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1972 – 1973

Interview With Headmaster

in 1972 - 1973

  Student: Sir, how you do feel after being Headmaster for one year? Headmaster: I have a feeling of some satisfaction, since I have the full backing of the staff, the co-operation of the student body, parents and old students.  Had I the full compliment of the staff, I would have been happier, but despite the stay shortage, the year has been fairly good.  I was able to carry out a programme of extra-mural activities which can be seen in the successful trip by students to Surinam, and the Interior visit by Sixth Form Biology and Geography students.   Student: Would you say that one of your personal aims was fulfilled on becoming Headmaster? Headmaster:  Certainly!  I was given a great honour by being named Headmaster of Berbice High School, and I can safely say my ambition was achieved.  It started when I as Junior Teacher with London Matriculation, I joined the staff on (28th April, 1951).  This experience as a teacher has helped me a great deal, and I derived a great deal of satisfaction from tbe Deputyship under Mr. Beharry and Mr. Armstrong respectively for approximately eight years.   Student: Do you feel that B. H. S students live up to your expectations? Headmaster:  Most do, but some could do more. Some students allow themselves to be satisfied with just mediocre standards. They should strive to do their utmost: They need to cultivate a more competitive spirit.   Student: Has your plan for the year been fulfilled? Headmaster:  It has been fulfilled for more than 70%.  As we still have one more month before the term closes, more can be done, and I can safely foresee at least 90% with the new implementation of a Guidance and Counselling Team.   Student: Is the staff with you in all your plans? Headmaster:  I have the full backing of the staff.,without which things would not have been to my satisfaction.   Student: Do you think that B. H. S. could eventually become the No.1 school in Guyana? Headmaster:  To become No. 1 we need more scholarship type of students. We are already comparable to Queens' College and Bishop's High School, so we can be considered among the best.  We,...

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Editorial

in 1972 - 1973

The year 1972-73 has been a very eventful one, it marked the sad departure of our former Headmaster – Mr. Basil Armstrong, but left us pleased with the fact that our own former Deputy, Mr. Buchan, succeeded as new Headmaster.  We also welcomed the new arrangement of Miss Thomas as Deputy and Mr. Lalji and Mrs. Headly as Senior Master and Senior Mistress respectively. School Sports came of successfully, with Pugsley House emerging as Champion House, and Mackay and Cooper Houses following close at their heels.   During this school year we received many visitors including the Chancellor of the Judiciary, the Honourable E. V. Luckhoo. The school also made many visits.  Sixth formers made a successful trip to the Rupununi; a return visit was paid to Surinam; and various others were made to University of Guyana, Telecoms and other interesting places in Georgetown.   Special mention must be made about the rapid improvement in the campus – namely the new Laboratory and the School Library.   The Laboratory is now very near to completion, while the new library was completely fitted for use.  Help came in the form of two fans donated by the Chamber of Commerce, while new books were donated by the British Council.  The boys of he Lower Sizth (especially) voluntarily painted the walls and arranged the books.   The fair came of as successfully as before, parents and students again co-operated in making it the success it was. Although G. C. E results were not as good as those before, staff and students are doing their best to better this year's results.   Other important events to take place during this school year are the I reinvigoration of the students' Council, formation of a Guidance and Counselling Team from the staff and the establishment of a Hindu Society.   We, the editors of this new magazine have 'done our best to provide you with all the news and the events of this school year. We aimed at a bigger and modern magazine. Hoping you find in it much reading pleasure.   Yours faithfully,   J. Heyliger M. Assim A. Bhagwandin S. James   Editors...

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Foreward

in 1972 - 1973

I am indeed happy to write this foreward, my first, for the School Magazine.   The production of a school magazine calls for great cooperative efforts on the entire student-body with the necessary leadership coming from the upper school ably guided by members of the staff.  I hope this annual literary exercise  will give you scope for more creativity rather than the reporting of facts and figures.   I wish to congratulate the contributors for the various items and to thank the mercatile community for their placing of advertisements to help to defray some of the cost of printing.   To all reders, here's wishing you a pleasant reading of a magazine reflecting the whole spectrum of school work.   H. C. Buchan Headmaster, Berbice High...

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