; Peter Martin
|ROW 3: John Schmeling; David Johnston; Bruce Fairhall; John Watts; Klaus Hueneke; Peter Dumbrell; Max Champion; Ken Stone
|ROW 2: John Bailey; Richard Johnson; Peter Layton; Angela Birdsall; Robyn Flynn; Carmel Cridland; Patricia Salter; Fay Gransden; Deidre Causbrook; Lynette Gallard; Graeme Taylor; Robert Sampson; Trevor Wright
|ROW 1: Dot Hawke; Helen Culverson; Alison Smith; Pamela Johnson; Ione Grant; Ruby Carter; Alan Thomas (School Vice Captain); Joan Pink (School Vice Captain); Yvonne Ridley (School Captain); Richard Spurway (School Captain); Janice Henson; Marilyn Hocking; Karen Shaw; Joan Wheeler; Ruth Musgrove; Gai Coomber
|ABSENT: Robyn Anderson; Joy Christie; Jim Clement; Wolfgang Schmidt; Nelson Wills (56 Students in total)
|THE CLASS OF 1961 - in THE MIRROR|
The extracts below are from pages 43 to 47 of the Golden Jubilee edition (1912-1962) of The Mirror,
the Magazine of Orange High School, and relate to our class of 1961.
The Ian Blakemore Memorial Awards (Fifth Year):
The Senior Awards for Citizenship:
Outstanding Sportsmanship and School Spirit:
Dux of School:
Joan Pink and Alan Thomas
Yvonne Ridley and Richard Spurway
Peter Smee and Ione Grant
Joan Pink and Peter Layton
Mathematics I and II:
Combined Physics and Chemistry:
Descriptive Geometry and Drawing:
Joan Pink and Richard Johnson
Joan Pink and Janice Henson
LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION 1961
Key to Subjects of Examination
12. Ancient History
13. Modern History
16. Mathematics I
17. Mathematics II
18. General Mathematics
20. Combined Physics & Chemistry |
31. Descriptive Geometry & Drawing
32. Needlecraft & Garment Construction
33. Home Economics
Codes Used: The code "H1" signifies First Class Honours; "H2" Second Class Honours; "A" First Class Pass; and "B" Second Class Pass. The sign "o" denotes those who have passed in the oral language tests in that particular language
Our Class Results from the 1961 Leaving Certificate
ANDERSON, Robyn: 1A, 12B, 13B, 33B
BAILEY, John: 1B, 13B, 14A, 16B, 17B, 21B
BIRDSALL, Angela D: 1H2, 3Bo, 13B, 15B, 18B, 34B
BOARD, Geoffrey: 1A, 3B, 16B, 17B, 21B, 22B
CARTER, Ruby: 1B, 3B, 12B, 14B, 32A, 34A
CAUSBROOK, Deirdre: 1B, 14B, 32B, 33B
CHAMPION, Maxwell: 1A, 3Ao, 16H2, 17A, 21A, 22A
CHRISTIE, Joy: 1A, 13B, 15B, 18B, 21B, 22A
CLEMENT, James: 1B, 13B, 14B, 16B, 17B, 21B
COOMBER, Gai: 1B, 12B, 14B, 15B, 33B
COPELAND, Alan: 1A, 14B, 16B, 20B
CRIDLAND, Carmel: 1A, 13B, 14A, 15B, 18B, 20A
CULLEN, Francis: 1B, 13B, 14B, 18B, 20B
CULVERSON, Helen: 1A, 12B, 13B, 32B, 33A
DEIN, Alan: 1B, 13B, 14B, 18B, 20A
DUMBRELL, Peter: 1B, 14B, 16A, 17A, 21A, 31A
FAIRHALL, Bruce: 1B, 16A, 17B, 21B, 22B
GALLARD, Lynette: 1A, 3B, 13B, 15B, 18B, 20A
GRANSDEN, Fay: 1B, 12B, 13B, 14B, 15B, 33B
GRANT, Ione: 1B, 12B, 13B, 14B, 32B, 34A
HAWKE, Dorothy: 1B, 12A, 13B, 14A, 15B, 20A
HENSON, Janice: 1A, 3H2o, 14B, 15B, 18B, 22A
HOCKING, Marilyn: 1H2, 3Bo, 13B, 14B, 15A, 18B
HUENEKE, Klaus: 1B, 4H1, 18B, 31B, 36B, 37A
JOHNSON, Pamela: 1B, 3B, 12B, 13B, 14B, 32B
JOHNSON, Richard: 1A, 13B, 16A, 17A, 21H1, 22H1
JOHNSTON, David: 1B, 13B, 14B, 15B, 18B, 31B
LANG, Robert: 1B, 12B, 13B, 14B, 15B, 31B
LAYTON, Peter: 1A, 13A, 16H2, 17A, 21A, 22H1
MARTIN, Peter: 1A, 12B, 14B, 36B, 37A
MUSGROVE, Ruth: 1B, 14B, 15B, 18B, 33B
## NOBLE, John: 1A, 3Ao, 16H1, 17A, 21H1, 22A
O'BRIEN, Patrick: 1B, 16B, 17A, 21A, 22A, 31A
## PINK, Joan: 1A, 3H1o, 16A, 17A, 21A, 22H1
SALTER, Patricia: 1B, 12B, 14B, 15B, 33A
SAMPSON, John: 1B, 12B, 13B, 14B, 15B
SAMPSON, Robert: 12B, 13B, 14B, 37B
SAUNDRY, Gordon: 1B, 12B, 14B, 15B, 34B
SCHMELING, John: 1B, 13B, 18B, 31B, 37B
SHAW, Karen: 1A, 13B, 15B, 18B, 34B
SMEE, Peter: 1A, 3Ao, 16A, 17A, 21B, 27A
SMITH, Alison: 1B, 13B, 14B, 18B, 32B, 33B
SPURWAY, Richard: 1B, 13B, 14B, 15B, 18B, 20A
STONE, Kenneth: 1A, 13B, 14A, 15A, 34A
TAYLOR, Graeme: 1A, 13B, 14A, 15B
THOMAS, Alan: 13B, 14A, 18B, 31B
WATTS, John: 14B, 16B, 17B, 20B, 31B
WHEELER, Joan: 1B, 13B, 14B, 15B, 33B
WRIGHT, Trevor: 1B, 12B, 13B, 36B, 37A
## Maximum Pass
Of the 55 candidates who presented themselves for the leaving Certificate examination, 49 were successful in passing.
A precedent was established when two pupils, Joan Pink and John Noble, secured maximum passes.
1st Class HONOURS - 8; 2nd Class HONOURS - 5; "A'' Passes - 71; "B" Passes - 130
SPEECH NIGHT, 1961
On Tuesday, 12th December, the Forty-Eighth Orange High School Speech Night was held in the School Assembly Hall.
Before a capacity audience the night's programme commenced with the singing of the National Anthem and the School Song.
The Principal, Mr. L. D. O'Sullivan, in the presentation of the Annual Report, praised the work of the P & C Association in providing some £7,000 for the school's sporting facilities, namely the completion of the new playing fields. Attention was focussed upon the new curriculum to be introduced for the first year pupils of 1962, and upon the high academic ability of the school's pupils past and present. As CBN-8's television station was nearing completion, the principal warned the parents against the possible effects that constant viewing could have on the pupils. Finally Mr. O'Sullivan acknowledged the Departmental aid received by the school during the year.
Following this report came the presentation of Leaving and Intermediate Certificates for the previous year (1960).
A rendition of two songs "Come To The Fair" and "We Three Kings," under the direction of the choir mistress Mrs. Ball, then preceded an address by Mr. lngram, Area Secondary lnspector of Schools.
The presentation of Special Awards, Academic Prizes and Debating Trophies followed.
One of the highlights of the evening was the investiture of the Prefects for 1962, a most impressive ceremony for participants and onlookers alike.
The Annual Sports Reports followed, delivered by the Sports Master, Mr. T. Hunt, and the Sports Mistress, Miss J. Yates, in which they complimented the teams and outstanding sportsmen, and thanked the various organizations for the use of the grounds and the sporting facilities.
Finally, the Sports Awards were presented and the evening was concluded by a vote of thanks to the Chairman and Donors of Prizes by Archdeacon Chas. Arnold.
FAREWELL TO FIFTH YEAR, 1961
On the evening Friday, 27th October, the Fifth Year Students were farewelled at a banquet given by Fourth Year.
The Banquet was very ably chaired by Andrew Struik who opened the official part of the function with a toast to the Queen. The School Captains Yvonne Ridley and Richard Spurway proposed a toast to the School and Mr. O'Sullivan replied, commenting on the outstanding roles played by the Fifth Year students in both sporting and scholastic fields throughout the year.
It was then the Headmaster's great pleasure to accept on behalf of the School, Fifth Year's annual gift of something lasting and practical, on this occasion a set of large bronze letters which spelt out "ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL." These have since been erected in a prominent position over the main front entrance and now proudly proclaim to passers-by the name of Orange High.
Toasts to the departing Fifth Years were proposed by Roslyn Robards and Phillip Britten. The Vice-Captains Joan Pink and Alan Thomas replied.
Pat Watts then presented the traditional cake, made and beautifully decorated by the Fourth Year Cookery class. This was followed by a toast to the Staff, most of whom were present at the function, by David Johnston and Karen Shaw, and an amusing and apt reply was made by our Deputy, Mr. Laurenson.
Finally, the toast to "Our Hosts," Fourth Year, was proposed, and in doing so, Bruce Fairhall and Ruth Musgrove made special mention of the cooking class that, under the guidance of Mrs. Langridge, had prepared the delicious meal, and of the other members of Fourth Year who had decorated the room and assisted with the organization of the function.
After the School Song, Auld Lang Syne and the National Anthem, the party moved across to the Assembly Hall for the Farewell Dance and Social.
I wonder how this sort of event would be received for the final year class farewell in a high school today?
|Anderson, Robyn||Hawke, Dorothy||Bailey, John||Noble, John|
|Birdsall, Angela||Henson, Janice||Board, Geoff||O'Brien, Patrick|
|Carter, Ruby||Hocking, Marilyn "Jess"||Cantrill, Richard||Reynolds, David|
|Causbrook, Deidre||Johnson, Pamela||Champion, Max||Sampson, John|
|Christie, Joy||Musgrove, Ruth||Clement, James||Sampson, Robert|
|Coomber, Gai||Pink, Joan||Copeland, Alan||Saundry, Gordon|
|Cridland, Carmel||Ridley, Yvonne||Cullen, Frank||Schmidt, Wolfgang|
|Culverson, Helen||Salter, Patricia||Dein, Alan||Schmeling, John|
|Flynn, Robyn||Shaw, Karen||Dumbrell, Peter||Smee, Peter|
|Gallard, Lynette||Smith, Alison||Fairhall, Bruce||Spurway, Richard|
|Gransden, Fay||Wheeler, Joan||Hueneke, Klaus||Stone, Kenneth|
|Grant, Ione||Johnson, Richard||Taylor, Graeme|
|Johnston, David||Thomas, Alan|
|Lang, Robert||Watts, John|
|Layton, Peter||Wright, Trevor|
|Linegar, Kerry||Wills, Nelson|
|Pam Barnes||Ruth Peterson||Peter Boyer||John Jones|
|Robin Bowers||Elaine Richards||David Brown||Warren Kidson|
|Marlene Cantrill||Marlene Rodwell||Terry Cridland||Stephen Morris|
|Meryl Cantrill||Maureen Rosser||Ian Davidson||Max Preen|
|Carolyn Deans||Andrea Scott||Peter Dunn||Garry Rayner|
|Dianne Evans||Helen Smith||Borry Gartrell||Kerry Rawson|
|Rae Evans||Gloria Sweeting||Ron Goodhew||John Rodis|
|Jenny Head||Jenny Trimmer||David Greatbatch||Dennis Smith|
|Janice Jones||Gwen Whiley||John Healy||Grahame Spurway|
|Jenny Maizey||Dudley Hill||Rod Taylor|
|Helen Martin||Glen Hunt||Phil Wilson|