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Pugsley House Report

in 1968 - 1969

House Master: M. J. Hoyte Staff Members: Mrs. B. Headley   Mr. S. Debydin As the record books verify, Pugsley House has been ascending the league table year by year. Last year was no exception to this trend.   The school year began under the very disciplined and inspirational leadership of Mr. Hoyle, who became the first V.S.O to obtain the post.  He soon acclimatized himself with his enthusiastic approach to athletics and cricket, the outlook was very promising.   On Sports Day, Pugsley was placed fourth, one place higher than in the previous year.  Outstanding performances came from R. Johnson and Miss Richmond in the Junior events, and Miss Chapman and Miss Joseph in the Seniors.  Had not there been so many setbacks, much more could have been achieved.   The Cricket Competition saw both junior and senior sides doing battle in the final of the knockout competition.  The juniors performed creditably and showed real fighting spirit.  However, after a very exciteing tie, they were beaten by a very strong Beharry House Team.  The Seniors were also involved in a two game final; the first game which ended in a dispute was replayed.  L. Rohoman was an outstanding captain and N. Munroe showed what Pugsley men are made of.  Had catches been taken Pugsley House would have won the day, but nevertheless if people like N. Isuf play as well next year as they did this year, we will still be a difficult side to beat.   One consolation for dissappointments in cricket and athletics was the holding of by far the best House Party in the school. Members not only ate their fill and relaxed to the sounds of a popular juke box, but also took part in all kinds of amusing games.  A beauty contest was held in which ten of the prettiest girls in the school took part, Miss Chapman was placed first, Miss H. Joseph and Miss J. Dow close runners-up.   All Pugsley opponents know by now, that we do not go down without a fight, and with good leadership ani continued co-operation amongst members, we shall continue to be keen competitors and emerge the best sports.   N. D. H. MunroeHouse...

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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...

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Beharry House Report

in 1968 - 1969

House Master: Mr. M. Bitgood  Assistants: Miss C. Wright   Mr. M. Bedford   Mrs. T. Ekuban House Captain (Boy): Muneshwar Singh House Captain (Girll): Miss S. Chandersaker House Colour: Mauve   Beharry House has done quite well in the Inter-House games so far.  We have won the junior Cricket Comperltion and in the others, though unable to reach the top, we have performed creditably.   In athletics we were unfortunate to come last this year.  However, all our athletes showed great determiniation and House Spirit – and not only these, but great sportsmanship.  Special mention must be made of the performances of miss A. Elgin (who was a champion in her age group) and W. Hamilton.   At the end of the Christmas Term, we held our Christmas Party and this was a great success, thanks to the effciency of the House Master, Assistants, Captains, and Senior Members of the House.  Indeed, our party was judged to be one of the best.  A highlight of it was the crowning of Miss L. Hookumchand as Miss Beharry House.   We have been successful in many ways and we can therefore look to the future with confidence and cautious optimism.  But I am convinced that we can do far better with greater co-operatlon from the members of this House.  As we go on, then, I expect full participation from all and not merely from some.  Remember a house is what its members make it.   Muneshwar Singh House...

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Cooper House Report

in 1968 - 1969

House Master: Dharmindra Singh  House Mistress: Elaine Zinkhan Captain (Boy): Navin Chandarpal Captain (Girl): Patricia Balmacund Athletics Capt. (Boy): Gordon Alert Athletics Capt. (Girl): Pansy Erskine Cricket Captain: Neville Madray Rounders Captain: Miss C. McDonald Volley Ball Capt.: Charles Chee House Colour: Pink   During the year 1968 – 1969, Cooper has coatinued to "life its banner pink, while all the other houses sink."   The past year, though not a year of outstanding success, has been one of marked improvement for Cooper House.  The performances of our members in all fields of endeavour have been of a very high standard, and should we continue at this rate, in the not-too distant future the name of Cooper will ring throughout the school.   The year opened with the Inter-House Athletics Competition.  Though we did not win, our members put in a splendid team performance that had our opponents considerably scared.  For the third year running, we came third behind Scrimgeour and Mackay.  Though we did not improve our position, we improved greatly on our performance.  Last year, Mackay and Scrimgeour were way on the top of the table, while we fought with Beharry and Pugsley for third position.  This year we left our friends at the bottom and struggled desperately with Mackey and Scrimgeour for top honours.  We barely failed to pull it of, but come next year and no force on earth will deny us victory.   We wish to thank all our members for this fine performance.  Special praise must, of course, go out to Gordon Alert, who won the School's Champion Boy Award for the second consecutive year.  At the same time, he copped the trophy donated by Mrs. Cooper for the best performance by a member of our house.   Once more we attested our supremacy in the mile race so that it is now popularly called the 'Cooper Mile'.  But the brightest feature of the Sports was the conspicuous attire of our House Masters and Mistresses.  They were aIl garbed with pink – pink shirts for the males and pink dresses (not minis, though) for the females.   In the field of cricket our seniors were beaten but certainly not disgraced by the powerful...

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How Best We As Students Can Serve Our Country

in 1968 - 1969

A country needs not only the services of the Government for its improvement but also an active participation in its affairs by each and every citizen, who has the right and duty to play a part in managing its affairs.  There are some who are not interested in the affairs of their country, who, instead of endeavouring their utmost to help their country, do things to retard improvement. People like these must make a conscious effort to overhaul their thinking and attitudes and try to correct their lapses.  There are others, however, who have the patriotic blood in their veins.  These are the people who are willing to serve their country even at the cost of great personal sacrifice even the supreme sacrifice of life itself!   Why can't we, too, as students imitate these people?  Guyana is ours; she is our Motherland.  She needs our love and service; she is calling on us to love her.  Oh boy!  Let us go forward and show her that we can give her our services even at the expense of the last drop of our blood or the last ounce of our energy.   One of the ways in which we can serve our country is to apply ourselves scrupulously to our studies.  We come to school with an aim, that is, to be trained for whatever profession we may have in mind.  Some of us may want to become doctors, nurses, teachers, lawyers, engineers, and what have you, and by toiling to become better men and women, a bright future prospect for Guyana is ensured.  It means, therefore, that the limited amount of time we have to spend in school, let us not spend it destructively in the idle dalliance.  Let us spend it constructively to plant rich seeds to blossom and bear fruit in the future.   We can serve our country, too, by being loyal to the needs of our school.  We must always try our best to help our fellow students and to be respectful to our teachers.  Senior students must not shirk their responsibility; they must take the initiative to set examples of courtesy, benignity, generousity and humanity which junior students may emulate.  These are all...

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New Amsterdam

in 1972 - 1973

Although this song was written some three or four years ago, and was dedicate to our home town, New Amsterdam, I doubt whether any of us know it, or any, little.  The majority of us, I am sure, know “Way down Demerara”, “Never Get a Girl Till You Go To McKenzie” and other songs dedicated to other places outside of our own. Why then, must we not take pride in our own?  I therefore appeal to you to get acquainted with this lovely song and to learn it, for it is our song, dedicated to our New Amsterdam, our town, our home.     There's small town, by a river Where a ferry plies all day, Just a small town but l love it, For it's my town N/A.   There are plain folks on the streets there Folks who'd nod and smile "Good Day" Only plain folks but they're great folks, For they're my folks in N/A   There's a white church on the main street Where a tall spire looks down, And an old clock, striking softly "Tick-Tock" Drops a blessing on the town.   City friends may mock and wonder, But for me, it's all o.k.. And that small town, is the greatest For it's my town, N/A.   (from the 1972-73 BHS School...

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