Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 2:28 pm

Mackay House Report

in 1968 - 1969

House Master: D. A. Roberts
House Mistress: Miss J. A. Thomas
Assistants: Mr. L. Sookraj
  A. Sookraj
  D. Singh
Head of House (Boy): O. D. Rambarran
Head of House (Girl): B. Semple


The year was one of fluctuating fortunes for Mackey House.  The first and saddest blow of all was felt immediately at the beginning of the year, when it was learnt that the former House Master, Mr. Maloney, had left to further his studies.  Almost from its inception, Mr. Maloney has been House Master and anything said of him is too little.  So, on behalf of Mackay House I heartily thank Mr. Maloney for his active interest and dynamic influence through which the House was able to maintain its honourable tradition – CHAMPIONS.


Our new House Master strikes me as being a man of endless capabilities and we will be indeed very sorry to lose him at the end of the school year.  We wish him the best of luck in his new sphere of life.


Ever since the late 50's, Mackay's Senior cricket team has never lost the 'Cup'.  The glorious and envious reputation was upheld this year when once again we proved supreme in the game.  Our captain, Bhagwandin, and vice-captain, Ramdass, provided excellent leadership; the former's bowling was harder to pick than Latin verbs while the latter's batting leaves nothing to be desired.  We must also compliment Blair, Thomas and Singh for sterling performances throughout the season.


Our House Spirit manifested itself most definitely in the battle for possession of the Athletic Shield.  Mackay crept down one place from its last year's position being narrowly beaten into second place by Scrimgeour.  Since everyone performed creditably, I will single out only one person – Mr. Roberts.  In a short period of time he assumed leadership of the House and moulded the athletes into a magnificent fighting team.


The year l 968 ended very enjoyably and noisily with the usual House Party.  Its great success I must attribute to the willing cooperation which the House Master and myself received from the rest of the House especially the fifth and sixth form girls.  I think that this party was much better than any of the parties in any house within recent years and produced reminiscences of earlier Mackay parties.


To all those leaving our House I would like to extend the hope that they continue to show that Mackay House Spirit in their travels in the outside world.  To those returning "Onward, upward, may we ever go…."


House Captain