High School Education Week
Parents, students and others visited the High School on Wednesday evening when 34 professions and trades were represented by experienced interviewers.
The School Progress Association, staff and students expressed sincere thanks to Port Macquarie Rotarians and other professional and trades representatives for their interest and valuable cooperation. Parents and visitors had the opportunity of inspecting the library,science, art, needlework and manual arts rooms. The Science Club displayed an interesting variety of modern apparatus and an amateur radio station in two-way contact with New Zealand.
On Thursday, 60 students from forms 2, 3 and 4, who are taking modern history as an elective subject, spent an informative day on the Hastings River with Claude Radley. Mr Radley has lived on the river all his life and was able to give the students valuable information.
Also on Thursday, instead of the usual denominational scripture lessons, the Ministers Fraternal and the school combined for a special Education Week Service conducted by Archdeacon A.E. Warr. As this was probably Archdeacon Warr's last combined service before his retirement, his special advice to students on responsible decision-making was timely.
School captains Norman Morgan and Judith Turnham were among 50 prefects from secondary schools to visit Government House. They were introduced to Sir Roden and Lady Cutler by Col. R.R.F. Gillespie, the Governor's private secretary. During the afternoon tea, the Governor met groups of prefects informally.
Bicycle riders educated
Twenty two riders braved wind and rain in an effort to win themselves a new bicycle. Road safety officers, service club personnel, and other volunteers observed their movements for traffic breaches and asked road safety questions at check points. The road safety bicycle reliability trial on Sunday, again proved a great success and provided the Road Safety Committee with sufficient evidence bicycle riders, like vehicle drivers, need educating in the rules of the road. Many riders failed to observe hand signal regulations, while many bicycles were found to have faulty parts.
Most riders had a good knowledge of road safety requirements. The second Port Macquarie Scout Troop, per favour of many generous sponsors, will benefit from the event. Each donor became a sponsor of a trial rider. The money will be well spent on their Scout Hall. Prize winners were presented with their trophies by mayor 'Mac' Adams who congratulated those associated with the trial.